Committee of the Regions Conference - 'Innovation for Stronger Regions: Opportunities for Regional Actors in FP7
"The success of the innovation-research facet of the Europe 2020 strategy will depend on how well the relevant policies, with regional policy and research policy at the forefront, are coordinated and linked together. There would be so much to lose by building walls between these policies." It was this message that CoR first vice-president Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso had for Research Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, on Thursday 14 July. On the eve of the publication of a new call for research project proposals, the prime objective of this meeting was to raise regional authorities' awareness of the opportunities offered by the current framework programme.
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