A new CIP Framework programme (2007-2013)

By tabling the first
?¨Competitiveness and Innovation framework Programme (CIP)?Æ the Commission has
adopted a coherent and integrated response to the objectives of the renewed

strategy. Running from 2007 to 2013,
it proposes a budget of more than EUR 4 billion over the 7 year period.

The proposal was

6th April
. It will be available soon on this page. The proposal will be
transmitted to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and
Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions.

The new Competitiveness and
Innovation framework Programme (CIP) is proposed to become one of the main
Community measures contributing to generating economic growth and creating more
jobs. It will bring together into a coherent framework specific Community
support programmes and relevant parts of other Community programmes in the
fields most critical to boosting European productivity, innovation capacity and
sustainable growth, whilst also addressing complementary environmental
concerns. The CIP will complement rather than duplicate the other relevant
actions, and those conducted by Member States.

CIP brings together several existing
EU activities that support competitiveness and innovation. As such it will be
more visible and comprehensible for the public. It will also ensure continuity
of programmes with a proven and successful track record. Many of the components
of CIP are familiar.

The Three specific programmes under

– Entrepreneurship and Innovation

ICT Policy Support Programme

– Intelligent Energy Programme

of these programmes will pursue its own objectives, benefit its specific
beneficiaries and answer to its own stakeholders. Each specific programme will
establish its annual work programmes, which in turn will be submitted to a
specific management committee composed of CIP participating countries??

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