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“International Partnerships: Opportunities for Competitiveness and Recovery in the Era of Green and Digital Transformation”

Conference organized by the Permanent Delegation of Italy to International Organizations in Paris and to UNESCO on the occasion of the Day of Italian Research in the World.

Friday, April 14, 2023, from 2 p.m., at the OECD Conference Center – Room CC13 – 2 rue André Pascal – 75016 Paris.

The National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR), within “Next Generation EU”, has allocated new funds for Italian research, establishing five new National Research Centers for a total of €1.6 billion for the three-year period 2023-2026 and involving 144 universities, research institutions and companies throughout Italy. These Centers are dedicated to five areas identified as strategic for the country’s development: High Performance Data Analysis and Quantum Computation; Sustainable Agriculture; Gene Therapy Development and RNA Technology; Sustainable Mobility; Biodiversity. The leaders from the five National Centers will present their planned activities, challenges and opportunities in their research fields, discussing ways and means to strengthen international partnerships and exchange of best practices in the areas of science and emerging technologies with OECD and UNESCO representatives.

The National Recovery and Resilience Plan is a tool to contribute to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), objectives for which UNESCO is actively engaged in various sectors, including natural sciences.

The initiative will be a privileged opportunity to learn more about the activities carried out in Italy by some UNESCO centers and programs of excellence in the scientific field, such as the Center for Theoretical Physics of Trieste, ICTP, and the World Water Assessment Program of Perugia, WWAP, strongly supported by the Italian government, committed to the promotion of Science for sustainable and inclusive development.

The programme of the event is available here.