The how and the why
Breathing life into ERA
ERA has been described by the Commission as “pivotal to securing Europe’s economic and competitive future”. Putting it into practice is not an option but a necessary ingredient for sustaining Europe’s much-envied quality of life. FP6 is the most important tool for bringing ERA to life. This means stimulating innovation and improving the use and transfer of research results into commercial technologies in the Union and all its regions, including the new Member States.