Policy Focus March 2004
Security related research
Euro 15 mill has been accorded for 2004 to launch a Preparatory Action entitled Enhancement of the European industrial potential in the field of Security research 2004-2006. It is planned that the Preparatory Action will last three years with a estimated total budget of 65 Mio. The preparatory action includes protecting against terrorism (including bio-terrorism and incidents with biological, chemical and other substances).
Research to be one of prime beneficiaries of higher EU budget proposed by Commission
Technology platforms: The European union research advisory board recommendations
Higher contributions from the EUs Member States for research and innovation initiatives at EU level.
Critical first draft report evaluating the new instruments in the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) ,