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Communication from the Commission [...] on the methodology and terms of reference to be used for the review to be carried out by independent experts concerning the European Research Council structures and mechanisms, COM(2008) 526 final

Funded under: FP7-IDEAS-ERC

Abstract

Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the Methodology and Terms of Reference to be used for the Review to be carried out by independent experts concerning the European Research Council Structures and Mechanisms, COM(2008) 526 final. The European Research Council (ERC), established under the Specific Programme "Ideas", defines a new scientific component of the 7th research Framework Programme and a farreaching departure from earlier Community research activities. Supporting frontier research carried out by individual teams, on the basis of open competition across Europe on the sole criterion of excellence, it aims to make a substantial contribution to the development of Europe's research capabilities at the very highest level. This is the context of the present Communication, which sets out the Commission's proposal on the methodology and terms of reference to be used for the review of ERC structures and mechanisms (referred to in what follows as "the review"), as set out in the legislation on the 7th Framework Programme. It fulfils the Commission's commitment to come forward with such a Communication by mid-2008.

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Record Number: 9249 / Last updated on: 2008-09-01
Category: COM DOCUMENT