European Commission, DG for Research & Innovation, Mr. Robert-Jan Smits announced as first recipient of a new recognition award
EuroScience, the European grassroots organisation acting since 1997 as a voice for scientists and other stakeholders in science, technology and innovation, has been a keen participant in the discussions and actions to create a new European landscape for science and innovation, and a better working environment for Europe’s scientists. It participates in global conferences and provides awards for science communication and young researchers. Its journal EuroScientist and the bi-annual European City of Science event ‘EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF)’ are recognised as important, independent platforms for the continuous evolution of such debates.
EuroScience has decided to introduce a new accolade in “Recognition of Lifetime Achievements for European Science and Society”. Whereas landmark scientific discoveries, the launch of major funding programmes or the opening of world-class infrastructure stand out in the minds of most and are rightly recognised, the hard work of inspired individuals contributing over a long period of time to building truly transformative STI landscapes may be less apparent. For this reason, the Governing Board of EuroScience has decided that the first person to receive this new recognition should be Mr. Robert-Jan Smits, EC Director-General for Research and Innovation.
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