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The informal meeting was chaired by Germany’s Federal Minister of Education and Research, Anja Karliczek, who welcomed research ministers at 9.15 with a virtual statement that was broadcast live. The meeting itself started at 10.00.

Doorstep Anja Karliczek, Federal Minister of Education and Research

Federal Minister of Education and Research arrives ahead of the Informal Meeting of EU Research Ministers.


At this informal meeting, research ministers discussed the contributions of research and innovation to processes of social, economic and ecological transformation. At this first meeting of research ministers during Germany’s Council Presidency, the Trio Presidencies of Germany, Portugal and Slovenia presented their common roadmap for research and education policy.

The Federal Minister of Education and Research, Anja Karliczek, and the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, will hold a joint press conference after the meeting at 16.00. This press conference will also be broadcast live. 

More information on the informal meeting and the livestreams can be found below: