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Position of the Czech Republic as regards the preparations for the new EU Framework Programme in research and development and the EURATOM Programme

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Abstract

The position of the Czech Republic as regards the preparation of the new Framework Programme reflects the current state of mutually linked processes that the Czech Republic is actively developing. As a new member state the Czech Republic (CZ) wants to contribute actively to the European-wide fulfilment of the Lisbon Strategy, the aim of which is for Europe to become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-driven economy by 2010. The CZ is convinced that the achievement of this aim requires that this European process retrospectively stimulates the development of national research and development capacities. The CZ based the formulation of its position on its experiences from participation in the EU Framework Programmes and EURATOM since 1993 and the needs and possibilities of the CZ as an EU member state. Linking of national and European research thus already enjoys a tradition that reaches back far before the accession of the CZ into the EU, thus employing analysis of experience acquired by the participating teams is very important to articulate the CZ position towards the future of the EU research. The Framework Programmes are so well known in relation to the sphere of research and development that a questionnaire event could be organised for the 7th Framework Programme with justified expectation that representatives of a significant portion of the relevant research and development institutions will take part in it. The event held by the advisory group of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MSMT) for the European Research Area in cooperation with the National Information Centre for European Research of MSMT was attended by 266 respondents from the research and development institutions, business sphere, decision-making and management spheres.

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Record Number: 6819 / Last updated on: 2005-04-20
Category: POLI