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Sustainable Neighbourhood - from Lisbon to Leipzig through Research (L2L)

21.03.2007 - (idw) VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH

As part of the German EU Council Presidency 2007 the conference "Sustainable Neighbourhood - from Lisbon to Leipzig through Research (L2L)" will take place in Leipzig from 8-10 May 2007. This conference on research for a sustainable development in Europe is hosted by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in cooperation with Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Leibniz Association and Max Planck Society. The aim of this conference is to position sustainability research as an engine for European competitiveness within the Lisbon Agenda. It is a cooperative event between policy and scientific communities, which seeks to provide a forum for debating current research in this field, the interaction between policy, economic and research communities, as well as future research priorities.

The conference will represent a highlight in the German EU Presidency. The patron of the conference is the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Angela Merkel. The European Commission will be represented by Dr. Janez Poto?nik, Commissioner for Science and Research. Furthermore numerous high-level international speakers will attend the event.

The conference is expected to attract approx. 500 international participants, including scientists and researchers, funding institutions, political decision makers, representatives of industry, as well as press and media.

During the accompanying exhibition "Innovation form Sustainability Research" universities and research institutes will present their latest results demonstrating how sustainability leads to more competitiveness.

In response to the international call for presentations and posters over 400 proposals from more than 35 countries were submitted.

The three-day scientific programme will encompass 35 sessions, which are grouped in 5 thematic pillars:

A Innovation for Europe
B Climate Change & Uncertainty
C Energy & Environmental Technologies
D Innovation beyond Technologies
E Strategy & Governance

The registration form and the programme are available at

Further Information:

Dr. Günter Reuscher
Zukünftige Technologien Consulting
der VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH
Graf-Recke-Str. 84
40239 Duesseldorf
Tel. +49-211-6214688
Weitere Informationen: - registration form, programme and further conference information
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