A New Deal for an Effective European Research Policy: The Design and Impacts of the 7th Framework Programme by Ugur MuldurA New Deal for an Effective European Research Policy: The Design and Impacts of the 7th Framework Programme by Ugur Muldur

A New Deal for an Effective European Research Policy: The Design and Impacts of the 7th Framework…

byUgur Muldur

Paperback | October 19, 2010

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This book is about the design of European research policy. It tells the story of how the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development came to be and looks at its expected impacts. With its detailed analysis of the factors and actors, political constraints and opportunities, societal challenges and expectations shaping research policy, the book provides a peek into what is sometimes perceived as the black box of EU policy making. The 7th Framework Programme has been drawn up at a time when citizens and governments see science and technology as a panacea for an increasingly long list of problems. It will be the most ambitious Programme to date, unprecedented in scope and scale, and signals a stronger role for European research. But the new Framework Programme represents just a small part of total public spending on R&D in the EU, the bulk of which is carried out by the national and regional authorities. Clearly, on its own, it cannot solve all Europe's problems. What is needed, this book argues, is a 'New Deal' for research in Europe involving the mobilisation of policy actors across all levels - regional, national and European - and their commitment to developing a more effective research system in Europe based on actions at the level where they have the greatest impact.The originality of the book lies in its perspective, its transparency and its objectivity. It is the first to present, from a viewpoint inside the European Commission, the nuts and bolts of how EU research policy is actually designed. It also provides a comprehensive analysis, on the basis of factual evidence, not only of the positive impacts of European research, but also of the various criticisms that have been made of the Framework Programme.
Title:A New Deal for an Effective European Research Policy: The Design and Impacts of the 7th Framework…Format:PaperbackDimensions:315 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.68 inPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048173906

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Table of Contents

Preface by Commissioner for Research and Science Janez Potocnik.- Introduction.- Challenges to the European Exception: What Can S&T Do?.- Europe: Turning from a Positive into a Negative Exception.- Great Expectations of S&T as regards Tackling the Multitude of Challenges.- The Role that S&T Can Play.- Are Expectations Too High? Weaknesses of Europe's S&T System.- Insufficient Investment in R&D.- An Inefficient System of Research Governance in Europe.- The Problem of Coordinating Policies.- S&T and the Public: The Triple Paradox.- Opening the Window of Opportunity: The New Policy Context.- The Lisbon European Council: Putting Knowledge at the Centre.- Investing More and Better in Research.- Evidence-Based Policy-Making.-The Lack of Progress since the Year 2000.- Explaining the Lack of Progress .- A New Policy Context.- Building on Experience: Learning Lessons from Past Framework Programmes.- Evaluating the Framework Programme is not Easy.- Collaborative Research and its Impacts.- The Impact of the Framework Programme on Human Resources.- The Impact of the Framework Programme on Research Infrastructures.- The Framework Programme and Intergovernmental Cooperation at the Programme Level.- Assessing the Wider Impacts of the Framework Programme.- Engaging Stakeholders for Better Policy-Making .- Consultative Mechanisms at Community Level.- Stakeholders' Involvement in the Development of the 7th Framework Programme.- A Stronger and Bigger Programme than Ever Before.- Ensuring Accessibility for All.- Fundamental and Applied Research: How Should They Coexist?.- Excellence vs. Cohesion: Is Efficiency Compatible with Solidarity?.- European Added Value, Option Analysis, and the Commission's Proposal for the 7th Framework Programme.- Considering European Added Value.- Analysing Options.- A Short Outline of the Commission's 7th Framework Programme Proposal .- From Proposals to Commitments: The 7th Framework Programme and the European Decision-Making Process.- Decision Making in the Field of Research Policy.- Research Policy and the Lack of Resources: The Negotiations on the Financial Perspectives and the Budget for EU Research.- The Response from Decision Makers to the New Policy Design: The Negotiations on the 7th Framework Programme.- Conclusion and Perspectives.- The 7th Framework Programme and a New Deal for an Effective European Research Policy.- The Design of the 7th Framework Programme.- The 7th Framework Programme.- Perspectives - Beyond the 7th Framework Progrmme towards a New Deal for an Effective European Research Policy.- List of Tables and Graphs.- list of Abbreviations.- Glossary.- Bibliography.- Index.