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Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the participation by the Community in a research and development programme aimed at supporting [...] COM(2007) 514 final

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Abstract

Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the participation by the Community in a research and development programme aimed at supporting research and development performing SMEs undertaken by several Member States, COM(2007) 514 final
The objective of this proposal is the adoption of a decision by the European Parliament and the Council, on the basis of Article 169 of the EC Treaty, concerning the participation by the Community in the Eurostars joint research and development programme undertaken by several Member States (hereafter "Eurostars Joint Programme"). This initiative, put forward by EUREKA, will support research and development performing SMEs (hereafter "R&D performing SMEs") in executing market-oriented research in transnational projects. 22 Member States and five other EUREKA countries1 have committed themselves in principle to contribute financially to the Eurostars Joint Programme with an amount of EUR 300 million over the six years duration of the programme. The Community will co-finance Eurostars with an amount of up to EUR 100 million.
In implementing Article 169, the participating Member States go beyond the mere coordination of research programmes, participating actively in a voluntary integration process covering scientific, management and financial aspects. Scientific integration includes common definition and implementation of the scientific and technological activities, and the central selection of project proposals on the basis of scientific excellence and expected economic impact. Management integration requires an effectively functioning dedicated implementation structure in charge of the centralized and efficient implementation of the Eurostars Joint Programme. Financial integration involves the establishment of a multi-annual financing plan to which the participating Member States, Iceland, Israel, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey effectively contribute.

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Record Number: 8711 / Last updated on: 2007-10-04
Category: COM DOCUMENT
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