European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, will meet Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras today in Athens. They will encounter in the Prime Minister residence, Maximos Mansion and discuss the importance of science and innovation, and the role of EU funding, in particular the programme Horizon 2020, in the economic recovery of the country.
The Commissioner has participated this morning in the Conference on the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean area (PRIMA) and gave a keynote speech on the PRIMA initiative. He then met with the Alternate Minister for Research and Innovation, Costas Fotakis, with whom he discussed research infrastructures among other topics. Commissioner Moedas will have a discussion with Greek ERC Grantees in the early afternoon./IBNA