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The Trend Chart is the mechanism through which the Commission supports open coordination in the area of innovation policy. It consists of the Innovation Scoreboard, a database of innovation policy measures, and a series of policy benchmarking workshops informed by detailed country and thematic reports. It aims to provide policy-makers and managers with information and statistics on innovation policies, performances and trends, and supports benchmarking and exchange of "good practices" in the area of innovation policy.

The Annual Report 2003 is an activity report. It describes the current status of the Trend Chart's products and services, presents selected findings from recent reports and workshops, and previews the further developments envisaged for the year ahead. The present edition complements the report of last year, which assessed Member States' progress towards the objectives set out in the Commission's Innovation policy Communication of September 2000 on the basis of Trend Chart activities and reports.

In future, the Commission will continue to issue reports of each type in alternate years. Taken together, they offer a comprehensive overview of the Trend Chart itself and the evolution of the European innovation scene to which it contributes.

Previous annual reports were entitled "Innovation policy in Europe � European Trend Chart on innovation".

Additional information

Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Enterprise, Innovation Directorate, Luxembourg (LU)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20923 DE/EN/FR (2003), 32pp. Free of charge ISBN: 92-894-6312-0 (DE); 92-894-6313-9 (EN; 92-894-6314-7 (FR)
Availability: EUR-OP references: NB-NA-20576-DE-C; NB-NA-20576-EN-C; NB-NA-20576-FR-C Available from European Commission, Enterprise DG: - Documentation Centre Fax: +32 2 29 69930 E-mail:
Record Number: 200417277 / Last updated on: 2004-01-05
Original language: fr
Available languages: de,en,fr
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