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Conference on the Common Strategic Framework for EU research and innovation funding

Brussels, 8 June 2011

Conference on the Common Strategic Framework for EU research and innovation funding (on the web: http://webcast.ec.europa.eu/eutv/portal/index.html)

Brussels, Friday 10 June 2011

There will be no formal press conference but Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn will be available to speak informally to journalists at the event in Room 1/37 of the Charlemagne building at 14h15.

Journalist wishing to register for this event should contact Martina Daly (+32 22 99 0645, martina.daly@ec.europa.eu).

Who?
EU-Commissioners
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Research, Innovation and Science
Olli Rehn, Economic and Monetary Affairs
Janez Potočnik, Environment
Michel Barnier, Internal Market

Also
Zoltán Cséfalvay, Hungarian Minister of State for Economic Strategy
Steven E. Koonin, US Under-Secretary for Science
Andreu Mas-Colell, Minister of Economy and Knowledge, Government of Catalonia;
Helga Nowotny, President of the ERC Scientific Council;
Rolf Heuer, Director General of CERN
Patrick Cunningham, Chief Scientific Adviser to the Irish government
Nevio Di Giusto, Director-General of Fiat's research centre in Italy
and many others

What?
The conference will present the first results of the public consultation on the Green Paper on the Common Strategic Framework for EU research and innovation funding and give stakeholders an opportunity to discuss them.

When?
10 June 2011, 9:15-17:00

Where?
Brussels, Charlemagne Building, 170 Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat

The background:
The proposed Common Strategic Framework will, from 2014, cover the Framework Programme for Research, the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). It aims to make participation in EU-funded research and innovation programmes easier, increase scientific and economic impact and improve value for money by investing in an Innovation Union.

The full programme of the conference can be found at:
http://ec.europa.eu/research/csfri/index_en.cfm?pg=events
The conference will be streamed live on the web at:
http://webcast.ec.europa.eu/eutv/portal/index.html

The contacts:
Mark English      +32 2 29 62410   mark.english@ec.europa.eu
Monika Wcislo    +32 2 29 55604   monika.wcislo@ec.europa.eu