Trust: European Research Co-creating Resilient Societies conference, 29-30 October 2015

Trust is currently a big issue – in politics, in business and in our society. The high-level conference entitled Trust: European Research Co-creating Resilient Societies conference, which takes place at the Palais des Académies in Brussels, 29-30 October, will address the issue of trust and the role of European research in creating resilient societies for a better future.

The conference includes many high-level speakers from an array of disciplines and organisations – from academia to business and NGOs. Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research & Innovation, is the guest of honour and will speak in the afternoon of 29th of October. The main goal of the conference is to showcase Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) research within the broad concept of trust, show the real impact of research and take it out of its assumed ivory-tower for the benefit of society as a whole. An exhibit presenting objects of social innovation will complete this approach to research, highlighting the societal relevance and usability of SSH research for society, business and citizens.

On the 2nd day of the conference, the current Horizon 2020 Work Programme for Societal Challenge 6 “Europe in a Changing World –Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Socieites” will be presented by the European Commission. The EU-funded network of national contact points “Net4Society” together with the European Commission is hosting this high level event, with over 400 registered participants.

The two-day conference will be webstreamed.

Further information can be found on the conference website.