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City of Gothenburg
"Towards a Knowledge Society -
The Nordic Experience"
November 14-15

 About the Conference 



 Press Information 

 Background Information 


The European Commission and its Swedish partners are organising the Ministerial Conference "Towards a Knowledge Society - the Nordic Experience" on 14/15 November 2005 in Gothenburg.

The Conference will assist the EU in becoming "the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world", by making the best use of available public funding and especially EU Structural and other funding. The development of the Knowledge Society in all EU Member States is a top priority in creating higher growth, more and better jobs and greater social inclusion. The EU Structural Funds together with the EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (RTD) provide important tools to address this challenge.




More than 50 presentations available on this site


(14 november 2005) at the Opening of the Gothenburg Ministerial Conference

Speech by Danuta Hübner, European Commissioner for Regional Policy

Press release : Investment in knowledge brings jobs and growth to Europe

Commission adopts Communication on the "Community Strategic Guidelines for Cohesion 2007-2013"

(6 July 2005) The Commission adopted a Communication on "Community Strategic Guidelines for Cohesion 2007-2013". These guidelines will set the strategic framework for cohesion policy interventions and the next generation of Structural Funds programmes.

(17 May 2005) Third Progress Report on Cohesion


(13 March 2005) Cohesion and the Lisbon Agenda: The Role of the Regions