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Article 185 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) [ex Article 169 of the Treaty establishing the European Community (TEC)] enables the EU to participate in research programmes undertaken jointly by several Member States, including participation in the structures created for the execution of national programmes. Read more


  • A public consultation has been launched on the future of European Metrology Research under Horizon 2020. Read more

  • A successful European public-public partnership - Commission report on the interim evaluation of the European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP). Read more ( 1.26MB)

  • A co-decision procedure has been completed on the BONUS initiative for Baltic sea research. Read more ( 783KB)

  • A co-decision procedure has been completed for a joint European Research Programme in the field of Metrology (EMRP), the science of measurement. Read more ( 796KB)

  • The first Decisions setting up Article 185 TFEU (ex Article 169 TEC) initiatives under FP7 were adopted by the European Parliament and Council on 23 June 2008. These are in the fields of Ambient Assisted Living ("AAL ") - a joint research programme on the use of new ICT in order to enhance the quality of the lives of elderly people - and "Eurostars " - a joint research programme for research-performing SMEs and their partners.


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