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On 23 January 2002, the Commission presented a Communication entitled "Life Sciences and Biotechnology - A Strategy for Europe" (COM(2002) 27 final), thus fulfilling its undertaking given in March 2001 at the Stockholm European Council as part of the Lisbon process to produce strategic guidelines accompanied by concrete actions. In accordance with its governance policy, the Commission prepared for this Communication by conducting a public consultation, in the context of which it collected many reactions, opinions and suggestions. These are shown in this document but do not in any way reflect the Commission�s position in this matter.

The aim of this report is to analyse the 316 contributions received in response to the points and questions in the consultation document. The first part of the document makes some general comments and analyses the themes most often brought up by the various sectors. The second part lists the ideas most often mentioned and classifies them under three headings: points of consensus, points of debate and points of conflict. "Ideas" in this context means opinions and suggestions for action. The third part of the document provides some information about how the contributions have been taken into account. The table in the Annex shows a breakdown of respondents by type of contributor and country.

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Record Number: 1835 / Last updated on: 2002-07-25