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  • The regions and the new economy. Guidelines for innovative actions under the ERDF in 2000-2006. Communication from the Commission. - COM(2001) 60.


There is at present a wide gap between regions in the fields of innovation and RTD (research and technological development) and in the level of use of the new information and communications technologies. In order to prevent this gap from widening further and, at the same time, to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the new economy for catching up swiftly, the less-favoured regions must be in a position to introduce innovative practices which effectively explore these opportunities. The new generation of innovative measures is aimed specifically at reducing these gaps by giving regions where development is lagging behind or conversion is under way easier access to experimental tools in future-oriented fields.

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Record Number: 1608 / Last updated on: 2001-03-06