ERA - Basic Research
Conference on perceptions of citizen security, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
The European Security Conference Initiative (ESCI) 2010 will hold a conference on 'Changing perceptions of citizen security and acceptance of security-enhancing interventions' from 4 to 5 March 2010 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany...
FP7 Security Research Information Service launched on CORDIS
New technologies, intelligent services and know-how for the security of citizens are featured online on the new CORDIS FP7 Security Research Information Service. The service brings news, interviews, events and highlights from the first European R&D funding scheme with a specific focus on security research - the Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7)...
Research investments key to European economy growth, ministers say
'Higher, more effective and efficient investments in education, research and innovation are a key factor for the sustainable long-term growth of a competitive European economy and should remain a high priority, also in the context of the current global economic downturn,' reads one of the recommendations adopted by EU research ministers at the Competitiveness Council meeting in Brussels, Belgium on 5 and 6 March...
An important debate is taking place in Europe today on the subject of basic research, the issues involved and the best way of dealing with them at a European level.
The debate is taking place against the background of the emerging knowledge-based economy and society; within the framework of the project to create a European Research Area, which has hitherto not explicitly taken account of the issue of basic research; and together with the target set by the EU of increasing its overall research effort to 3% of GDP by 2010.
The debate on basic research has so far essentially taken place within the scientific community, in the form of thinking about the need for a "Basic Research Fund" and a "European Research Council".
By presenting this Communication on basic research, the Commission wishes both to contribute to this debate and to help launch discussion at the political level. The Commission is responding in particular to the request made to it during the Competitiveness Council on 22 September 2003 to present its views on this subject.
- Communication from the Commission "Europe and Basic Research" COM(2004) 9 final (PDF)
- Interim Working Document on the implementation of a funding mechanism for Basic Research (PDF)