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Irish Position Paper for the Negotiations on the 7th Framework Programme

Funded under: FP7


This paper provides Ireland's reaction to the communication issued by the European Commission in June 2004 on future EU policy to support research. This communication represented the first step in planning for the Seventh EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7), which will come into play in 2007 following on from the current programme (FP6), which runs from 2002 to 2006.
To assist in preparing this Irish position paper, the Irish Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (ICSTI) was requested by the Office of Science and Technology in the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment to undertake a national consultation process. The European Commission has yet to produce its formal detailed proposals for FP7 and consequently the consultation process focused on certain "high-level" issues relating to the structure of the next Framework Programme, including, the new initiatives that the Commission is proposing to adopt as part of FP7.
This position paper has also drawn on and taken account of the Conclusions adopted at various European Councils and Research Councils during the past year.
The OST also acknowledges the important input of Forfas, the Inter-Departmental Committee on Science and Technology and the Chief Science Adviser in the development of this paper.

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Record Number: 6815 / Last updated on: 2005-04-20
Category: POLI