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The creation of the European Research Area (ERA) implies a gradual change of the Research and Technology Development (RTD) policy scene in Europe. A number of processes are being established aiming at developing a European-level discussion of all RTD policies in Europe. The ERA also promises to change the practice and organisation of RTD itself, through higher budgets, higher concentration of competencies and more co-ordinated national programmes.
At the same time the ERA has a pivotal role in the process of EU enlargement. Candidate Countries are already fully-fledged participants in the Framework Programme, and have been closely associated with other policy-making arrangements at European level (CREST, High Level Group on benchmarking, mapping of excellence, and opening of national programmes etc.).
Within this framework, a workshop was organised to explore the policy issues faced by Hungary in view of the ERA, and the European level issues that these raise. The workshop was seen as a pilot for a possible broader initiative, which might include a series of such events bringing together policy makers and shapers from individual (or groups of) Candidate Countries, Experts in RTD policy at the European level and Commission Officials.

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Authors: KASTRINOS N (editor), European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20635 EN (2003), 63 pp. Euro: 65
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-20-635-EN-C Available from EUR-OP sales agents URL:
ISBN: ISBN 92-894-5213-7
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