Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS


This working paper of the Commission services complements and supports the Communication (Investing in Research: an action plan for Europe) - COM(2003) 226 final. It comprises 7 sections addressing the following topics:
- The importance of R&D1 investment for growth
- Developments in national policies towards the Barcelona objective (Member States, Acceding and Candidate Countries)
- The positive response of the business sector to the first Commission Communication on the Barcelona objective
- The contributions of the 6th Framework Programme to the Barcelona objective
- The approach proposed for the application of the open method of co-ordination to the Barcelona objective
- European technology platforms
- Supply chain of human resources for R&D

The Communication and working paper are accompanied by a set of reports from five independent expert groups set up by the Commission services to examine how to improve the effectiveness of public support mechanisms for private sector R&D. The reports cover the following topics: (Mix of public support mechanisms) (Guarantee mechanisms) (Risk capital measures) (Direct measures) (Fiscal measures)

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Record Number: 4945 / Last updated on: 2003-04-30