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Reflections from Norway concerning future European research policy and the 7th Framework Programme

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Norway is committed to contribute to a stronger and more coherent overall European research and innovation effort. Our national research policy is inspired by the ambitions of the EU to enhance the European research effort.
The 6th Framework Programme has proved to be a vital tool in developing the ERA, and the next framework programme should contribute to consolidate and give even stronger impetus to this process.
Since research is a long-term activity, securing continuity in thematic areas and in instruments is of great importance. At the same time, some degree of flexibility is called for in order to enable the framework programme to absorb and reflect new advances and developments at the frontiers of science and technology. A fruitful balance between applied and basic research is essential, not least if the duration of the framework programme is extended to 7 years.

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Record Number: 6822 / Last updated on: 2005-04-20
Category: POLI