Backed by the conclusions adopted on 21 February 2014 by the Competitiveness Council, we now have a firm basis to advance on ERA, thanks to the first ERA Progress Report, a comprehensive snapshot of EU research.
This first report is not simply an assessment of recent policy developments. It is a tool for change. For the first time, we have comparable data, validated by Member States, to substantiate our discussions and direct future policy initiatives.
Putting the outcomes of research into the public sphere leads to better science and strengthens our knowledge-based economy. This is the topic of our inaugural edition of the European Research Area (ERA) Newsletter.