EU Council Presidency: Research as a motor for the future of Europe
On 1 July 2020, Germany took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for six months. The so-called EU Council Presidency is also dedicated to research: in addition to overcoming the corona crisis and rebuilding the economy, Germany has set as its priorities topics such as climate protection, digitalization and Europe's role in the world.
For Helmholtz, it is clear that the European research and innovation capacity is the decisive factor for jointly strengthening Europe. After all, Europe's cutting-edge research has the potential to find answers to some of the most pressing global issues - from building a climate-friendly energy system to overcoming pandemics. Helmholtz contributes to creating a European Research Area that enhances Europe's scientific, technological and economic competitiveness.
More than ten thousand scientists from over thirty European and non-European countries use the research infrastructures of the Helmholtz Association every year. This is crucial for both technological developments and progress in science.