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Final Report - MCEC (Ministerial conference and excellence conference)

Funded under: FP7-SPACE


This is the final publishable summary report for the MCEC project which received funding under the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). One of the main objectives for the Danish Presidency was to reach a partial general approach on the framework programme on Horizon 2020. In order to facilitate discussions amongst the Member States, the Presidency organised several conferences which focused on key areas related to 'Horizon 2020', amongst these, a ministerial conference on 'Horizon 2020', and a conference on excellence. The Ministerial conference took place in Copenhagen on 1 February. A range of key European and global stakeholders were invited to discuss issues related to the Commission's proposal on 'Horizon 2020' with European ministers. The conference was structured according to the proposed three pillars of 'Horizon 2020', excellent science, industrial leadership and societal challenges. In general, stakeholders and ministers agreed with some of the main features of the Commission's proposal, such as the need for simplification, a challenge-based approach, increased focus on innovation and growth and a simplified structure.

Another conference was organised under the Danish Presidency, 'Excellence revisited - the value of excellence'. The aim of the conference was to promote the value of excellence in all aspects of European research and innovation policy both at national and European level.

The report covers a summary description of the project context and objectives and goes on with a description of the main science and technology results. The potential impact and main dissemination activities and exploitation of results are also stated.

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