From: "Patrick SCHOULLER"
Subject: partenaires de recherche en Lituanie / 25 novembre 2004/ Bruxelles Madame Monsieur, dans le but de favoriser l'intégration des partenaires lituaniens dans les projets communautaires de recherche, la représentation permanente de la lituanie organise le 25 novembre un LITHUANIAN RESEARCH FORUM The first event on Lithuanian Scientific Landscape Brussels, 25 November 2004, 5.00 pm – 8.00 pm Venue: Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU Rue Belliard 41-43, 1040 Brussels Organisers: Lithuanian Ministry of Education and Science Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU Lithuanian Liaison Office for Research and Technology Development Research plays a key role in raising European competitiveness at the world's level. It is essential that all European Member States participate in this process. Together with other new Member States, Lithuania strives to contribute to joint efforts in strengthening the European Research Area. On 1st May 2004, the European Union welcomed Lithuania as a new Member State. This historical occasion is also a great challenge and opportunity for Lithuanian scientists. Who are Lithuanian researchers today? Is their academic work useful for Lithuania's and Europe’s progress and their society? Biotechnologies, nanotechnologies, new energy sources, laser technologies - potentials existing in Lithuanian universities, institutes and laboratories. The main objective of the event is to present Lithuanian’s research potential as well as current achievements in research developments. The Lithuanian Research Forum will also provide an exchange platform for future co-operation and networking between the stakeholders from the EU institutions and Lithuania. We are looking forward to welcome you on this event! A G E N D A Thursday, 25 November 2004, 5.00 pm – 8.00 pm · Welcome Dr. Oskaras Jusys, Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the EU Mr Janez POTOCNIK, Commissioner-designate for Research DG Research, representative (to be confirmed) · General Overview of Lithuanian Science in the Context of Lisbon Strategy Dr. Rimantas Vaitkus, Vice minister for Education and Science · Laser Science and Technologies in Lithuania Prof. Dr. Habil. Algis P.Piskarskas, Vilnius University · Social Sciences and the Humanities in Lithuania: Developing a Break- Through Strategy for a Knowledge-Based Society Dr. Assoc. Prof. Giedrius Viliunas, Vilnius University · Reception __________________________________________________ I N V I T A T I O N Lithuanian Ministry of Education and Science Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU for Research and Technology Development Pour plus d'information Renata Koerfer Head of Office LORD - Lithuania Liaison Office for Research and Technology Development Brussels Tel.:+32 3 666 89 83; +32 473 580198 Email: email@example.com Patrick SCHOULLER Ministère de l'Economie des Finances et de l'Industrie DIGITIP - STSI Représentant national aux comités des programmes IST, E-TEN, E-CONTENT, SIAP Point de contact national E-TEN et SIAP