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Copenhagen Research Forum European research can contribute to solving the challenges facing The tools of CRF were designed to be as simple as possible and society today and tomorrow in the best way possible by fi nding to take as little time as possible. Moreover, the idea was to put solutions, working across disciplines and involving stakeholders. the scientifi c community in charge of the process and for the three European researchers are willing to participate by doing the organisations behind the project to only provide funding and necessary research and setting the research agenda. CRF is one manpower for the: of many responses to Horizon 2020, but this report is special as it was written independently by researchers from all over Europe •Chairship – This involved contacting researchers for the six and from many disciplines. CRF has provided an opportunity groups and establishing a chairship comprised of one Dane and with room for creativity and cross-disciplinary dialogue. One one European researcher for each challenge. They were then asked of the main messages is that cross-disciplinary research will be to invite up to 100 researchers to offer their views in a virtual dis- of utmost importance for research in Europe and the rest of the cussion forum. Out of the invitees, 15 researchers from each group world in the future. Tomorrow’s research issues are complex were also asked to meet at a workshop conference in Copenhagen and the societal challenges vast. Only by collaboration, both on 16 January 2012 shortly after the Danish EU presidency began. in planning and doing research, will we succeed. We need collaboration and real dialogue between all areas of science, •Virtual discussion forum – Divided equally between the six soci- technology, life science, biomedicine, social science and hu- etal challenges, the 600 researchers were invited to comment on manities. The outcome of CRF is a report advising European the draft text of Horizon 2020. The researchers were asked to con- politicians and leaders on how to prioritise and how to tribute personal visions for the future as well as point out needs and utilise the research being carried out now and over the next possible solutions. They were also asked to suggest and comment eight years. The six societal challenges form a framework, on the technologies and the priorities within the given challenge, but research across those challenges as well as combining as well as to consider the instruments and implementation needed and cross-fostering new ideas and solutions are vital to the to ensure success as seen from a scientifi c perspective. Lastly, they success of Horizon 2020. were asked to contribute their ideas on how to secure the link be- tween research and the innovation perspective stressed in Horizon PROCESS BEHIND COPENHAGEN RESEARCH FORUM 2020. All of the input was collected in a draft report that formed The main idea behind CRF was to involve a broad the basis of the aforementioned conference in Copenhagen. spectrum of Europe’s top-level researchers in the making of Horizon 2020, as part of its preparation would take •Conference - On 16 January 2012 the six panels met and dis- place during the Danish EU presidency in the fi rst half cussed the draft report, offering comments and adding new ideas of 2012. inspired by the input collected in the virtual discussion forum. The aim was to reach agreement on: 1) the views and recommenda- The University of Copenhagen, Technical University tions in each of the six panels; 2) a joint statement during plenary of Denmark and the Capital Region of Denmark sessions expressing the view on scientifi c issues cutting across all wanted the scientifi c community’s input to Horizon six challenges; and 3) recommendations for the implementation 2020, unbiased and with the aim of making Hori- of the challenges so they become a basis for excellent research zon 2020 as attractive as possible to researches and far-reaching solutions. working in the areas covered by the six societal challenges. In spring and early summer of 2011 •Outcome – A condensed report offering ideas and solu- the concept was fi nalised. The key issue was that tions that could help form Horizon 2020 from a scientifi c CRF should convey ideas, visions and comments point of view; presentation of the conclusions to the Euro- from active, outstanding researchers, all of whom pean community in an open dialogue. were invited personally to join CRF. 12


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