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European Council on innovation

On February 4th the European Council on Energy and Innovation has endorsed the Common Strategic Framework for Research and Innovation which Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn has promoted: it will bring under one umbrella the key research and innovation instruments, the Framework Programme, the CIP and the EIT.

The aim is to have more harmonised rules of access and funding for beneficiaries and to simplify the way the EU supports research and innovation. Greater efforts will also be made to make these instruments work in closer harmony with the Structural Funds.