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

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This book argues that a New Deal for research in Europe is needed. This New Deal would involve the mobilisation of policy actors across all levels-–regional, national and European-–and their commitment to develop a more effective research system based on actions where they have the greatest impact.

The book presents, 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 ...

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Overview

This book argues that a New Deal for research in Europe is needed. This New Deal would involve the mobilisation of policy actors across all levels-–regional, national and European-–and their commitment to develop a more effective research system based on actions where they have the greatest impact.

The book presents, 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 of the various criticisms that have been made of the Framework Programme.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048173907
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 11/23/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 289
  • Product dimensions: 0.66 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface by Commissioner for Research and Science Janez Ponik.- 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.

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