Green Paper on a Common Strategic Framework for future EU Research and Innovation Funding
Feb 15, 2011
In February 2011 the European Commission (EC) presented a Green Paper, proposing major changes to EU research and innovation funding. The overall goals are to make participation easier, increase scientific and economic impact and provide better value for money. Overall, the main changes that are foreseen are: bringing together the current Framework Programme, the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP), and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) into a Common Strategic Framework. In general the Common Strategic Framework offers a large potential for making EU funding more attractive and easy to access for participants, as well as possibilities for administrative simplifications.
Public consultation has been launched on the Green Paper, 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.