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Informal video conference of Ministers responsible for Research

Agenda information for 26 February

25 Feb · 15h00

An informal video conference of Ministers for Research will be held on 26 February, at 09h00 (Lisbon time). The meeting will be chaired from Brussels by the Portuguese Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, and there will be one priority item on the agenda:


  • The Recovery and Resilience Plans and the European Research Area: synergies in the context of investment and reforms

The ministers will also be discussing:

  • The current status of the Council Regulation that established the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking
  • The road to the Pact for Research and Innovation in Europe and the European Research Area Forum for Transition
  • The proposal for a Decision from the European Parliament and the Council on EU participation in the European Partnership on Metrology, undertaken jointly by several Member States, at a public session that you can follow live here at 11h10 (Lisbon time)
  • The proposal for a Council Regulation establishing Joint Undertakings under the Horizon Europe programme
  • Information on the Scientific Opinion on the Biodegradability of Plastics in the Open Environment
  • The Horizon Europe partnership on preparation for pandemics


At the end of the event, there will be a press conference with Minister Manuel Heitor, scheduled to begin at 13h00 (Lisbon time).


Further details on this meeting can be found on the Council of the European Union website.


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