Proposals for a Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) for research, 2007-2013

The political context and
objectives for this proposal are set out in the communication “Building
the ERA of knowledge for growth” presented at the same time by the

Knowledge is at the core of the

agenda, and underpins all its
elements. Research and technology are, together with education and innovation,
the components of the “Triangle of knowledge”.
To become the “most dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy in the
world” while maintaining the “European Model”, Europe must
increase its research effort to 3% of EU GDP and better exploit its capacities
in this field, transforming scientific results into new products, processes and

Alongside the Member states and in close cooperation with them, the EU must
mobilise its legal and financial tools towards this goal, starting with the
research Framework Programme.

Author: EARSC

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