Competitiveness Council (COMPET): extracts from the arrivals and doorsteps (Research)
Lieu: Luxembourg (town), Luxembourg - Council
End production: 10/10/2012 First transmission: 10/10/2012
On 10 October, the Competitiveness Council will hold public deliberations on two legislative proposals which will be part of "Horizon 2020", the future framework programme for funding research and innovation for the years 2014 to 2020. These two pieces are: the rules for the participation and dissemination in Horizon 2020 and the amended regulation of the establishment of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). The Council will endeavour to agree on the main elements of both proposals. The session will be chaired by Mr Stavros Malas, Cyprus Minister for Health (responsible for the
After the working lunch, which will be devoted to research infrastructures in Europe, ministers will hold an orientation debate on the strategic steps to be followed towards the completion of the European Research Area, on the basis of recommendations addressed by the Commission last July.
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||Stavros Malas, Cyprus Minister for Health, arriving
||SOUNDBITE (in English) Stavros Malas: Tomorrow, we will have a crucial meeting for the Competitiveness Council for Research. We will debate three issues, the first one, the regulation of the European innovation and technology, so called EIT. This is a major milestone for our decision. We will also have a debate on the European research area ahead of the Commission's report in a few weeks. The big issue that we discusse today is the rule of participation.
||Jyri Häkämies, Finnish Minister of Economic Affairs
||Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Innovation and Sciences
||Georg Schütte, Federal State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany