Initiatives for Franco-German Research Funding – with the Participation of the DZD

German Research Minister Anja Karliczek and her French colleague Frédérique Vidal initiated a series of measures at the 6th Forum for Franco-German Research Cooperation in Berlin. The aim of both countries is to jointly promote new stimuli for Europe as a location for innovation in global competition.

[Translate to Englisch:] Forschungsministerinnen Anja Karliczek und Frédérique Vidal unterzeichnen eine gemeinsame Erklärung. Quelle: DZD

In a press release, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) stated: "Europe is competing worldwide for the most innovative ideas and products. Our prosperity depends on it. With good cooperation in Europe, we can meet this challenge. In particular, research and development create economic perspectives for us. To this end, we want to achieve closer cooperation. We share a clear vision for a European Education, Research and Innovation Area.”

“With today's Forum, we are launching a joint work program for the next three to four years.  Tomorrow's Europe stands for world-class networked research, for technological leadership through a new European innovation architecture and for cross-border European university networks,” said Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek.

Representatives of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) were also among the participants of the Forum. The DZD has been cultivating fruitful contacts with the neighbor country even before the 2nd Franco-German Congress on Diabetes Research, which was held in April and met with widespread approval.

The two countries are planning a Franco-German research network for artificial intelligence. “We are convinced that Europe is an excellent location for future technologies. Together with France, we want to play a pioneering European role in the field of artificial intelligence,” said Federal Research Minister Karliczek. The BMBF press release went on to state: “The cross-border mobility of students and researchers in Europe shall be further expanded in the future.”

More about the 6th Forum for Franco-German Research Cooperation (in German)

More about the 2nd Franco-German Congress on Diabetes Research