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This Working Paper has been prepared as support for the European Commission's Communication to the European Parliament, the Council, the Committee of Regions and the Economic and Social Committee on Third Progress Report and Future Orientation on Life Sciences and Biotechnology.
It aims to provide a detailed overview of the progress made in implementing the action plan set out in the Strategy.
Actions are subdivided into four headings as follows:
A) Harvesting the potential (Actions 1-12): Actions under this heading aims at developing skills, supporting European research, providing a strong European intellectual property system, facilitating access to capital, networking all the various stakeholders working in biotechnology in Europe and increasing the proactive role of the public authorities.
B) A key element for responsible policy: governing life sciences and biotechnology (Actions 13-23): These actions include dialogue among stakeholders, ethical and social implications, consumers� right to choose and the legislative framework.
C) Europe in the world - responding to global challenges (Actions 24-28): These actions highlight Europe's role in developing international guidelines and indicate the areas where Europe can support the developing world in its efforts.
D) Implementation and coherence across policies, sectors and stakeholders (Actions 29 and 30): This final group of actions focuses on the role of the Commission in evaluating and further developing the Europe's biotechnology policy in the coming years.

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Record Number: 7194 / Last updated on: 2006-02-07
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