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ERA - ERA milestones

The most important milestones since the adoption of the ERA communication in January 2000 are listed below. These major developments will be regularly updated and are presented here:

December 2009

  • Needed: A new approach for research and innovation in Europe - A joint statement of 5 expert groups on research, development & innovation policy (PDF)

October 2009

September 2009

July 2009

  • The Lund Declaration - Europe must focus on the grand challenges of our time (PDF)
  • CREST OMC Working Group Report ‘Internationalisation of R&D; - Facing the Challenge of Globalisation: Approaches to a Proactive International Policy in S&T (PDF)

May 2009

April 2009

March 2009

January 2009

December 2008

September 2008

  • Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament: a strategic European framework for international science and technology cooperation (PDF) - COM(2008)588

May 2008

April 2008

October 2007

April 2007

December 2006

October 2006

May 2006

  • Ageing work force - how old are Europe's human resources in science and technology? (PDF)

December 2005

October 2005

July 2005

April 2005

  • Commission Communication: Building the ERA of knowledge for growth (PDF) - COM(2005) 118 final
  • Commission: Proposal on the 7th Framework Programme (PDF) - COM(2005) 119 final

March 2005

October 2004

January 2004

July 2003

January 2003

  • Council Conclusions on progress made in the development of the European Research Area and on providing it with new momentum (PDF) - 5742/03

October 2002

  • Commission Communication: The European Research Area: providing new momentum - Strengthening - Reorienting - Opening up new perspectives (PDF) - COM(2002)565

September 2002

June 2002

May 2002

January 2002

  • Amended proposals for Council Decisions (PDF) concerning the specific programmes implementing the Sixth Framework Programme 2002-2006 of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2002-2006) concerning the specific programmes implementing the Sixth Framework Programme 2002-2006 of the European Atomic Energy Community for research and training activities (2002-2006)(Amendements are indicated by underlining/strikeout in the text) - COM(2002) 43 final
  • Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament (PDF) concerning the common position of the Council on the adoption of a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the 6th Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities, contributing to the creation of the European Research Area (2002-2006) and to innovation - SEC(2002) 105 final
  • Common Position adopted by the Council with a view to the adoption of a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Sixth Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities, contributing to the creation of the European Research Area and to innovation (2002-2006)  (PDF) da de el en es fi fr it nl pt sv - 15483/01

November 2001

October 2001

September 2001

June 2001

May 2001

February 2001

November 2000

  • Research Council adopts a resolution "European Research Area and Innovation" supporting the last Commission communication and inviting the Commission to prepare, during the first term of 2001, its contributions on the next steps in implementing ERA, as well as its formal decision on the 6th Framework Programme:

October 2000

June 2000

  • Research Council adopts a resolution "Future of European Research" calling upon the Member States and the Commission to take the necessary steps to achieve the ERA objectives

May 2000

January 2000

  • "Towards a European Research Area" (PDF) Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - COM (2000) 6
Last updated on: 2009-12-18