History of the European Research Area


My ambition is to revitalise the European Research Area, both to make it fit for purpose in a globally changing environment and to tackle its longstanding challenges.

Commissioner Mariya Gabriel

Phase 1 MORE COHERENCE, LESS FRAGMENTATION | 2000 - 2007 Towards a European Research Area ‘The problem is not money but fragmentation of the efforts carried out at European level… So it is imperative that we mobilise resources and create a movement towards coherence of research policies in Europe. This is why I have launched the idea of a European Research Area.’

Commissioner Philippe Busquin, 18 November 2000

FOCUS PRIORITIES ACHIEVEMENTS A better organisation of research • Large scale research infrastructures • New instruments of FP6, in Europe by addressing the • coherent implementation of national • -NET fragmentation, isolation and and European research activities • Article 185 and 187 initiatives compartmentalisation of national • mobile human resources • EURAXESS research systems and the lack of • cohesion • European Charter for Researchers policy coordination between Member • attractiveness of the European • the Code of Conduct for States and the EU. R&I Recruitment of Researchers • common social and ethical values

Research and Innovation Commissioner MaireGeoghegan-Quinn,17July2012 investment decisions.Intoday’s economy, noMemberState orregioncanafford toneglectitsknowledge base.’ Talk toanybusinessleaderandtheywilltell you thatthequalityofresearchbaseisamajorfactorintheir A reinforced ERApartnership for excellenceandgrowth COMMISSION, MEMBERSTATES ANDSTAKEHOLDERS |2012-2020 Phase 3STRENGTHENINGTHEPARTNERSHIP BETWEENTHE Commissioner JanezPotocnik,2December2008 ‘ The ERA:newperspectives Phase 2THEFIFTHFREEDOMTO BECOMEAREALITY|2007-2012 jobsandgrowth.’ a reality… Investing inR&Dandinnovation isnotasupplementaryburdenbutanindispensableinvestment in knowledge, research andinnovation. Creating agenuinesinglemarket for knowledge astheFifth Freedom. Member Statesandpositioning between theCommissionand Consolidating thepartnership We aregraduallyliftingthebarrierstofreedomofmovement ofknowledge: we aremakingthe“5thFreedom” FOCUS FOCUS • • • • • • • • • • • • international cooperation transfer of scientificknowledge optimal circulation,accessto and mainstreaming gender equality&gender researchers an openlabourmarket for and competitionAchievements optimal transnationalcooperation systems more effective nationalresearch to theWorld programming; andopeningofERA priorities throughjoint programmes well-coordinated research effective knowledge sharing, public-private partnerships; forming clustersandengagingin excellent researchinstitutions world-class infrastructures, Research mobilityatalllevels, PRIORITIES PRIORITIES • • • • • • • • • • • • • other publicresearchorganisations Code ofPracticefor universities and knowledge transfer activitiesand on themanagementofIPin Commission Recommendation Joint Programminginresearch Lund Declaration ERA Vision 2020 Ljubljana process ERA ProgressReports subgroups dedicated ERAC configurationsand Governance throughERAC and National ActionPlans2015-2020 ERA Roadmap2015and Article 179oftheLisbonTreaty Treaty recognitionofERAthrough Research InfrastructureConsortium legal frameworkfor ERIC, aEuropean international S&Tcooperation Strategic Europeanframeworkfor European Partnership for Researchers ACHIEVEMENTS ACHIEVEMENTS

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