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