EC Green Paper

Consultation: Green Paper on a Common Strategic Framework for future EU Research and Innovation Funding

inno_union_logo2On 9th February 2011, the European Commission presented a Green Paper which proposes major changes to EU research and innovation funding to make participation easier, increase scientific and economic impact and provide better value for money. The changes, to be introduced in the next EU budget after 2013, would bring together the current Framework Programme for research, the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme, and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.

The Commission is seeking the views of all interested individuals and organisations on these proposed changes and on the specific questions set out in the Green Paper. The deadline for contributions is Friday 20 May 2011, and you can participate in the consultation process via an online questionnaire, or by submitting a written response, and you can also read the online blog. In parallel, a competition for the name of the Common Strategic Framework is being organised.

This marks the start of a public consultation on the key issues to be taken into account for future EU research and innovation funding programmes.