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This Communication addresses the regional dimension of the European Research Area. It focuses on the "motor" role that regions may play in the overall context of economic growth based on research, technology and innovation. It examines in particular how this influences this strategy, namely how to achieve a real European Research policy for the benefit of citizens, achieving results, stimulating development and generating wealth and jobs. In this sense it looks into how this process fits in the overall methodology set up in Lisbon, namely adopting an open method of co-ordination of national efforts together with benchmarking policies, against the target of achieving the knowledge society in Europe. It examines how to use best the present and future Community research and innovation instruments and last but not least, how to achieve efficient synergies between the Union's research, innovation and structural policies.

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