Commission presents findings on the European Research Area
Monday 30 January 2012
On 30 January, Research Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn presented the findings of the Commission's public consultation on the European Research Area (ERA). The presentation took place during the ERA conference 2012 in Brussels, which was entitled "Fostering Efficiency, Excellence and Growth".
The consultation ended on 30 November 2011 with the following main recommendations:
- to make Europe more attractive to top scientists and globally-mobile private R&D investment
- to increase transnationally-coordinated research and achieve higher scientific excellence
- to freely move, work and cooperate across borders while tackling global challenges.
The Commission will now decide which issues should be prioritised when finalising the ERA Framework, which will be tabled in June 2012 with a view to completing ERA by 2014.
For more information, please refer to the following links:
ERA Conference 2012: http://ec.europa.eu/research/era/consultation/era-wrap-up-event_en.htm
ERA portal: http://ec.europa.eu/research/era/index_en.htm
Innovation Union web page: http://ec.europa.eu/research/innovation-union/index_en.cfm