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1 Research and the Lisbon Strategy - giving renewed impetus to ERA European Research Area New Perspectives Green Paper COM(2007)161 James Gavigan - Euopean Commission SIX COUNTRIES PROGRAMME SPRING WORKSHOP, Dublin APRIL 2007

2 2 ERA in the knowledge triangle Innovation Broad-based innovation strategy Education European Higher Education Area Research European Research Area Green Paper

3 3 A new look at ERA The Green Paper Where do we need more Europe in research? Not reinventing ERA but reinvigorating efforts Make European research more efficient & effective Why now? Globalisation Major challenges Research system changes

4 4 Where we stand with ERA Some progress But……Fragmentation …Business R&D investment …Lack of specialisation Need now to move decidedly towards a situation where research and knowledge could be considered to constitute a fifth freedom of the EU

5 5 ERA vision Firmly rooting knowledge in society Right balance between competition and cooperation Free Europes knowledge potential: People Infrastructures Organisations Questions for debate Knowledge circulation Funding Global cooperation

6 6 Single labour market for researchers Overall assessment Careers and mobility Untapped potential Voluntary approaches: sufficient? Education and training Questions for debate

7 7 World-class research infrastructures Overall assessment Roadmap Funding Legal structure Electronic infrastructures Questions for debate

8 8 Strengthening research institutions Overall assessment Challenges Concentration and specialisation Autonomy / accountability Virtual research communities / centres Questions for debate

9 9 Sharing knowledge Overall assessment Open access Knowledge transfer IPR issues Society and policy-making Questions for debate

10 10 Optimising programmes and priorities Overall assessment Public funding efficiency Investigator-driven research: reciprocal opening Society-driven research: joint programming Intergovernmental research organisations Questions for debate

11 11 Opening to the world Overall assessment S&T contribution to wider policy objectives EU / national coordination Speaking with one voice Multilateral frameworks Questions for debate

12 12 Public debate and further steps On-line survey Seminars/ meetings Ad hoc contributions Relevance of questions? Potential follow-up actions? Initiatives in 2008 (Who to involve – European institutions / Member States / Regions Researchers & RIs / Business / Citizens / Experts/ Academics)

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