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Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the [...]: On the progress made under the Seventh European Framework Programme for Research, COM(2009) 209 final

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Abstract

Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: On the progress made under the Seventh European Framework Programme for Research, COM(2009) 209 final
Scientific research drives the production and exploitation of knowledge, it generates ideas and solutions that foster economic growth, competitiveness and employment and it helps address long-term challenges, such as climate change and population ageing The overarching objective of the Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7) is to help build the European Research Area, a European internal market for researchers, scientific knowledge and technology which increases scientific and technological excellence through more competition, more coordination of research activities, and more focus of programmes and policies on major societal challenges With its scientific and technological priorities focused on sustainable development, FP7 is central to the implementation of the Lisbon strategy, to support Europe's sustainable growth in a globalised economy and to transform it into a dynamic and low-carbon knowledge-based economy responding to society's needs.
The long-term challenges we faced before the crisis have not disappeared, and the Lisbon strategy goals are more valid today than ever. It is time to boost, not cut, spending on research and innovation, both to face these challenges and to lay the basis for recovery.
This report assesses progress in implementing FP7 and what remains to be done to fully reach its original objectives. It fulfils a legal obligation of the EC FP7 Decision and provides a basis for the 2010 Interim Evaluation of the programme. The accompanying Commission Staff Working Document provides more details on the topics covered.

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Record Number: 9856 / Last updated on: 2009-07-22
Category: COM DOCUMENT