European Commissioner Moedas wants to be ELI-NP project ambassador, meets PM Ciolos


European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas has said on Tuesday he wants to become ambassador of the “Extreme Light Infrastructure – Nuclear Physics” (ELI-NP) project at Magurele, Romania, saying that the project is one of the best examples of open science.

“ELI-NP is open to the world; it is open science, open innovation when the science of things that matter to the people is applied; I believe this is a unique example and I would like to become an ambassador for this project,” said Moedas on a tour of the ELI-NP facility at Magurele on Tuesday, according to Agerpres.

He added that the ELI-NP is one of Europe’s most important projects. “It will really be a torchbearer, the first to include three different countries, distinct funding procedures and to most it will be the best in the world, drawing people from around the world,” said Moedas.

He said the project is a terrific opportunity for Romania to showcase the wonderful things it does in sciences and the fine scientists it has.

Part of his visit, Moedas presented the awards to the winners of the ‘Laser in Magurele Valley competition.’

PM Ciolos-Carlos Moedas talks

Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos has met on Tuesday with European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas.

According to a government release, “the meeting began with festive moment to launch the postage stamps issue ‘Laser Valley – Beyond the frontiers of knowledge – Land of Lights’, which symbolically promotes the programme of integrated development of the Magurele area. The programme, initiated by the Romanian Government to exploit the potential benefits that the project ELI-NP (Extreme Light infrastructure – Nuclear Physics) will generate, is the Romanian basis of the pan-European project ELI, the first major investment in world-class research infrastructure and the first international infrastructure in lasers.”

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