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Commissioner Moedas to receive school students’ ideas on ‘The Future of Mobility’

02. Juli 2018

Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation will meet with high school students at the European Student Parliament. The students will deliver their resolutions on ‘The Future of Mobility’ at the conclusion of three days of discussion and debate. The event involves 70 high school students from 10 countries across Europe. The student parliament is a satellite event of the EuroScience Open Forum in Toulouse.

Handover of resolutions to Commissioner Moedas


14:00 Monday 9 July 2018


Conseil Départemental de la Haute-Garonne
1 Boulevard de la Marquette, Toulouse, 31090

If you attend

- Please arrive 20 minutes early to pass security
- Please register your attendance with Arwen Cross (details below)

Debates on ‘The Future of Mobility’

Journalists are welcome to attend the student debates which will run from 09:30 to 14:30 on Monday 9 July 2018 in the Conseil Départemental.

Please register your attendance with Arwen Cross (details below).

09:30 Opening of the parliamentary debate
Markus Weißkopf, Wissenschaft im Dialog
09:40 Parliamentary debate: Carbon-neutral Transport
10:20 Parliamentary debate: Driverless Vehicle
11:00 Parliamentary debate: Neo-nomads and Digital Natives
11:40 Break
12:40 Parliamentary debate: Aviation and Space Flight
13:20 Parliamentary debates Mobility in the City
14:00 Handover of resolutions to
Commissioner Moedas, European Commission
14:15 Close

As part of ‘Debate Science! European Student Parliaments’ 70 high school students from all over Europe come together on 7-9 July 2018 in Toulouse to debate ‘The Future of Mobility’. After discussing the topic with researchers, the young people develop resolutions on how European politics should respond to mobility issues. They present their resolutions at a plenary debate at the Conseil Départemental de la Haute Garonne. Commissioner Moedas of the European Commission will receive the resolutions, giving young Europeans a voice in Europe’s future.

Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation: “I look forward very much to working with students and receiving the resolutions of the European Student Parliament. Young people are our future and their ideas are valuable for science. In the new EU research and innovation programme, Horizon Europe, we propose to work closer with citizens on major issues that concern them, and this also includes mobility. Decisions in this area make a big difference to our future climate and the liveability of our cities, as well as the mobility of people and their access to goods and services. So the ideas of young Europeans are a very valuable contribution.”

Expert hearings with scientists working in Toulouse
Scientists working in Toulouse advise the students during expert hearings, introducing them to the
scientific issues and answering questions. On 7 July the students will receive advice from: Ass. Prof Alice Rouyer, Université Toulouse II-Jean-Jaurès; Dr. Jean-François Bonnefon, CNRS; Ass. Prof Cameron Guthrie, Toulouse Business School; Ass. Prof Stéphanie Lizy- Destre, ISAE-SUPAERO; and Ass. Prof Corinne Siino, Université Toulouse II-Jean-Jaurès.

Markus Weißkopf, Managing Director, Wissenschaft im Dialog: “We are bringing young people from across Europe to meet scientists and debate 'The Future of Mobility' in Toulouse. I look forward to hearing their ideas for the future. Including as many people as possible in discussions about science and research is a key goal for Wissenschaft im Dialog.”

The ‘Debate Science!’ project is led by Wissenschaft im Dialog in Berlin. Partner organisations in
Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Serbia & Switzerland have selected students for the event.

Media and Communication
Dorothee Menhart
Tel.: +49 30 2062295-55

Debate Science! project
Arwen Cross
Tel.: +49 30 2062295-34 Mob.: +49 177 416 1282