The President of the European Research Council, Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon Visits Slovenia
The president of the European Research Council,
Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon is on June 6th 2016
visiting Slovenia for the first time. The visit is co-organised by the Slovenian Business and Research Association (SBRA) from
Brussels and the National Institute of Chemistry in co-operation with the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports, the
University of Ljubljana and Jozef Stefan Institute.
Professor Bourguignon will start his visit at the National Institute of Chemistry, where the introductory session entitled The
Importance of ERC for the Career Development of Young Researchers in Slovenia will be held in the context of 70th anniversary of
the National Institute of Chemistry. Opening remarks will be made by the prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, Professor
Miro Cerar, the Minister of education, science and sports, Professor Maja Makovec Brenčič, Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon and
the director of the Slovenian Research Agency, Professor József Györkös. Presentations of experiences of Slovenian ERC grantees
will conclude the session.
Professor Bourguignon will proceed by visiting the Jozef Stefan Institute and the University of Ljubljana, where the discussion
on the concepts of basic science will be held between 5 and 7 PM with 50 eminent guests from Slovenian Science.