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This report focuses specifically on the assessment of different effects and benefits that will arise if the European Research Council is put in place and is successful in attracting the participation of teams of the highest level of excellence in Europe.
The report analyses these impacts and, through an analysis of existing data, provides a clear indication of the types of effects and benefits that may be expected, and their scientific and economic significance, taking account of the variety of R&D systems and the political and economic environments of different Member States. The report also considers the potential benefits that will be foregone if a European-level mechanism for supporting basic research is not established.

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Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21619 EN (2005), 61 pp. Free of charge
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-21619-EN-C Available from: Documentation Service of DG Research Fax: +32 2 295 8220 E-mail:
ISBN: ISBN 92-894-9209-0
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