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In the last meeting of the Competitiveness Council, that took place on 9-10 June 2022, the members of the Council discussed several issues relating to research. Depending on the agenda, the Competitiveness Council brings together Ministers responsible for trade, economy, industry, research and innovation and space from all member states.
The ministers adopted several conclusions, including:
The Council also held a policy debate on ways to support young researchers in times of crisis and, more generally, how to ensure good working conditions and long-term career prospects for them once an emergency situation is over. Most ministers stressed the need for safety nets to prevent the harmful effects of future crises. These actions should not be limited to research alone but should also cover other sectors, including social, employment and education policies. The recording of this debate can be found here.
Other topics included resilience and competitiveness of the EU space programme, space traffic management, Copernicus by 2035 and other topics related to internal market and industry.
Click here for more information about the meeting.