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Ministerial Colloquium on the management of Community research

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Abstract

The European Commission and Member States' Research Ministers have agreed on a strategy to improve the management of EU research programmes. Edith Cresson, Commissioner responsible for research, innovation, education, training and youth, presented the Commission's plans for improving management within the forthcoming Fifth RTD Framework Programme at a Ministerial Colloquium, held in London on 28 April 1998.

Key elements in the proposals put forward by Mrs. Cresson include:

- The Commission's performance in comparison to other organizations engaged in managing research will be monitored through a regular benchmarking exercise.
- Scientists, industrialists and users will be much more involved in the implementation of the programmes. External Advisory Groups, which will provide public advice on the direction and research priorities for key areas of the Programme will be established. In addition, the two existing advisory bodies, IRDAC (industrial research) and ESTA (academic research) will be combined;
- The Commission will also work to improve transparency and simplify procedures further.

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Record Number: 1063 / Last updated on: 1998-05-13
Category: POLI
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