Breaking down barriers to research – consultation on the European Research AreaUp one level
The European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, launched on 13th September a public consultation on Breaking down barriers to research.
This public consultation aims at gathering views and evidence from
stakeholders on the key obstacles which have to be tackled to achieve a
Completing ERA will require the support and effort of all EU Member States and Associated Countries and their stakeholders (e.g. research performing organisations including universities, funding organisations, researchers, private sector and civil society).
Period of consultation: from 13.09.2011 to 30.11.2011
Objective of the consultation
The Heads of State and Government of the European Union have called to address remaining gaps for the achievement of the European Research Area rapidly in order to complete the ERA by 2014 to create a genuine single market for knowledge, research and innovation. The consultation aims to reinforce the Commission analysis of the key issues to be addressed as well as to gather views on their importance: researchers' careers and mobility, research infrastructures, cross-border operation of research actors, knowledge circulation, International cooperation and cross-cutting governance issues.
The outcome of the consultation will help the Commission to decide on those issues, which should be addressed as priorities when preparing by 2012 the ERA Framework, which will set out the focused, proportionate and effective measures to be taken to realize ERA.
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