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

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More than a century ago Louis Pasteur observed that "Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world". His remark has all the more resonance today with the increasing globa- sation of science, technology, and commerce. But it also underlines an important truth: that science has always advanced most rapidly when it is a collective endeavour, with a strong circulation of knowledge. When it comes to forging cooperation in research, Europe has an impressive track record. This year, the European Union's Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development celebrates its 20th birthday. It is the world's largest programme in support of transnational research, promoting cooperation, coor- nation, and mobility across borders. The year 2007 will see the launch of the 7th Framework Programme, the biggest and most ambitious so far. This book will show how the new Framework Programme was put together and explain why it took the shape it did. It will also set out its potential impacts and the conditions necessary for it to be a success. In the challenging new global economy, knowledge is Europe's most valuable resource, and I am convinced that, with its unprecedented scale and scope, the 7th Framework Programme is the right strategy for a Europe that wants to progress towards a knowledge-based economy. However, the Framework Programme is only a very modest part of total public R&D spending in Europe, the bulk of which is carried out by national governments.
Title:A New Deal for an Effective European Research Policy: The Design and Impacts of the 7th Framework…Format:PaperbackDimensions:289 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.17 inPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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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 7thFramework 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.