Policy Focus March 2004

Policy Focus March 2004

EU policy focus

Four years after Lisbon it is clear that we are going to miss our mid-term targets,’ Commission President Romano Prodi warned. ‘‘Member States do not seem to realise that 2010 is around the corner and have not demonstrated enough ‘ownership’

Commission launches political debate on increased support for basic research


Marine Biotech and more: SEAFOODplus Integrated Project is supported by 14.4 million euro of EU funding under the ‘food quality and safety’ priority of FP6.

More Marine Science
3 million euro to the BONUS project, aimed at improving sustainable development in the Baltic Sea region. The aim of BONUS is to encourage a coordinated approach to research into issues such as pollution, regional development, protection of natural resources and marine sciences.ftp://ftp.cordis.lu/pub/coordination/docs/ip_04_380.pdf

Switzerland will contribute 400 million euro to the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) budget, Switzerland is one of the world’s leading countries in terms of investment in research, currently spending around 2.6 per cent of GDP. More than two thirds of this sum is accounted for by the private sector.

TeliaSonera donates USD 330,000 to the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia. The donation will enable the establishment of a Professorship in Entrepreneurship at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. There will also be increased entrepreneurial educational activity in partnership with other educational institutions in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The TeliaSonera donation is expected to contribute greatly to the establishment of new businesses as is desperately needed in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

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CORDIS launches new projects service for FP6

Commisions Phonebook available

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