European Research Day 2022

European Research Day (ERD) is an annual flagship event of EURAXESS North America to promote Europe as a hub for research and innovation. With the previous edition focused on Europe-Canada collaboration, this year’s ERD will focus on the United States, featuring officials and researchers from both sides of the Atlantic. ​​EURAXESS North America is co-organising the online event with George Washington University’s Institute for International Science and Technology Policy (IISTP) and features the support of the EU Delegation to the U.S.

This year’s title is Tackling Society’s Biggest Challenges: Mobilizing Researchers for the Environment, Digital Transformation, and Public Health.

ERD 2022 will be a unique opportunity for European and U.S. officials and researchers to engage in discussions on researcher mobility and the implementation of approaches to innovation research. Special emphasis will be placed on the global challenges of sustainability, digital transformation, and health. ERD 2022 will also provide a platform where researchers can share their challenges and expectations about transatlantic research and innovation collaborations.

The online event will be held on Zoom on Tuesday, May 10th, 2022 at 12:00 noon ET (9:00 AM PT / 6:00 PM CEST). Convert to your local time zone here. The webinar is free (registration required) and will be held in English.


  • Welcome remarks from Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Remarks from Minister-Counselor Aurélie Bonal, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of France to the United States
  • Keynote speech from Brian Stone, Chief of Staff, National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Panel discussion: “Transatlantic Collaboration and Mobilizing Researchers for Global Challenges”
    • Dr. Florent Bernard, Science Counselor, Delegation of the European Union to the United States
    • Dr. Mireille Guyader, Science Counselor, Office for Science and Technoloy (OST) at the Embassy of France to the U.S.
    • Brian Stone, Chief of Staff, National Science Foundation
    • Dr. Nicholas Vonortas, Director, Institute for International Science and Technology Policy at George Washington University
    • Q&A session to follow
  • Breakout rooms:
    • “EU Funding Opportunities and Horizon Europe’s Novelties”
      • Opening remarks by Dr. Dalibor P. Drljača, EURAXESS Worldwide
    • “Scientific Openness and International Collaboration in Times of Conflict”
      • Opening remarks by Dr. Martin Penny, European Commission
    • “Transatlantic Research Collaboration and Mobility: Needs and Challenges”
      • Opening remarks by Dr. Sylvette Tourmente, CNRS North America
  • Plenary conversation on breakout room discussions
  • Closing remarks from Maria Cristina Russo, Director for Global Approach & International Partnerships at the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission


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