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The European Union's overall research effort, both in the private and public sector, has been steadily declining for 10 years. The gap is widening in relation to the United States and Japan. To tackle the problem, the European Commission has issued a Communication paving the way towards a European research area.

The main action lines to achieve this goal will be:

- Creation of frontier-free area for research to create jobs and increase Europe's competitiveness;
- Better use of financial instruments and resources to encourage investments in research and innovation;
- Promotion of human resources mobility in research, particularly with regards to women and young people.

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Record Number: 1372 / Last updated on: 2000-01-21
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