On 9 February 2011, the European Commission presented a Green Paper that proposes major changes to the EU research and innovation funding process, making participation easier, increasing scientific and economic impact and providing better value for money.
The changes, to be introduced in the next EU budget after 2013, would bring together the current Framework Programme for research, the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme, and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.
The European Commission is seeking the views of all interested individuals and organisations on these proposed changes and on the specific questions set out in the Green Paper. The deadline for contributions is Friday, 20 May 2011.
Make your views known!
To participate in the consultation, go to the CSFRI website.