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Research: diplomats from Eastern Europe, aiming to cooperate

Focus on ESOF2020, technological evolution and innovation

04 October, 18:34
(ANSA) - TRIESTE, 4 OCT - Scientific collaboration, one of the priorities for CEI, was the focus of the visit to Trieste of a delegation of diplomats coming from Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans: Belarus, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia. During the visit, which began this morning at the Area Science Park, some representatives of the main scientific institutions based in Trieste presented the numerous research and technology transfer activities carried out within a framework of international collaborations and with great attention to the high training of young researchers from all over the world. The Secretary General of the CEI, ambassador Giovanni Caracciolo di Vietri, and representatives of the Area Science Park, along with the President Sergio Paoletti, National Institute of Oceanography and Appied Geophysics (OGS), International Center for Theoretical Physics (Ictp), IInternational Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Icgeb), International School for Advanced Studies (Sissa), Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste and Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium (Ceric-Eric). The regional councillor for work and training Alessia Rosolen also took part in the meeting. The delegation then visited to the two large research installations, Elettra Sincrotrone and Fermi, the new free electron laser (FEL), the only one out of the five FELs in the world active in the field of ultraviolet and soft X-rays. Fermi opens up unique opportunities in the study of condensed matter structure and its transitory states, of condensed soft matter and of low density matter, using a variety of diffraction, dispersion and spectroscopy techniques.

A meeting focused on ESOF 2020. Stefano Fantoni, president of the International Trieste Foundation, was the keynote speaker and underlined the role played by the CEI in stimulating the involvement of its member countries in the presentation stage of the candidacy of Trieste, which proved to be a winner also thanks to the international dimension and the openness towards the countries of central and eastern Europe. Fantoni reiterated that the slogan "Freedom for Science, Science for Freedom", chosen by Trieste, highlights the absence of boundaries and prejudices in scientific work and said that this concept will be implemented in the ESOF 2020 programme, which was as a shared project with the whole 'Central-Eastern European and Balkan area. This approach is also confirmed by the numerous events that since 2018 will take place in Italy and in several countries under the aegis ESOF2020. The call for ideas has recorded more than 40 proposals coming from institutions, institutions and citizens, one third of them from Central and Eastern Europe. The various boards of experts have approved about twenty proposals, in addition to many other initiatives in progress, including conferences, exhibitions, artistic and cultural events. (ANSA).

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