The mandate required the expert group to explore the three following questions:
Contributions to this exercise from other interested stakeholders were open through a web-based consultation held in early 2009.
Members States and FP7 Associated Countries were also invited to contribute.
Take a look at an overview of the process. The final results of this exercise were presented and discussed at the conference, "Sustainable development: a challenge for European Research", held on May 26-28 2009, in Brussels, with more than 1 200 participants registered.
You can find the final version of the expert group report here: Gearing European Research towards sustainability. RD4SD Exercise ( 3.7 MB) or order a printed version (free of charge) from the EU bookshop.