The leaders of the academies of the Visegrad countries have been meeting informally every year since 1999 to discuss current issues and strategies affecting academia and their institutions.
This time, the meeting of the heads of the Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian and Polish academies of sciences took place in Budapest. The two-day meeting focused on the leading role of the regional academies in the fight against the coronavirus, the need to involve young researchers as much as possible in academic programmes, and the support provided by the national academies in hosting researchers fleeing Ukraine and preserving Ukrainian scientific and cultural values.
At the meeting, the regional academic leaders and their guests presented in separate sessions their initiatives to make better use of large European research infrastructures, as well as the recent advances on therapeutic drug development.
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