Competitiveness Council (COMPET): extracts from the doorstep (Cyprus) and arrivals (EC, France, Hungary, Spain, Luxembourg, Belgium)
Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - EC/Berlaymont
End production: 11/12/2012 First transmission: 11/12/2012
The European Ministers in charge of Space and Research Policy met today in Brussels.
They firstly had an exchange of views on how to better develop the relationship between the EU and the European Space Agency, and examined ways to enhance international cooperation in research and innovation.
After lunch, ministers held 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 relate to the specific programme for the implementation of Horizon 2020 and the content of the strategic innovation agenda of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) for the coming years.
Finally, the Council took note of a report on the progress made regarding the Euratom proposal, which supplements Horizon 2020 in the field of nuclear research.
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||Arrival of Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Innovation and Science
||Arrival of Geneviève Fioraso, French Minister for Higher Educaton and Research
||Arrival of Eleni Mavrou, Cyprus Minister for the Interior - SOUNDBITE (English) on the agenda of the meeting
||Arrival of Zoltán Cséfalvay, Hungarian Minister of State for National Economy
||Arrival of Carmen Vela, Spanish State Secretary
||Arrival of delegates
||Arrival of François Biltgen, Luxembourg Minister for Research
||Arrival of Paul Magnette, Belgian Minister for Public Enterprises, Scientific Policy and Development Cooperation, in charge of Larger Towns Policy