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|Title and description||Policy activity||Target Group||Closing date||Results and follow-up|
|Consultation on Horizon 2020 Science with and for Society Work Programme 2016-2017||Research and Innovation||All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from research institutions, civil society organisations, business, policy makers, higher education institutions, science museums, science shops, scientific centres of excellence, local public authorities, cities of scientific culture, innovators and entrepreneurs.||12.10.2014|
|Consultation on 'Science 2.0': Science in Transition - European Commission||Science Policy||Groups to be mainly targeted with the consultation are: Universities and university associations, Research Performing Organisations, Research Funding Organisations, Scientific Libraries, Academies, Learned society, Scholarly Publishers and intermediaries, Businesses in the field of 'Science 2.0'||30.09.2014|
|Public consultation: European Metrology Research Programme under Horizon 2020||Research and Innovation||All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from companies, organisations and researchers active in metrology research and its application.||23.12.2012||Final Report 700 KB Follow up 4 MB|
|Public consultation on "Bio-based industries, towards a public-private partnership under Horizon 2020?"||Research and Innovation||This public consultation is intended to provide opportunities for inputs from all those directly or indirectly connected with the bio-based industry value chain, including representatives of public authorities, farmers and foresters, businesses and associations, academics and technical experts, civil society organisations and individual citizens.||14.12.2012|
|Consultation on possible topics for future activities for integrating and opening national research infrastructures||Research and Innovation||Research infrastructures stakeholders, e.g. operators of research infrastructures and user communities||22.10.2012|
|Consultation on the preparation of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Technology Initiative under Horizon 2020||Research and Innovation||All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from fuel cells & hydrogen stakeholders including industry, research organisations and universities.||04.10.2012||Results of the consultation 480 KB|
|Consultation on plans for a public-private partnership in life sciences research and innovation under Horizon 2020||Research and Innovation||All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from companies, organisations and researchers active in life sciences research and innovation.||04.10.2012||Results of the consultation 612 KB|
|Consultation on the preparation of the Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative under Horizon 2020||Research and Innovation||All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from Aviation stakeholders including research organisations and universities.||04.10.2012||Results of the consultation 805 KB|
|Stakeholder consultation on the European Fusion Research Programme||Research and Innovation||In its proposal for the Euratom Programme 2014-18, part of Horizon 2020, the European Commission (EC) states: "The strategy to develop fusion as a credible option for commercial carbon-free energy production shall follow a roadmap with milestones towards the goal of electricity production by 2050. To implement that strategy, a radical restructuring of fusion-related work in the Union, including governance, funding and management, shall be carried out to ensure a shift of emphasis from pure research to designing, building and operating future facilities such as ITER, DEMO and beyond. That shall require a close cooperation between the entire Union fusion community, the Commission and the national funding agencies." Following the EU Council's initial reaction, the Commission is planning to complement the proposal by preparing a Communication on the future implementation of the fusion programme. It is in this context that the Commission would like to consult all stakeholders, and is inviting in particular key members of the fusion community to complete the present Web-based survey.||21.09.2012|
|Consultation on the ERA Framework: Areas of untapped potential for the development of the European Research Area (ERA)||Research and Innovation||This public consultation aims at gathering views and evidence from stakeholders on the key obstacles which have to be tackled to achieve a well-functioning ERA. Completing ERA will require the support and effort of all Member States and Associated Countries and their stakeholders (e.g. research performing organisations including universities, funding organisations, researchers, private sector and civil society). The consultation aims to reinforce the Commission analysis of the key issues to be addressed as well as to gather views on their importance: researchers' careers and mobility, research infrastructures, cross-border operation of research actors, knowledge circulation, international cooperation and cross-cutting governance issues.||30.11.2011|
|Consultation on scientific information in the digital age||Research and innovation, information society||All citizens and organisations concerned with access to and preservation of digital scientific information are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from governments, research institutions and universities, libraries, scientific publishers, research funding organisations, businesses, individual researchers and other interested parties.||09.09.2011|
|Public consultation on the "bio-based economy for Europe: state of play and future potential"||Research and Technology - The Europe 2020 Strategy and in particular the Innovation Union and Resource Efficient Europe flagship initiatives.||Public consultation is intended to provide opportunities for inputs from those directly or indirectly linked to the bio-based economy sectors, including representatives of public authorities, businesses and associations, academics and technical experts, civil society organisations and individual citizens.||02.05.2011||The outcomes of the consultation are available on the consultation page|
|Consultation on Green Paper – towards a Common Strategic Framework for EU research and innovation funding||Research, innovation, ICT, education, enterprise/industry, energy, transport, environment||Researchers, research organisations, businesses, business associations, governmental bodies, non-governmental organisations||20.05.2011||The outcomes of the consultation are available through the consultation website|
|Consultation on the pilot European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing||Innovation - Technology - Health||Stakeholders – General public||28.01.2011|
|Public consultation on the Seventh Framework Programme||Research and Technology||Member of an FP7 Programme Committee, Member of an FP7 Advisory Group, National Contact Point, Evaluator of proposals (peer reviewer), Involved (now or earlier) in a project of the Framework Programme, Other (individual or organisation).||27.08.2010|
|Public consultation regarding a future proposal for a new European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP).||Research & Technological Development||Stakeholders – General public||22.06.2010||Analysis of results 993 KB|
|TOWARDS A STRATEGIC NANOTECHNOLOGY ACTION PLAN (SNAP) 2010-2015||Research - Nanotechnology||Stakeholders – General public||19.02.2010||Report 4.53 MB|
|Consultation on the REVISION OF THE "CODE OF CONDUCT FOR RESPONSIBLE NANOSCIENCES AND NANOTECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH"||Research - Nanotechnologies||All people and organisations involved or interested by Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies research in Europe, and notably policy makers, industry, media and civil society organisations||03.01.2010||Analysis of results 63 KB|
|Ideas for simplifying the implementation of the EU Framework Programmes||Research and technology||Member of an FP7 Programme Committee, Member of an FP7 Advisory Group, National Contact Point, Evaluator of proposals(peer reviewer), Involved (now or earlier) in a project of the Framework Programme, Other (citizen, organisation or public authority)||30.09.2009
|In 2010, the European Commission plans to issue a Communication on possibilities for simplifying the implementation of the European RTD Framework Programmes. For gathering ideas, the Commission opened an online consultation. Ideas were sought under two broad headings:
RD4SD – EUROPEAN RESEARCH FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
The RD4SD exercise aimed at discussing how European research can be harnessed for sustainability. This was done with the help of an expert group chaired by Luke Georghiou from the Institute of Innovation Research at Manchester Business School. The mandate required the expert group to explore the following three questions:
The final results of this exercise were presented and discussed at the conference, "Sustainable development: a challenge for European Research", held on May 26-28 2009. Contributions to this exercise were possible through the web-based consultation until end-March 2009. Please consult the final version of the expert group Report Gearing European Research towards sustainability. RD4SD Exercise 2.8 MB .
|Research and technological development and innovation||All parties with an interest in the policy areas mentioned||end-March 2009||Gearing European Research towards sustainability. RD4SD Exercise 2.8 MB .|
PRACTICAL GUIDE TO EU FUNDING FOR RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT & INNOVATION
Central to the realisation of the goals of the Lisbon Agenda is the need to promote the knowledge economy, in particular through research, technological development and innovation (RTDI).
EU support for RTDI is provided mainly through the 7 th Research Framework Programme, the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme and the Structural Funds. When operating individually, these three funding sources already act as effective tools in support of RTDI. However, their value can be further enhanced by combining them. How can this be done? The answer to this question is provided by the "Practical Guide to EU funding for research, development and innovation" that has been developed by the services of the European Commission. In addition to practical information on combining the different funding sources, the guide includes a description of each fund, advice for policy makers and an innovative Checklist and Scorecard. These allow potential beneficiaries to quickly identify exactly how they can access European funding at every stage of the development and implementation of a project.
|Research and technological development and innovation||Stakeholders||31 April 2008||PRACTICAL GUIDE TO EU FUNDING FOR RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT & INNOVATION|
Stakeholder consultation on the preparation of a European Metrology Research Programme
(EMRP) via a potential Article 169 of the Treaty
The European Commission is preparing a legislative proposal to support the
implementation of a joint European Research Programme in the field of Metrology
(EMRP) based on the integration of the national programmes in this field.
|Research and technological development and innovation||Stakeholders||8 July 2008||not yet available|
|For more information please read this consultation paper ( 26 kB).|
Towards a Code of Conduct for Responsible Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies Research
On 18 July 2007, the European Commission announced a public consultation on a
Recommendation on a Code of Conduct for Responsible Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies Research. The consultation will provide input for a Recommendation on governance of this emerging area of science, which the Commission will put forward later this year. Contributions are expected from a broad cross-section of European society, including the scientific community, industry, civil society, policy-makers, media and the general public.
|Research and technological development and innovation||Public and
|21 September 2007||not yet available|
|For more information please read this consultation paper ( 42 kB).|
Public consultation on "Philanthropic Contributions to Support Research in European Universities"
The aim of this consultation is to gather more information on the interactions between European universities and philanthropic sources, especially those specifically geared towards raising funds for university-based research. The questionnaire is aimed at vice-chancellors and rectors of European universities who are invited to share their knowledge with the independent Expert Group set up by the Directorate General for Research last January. The objective of this group is to explore ways in which universities could raise more funds for research from philanthropic sources. (Please see more about the Expert Group: http://ec.europa.eu/invest-in-research/policy/expert_en.htm).
|Research and technological development and innovation||Rectors and Vice-chancellors of European universities||16 July 2007||not yet available|
Public Consultation on the Green Paper 'European Research Area: New Perspectives'
The European Commission invites citizens and stakeholders to participate in the debate on the European Research Area (ERA), in particular by putting forward their views in this public consultation.
|Research and technological development and innovation||Public and
|31 August 2007||See: consultation section of ERA site|
Public consultation on the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan)
Europe has entered a new energy era. European competitiveness, climate change and security of energy supply are the drivers for the transformation of the energy system.
|Research and technological development and innovation||All parties with an interest in the policy areas mentioned||31 May 2007||see results on the energy web site|
Public consultation on transnational research cooperation and knowledge transfer between public research organisations and industry
The aim of this consultation is to identify the main problems public research organisations (such as universities) and industry experience when working together - be they cultural barriers or legal ones - and how the research and industry communities feel that they should be addressed. We therefore welcome the views of all stakeholders concerned, including those of universities, industry, SMEs, and publicly-funded research laboratories and public authorities.
|Research and technological development and innovation||All parties with an interest in the policy areas mentioned||31 July 2006||not yet available|
Public Consultation on the Draft research agenda for Theme 8 “Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities” in the 7th Community RTD Framework Programme (2007-2013)
This consultation invites the public, and notably the scientific community, to comment on the
draft research agenda for the dedicated socio-economic sciences and humanities part of the next Framework
Programme for EU research (FP7).
|Research and technological development and innovation||All parties with an interest in the policy areas mentioned||30 June 2006||not yet available|
FP7 – Rules for participation – simplification measures
The aim of this consultation is to provide an opportunity for all researchers, but especially those within the EU (and Associated Countries), to offer their views on the 10 proposed measures for simplification contained in the staff working document on simplification that accompanied the Commission proposal on the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). We welcome inputs from all participants on other issues that would be addressed by the Rules for Participation such as intellectual property provisions, evaluation criteria, financial collective responsibility and other participation principles.
|Research and technological development and innovation||All parties with an interest in the policy areas mentioned|| 06/09/2005 for
issues related to the rules for participation.
Comments on other aspects of simplification were also welcome after that date.
|not yet available|
|Please refer to the Commission
Staff Working Document on Simplification in FP7 (
144 KB ). You
may also wish to look at the presentations from the workshop on simplification
(16 June 2005): A. Mitsos 596kB;
Financial Contribution 408kB;
and Financial issues 394kB;
From FP6 to FP7 43kB
Follow-up of Luxembourg 16-17 June Workshop 25 kB; Minutes: Simplifying participation in EU research: Opening up accessibility for all - Brussels 8 September 2005 272 kB
Consultation on Social Sciences and Humanities in the 7th Framework Programme
The aim of this consultation is to provide an opportunity for all researchers but especially those within the EU (and Associated Countries) to offer their views on the possible priorities for research in the Social Sciences and Humanities (Sciences humaines) in Europe with a view to the preparation of FP7. Please note that we welcome inputs from the humanities research community as from the Social Sciences (including Economic Sciences).
|Research and technological development and innovation||All parties with an interest in the policy areas mentioned||31/12/2004||see website|
|Please refer to the page on Consultation on Social Sciences and Humanities in the 7th Framework Programme for more details.|
Research Themes in FP7
The Commission welcomes contributions to the debate on identifying future thematic domains for FP7 from the research community and users of research, including: research organisations and associations; industrial and sector associations; individual universities, enterprises and research institutes; and all individuals and groups with an interest in research.
|Research and technological development and innovation||All parties with an interest in the policy areas mentioned||31/12/2004||The results are on the web site for research themes in FP7|
|Please refer to the page on Research themes in FP7 for more details.|
EU Science and Technology Foresight in FP7
The Commission would welcome views and comments from all regarding EU Science and Technology Foresight in FP7. Contributions would be particularly welcome from the foresight practitioners, policy-makers at national and regional level, research organisations, universities, industry, international organisations and associations.
|Research and technological development and innovation||Research and technological development and innovation||15/11/2004||
The results are on the Science and Technology Foresight web site on CORDIS
Please refer to the page on EU Science and Technology Foresight in FP7 for more details.
Science and technology, the key to Europe's future - guidelines for future European Union policy to support research
The Commission would welcome views and comments from all regarding the future European research policy. Contributions would be particularly welcome from the research community and users of research, including public institutes, universities, large companies, SMEs, research organisations, international organisations and associations.
|Research and technological development and innovation||All parties with an interest in the policy areas mentioned||15/10/2004||
overview of results
See, too, the page on Future European Union research policy.
Please refer to the page on Future European Union research policy for more details.
The role of the universities in the Europe of Knowledge
The Commission wishes to initiate a debate on the role of universities in Europe's knowledge-based society and economy, and the conditions under which they will be able to fill that role effectively.
|Education, training, innovation, research, regional and local development||All parties with an interest in the policy areas mentioned||31/05/03||
Please e-mail any questions relating to the consultation to the university consultation mailbox.
Environmental Technology Action Plan (ETAP)
The Commission intends to put forward an action plan on environmental technology by the end of 2003 and wishes to consult stakeholders and involve them in the preparation of the action plan.
|Environment; Technology||All parties with an interest in the policy areas mentioned||15/05/03|