By Ugur Muldur, Fabienne Corvers, Henri Delanghe, Jim Dratwa, Daniela Heimberger, Brian Sloan, Sandrijn Vanslembrouck, J. Potocnik
More than a century in the past Louis Pasteur saw that “Science understands no nation, simply because wisdom belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world”. His comment has all of the extra resonance this day with the expanding globa- sation of technological know-how, know-how, and trade. however it additionally underlines a huge fact: that technological know-how has consistently complex so much quickly whilst it's a collective endeavour, with a powerful flow of data. in terms of forging cooperation in study, Europe has a magnificent music list. This yr, the ecu Union’s Framework Programme for examine and Technological improvement celebrates its twentieth birthday. it's the world’s biggest programme in help of transnational learn, selling cooperation, coor- state, and mobility throughout borders. The yr 2007 will see the release of the seventh Framework Programme, the most important and such a lot formidable up to now. This e-book will exhibit how the recent Framework Programme used to be prepare and clarify why it took the form it did. it's going to additionally set out its capability affects and the stipulations valuable for it to be successful. within the demanding new worldwide economic system, wisdom is Europe’s most respected source, and i'm confident that, with its unheard of scale and scope, the seventh Framework Programme is the appropriate procedure for a Europe that desires to growth in the direction of a knowledge-based economic system. although, the Framework Programme is simply a truly modest a part of overall public R&D spending in Europe, the majority of that's performed through nationwide governments.
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The European Union has taken a leading role in the international process to tackle global warming so as to promote environmentally responsible choices by all actors. The EU has ratified the Kyoto Protocol early on, joined by almost all of its international counterparts on this course – most recently Russia. Its successes are also the planet’s successes. The EU is committed to meet its Kyoto emissions reduction targets69 and continues to show leadership on this issue. The role of S&T is set to become even more central in the post-Kyoto (post-2012) regime, for which negotiations are starting now.
43 The Sixth Environment Action Programme of the European Community 2002–2012 (6th EAP) identifies four priority areas for urgent action: (1) climate change; (2) nature and biodiversity; (3) environment and health and quality of life; and (4) natural 38 UNAIDS, AIDS Epidemic Update: December 2005 – Global Summary of the AIDS Epidemic, Geneva, December 2005. 39 European Commission, Health in Europe, p. 35. 40 European Commission, Special Eurobarometer – The Attitudes Of European Citizens Towards Environment, Luxembourg, April 2005, Annex Tables.
22, OECD Publishing. 1787/882106484586. Substantial regional diversity and inequality characterises the European Union. 2 per cent, or almost twice as high, in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire (United Kingdom). 28 The EU is also marked by substantial inequality in income levels. 29 The highest 28 Eurostat. At the beginning of the 1970s, Eurostat set up the ‘Nomenclature of Statistical Territorial Units’ (NUTS) as a single, coherent system for dividing up the European Union’s territory in order to produce regional statistics for the Community.
A New Deal for an Effective European Research Policy: The Design and Impacts of the 7th Framework Programme by Ugur Muldur, Fabienne Corvers, Henri Delanghe, Jim Dratwa, Daniela Heimberger, Brian Sloan, Sandrijn Vanslembrouck, J. Potocnik