EuroScience has decided to introduce a new accolade in “Recognition of Lifetime Achievements for European Science and Society” and the first recipient of this award is Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General for Research & Innovation at the European Commission.
EuroScience presented Mr. Robert-Jan Smits with lifetime membership and recognised his many contributions to an audience of 600 delegates at the “Science and Policy Making: Towards a New Dialogue” conference organised by the European Commission and the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) on 30 September 2016.
EuroScience President, Professor Lauritz Holm-Nielsen stated that: “EuroScience is a network organisation, striving to represent the interests and views of our diverse, grass-root research community. The proposal to nominate Robert-Jan Smits for our inaugural recognition of an individual’s Lifetime Achievements for Science and Society is an expression of the high- esteem and reputation he has earned through thick and thin, navigating through often challenging circumstances with a level of professionalism and grace that is second to none”.
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