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Greek Position Paper regarding the 7th European Union Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration (2006-10)

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The Greek scientific community attributes great importance to the European Community Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration (RTD), not only as a source of project funding, but mainly because of the multiple opportunities for cooperation provided, the valuable results supporting the European competitiveness and the overall positive impact on citizens' prosperity. Therefore, further strengthening of RTD activities in the 7th RTD Framework Programme (2006-10) is a universal requirement of all stakeholders in Greece.
The Greek scientific community, already having had a very good track record of active participation in Framework Programmes, shows a keen interest on the content of the 7th Framework Programme and follows closely the debate on the future of European RTD policy, in the various discussion fora. In this context, a meeting was held in Athens, on the 2nd of November, to improve the understanding of the Commission's ideas on the future of European research by the Greek scientific community. The key speakers were, the Director General of DG Research, European Commission, Dr. Achilleas Mitsos and the Greek Minister of Development, Mr. Dimitrios Sioufas.
The Greek position on the 7th RTD Framework Programme is based on the outcome of an open consultation process, launched by the Ministry, following the Commission's Communication on the future of the European Research. It reflects the experience of various actors from their participation in previous RTD Framework Programmes, particularly the 6th Framework Programme and aims to contribute to the attainment of the major European objectives (Lisbon objectives), taking into account widely acknowledged needs, such as further strengthening the European research and innovation area, increasing the RTD investment of the private sector towards the Barcelona target and increasing the international cooperation, particularly with EU neighbouring countries.

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Record Number: 6813 / Last updated on: 2005-04-20
Category: POLI