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Science at the service of Europe

Towards a more competitive and resilient European economy

The task of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation is to drive forward an integrated and world-class research and innovation system in Europe. Investing in research and innovation is a sure means to a more competitive and more resilient European economy.

For this reason, the EU2020 Strategy for growth and jobs gives research and innovation a prominent role. Since 2007, the main funding instrument to implement this policy has been the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7).