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  EURAB Advice

EURAB Note: "EURAB Recommendations on Ex Post Impact Assessment" (July 2007)
(PDF 117 KB)

EURAB Report and Recommendations on "Research and Societal Engagement" (June 2007)
(PDF 224 KB)

EURAB Report and Recommendations on "Research Management in the European Research Area - Education, Communication and Exploitation" (May 2007)
(PDF 181 KB)

EURAB Report and Recommendations on "Energising Europe's Knowledge Triangle of Research, Education and Innovation through the Structural Funds" (April 2007)
(PDF 116 KB)

EURAB Report and Recommendations on "Scientific Publication: policy on open access" (December 2006)
(PDF 127 KB)

EURAB Final Report on International Research Cooperation (June 2006)
(PDF 78 KB)

Second EURAB Opinion on the European Commission proposal for an EIT (June 2006)
(PDF 160 KB)

EURAB Report and Recommendations on "Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) and ERA" (December 2005)
(PDF 178 KB)

EURAB Report and Recommendations on "The Social Sciences and the Humanities in the 7th Framework Programme" (December 2005)
(PDF 3.0MB)

EURAB Report and Recommendations on "Stimulating the regional potential for research and innovation" (November 2005)
(PDF 154 KB)

EURAB Report and Recommendations on "Boosting European Private R&D: The Foundation Stone of the New Lisbon Strategy" (October 2005) (PDF 160KB)

EURAB Report and Recommendations on "Science and Society": An agenda for a responsive and responsible European science in FP7 (September 2005) (PDF 117KB)

EURAB Report and Recommendations on "Cooperation with third countries (i.e. non-EU member states or states not associated with the FPs)" (June 2005) (PDF 15 KB)

EURAB Report and Recommendations on The Financial Perspective for Framework Programme 7 and Criteria for the Selection of Topics for the Work Programmes (10 May 2005) (PDF 138KB)

EURAB Report and Recommendations on FP6 assessment with a focus on instruments and with a forward look to FP7 (April 2005)
(PDF 152KB)

EURAB recommendation on the proposed European Institute of Technology (EIT) (April 2005) (PDF 83KB ) (Annex) (PDF 121 KB)

Follow-up of Recommendations on “The European Research Area and the Social Sciences and Humanities” (October 2004)

EURAB Report of Activities 2001-2004

EURAB Report and Recommendations on The Descartes Prize (May 2004)

EURAB Report and Recommendations on The Structural Funds and The Research Component (May 2004)

EURAB Report and Recommendations on SMEs and ERA (May 2004)

EURAB Report and Recommendations on Evaluation (April 2004)

EURAB Report on Interdisciplinarity in Research (April 2004)

Bureau Recommendations resulting from the visit to Washington DC : First doc, Second doc

U.S. Def. R&D Spending: Impacts Analysis (Jan 2004)

EURAB Recommendations on Eur. Tech. Platforms (Jan 2004)

EURAB Recommendations on ERA and Social Science Humanities (Jan 2004)

EURAB Report of Activities 2001-2003 (Oct. 2003)

The European Research Council (ERC) - A Possible Implementation Model (oct. 2003)

EURAB Recommendations on Research Infrastructures (RI) (Oct. 2003)

Enlargement and ERA (Jan. 2003)

Boosting Joint Investment in Research:Towards 3% of GDP (Dec. 2002)

"Some issues affecting the Future of University Research in the ERA" (Nov. 2002)

"European Research Council" (Nov. 2002)

"Improving Innovation" (Nov. 2002)

"Increasing the attractiveness of Science, Engineering and Technology Careers" (Nov. 2002)

Report on "Increasing the attractiveness of Science, Engineering and Technology Careers " (Nov. 2002)

EURAB Report and Recommendations on "European Research Area - The Future" (September 2002)

"Evaluation of proposals" (Apr. 2002)

European Research Advisory Board (EURAB)

EURAB 2

On 3 June 2004 the Commission appointed 45 members to the consultative committee for research. Their appointment was made in accordance with the criteria set out in decision 2001/531/CE Euratom of the Commission, on 27 June 2001, related to the creation of a European consultative committee for research (OJ L 192, 14.7.2001, P.21).

What is EURAB?

EURAB is a high-level, independent, advisory committee created by the Commission to provide advice on the design and implementation of EU research policy. EURAB is made up of 45 top experts from EU countries and beyond. Its members are nominated in a personal capacity and come from a wide range of academic and industrial backgrounds,as well as representing other societal interests.

EURAB focuses its attention on the realisation of the European Research Area and the use of policy instruments such as the Community RTD Framework Programmes.

EURAB delivers advice and opinions on specific issues either at the request of the Commission or on its own initiative. The board is free to cooperate with organisations and institutions interested in European research, to create working groups on specific themes and to consult with other experts who could enrich its reflection.

When and how was EURAB created?

EURAB was created on June 2001 by a Commission decision (PDF file: 99Kb), which describes in legal terms its mandate, principles of functioning and the criteria to be used for its composition. The members of the EURAB 1 board (mandate 2001-2004) were nominated, based on proposals received from the academic and industrial communities.

EURAB is the result of a long and wide consultation process. In May 2000, Commissioner Busquin, realising the pressing need for an independent advisory committee in the field of research policy, set up a large working group of high-level European experts to advise him on how best to establish such a body. The recommendations contained in the Group’s final report (issued in February 2001) were the basis of the Commission decision establishing EURAB.


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  EURAB Activities

Second opinion of the European Research Advisory Board (EURAB) on the European Commissions' proposal for the European Institute of Technology (EIT) ( PDF 62 KB)

EURAB Activities Report 2005 ( PDF 501 KB)

Letter from Helga Nowotny, the head of the European Research Advisory Board (EURAB) to European research organisations (3 June 2005)
- PDF: English (52 KB)

EURAB 2 Working Groups
EURAB is focusing its activities on a number of priority issues. A Working Group is established on each issue. The Working Groups report to the EURAB Plenary, who consider their input when preparing their advice.

The following groups are currently acting:

- PDF: English (39 KB)

Previous EURAB 2 Working Groups
- PDF: English (101 KB)

EURAB Press Release
"The European Research Advisory Board goes into its second term" (June 2004)

- PDF: English (114 KB)
- HTML: English

EURAB Press Release
"The European Research Advisory Board: 3 years of successful work" (June 2004)

- PDF: English (116 KB)
- HTML: Deutsch / English / Français

Contribution to the Convention on the Future of Europe' - June 2002

Contribution to the Convention on the Future of Europe' - November 2002

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