Challenges, changes and developments at the European science scene - EU and national aspects
Workshop organised by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

10 October, 2006
(MTA Székház, Roosevelt tér 9.)

Chairs: Szilveszter Vizi, President of HAS and Attila Meskó, Secretary General of HAS

13.00 - 13.15 Opening remarks, Szilveszter Vizi, President of HAS
13.15 - 13.45

- European R&D policy in light of FP7
- The role of RTD organisations in the European Research Area
Presentation by Zoran Stancic, Deputy Director General of Directorate General for Research (DG RTD), European Commission

13.45 - 14.00 Questions and answers
14.00 - 14.30

- Reforming HAS: necessities and proposed actions; positioning HAS at the national and European science scene
Presentation by Csaba Pléh, Head of HAS Reform Committee, HAS Deputy Secretary General

14.30 - 14.45 Break
14.45 - 15.45 Round table discussion with the participants
15.45 - 16.00 Conclusions of the event by Szilveszter Vizi, President of HAS
16.00 End of the event

The working language of the event is English.

If you intend to attend the event, please send your reservation for Erika Szendrák (MTA ETKF) via e-mail ( by 6 October 2006 the latest.