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– A key partner of the EU in research and innovation

Last updated: 13.09.2016 // EU Research Commissioner Carlos Moedas discussed global science cooperation with Norwegian ministers in Oslo.

EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, visited Oslo on 6 September to attend the Kavli Prize award ceremony – a prize given annually for excellence in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience (

In Oslo, Moedas met with Norwegian Minister of Education and Research, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen to discuss how to address global challenges through research, innovation, and openness – especially focusing on the Horizon 2020-programme. Petroleum and energy minister Tord Lien also participated in the meeting.  

– Norway is, without doubt, among the leaders of the global trends towards open science based on a broad collaboration of scientists across the globe. This approach makes Norway akey partner of the EU in research and innovation, wrote Røe Isaksen and Moedas in a joint blog post published on the Commission’s site.

Read the blog post HERE.

The Norwegian government has recently set a goal to increase the level of funding available through Horizon 2020 by 20 per cent.

– This is as an ambitious but achievable goal, wrote the pair.

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