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Draft Report on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the seventh framework programme of the European Community for research, technological [...]

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Abstract

Draft Report on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the seventh framework programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013) (COM(2005)0119 - C6-0099/2005 - 2005/0043(COD)), Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, Rapporteur: Jerzy Buzek
The Lisbon Summit endorsed the creation of the European Research Area (ERA) integrating research and innovation activities throughout Europe, while at the Barcelona European Council it was agreed that overall spending on R&D in the Union should be increased with the aim of approaching 3% of GDP by 2010, with two thirds of this new investments coming from the private sector.
In its report on the Lisbon Strategy, the High-Level Group chaired by Mr Wim Kok identified the development of a knowledge-based society as one of top five policy areas. The following actions were recommended: "setting up of an area of research and innovation; boosting spending on R&D to 3% of GDP; making Europe more attractive for its best brains; promoting new technologies".
In its resolution on Science and technology- Guidelines for future European Union policy to support research (Locatelli Report), the European Parliament agreed with the Commission communication on the same subject, according to which, in order to realize these objectives the budget of the 7th Framework Programme must be doubled. In line with this strategy the Commission has presented a proposal for FP7 with an overall amount of Community financial participation of EUR 72.7 billion. The proposed budget was firmly supported by the European Parliament in its resolution on Policy Challenges and Budgetary Means of the enlarged Union 2007-2013 (Boege report)

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Record Number: 7227 / Last updated on: 2006-02-24
Category: POLI