Competitiveness Council (Research):
extracts from the arrivals and doorsteps
Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - EC/Berlaymont
End production: 31/05/2012 First transmission: 31/05/2012
Today, the Council will hold a public deliberation on the future framework programme for funding research and innovation for the years 2014 to 2020, called Horizon 2020, with the purpose to reach an agreement on the main elements of the programme.
The Council is also due to adopt conclusions on European Innovation Partnerships.
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||Karel De Gucht, Member of the EC in charge of Trade
||François Biltgen, Luxembourgish Minister for Higher Education and Research
||Kristóf Szatmáry, Hungarian Minister of State for Economic Regulation
||SOUNDBITE by Carmen Vela, Spanish State Secretary for Research, Development and Innovation (In Spanish) saying that: Interesting aspects are the support given to SMEs, which are very important in Europe and also in Spain. I think it is a giant step for research that we will be taking today, and a step that can help us solve the problems that we are experiencing today, such as job creation, the need for innovation.