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The goal of the new budget heading "Regions of Knowledge" is to support experimental actions at regional level that aim to develop 'regions of knowledge' in the area of technological development, cooperation between universities, and research at a regional level to stimulate the integration of regions in Europe. Such actions should strengthen the regions' involvement and commitment towards the creation of the European Research Area as well as supporting the achievement of the Lisbon goals and the Barcelona objective.

The main aim of the pilot action is to demonstrate the central role of knowledge in driving regional development and how regional actors' can effectively participate in formulating their regions' future. This should lead to blueprints and models for further activities, which need not be funded necessarily by the Union's budget. In addition, the objective is to catalyse collaboration on a transnational / transregional basis to enable learning between European regions and the identification of models and activities that can be implemented in different regions.

The budget available is EUR 2,5 million. On the basis of this figure, DG Research expects to fund approximately 10 proposals.

The closing date for submission of proposals is 17 September 2003.

The call was published in the Official Journal of the European Union, C 182, 1.8.2003, p.25.

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Record Number: 2097 / Last updated on: 2003-08-01
Category: CALL