EU Council Presidency: Research as a motor for the future of Europe

From 1 July to 31 December 2020, Germany held the presidency of the Council of the European Union. The so-called EU Council Presidency was also dominated by research: In addition to overcoming the Corona crisis and rebuilding the economy, Germany had defined topics such as climate protection, digitization and Europe's role in the world as its main areas of work.

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.


Helmholtz research infrastructures

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.


Helmholtz cooperations in Europe

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