28.11.2013 [News]

EU-Russia Year of Science opened!

The EU-Russia Year of Science was celebrated with a colourful and high-ranking opening ceremony on Monday, 25 November 2013 in Moscow. More than 300 guests from science, politics, business and media attended at Moscow's impressive 'Radisson Royal' Congress Center, also known as Hotel 'Ukraina'. The Russian Minister of Education and Science Dmitry Livanov and the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn welcomed the guests.

They and other high-ranking speakers from politics and science – among them two Ministers of EU member states – underlined the rich prospects and possibilities of future EU-Russian cooperation in science and innovation. The Year of Science will highlight the diversity and the richness of links between the European Union, the EU Members States and the Russian Federation in all areas of science and technology.

At the end of the official opening ceremony the participants welcomed the EU-Russia Year of Science 2014 watching a colourful display of fireworks above the river Moskva.

Visit the EU-Russia Year of Science 2014 website!