Victoria Reichl, Deputy Director of the European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations (KoWi) and Director of KoWi’s Brussels Office since 2016.
KoWi is the joint service platform of the German research organisations united in the “Association for the Promotion of European and International Cooperation in Science e.V.”. As a Central Research Facility, KoWi is financed by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) with offices located in Bonn and Brussels.
The Brussels Office of KoWi is specialized in European collaborative research funding and observes closely the political developments of European framework programmes for research and innovation with their different research initiatives and programmes. Victoria is a political scientist by training and a specialist for European research policy. Before working for KoWi, she held different positions at the Brussels Office of the German Railways and the Goethe Institutes in Munich and Cairo.
The key-note speech will focus on the up-coming European framework programme for research and innovation, Horizon Europe (2021-2027).
One year ahead of the first call for proposals, many important elements of Horizon Europe are still under discussion.
In parallel, difficult negotiations for the next EU budget (MFF) are ongoing, overshadowed by the Brexit process.
Aspects that will change and many that will remain the same compared with the current framework programme Horizon 2020 will be highlighted and new features of the programme will be presented.
The speech will conclude with specific suggestions for universities of applied sciences to open up the debate with the audience.