European Commission, DG Research and Innovation
Science & Research
Stefan Weiers is working with the European Commission's Directorate General for Research and Innovation as the Deputy Head of the Unit 'Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation' that is in charge of the Widening actions in Horizon 2020, the future 'Sharing Excellence' programme under Horizon Europe and the development of synergies between research & innovation and regional policies.
During the 7th Framework Programme he was the manager of the programmes Regions of Knowledge and Research Potential. He has more than 20 year experience in European research co-operation including the SME programme, environmental and space research. He graduated in physical geography from the University of Bonn and is a doctor of science (Dr.rer.nat.).