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1 Knowledge, Creativity and Transformations of Societies INST–Conference Vienna, December , 2007 Presentation to the Main Focus Diverse Concepts of Europe RESEARCH POLICY AS PRECURSOR OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION Josef Hochgerner Zentrum für Soziale Innovation

2 EUROPEAN INTEGRATION Communication on an equal footing Unity in diversity... and the role of science and research?

3 Topics 1.Vision: The Fifth Freedom 2.Trans-national research in Europe 3.Development of the European Research Area (ERA) 4.Anticipation of EU – Membership: Examples and intermediate results OVERVIEW

4 VISION: THE FIFTH FREEDOM EU-Commissioner for Science and Research, Janez Potocnik: The free exchange of knowledge in the European research Area shall (as fifth freedom) complement the existing four freedoms in the European Union, –Products –Services –Capital – Labour May 4, 2007, when inviting to the public consultation concerning the Gree Paper: The European Research Area – New Perspectives

5 Criteria and decreasing relevance of state borders Issue-driven research Research topics in work programmes based on european interest European value added Minimum requirements of cross-border collaboration Anticipation of european integration in international cooperation Full participation of neighbouring countries far ahead of EU membership TRANS-NATIONAL RESEARCH IN EUROPE

6 PERSPECTIVES OF THE EUROPEAN FRESEARCH AREA (ERA) Topics of the public consultation concerning the Green Paper: The European Research Area Knowledge sharing Researcher Research infrastructures Research institutions Research programmes International co-operation

7 INTERIM RESULTS CONCERNING SOUTH-EAST EUROPE IN FP 7 Candidate countries: Croatia, FYRoM Overall success rate until now: 17% (FP 6: 19%)

8 ALL SUPPORT PROGRAMMES OF SCIENTIFIC AND ECONOMIC RELEVANCE, OPEN FROM Source: eJournal, Information Office of the Steering Platform for the Western Balkan Countries

9 SOUTH-EAST EUROPEAN ERA-NET Integrating and strengthening the ERRA in South-East-Europe ( ) Partner organisations from 14 countries Start (FP6) Information 4 Old Member States exchange 4 New Member States 2005 Pilot Joint 2 Candidate countries Call (800 m) 4 Neighbours 2006 Results: 32 Projekte 161 Teams 2007 White Paper & Action Plan 2007 Multilateral Call 2008 Topics of the Pilot Joint Call: Technologies for the environment Applications of ICT Sustainable production and management of biological resources

10 Prof. Dr. Josef Hochgerner Centre for Social Innovation Linke Wienzeile 246 A – 1150 Vienna Tel Fax


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