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Monika Baár part of the European Parliament's MEP-Scientist Pairing Scheme

Monika Baár is among the 17 scientists who have been invited to participate in the 6th edition of the European Parliament's MEP-Scientist Pairing Scheme which takes place in Brussels between 28 and 30 November, 2017.

The MEP-Scientist Pairing Scheme aims at enhancing mutual understanding and establishing a long-term, intensive cooperation between Members of the European Parliament and researchers. Monika Baár has been paired up with Dr. Ádám Kósa, a lawyer and the first deaf parliamentarian in the history of the European Parliament. This program has been created to promote a dialogue between scientists and Members of the European Parliament. During their time at the European Parliament the paired scientists learn about the work of EP committees and research services, and shadow their MEP counterparts in their daily activities. This aspect of the scheme is vital for both sides to identify the areas where the partners’ knowledge and experience can be combined to feed into better legislation. Follow-up visits for MEPs to see their paired scientists at work will hopefully be agreed on bilaterally during the scientists’ visit to Brussels.