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EUREKA subjected to strategic review

An independent panel of experts is this month due to finish a strategic review of the EUREKA Initiative, which was launched in 1985 to coordinate industrial hi-tech R&D in order to increase the global competitiveness of European industry, according to the latest issue of "EURE...
An independent panel of experts is this month due to finish a strategic review of the EUREKA Initiative, which was launched in 1985 to coordinate industrial hi-tech R&D in order to increase the global competitiveness of European industry, according to the latest issue of "EUREKA News".

Led by PREST (Policy Research in Engineering , Science and Technology) of Manchester University, UK, the strategic review is based on three main pillars:

- It will look into previous evaluations to see how, and if, recommendations were taken up and implemented;
- It will carry out a profound analysis of the project portfolio, highlighting striking developments;
- It will appraise EUREKA's position in its European environment, including:
- - An assessment of the changing business environment;
- - The interaction with the Fifth Framework Programme (FP5) for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration (RTD) of the European Union (EU);
- - The implications the enlargement of the EU will have on European industry.

At the Ministerial Conference meeting in June 1999, Ministers will be able to use the report on the strategic review and feedback on it to determine the most constructive scenario for EUREKA to follow in the future.

Source: EUREKA Secretariat

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