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Stakeholder meeting on a Common Strategic Framework for EU research and innovation funding (1 March 2011)

Brussels, 22 February 2011

What?   Stakeholder meeting
Consultation on a Common Strategic Framework for EU research and innovation funding
When? 1 March 2011, 10.00-12.45
Where? Centre Albert Borschette, Room AB-1A (Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels)
Webcast: http://webcast.ec.europa.eu/eutv/portal/index.html (recording online soon)
Who?  Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General, Research and Innovation DG
Brendan Hawdon, Head of Unit, 'Framework Programme and simplification', Research and Innovation DG

The European Commission proposes a Common Strategic Framework for EU research and innovation funding. The aim, as set out in the Green Paper, is to make participation easier, increase scientific and economic impact and improve value for money. Stakeholders have until 20 May 2011 to express their opinions.

The Commission is organising a Stakeholder meeting in Brussels to present and discuss the strategy. The meeting will be streamed live on the web in order to get the widest audience possible. The webcast will also be available after the conference.

A conference in Brussels on 10 June 2011 will wrap up the consultation. The input will be used for the development of the formal proposal for the Common Strategic Framework to be adopted by the Commission by the end of 2011.

Programme:

10.00-10.15: Arrival and registration
10.15-10.40: Towards a common strategic framework for EU research and innovation funding (PDF icon 244 KB) Presentation of the Green Paper
Robert-Jan Smits (Director-General, Research and Innovation DG)
10.40-11.30: Discussion
11.30-11.45: Coffee
11.45-12.00:  Organisation of the consultation process (PDF icon 197 KB)
Brendan Hawdon (Head of Unit, Unit A.3 'Framework Programme and simplification',  Research and Innovation DG)
12.00-12.30: Discussion
12.30-12.45: Closing remarks

Links:

Green Paper
Consultation on the Green Paper
Innovation Union page

For background information please contact:

Research and Innovation DG, European Commission
Marnix.Surgeon@ec.europa.eu
Tel.: +32 2 29 97800