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Website on European Research Area launched

The newly launched website of the European Research Area (ERA) provides information on measures the Commission is taking to enable the free movement of knowledge and stimulate innovation.

Are you a researcher? The European Commission is encouraging researchers and businesses from all corners of Europe to work together in one European Research Area. Read how the development of the ERA can help to improve your career conditions and opportunities across Europe and build the research infrastructures that you need.

Do you work for a university or research institution? Read how ERA initiatives can strengthen universities and research performing organisations, in addition to bringing benefits to your researchers.

Do you work for a business? Read how the ERA can smooth knowledge transfer and co-operation with 'open access' and better management of intellectual property across borders.

Are you from a national or regional administration? Read how the Ljubljana Process is putting into place a partnership to research policy associating public authorities from all levels around a shared vision for the development of the ERA.

Are you a European citizen? Read how the Joint Programming initiative is bringing together national resources from across Europe to address more effectively some of the great challenges facing our society, such as climate change and old-age diseases. And read how Science in Society (FP7) is stimulating a harmonious integration of scientific and technological endeavour and associated research policies in European society.

Are you from another part of the world? Read throughout the site how the ERA is shaping up as one of the world's most attractive places to do research and to innovate, and how it is developing strong links with partners across the world.