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ERRIN Six Objectives Programme

In June 2004, the European Commission published a Communication on the future EU research policy entitled "Science and Technology, the key to Europe's future - guidelines for future European Union policy to support research."

1 December 2004 - 1 December 2004

ERRIN is organising a series of events, addressing the 6 objectives identified in the Communication.
This document, a precursor to FP7, proposes orientations for the development of future European Union programmes to support research activities and policies. It also implies a significant expansion of the European Union's research budget for the period 2007-2013. With this Communication, the Commission has identified six major objectives:
- Creating European centres of excellence through collaboration between laboratories,- Launching European technological initiatives,- Stimulating the creativity of basic research through competition between teams at European level,- Making Europe more attractive to the best researchers,- Developing research infrastructure of European interest,- Improving the coordination of national research programmes
A general consultation on this Communication was conducted between July and October 2004. The results confirmed the importance of the 6 key objectives as elements in improving European research with more than 80% of the respondents agreeing that the 6 objectives proposed by the Commission are important or very important.
With this in mind, ERRIN is organising a series of events, addressing all of the 6 objectives in turn. Each event will be a maximum of 90 minutes in length, and will feature:
- One presentation from the responsible official in European Commission DG Research,- A response from an ERRIN region,- An open debate between the speakers and the audience participants.
The first Briefing session, dealing with "Creating European centres of excellence through collaboration between laboratories" took place on Wednesday 1 December at the Permanent Representation of Finland in Brussels.
Information about the next events as well as the programme and registration form are available on ERRIN's website in the Calendar of Events section.
Website: http://www.errin-brussels.orgThe European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN) is a Brussels-based network designed to help regions participate fully and effectively in the European Research Area. ERRIN is supported by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Research in the framework of the Regions of Knowledge Pilot Action Programme.