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The most important challenges facing the European Union at the dawn of the 21st century are how to achieve economic and monetary integration, revive durable and sustained growth, and reduce unemployment and social exclusion without sacrificing its cohesion and social ideals. The main aim of this study is to re-situate the new phase of European research and innovation policy within this wider context. The first part aims to provide a systematic presentation of the debates and initiatives on the cognitive society, the obstacles to innovation, and European activities supporting research. The second part analyses indicators and key statistics in order to identify the characteristics of the dynamics of European research and innovation in its world context. The third part completes this macroeconomic vision by a deeper examination of several lines of thought regarding long-term scientific and technological policies in Europe.

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Authors: CARACOSTAS P, CEC Bruxelles (BE);MULDUR U, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17655 FR (1997) 216pp., FS, ECU 16.50
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-1187-5
Record Number: 199810385 / Last updated on: 1998-05-26
Original language: fr
Available languages: fr,en,de