The 6 FET Flagships showed off their stuff at the midterm conference, involving about 250 European scientists and policy makers, who assessed the progress made by each of the flagships, reevaluating their goals and the possible impacts they will have.
In addition to presentations from each flagship consortium, the conference also included a dialogue between key political players who framed the FET flagships in the context of current EU research policies. The conference also shed some light on the bigger picture behind the flagship initiatives during a discussion about how these initiatives present an opportunity for Europe to engage with international stakeholders. The role of civil society and ethics in the FET Flagships was another key issue that was examined.
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