Europe is embarking on a new voyage of scientific discovery. As science emerged in 18th century Europe, it was open, multidisciplinary and international. Over time, science became specialised, difficult to access, and organised along national lines. There was no political need to share data and little economic incentive to do so, but, by the turn of the last century, those trends gave way to a very different − a very global − dynamic.
Commissioner Moedas will set out his vision of open science and the wide ranging implications for science, public policy, society and international relations, as well as the role of European Union policy and programmes to accelerate this transformation.
Introduced by Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser in the United Kingdom