The conference discusses the many challenges facing global science. One such challenge common across all areas is the role of women in science, research and economic and societal development.
The current difficult economic climate provides women with an opportunity to lead us forward to find a more positive, and sustainable position for the benefit of people.
We set no topic limitations or agenda other than a basic request that a high level group of intelligent and socially conscious women leaders each put forward their five to ten minute vision for the future of Europe and the global environment and economy.
We ask the European Commission to take up some of these challenges in the framing of the Horizon 2020 Programme.