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Open to the World

The European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as by its French acronym CERN, makes all of its results widely available through an open source digital library. Image credit: 2005-2016 CERNThe Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance organises scientific surveys involving countries around the Atlantic, such as one carried out on the Canadian coastguard ship Louis S. St-Laurent which mapped the seafloor between Halifax, Canada and Tromso, Norway. Image courtesy of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
The Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance organises scientific surveys involving countries around the Atlantic, such as one carried out on the Canadian coastguard ship Louis S. St-Laurent which mapped the seafloor between Halifax, Canada and Tromso, Norway. Image courtesy of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Research and innovation can generate the knowledge and solutions to tackle urgent international problems like the Ebola outbreak or the refugee crisis. By removing barriers to international cooperation between researchers and innovators, engaging in science diplomacy, and leading research and innovation partnerships to address global challenges, there is enormous potential for Europe to have a leading voice in global debates. Being open to the world and maintaining the EU’s presence at the highest level of international scientific endeavour is a priority for the European Commission.

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