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2005/0188(CNS) Research RTD, 7th EC Framework Programme 2007-2013: Capacities specific programme for European research and innovation

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RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead ITRE PRODI Vittorio (icon: ALDE ALDE)
Committee Opinion BUDG XENOGIANNAKOPOULOU Marilisa (icon: PSE PSE)
Committee Opinion EMPL
Committee Opinion CULT BERLINGUER Giovanni (icon: PSE PSE)
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Legal Basis:
EC Treaty (after Amsterdam) EC 166

Events

2014/10/30
   EC - Follow-up document
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This report from the Commission concerns financial instruments supported by the general budget according to Article 140(8) of the Financial Regulation as at 31 December 2013. The report focuses on all centrally-managed Financial Instruments for internal and external Union policies supported by the general budget according to Article 140(8) of the Financial Regulation as of 31 December 2013. To recall, financial instruments, including loans or guarantees with greater risk capacity, represent a smart way to finance the real economy, and boost growth and employment. They can achieve financial leverage (multiplying scarce budgetary resources by attracting private and public funds to support EU policy objectives), policy leverage (incentivising entrusted entities and financial intermediaries to pursue EU policy objectives through alignment of interest), and institutional leverage (benefiting from the expertise of the actors involved in the implementation chain). This report is the first to be prepared under the new requirements of the Financial Regulation . It is intended to provide an informative overview of how the taxpayer's money has been used and of the progress made in the implementation of the Financial Instruments as of 31 December 2013. The report is complemented by a Commission Staff Working Document which provides specific information on individual financial instruments, their progress made in implementation and their environment in which they operate. The report highlights that important outcomes have been achieved through the use of Financial Instruments in the years 2007-2013 , and they will play an even more significant role in the 2014-2020 Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF). The budgetary authorities have expressed their political commitment and increased the necessary resources . Furthermore, the Financial Regulation has been extended with a dedicated chapter, setting up the appropriate regulatory framework for Financial Instruments' design, management and reporting. The main conclusions of the report are : (1) The implementation of the 2007-2013 centrally-managed financial instruments has been instrumental in helping to alleviate financial market failures and leverage the positive effects of EU-wide actions . For example, in the 2007-2013 period, the main EU-level financial instruments dedicated to SME support (CIP-GIF, CIP-SMEG 07 and RSI) and micro-SME support (EPMF) with an overall contribution (EU commitments) of more than EUR 1.6 billion, mobilised lending of nearly EUR 17.9 billion and also supported equity investments of about EUR 2.8 billion, thus enhancing access to finance for more than 336 000 SMEs. (2) The achieved leverage is equal to 5 for Equity Instruments, and ranges from 4.8 to 31 for Guarantee instruments, from 10 to 259 for Risk-sharing instruments, from 1.54 to 158 for Dedicated Investment Vehicles, from 5 to 7 for Financial Instruments in the Enlargement Countries, from 5 to 27.6 for Financial Instruments in Neighbourhood Countries and Countries covered by the Development Cooperation Instrument. With the experience gained in the course of implementation during the 2007-2013 period, and in the context of programme evaluations and audits, several lessons have been learned on how to further improve the design and management of financial instruments:

best practices have been capitalised on the design and the management of the new generation of financial instruments; further, Financial Instruments will now cover all main types of final recipients over the full funding cycle and will include offer of both pro- and counter-cyclical instruments to respond flexibly to market needs, based on demand-driven implementation; effectiveness and efficiency have been enhanced through fewer instruments with larger volumes, ensuring critical mass in full consistency with State aid rules; alignment of interest with entrusted entities and financial intermediaries will be further achieved through fees and incentives, and risk sharing.

Since 2013 is the last year of commitment for the 2007-2013 programming period for a number of instruments, a final evaluation assessing the extent to which objectives have been achieved has not been finalised. More qualitative and in-depth feedback on the attainment of objectives will be available within one year and will be duly reported upon.

2014/10/30
   EC - Follow-up document
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This Staff Working Document (SWD) constitutes an Annex to the report of the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on financial instruments supported by the general budget according to Article 140(8) of the Financial Regulation as at 31 December 2013. It provides specific information on individual financial instruments, their progress made in implementation and their environment in which they operate.

Financial instruments are a proven way to achieve EU policy objectives. They use EU funds to support economically viable projects and attract very significant volumes of public and private financing. By injecting money into the real economy, financial instruments contribute to the achievement of the EU policy objectives enshrined in the Europe 2020 Strategy, notably in terms of employment, innovation, climate change and energy sustainability, education and social inclusion.

The report gives detailed information on each financial instrument.

InnovFin SME Venture Capital (Horizon 2020)

The report notes that there is evidence that larger, established R&I-intensive firms have problems in accessing debt finance to fund innovation projects. To address R&I financing needs, which can hardly be met at the national level, the Commission has set up the Risk-Sharing Finance Facility (2007-2013) and its successor InnovFin Large Projects, InnovFin MidCap Growth Finance and InnovFin MidCap Guarantee under Horizon 2020 .

The InnovFin SME Venture Capital succeeds and refines the the Growth and Innovative Facility (GIF-1) under Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP), and is part of a single equity financial instrument supporting the growth of enterprises and their R&I activities. It is designed to improve access to risk finance by early-stage R&I-driven SMEs and small midcaps through supporting early-stage risk capital funds that invest, on a predominantly cross-border basis, in individual enterprises.

SMEs and small midcaps located in Member States or in Associated Countries will be eligible as final recipients.

The COSME programme's Equity Facility for Growth (EFG) complements this facility, which, supported by a set of accompanying measures, will support the achievement of Horizon 2020 policy objectives.

In terms of Union added value, the InnovFin SME Venture Capital will complement national and regional schemes that cannot cater for cross-border investments in R&I. The early-stage deals will also have a demonstration effect that can benefit public and private investors across Europe. For the growth phase, only at European level is it possible to achieve the necessary scale and the strong participation of private investors that are essential to the functioning of a self-sustaining venture capital market.

Current Overall (2014-2020) Programme Budget amounts to EUR 430 million.

2011/02/09
   EC - Follow-up document
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The Commission presents its response to the report of the expert group ( http://ec.europa.eu/research/evaluations ) on the interim evaluation of FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme for Research) established by Decision No 1982/2006/EC and to the report by the IEG on the interim evaluation of the Risk-Sharing Finance Facility. The report was submitted on 12 November 2010. This Communication responds to the recommendations in these evaluations by outlining which actions the Commission intends to take or has already taken, but also indicating where no obvious or immediate solution exists. It is clear that a number of the issues raised, in particular regarding the design and content of the Framework Programmes and financial rules which govern their implementation, cannot be addressed by the Commission alone, but will need the engagement of a wider group of actors including the Member States, the Council and the European Parliament working together.

The report provides a detailed assessment of the implementation of FP7 so far and presents 10 recommendations for improvements:

Advance the European Research Area and Innovation Union objectives : the Commission states that future EU research programmes must provide a clearer focus on the major research items for science, technological leadership and industrial competitiveness and focus on the large societal challenges. Such an approach needs to be developed within the framework of the European Research Area, identifying areas of common or convergent interest, while ensuring better alignment of research capacities. The Innovation Union sets out how the Europe 2020 objectives of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth can be achieved through a strategic and integrated approach to research and innovation. The Green Paper on a Common Strategic Framework for EU Research and Innovation funding will launch a wide public debate on the key issues to be taken into account in future programmes.

Develop and implement high quality research infrastructures : the Commission recognises that infrastructure funding will be improved through better alignment of the FP, with funding from the European Investment Bank and Structural Funds. Following the Europe 2020 Strategy a work package on innovation could be included in all research infrastructure projects thereby favouring greater involvement of industry. The work programme 2012 will better highlight the possibility for researchers from third countries to benefit from access to European research infrastructures. The development of e-Infrastructures will connect researchers, instruments, data and computation resources throughout Europe, creating a seamless "online ERA". As an integral part of the Digital Agenda flagship initiative, this work will continue in the second half of FP7.

Maintain, at least, the level of funding : the Europe 2020 strategy acknowledges that research and innovation are the key engines of societal progress and economic prosperity. a common strategic framework will ensure a more efficient use of the EU's research and innovation funding by enhancing its EU added value, making it more results oriented, and by leveraging other public and private sources of funding.

Encourage participation from a broad spectrum of small and large enterprises, universities and research and technology organisations through a well-articulated innovation strategy : the Commission agrees with the recommendation which is convergent with the orientations provided in the Communication on Innovation Union within the context of the Europe 2020 Strategy. While Innovation Union commitments will only be fully implemented in the next generation of spending programmes, the Commission is already investing significant effort in enhancing the innovation impact of the current Framework Programme. This will be achieved in the remaining FP7 work programmes, including through funding for projects which take research results closer to market (e.g. demonstration projects) and additional emphasis on innovation impacts in evaluating proposals. In addition, further funding will be provided for both SME specific projects and topics which are attractive to SMEs or organisations that are 'new comers' to FP7.

Achieve a quantum leap with simplification : the Commission has acknowledged the need for further simplification, and refers to the Communication on simplifying the implementation of the FPs presenting a set of short term and longer term options.

The mix of funding measures in FP7 and successor programmes should strike a different balance between bottom-up and top-down approaches to research : significant parts of FP7 already provide bottom-up approaches to research. These include the Marie Curie Actions for researcher training and mobility and the European Research Council (ERC) for curiosity-driven research. Also noteworthy is the Future and Emerging Technology (FET) scheme which, through top-down thematic calls combined with bottom-up open calls is supporting multidisciplinary exploratory research in ICT. The move towards more bottom-up funding is set to continue, with the Commission proposal for further open, challenge-driven calls for proposals in the final years of FP7. Beyond this, the Innovation Union has committed to strengthen the role of the ERC and the issue of bottom-up versus top-down approaches will feature strongly in the orientation debate on the next FP.

Consider a moratorium on new instruments until the existing ones have been sufficiently developed and adequately evaluated : the Commission will examine the current portfolio of instruments to identify areas for simplification, possible redundancy and potential gaps. Novel approaches such as prizes or innovative procurement schemes should also be considered. This work will be supported in a number of ways including discussions within the European Research Area Committee (ERAC) and the forthcoming 'Communication on Partnerships'. The resulting ideas will be reflected in the proposals for the next FP.

Take further steps to increase female participation in FP7 : the Commission attaches great importance to this issue although notes, since the FP is only a small part of total European research activity, the limits to what it can achieve on its own. Real progress necessitates a common approach actively supported by funding agencies and researchers across the European Research Area. In this context, the Commission accepts the challenge of taking a leading role. Further to the current activities - notably the 40% target; monitoring, awareness and promotion activities; and successes under the Marie Curie Actions - a series of additional activities are proposed. The Commission will launch new analyses with the support of Member States and research institutions to identify, by end 2011, the cultural and situational factors which help shape female researcher participation, as well as measures to overcome these.

Build connections between the FP and Structural Funds in order to pave the way for increased participation from Member States that are under-represented : a specific example of progress already being made is the Synergies Expert Group (SEG), set up to find synergies between FP7, the Structural Funds and the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme. The Europe 2020 flagship initiatives on Innovation Union and the Digital Agenda have significant implications for achieving a better alignment of EU policies and activities, including research, innovation and cohesion funding.

Carry out a review based upon a thorough analysis of the current strategy towards international cooperation : the Commission will carry out a major review of its strategy for international collaboration. This will examine how to build critical mass and specialisation, in areas of European need and comparative advantage.

RSFF: as a positive interim evaluation of the RSFF is a prerequisite for the release of the second tranche of EUR 500 million of FP7 funding to the RSFF for the period from 2011 to 2013, the Commission notes that this release is strongly recommended by both the RSFF IEG and the FP7 Interim Evaluation Expert Group. By voting the EU Budget 2011, the Council and the European Parliament have already provided their agreement on principle to the release of the second tranche (budget of EUR 250 million for 2011). The Commission however invites them to provide a more formal answer later in 2011, on the whole period (2011-2013), if they deemed it appropriate.

The Commission fully endorses the recommendations of the IEG to address the needs of currently underrepresented groups in RSFF (i.e. SMEs, universities/research organisations and research infrastructures). Technical negotiations between the Commission and the EIB are already taking place on finding concrete solutions and new approaches on how to achieve these objectives, including in particular changes of risk-sharing, portfolio approaches, increase of risk levels, and introduction of equity funding. This work will lead to an amendment of the EC/EIB agreement on RSFF implementation already in the first half of 2011.

2007/01/11
   EC - Commission response to text adopted in plenary
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2006/12/30
   Final act published in Official Journal
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PURPOSE: to adopt the Specific Programme “Capacity” under the 7 th Framework Programme.

LEGISLATIVE ACT: Council Decision 2006/0974/EC concerning the Specific Programme “Capacity” implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 – 2013).

CONTENT: the adoption of the Specific Programme “Capacity” stems from Council Decision 1982/2006/EC concerning the Seventh Framework Programme (2007-2013). See: COD/2005/0043 . The new 7 th Framework Programme is centred on four research pillars: Co-operation; Ideas; People; and Capacity.

The purpose of the Capacities Specific Programme is to ensure the optimal use of Europe’s research capabilities. By this it means that the programme will offer a unique role in facilitating and supporting the existing EU’s research infrastructures. A specific programme designed to buttress and strengthen existing – and future – research infrastructures is deemed essential if researchers and European industry alike are able to exploit the EU’s research possibilities. Access to existing infrastructures is considered indispensable for the execution of innovative science and technology projects. The Programme has been awarded a EUR 4 097 million budget to help realise these objectives.

More specifically speaking, the Capacities programme will support:

a) research infrastructures;

b) research for the benefit of SME’s;

c) regions of knowledge;

d) research potential;

e) science in society;

f) support for the coherent development of research policies;

g) activities of international co-operation.

As part of the over-all management of the Capacities programme, the Commission will encourage synergies with other Community policies such as the Structural Funds. In addition it will complement the other “specific programmes” being proposed by the Commission and in particular the Co-operation programme.

By research infrastructure, the Commission is referring to facilities or services that are needed by the research community to conduct research in all scientific and technological fields. Typically, the definition covers: major equipment or sets of instruments used for research purposes. It can also refer to major collections, archives, computing and software applications.

Trans-national access to research infrastructures is given priority. Access may be made available to external users, either in person or by suitable electronic communication and will be implemented through “bottom-up” calls for proposals open to all scientific fields. Other measures will include the deployment of e-Infrastructures based on targeted calls for proposals. The e-Infrastructures will seek to foster high-performance communications and grid empowered infrastructures. There will be an emphasis on supercomputing facilities, data storage and advanced visualisation facilities. In addition to existing structures, the Capacities programme will encourage new research structures through design studies. Concerning the development of new infrastructures the Capacities programme will offer financial help for both preparatory and construction studies.

A further key feature of the Capacities programme is offering streamlined proposals which address the needs and concerns of Europe’s SME’s. By offering SME’s help, the Commission hopes that they will be in a better position to outsource research, increase their research efforts, extend their networks, acquire technological know-how and significantly exploit the results of their own research.

The unexploited possibilities of the EU’s outermost and convergence regions is also given due consideration within the context of the Capacities programme. In order to unleash the EU’s full research potential the programme will create regional “research-driven clusters” made up of regional authorities, universities, research centres, enterprises and related stake-holders. The realisation of such clusters will be done through a more focused use of Structural Funds for R&D investment. In addition “Regions of Knowledge” will be developed with the sole aim of improving the relevance and effectiveness of regional research agendas.

A further chapter proposed under the Capacities programme focuses on the outermost and convergence regions of the EU. Actions under this heading will build on past and existing measures and centre on both the “European Centres of Excellence” and the Marie Curie Host Fellowships for the Transfer of Knowledge.

Under the heading of Science in Society the Commission is seeking to build an effective and democratic European society of knowledge by stimulating a harmonious integration of scientific and technology. It is an attempt to bridge the gap between many who feel alienated from rapid scientific advantages with the scientists themselves.

A final Chapter under the Capacities specific programme deals with activities at an international level. The international co-operation component of this specific programme will have two objectives, namely to support European competitiveness through strategic international partnerships and to address the specific problems faced by third countries on the basis of mutual interest

ENTRY INTO FORCE: 2 January 2007.

2006/12/19
   EP/CSL - Act adopted by Council after consultation of Parliament
2006/12/19
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2006/12/19
   CSL - Council Meeting
2006/11/30
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2006/11/30
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
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The European Parliament adopted a resolution drafted by Vittorio PRODI (ADLE, I) on the proposal on the Specific Programme "Capacities" implementing the 7th Framework Programme (2007-2013). The following amendments were adopted in plenary:

- the Framework Programme should complement the activities carried out in the Member States and by the Member States through their participation in European intergovernmental research organisations;

- research activities carried out within this programme should respect fundamental ethical principles, including those which are reflected in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU and reassert the civic and humanistic values of research, ensuring respect for ethnic and cultural diversity;

- to simplify calls for proposals and reduce costs, the Commission should set up a database as a prerequisite for notifying participants in calls for proposals;

- the overall administrative expenditure of the Specific Programme, including internal and management expenditure for the executive agency which it is proposed to set up, should be proportional to the activities undertaken under the Specific Programme and is subject to the decision of the budgetary and legislative authorities. Budget appropriations shall be used in accordance with the principle of sound financial management, namely in accordance with the principles of economy, efficiency and effectiveness, as well as the principle of proportionality;

- the Commission shall provide prior information to the budgetary authority whenever it intends to depart from the breakdown of expenditure stated in the remarks in and annex to the general budget of the European Union;

- the Work Programme shall take account of relevant research activities carried out by the Member States, associated countries and European and international organisations, with the aim of increasing synergies with such activities, achieving European added value, influencing industrial competitiveness and maintaining relevance to other Community policies;

- the Commission shall ensure that the research results are evaluated and shall report on their contribution to a dynamic, knowledge-based society in Europe;

- the Commission's report shall contain an assessment of the soundness of financial management and an evaluation of the efficiency and regularity of the budgetary and economic management of the programme;

- the Commission shall submit the present Decision and a report on the implementation of the Specific Programme to the competent bodies for review in sufficient time to ensure that the procedure for modifying this Decision can be completed by the end of 2010;

- existing informational help desks have to receive guidance and information so that they can be of service to SMEs, industry and knowledge institutions and do this with the idea of complementarity between the funds;

- Industrial research investment should be encouraged in sectors of key interest to the EU economy;

- research policies should be coordinated at the EU level in areas where there is a clear added value for cooperation. Duplication with work undertaken in the Member States' national research polices should be avoided at all costs;

- Special attention will be paid to: synergy in the development of research potential in combination with innovation-driven programmes and Structural Funds programmes; reducing administrative and physical hindrances to effective cross-border cooperation between regions in different Member States; and the development of combined research and innovation capacity;

- research infrastructures have a vital role to play in disseminating research results to a wide range of research disciplines and communities, which is essential for fostering innovation. Information diffused via these infrastructures can also provide important evidence-based support for policy making;

- there is some emphasis on significant investment from public and private actors in all parts of Europe;

- optimising the utilisation of existing research infrastructures and improving their performance must be seen as a priority;

- it will be necessary to support in a coordinated way digital libraries (with a view to creating a European Digital Library);

- it is essential to improve the transparency of research infrastructures for potential users in order to promote their use by a wider range of communities in all parts of Europe;

- ESFRI as well as technology platforms, joint technology initiatives and the European Research Council will be requested to state their needs for research infrastructure;

- the variable geometry principle should be taken into account when deploying the new research structures pursued by this programme. It is also made clear that the selection criteria for actions under the Specific Programme should correspond to those laid down in the Seventh Framework Programme;

- the creation of "Open Innovation" centres would allow for single-site execution of major collaborative industrial R&D projects, with consortium partners seconding their staff on temporary postings and/or providing open access to research infrastructures and services on the basis of facility sharing;

- in order to share research results the establishment of a Scientific Methods Server would make a significant contribution to the efficiency of research methods by making the results of certain research steps accessible under comparable conditions;

- other amendments aim to strengthen the leading role of SMEs with regard to ‘capabilities’; to achieve this, they must be given easier access to ‘RTD performers’. Administrative procedures for SMEs will be made simpler and clearer and costs will be reduced for SMEs benefiting under the Framework Programme. Coordination will also be sought with relevant national research programmes. With this in view, consideration may also be given to possible joint implementation of technological development programmes aimed at SMEs under EUREKA in order to encourage innovatory projects geared to market requirements. Mechanisms will also be introduced for cooperation with national and regional R&D support programmes for SMEs, with the aim of providing a more local service geared to their requirements and strengthening the critical mass and European dimension of the various national support schemes;

-funding will support small groups of innovative SMEs in solving common or complementary technological problems, through the Framework Programme and/or intergovernmental funding schemes such as the Commission's, EIB's and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's (EBRD) JEREMIE and JASPER initiatives.

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2006/11/29
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2006/10/23
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
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2006/10/23
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
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2006/10/10
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2006/06/23
   EP - Committee opinion
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2006/06/13
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
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2006/05/29
   CSL - Debate in Council
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2006/05/29
   CSL - Council Meeting
2006/05/24
   EC - Supplementary legislative basic document
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On 21 September 2005, the Commission presented a proposal for a Council Decision on the Specific Programme: "Capacities" implementing the 7th Framework Programme (2007-2013) of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities.

The overall financial amount initially proposed by the Commission amounted to EUR 7 486,265 million .

The Commission subsequently adapted the budgetary aspects of these proposals following the Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006 on the Financial Framework 2007-2013.

The new overall amount is set at EUR 4 291 million, of which less than 6% shall be for the Commission’s administrative expenditure.

Please refer to the financial statement for more details.

2006/05/24
   EC - Document attached to the procedure
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Package of legislative proposals following the Interinstitutional Agreement on

budgetary discipline and sound financial management

The conclusion on 17 May 2006 by the Commission, the Council and the European Parliament of the agreement on the 2007-2013 financial framework (Interinstitutional Agreement on budgetary discipline and sound financial management – please refer to procedure ACI/2004/2099 ) marks a real success for Europe, providing a stable financial framework for the political priorities of the enlarged Union for the next seven years. It is now up to the institutions and Member States to ensure that the financial resources available are used and implemented as well as possible. Action at European level must contribute true added value to that taken at national, regional or local level and must have an optimum impact on each European player. The Commission is ready to play a full role in all these areas.

The agreement marks a decisive step forward towards the ultimate objective of providing the Union with operational programmes by the beginning of 2007. Work must now be continued on each legislative act. To this end, the Commission intends to continue to provide momentum and act as a facilitator, as it has been doing since the start of the negotiations.

As part of the negotiations on the 2007-2013 financial framework, in October 2005 the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission adopted a joint declaration in which they undertook to continue work on the legislative proposals currently being discussed and then, once the interinstitutional agreement had been adopted and on the basis of amended proposals by the Commission, to reach agreement on each of these proposals. Thus, in accordance with Article 250(2) of the EC Treaty and in order to facilitate this phase for each legislative act, the Commission has adopted a total of 30 proposals, 26 of which are amended and 4 new.

The proposals amended as a result of the IIA are as follows:

Programmes concerning the external policy of the Union and development cooperation:

Ø COD/2004/0219 ( European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument )

Ø COD/2004/0220 ( development co-operation and economic co-operation instrument )

Solidarity and Management of Migration Flows Programme (JHA):

Ø COD/2005/0046 (European Refugee Fund)

Ø COD/2005/0047 ( External borders fund, 2007-2013 )

Ø COD/2005/0049 ( European Return Fund )

Fundamental Rights and Justice Programme (JHA):

Ø COD/2005/0037/A (DAPHNE )

Ø COD/2005/0037/B ( drugs prevention and information )

RDT Framework Programme and specific programmes :

Ø COD/2005/0043 ( RDT Framework Programme )

Ø CNS/2005/0044 (Nuclear Research Programme )

Ø CNS/2005/0184 ( Joint Research Centre - JRC )

Ø CNS/2005/0185 ( Transnational cooperation specific programme )

Ø CNS/2005/0186 ( Specific programme Ideas, frontier research )

Ø CNS/2005/0187 (S pecific programme supporting researchers )

Ø CNS/2005/0188 ( RDT Capacities specific programme )

Ø CNS/2005/0189 ( specific programme direct actions by the Joint Research Centre JRC )

Ø CNS/2005/0190 ( fusion energy, nuclear fission and radiation protection specific programme)

Employment and social cohesion Programme: COD/2004/0158

Programmes in the fields of youth and education:

Ø COD/2004/0152 ( Youth )

Ø COD/2004/0153 ( Education – lifelong learning )

Consumer Protection and Public Health Framework programme:

Ø COD/2005/0042/A ( Public health )

Ø COD/2005/0042/B ( Consumers )

Programme in the fields of energy, environment and transport :

Ø COD/2004/0218 ( LIFE+)

Ø COD/2004/0154 ( TransEuropean networks in the areas of energy and transport )

Ø CNS/2004/0221 ( Decommissioning of the Bohunice nuclear plant )

GALILEO ( radio-navigation by satellite ): COD/2004/0156

In terms of new proposals , the Commission has already submitted three in the area of agriculture and rural development policy and fisheries and aquaculture policy:

Ø CNS/2006/0081 ( fisheries and aquaculture )

Ø CNS/2006/0082 ( rural development )

Ø CNS/2006/0083 ( common agricultural policy ).

Certain legislative acts do not form part of this package of measures, in particular those on which political agreement has been reached since 17 May. For these measures, the Commission has played a full part in helping to bring about agreement between the arms of the legislative authority. The same applies to the acts for which conclusion of the interinstitutional agreement does not modify the Commission’s original proposal. For all the others, which are included in the package presented, the changes proposed by the Commission take account of the content of the interinstitutional agreement adopted, either in a simplified form, where the financial resources allocated to each programme must be adapted, or in a more detailed form where the structure or even the content of the act must be revised. It should also be noted that four of the amended proposals contain amendments already voted on by the European Parliament at first reading and that one proposal has been divided into two amended proposals in response to a request by the Council and the European Parliament, although Parliament has not yet proceeded to a first reading of this proposal.

Based on these amended proposals, the Commission calls on the European Parliament and the Council to continue their discussions of these proposals and conclude them as soon as possible in order to ensure that all the legal instruments are available in time for the effective launch of the programmes in January 2007.

2006/03/31
   EP - Committee draft report
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2006/03/21
   EP - Committee opinion
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2005/11/17
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2005/10/07
   EP - BERLINGUER Giovanni (PSE) appointed as rapporteur in CULT
2005/10/05
   EP - PRODI Vittorio (ALDE) appointed as rapporteur in ITRE
2005/09/21
   EC - Legislative proposal published
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PURPOSE: To establish a specific programme entitled “Capacities” within the context of the EU’s 7 th research framework programme.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision

CONTENT: The European Commission is presenting five “specific programmes” in follow up to the approval of the 7 th Framework Programme in April 2005. The first relates directly to actions funded under the Joint Research Centre. The other four are entitled: Co-operation, Ideas, Peoples and Capacity. The one under discussion here is the Capacities specific programme.

Background:

The restructuring of the RT&D framework programmes is a bid by the European Commission to help the EU achieve its goal of becoming the most competitive knowledge-based economy in the world by 2010 and to help the EU realise its ambition of devoting 3% of GDP to RT&D by the same date. The specific programmes identified by the Commission have been designed to address major weaknesses in the level, quality and impact of European research. Their creation represents a further consolidation of the European Research Area by offering financial support to the free movement of ideas, knowledge and researchers. The re-structuring of the programmes includes a number of core innovations, including, for example, allowing researchers (under some actions) to identify topics for future funding. Other advances include the setting up of a Risk-Sharing Facility to improve access to EIB loans for large scale European actions and the establishment of a European Research Council. The Commission is also looking to overhaul the management methods of the framework programme by introducing improved efficiency drives through the externalisation of administrative tasks to an executive agency, seeking a clearer presentation of evaluation criteria, guaranteeing transparent work programmes and streamlining procedures for approving projects.

Specific programme – Capacities :

The purpose of the Capacities specific programme is to ensure the optimal use of Europe’s research capabilities. By this it means that the programme will offer a unique role in facilitating and supporting the existing EU’s research infrastructures. A specific programme designed to buttress and strengthen existing – and future – research infrastructures is deemed essential if researchers and European industry alike are able to exploit the EU’s research possibilities. Access to existing infrastructures is considered indispensable for the execution of innovative science and technology projects.

More specifically speaking, the Capacities programme will be implemented by:

- Optimising the use and development of research infrastructures.

- Strengthening innovative capacities of SMEs and their ability to benefit from research.

- Supporting the development of regional research-driven clusters.

- Unlocking the research potential of the EU’s outermost regions.

- Seeking a rapprochement between society as a whole and science.

- Supporting international co-operation.

As part of the over-all management of the Capacities programme, the Commission will encourage synergies with other Community policies such as the Structural Funds. In addition it will complement the other “specific programmes” being proposed by the Commission and in particular the Co-operation programme.

By research infrastructure, the Commission is referring to facilities or services that are needed by the research community to conduct research in all scientific and technological fields. Typically, the definition covers major equipment or sets of instruments used for research purposes. It can also refer to major collections, archives, computing and software applications. In terms of optimising the use of research infrastructures, the Commission proposes to do so firstly, by building upon and improving existing research infrastructure sand secondly by fostering the development of new research infrastructures of pan-European interest based on the work of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructure (ESFRI).

Trans-national access to research infrastructures is given priority. Access may be made available to external users, either in person or by suitable electronic communication and will be implemented through “bottom-up” calls for proposals open to all scientific fields. Other measures will include the deployment of e-Infrastructures based on targeted calls for proposals. The e-Infrastructures will seek to foster high-performance communications and grid empowered infrastructures. There will be an emphasis on supercomputing facilities, data storage and advanced visualisation facilities. In addition to existing structures, the Capacities programme will encourage new research structures through design studies. Concerning the development of new infrastructures the Capacities programme will offer financial help for both preparatory and construction studies.

A further key feature of the Capacities programme is offering streamlined proposals which address the needs and concerns of Europe’s SME’s. By offering SME’s help, the Commission hopes that they will be in a better position to outsource research, increase their research efforts, extend their networks, acquire technological know-how and significantly exploit the results of their own research.

The unexploited possibilities of the EU’s outermost and convergence regions is also given due consideration within the context of the Capacities programme. In order to unleash the EU’s full research potential the Commission proposes the creation of regional “research-driven clusters”. Such clusters would be made up of regional authorities, universities, research centres, enterprises and related stake-holders. The realisation of such clusters will be done through a more focused use of Structural Funds for R&D investment. In addition “Regions of Knowledge” will be developed with the sole aim of improving the relevance and effectiveness of regional research agendas.

A further chapter proposed under the Capacities programme focuses on the outermost and convergence regions of the EU. Actions under this heading will build on past and existing measures and centre on both the “European Centres of Excellence” and the Marie Curie Host Fellowships for the Transfer of Knowledge.

Under the heading of Science in Society the Commission is seeking to build an effective and democratic European society of knowledge by stimulating a harmonious integration of scientific and technology. It is an attempt by the Commission to bridge the gap between many who feel alienated from rapid scientific advantages with the scientists themselves. In other words it seeks to stimulate an on-going and open debate with the wider community on the benefits and potential pitfalls of ground breaking innovative research. The Commission suggests that citizens’ alienation from science in society can partly be blamed on insufficient public participation in the decision-making process, a growing reservation regarding certain scientific developments and a questioning of the objectivity of scientific evidence relied on for policy making. In order to address these and other issues the Commission proposes more inclusive and transparent procedure for accessing the expertise needed to underpin credible policies. It also proposes setting ethical landmarks and to try and bridge the gap between those with a scientific background and those with out.

A final Chapter proposed under the Capacities specific programme deals with activities at an international level. The international co-operation component of this specific programme will have two objectives, namely to support European competitiveness through strategic international partnerships and to address the specific problems faced by third countries on the basis of mutual interest

For further information concerning the financial implications of this measure, please refer to the financial statement.

2004/09/20
   EP - XENOGIANNAKOPOULOU Marilisa (PSE) appointed as rapporteur in BUDG

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  • date: 2006-05-24T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2006/0239/COM_COM(2006)0239_EN.pdf title: COM(2006)0239 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2006&nu_doc=239 title: EUR-Lex summary: Package of legislative proposals following the Interinstitutional Agreement on budgetary discipline and sound financial management The conclusion on 17 May 2006 by the Commission, the Council and the European Parliament of the agreement on the 2007-2013 financial framework (Interinstitutional Agreement on budgetary discipline and sound financial management – please refer to procedure ACI/2004/2099 ) marks a real success for Europe, providing a stable financial framework for the political priorities of the enlarged Union for the next seven years. It is now up to the institutions and Member States to ensure that the financial resources available are used and implemented as well as possible. Action at European level must contribute true added value to that taken at national, regional or local level and must have an optimum impact on each European player. The Commission is ready to play a full role in all these areas. The agreement marks a decisive step forward towards the ultimate objective of providing the Union with operational programmes by the beginning of 2007. Work must now be continued on each legislative act. To this end, the Commission intends to continue to provide momentum and act as a facilitator, as it has been doing since the start of the negotiations. As part of the negotiations on the 2007-2013 financial framework, in October 2005 the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission adopted a joint declaration in which they undertook to continue work on the legislative proposals currently being discussed and then, once the interinstitutional agreement had been adopted and on the basis of amended proposals by the Commission, to reach agreement on each of these proposals. Thus, in accordance with Article 250(2) of the EC Treaty and in order to facilitate this phase for each legislative act, the Commission has adopted a total of 30 proposals, 26 of which are amended and 4 new. The proposals amended as a result of the IIA are as follows: Programmes concerning the external policy of the Union and development cooperation: Ø COD/2004/0219 ( European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument ) Ø COD/2004/0220 ( development co-operation and economic co-operation instrument ) Solidarity and Management of Migration Flows Programme (JHA): Ø COD/2005/0046 (European Refugee Fund) Ø COD/2005/0047 ( External borders fund, 2007-2013 ) Ø COD/2005/0049 ( European Return Fund ) Fundamental Rights and Justice Programme (JHA): Ø COD/2005/0037/A (DAPHNE ) Ø COD/2005/0037/B ( drugs prevention and information ) RDT Framework Programme and specific programmes : Ø COD/2005/0043 ( RDT Framework Programme ) Ø CNS/2005/0044 (Nuclear Research Programme ) Ø CNS/2005/0184 ( Joint Research Centre - JRC ) Ø CNS/2005/0185 ( Transnational cooperation specific programme ) Ø CNS/2005/0186 ( Specific programme Ideas, frontier research ) Ø CNS/2005/0187 (S pecific programme supporting researchers ) Ø CNS/2005/0188 ( RDT Capacities specific programme ) Ø CNS/2005/0189 ( specific programme direct actions by the Joint Research Centre JRC ) Ø CNS/2005/0190 ( fusion energy, nuclear fission and radiation protection specific programme) Employment and social cohesion Programme: COD/2004/0158 Programmes in the fields of youth and education: Ø COD/2004/0152 ( Youth ) Ø COD/2004/0153 ( Education – lifelong learning ) Consumer Protection and Public Health Framework programme: Ø COD/2005/0042/A ( Public health ) Ø COD/2005/0042/B ( Consumers ) Programme in the fields of energy, environment and transport : Ø COD/2004/0218 ( LIFE+) Ø COD/2004/0154 ( TransEuropean networks in the areas of energy and transport ) Ø CNS/2004/0221 ( Decommissioning of the Bohunice nuclear plant ) GALILEO ( radio-navigation by satellite ): COD/2004/0156 In terms of new proposals , the Commission has already submitted three in the area of agriculture and rural development policy and fisheries and aquaculture policy: Ø CNS/2006/0081 ( fisheries and aquaculture ) Ø CNS/2006/0082 ( rural development ) Ø CNS/2006/0083 ( common agricultural policy ). Certain legislative acts do not form part of this package of measures, in particular those on which political agreement has been reached since 17 May. For these measures, the Commission has played a full part in helping to bring about agreement between the arms of the legislative authority. The same applies to the acts for which conclusion of the interinstitutional agreement does not modify the Commission’s original proposal. For all the others, which are included in the package presented, the changes proposed by the Commission take account of the content of the interinstitutional agreement adopted, either in a simplified form, where the financial resources allocated to each programme must be adapted, or in a more detailed form where the structure or even the content of the act must be revised. It should also be noted that four of the amended proposals contain amendments already voted on by the European Parliament at first reading and that one proposal has been divided into two amended proposals in response to a request by the Council and the European Parliament, although Parliament has not yet proceeded to a first reading of this proposal. Based on these amended proposals, the Commission calls on the European Parliament and the Council to continue their discussions of these proposals and conclude them as soon as possible in order to ensure that all the legal instruments are available in time for the effective launch of the programmes in January 2007. type: Document attached to the procedure body: EC
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  • date: 2006-06-23T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE374.074&secondRef=03 title: PE374.074 committee: BUDG type: Committee opinion body: EP
  • date: 2006-10-23T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2006-371&language=EN title: A6-0371/2006 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2007-01-11T00:00:00 docs: url: /oeil/spdoc.do?i=12818&j=0&l=en title: SP(2007)0054 type: Commission response to text adopted in plenary
  • date: 2011-02-09T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2011/0052/COM_COM(2011)0052_EN.pdf title: COM(2011)0052 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2011&nu_doc=52 title: EUR-Lex summary: The Commission presents its response to the report of the expert group ( http://ec.europa.eu/research/evaluations ) on the interim evaluation of FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme for Research) established by Decision No 1982/2006/EC and to the report by the IEG on the interim evaluation of the Risk-Sharing Finance Facility. The report was submitted on 12 November 2010. This Communication responds to the recommendations in these evaluations by outlining which actions the Commission intends to take or has already taken, but also indicating where no obvious or immediate solution exists. It is clear that a number of the issues raised, in particular regarding the design and content of the Framework Programmes and financial rules which govern their implementation, cannot be addressed by the Commission alone, but will need the engagement of a wider group of actors including the Member States, the Council and the European Parliament working together. The report provides a detailed assessment of the implementation of FP7 so far and presents 10 recommendations for improvements: Advance the European Research Area and Innovation Union objectives : the Commission states that future EU research programmes must provide a clearer focus on the major research items for science, technological leadership and industrial competitiveness and focus on the large societal challenges. Such an approach needs to be developed within the framework of the European Research Area, identifying areas of common or convergent interest, while ensuring better alignment of research capacities. The Innovation Union sets out how the Europe 2020 objectives of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth can be achieved through a strategic and integrated approach to research and innovation. The Green Paper on a Common Strategic Framework for EU Research and Innovation funding will launch a wide public debate on the key issues to be taken into account in future programmes. Develop and implement high quality research infrastructures : the Commission recognises that infrastructure funding will be improved through better alignment of the FP, with funding from the European Investment Bank and Structural Funds. Following the Europe 2020 Strategy a work package on innovation could be included in all research infrastructure projects thereby favouring greater involvement of industry. The work programme 2012 will better highlight the possibility for researchers from third countries to benefit from access to European research infrastructures. The development of e-Infrastructures will connect researchers, instruments, data and computation resources throughout Europe, creating a seamless "online ERA". As an integral part of the Digital Agenda flagship initiative, this work will continue in the second half of FP7. Maintain, at least, the level of funding : the Europe 2020 strategy acknowledges that research and innovation are the key engines of societal progress and economic prosperity. a common strategic framework will ensure a more efficient use of the EU's research and innovation funding by enhancing its EU added value, making it more results oriented, and by leveraging other public and private sources of funding. Encourage participation from a broad spectrum of small and large enterprises, universities and research and technology organisations through a well-articulated innovation strategy : the Commission agrees with the recommendation which is convergent with the orientations provided in the Communication on Innovation Union within the context of the Europe 2020 Strategy. While Innovation Union commitments will only be fully implemented in the next generation of spending programmes, the Commission is already investing significant effort in enhancing the innovation impact of the current Framework Programme. This will be achieved in the remaining FP7 work programmes, including through funding for projects which take research results closer to market (e.g. demonstration projects) and additional emphasis on innovation impacts in evaluating proposals. In addition, further funding will be provided for both SME specific projects and topics which are attractive to SMEs or organisations that are 'new comers' to FP7. Achieve a quantum leap with simplification : the Commission has acknowledged the need for further simplification, and refers to the Communication on simplifying the implementation of the FPs presenting a set of short term and longer term options. The mix of funding measures in FP7 and successor programmes should strike a different balance between bottom-up and top-down approaches to research : significant parts of FP7 already provide bottom-up approaches to research. These include the Marie Curie Actions for researcher training and mobility and the European Research Council (ERC) for curiosity-driven research. Also noteworthy is the Future and Emerging Technology (FET) scheme which, through top-down thematic calls combined with bottom-up open calls is supporting multidisciplinary exploratory research in ICT. The move towards more bottom-up funding is set to continue, with the Commission proposal for further open, challenge-driven calls for proposals in the final years of FP7. Beyond this, the Innovation Union has committed to strengthen the role of the ERC and the issue of bottom-up versus top-down approaches will feature strongly in the orientation debate on the next FP. Consider a moratorium on new instruments until the existing ones have been sufficiently developed and adequately evaluated : the Commission will examine the current portfolio of instruments to identify areas for simplification, possible redundancy and potential gaps. Novel approaches such as prizes or innovative procurement schemes should also be considered. This work will be supported in a number of ways including discussions within the European Research Area Committee (ERAC) and the forthcoming 'Communication on Partnerships'. The resulting ideas will be reflected in the proposals for the next FP. Take further steps to increase female participation in FP7 : the Commission attaches great importance to this issue although notes, since the FP is only a small part of total European research activity, the limits to what it can achieve on its own. Real progress necessitates a common approach actively supported by funding agencies and researchers across the European Research Area. In this context, the Commission accepts the challenge of taking a leading role. Further to the current activities - notably the 40% target; monitoring, awareness and promotion activities; and successes under the Marie Curie Actions - a series of additional activities are proposed. The Commission will launch new analyses with the support of Member States and research institutions to identify, by end 2011, the cultural and situational factors which help shape female researcher participation, as well as measures to overcome these. Build connections between the FP and Structural Funds in order to pave the way for increased participation from Member States that are under-represented : a specific example of progress already being made is the Synergies Expert Group (SEG), set up to find synergies between FP7, the Structural Funds and the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme. The Europe 2020 flagship initiatives on Innovation Union and the Digital Agenda have significant implications for achieving a better alignment of EU policies and activities, including research, innovation and cohesion funding. Carry out a review based upon a thorough analysis of the current strategy towards international cooperation : the Commission will carry out a major review of its strategy for international collaboration. This will examine how to build critical mass and specialisation, in areas of European need and comparative advantage. RSFF: as a positive interim evaluation of the RSFF is a prerequisite for the release of the second tranche of EUR 500 million of FP7 funding to the RSFF for the period from 2011 to 2013, the Commission notes that this release is strongly recommended by both the RSFF IEG and the FP7 Interim Evaluation Expert Group. By voting the EU Budget 2011, the Council and the European Parliament have already provided their agreement on principle to the release of the second tranche (budget of EUR 250 million for 2011). The Commission however invites them to provide a more formal answer later in 2011, on the whole period (2011-2013), if they deemed it appropriate. The Commission fully endorses the recommendations of the IEG to address the needs of currently underrepresented groups in RSFF (i.e. SMEs, universities/research organisations and research infrastructures). Technical negotiations between the Commission and the EIB are already taking place on finding concrete solutions and new approaches on how to achieve these objectives, including in particular changes of risk-sharing, portfolio approaches, increase of risk levels, and introduction of equity funding. This work will lead to an amendment of the EC/EIB agreement on RSFF implementation already in the first half of 2011. type: Follow-up document body: EC
  • date: 2014-10-30T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2014/0686/COM_COM(2014)0686_EN.pdf title: COM(2014)0686 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2014&nu_doc=0686 title: EUR-Lex summary: This report from the Commission concerns financial instruments supported by the general budget according to Article 140(8) of the Financial Regulation as at 31 December 2013. The report focuses on all centrally-managed Financial Instruments for internal and external Union policies supported by the general budget according to Article 140(8) of the Financial Regulation as of 31 December 2013. To recall, financial instruments, including loans or guarantees with greater risk capacity, represent a smart way to finance the real economy, and boost growth and employment. They can achieve financial leverage (multiplying scarce budgetary resources by attracting private and public funds to support EU policy objectives), policy leverage (incentivising entrusted entities and financial intermediaries to pursue EU policy objectives through alignment of interest), and institutional leverage (benefiting from the expertise of the actors involved in the implementation chain). This report is the first to be prepared under the new requirements of the Financial Regulation . It is intended to provide an informative overview of how the taxpayer's money has been used and of the progress made in the implementation of the Financial Instruments as of 31 December 2013. The report is complemented by a Commission Staff Working Document which provides specific information on individual financial instruments, their progress made in implementation and their environment in which they operate. The report highlights that important outcomes have been achieved through the use of Financial Instruments in the years 2007-2013 , and they will play an even more significant role in the 2014-2020 Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF). The budgetary authorities have expressed their political commitment and increased the necessary resources . Furthermore, the Financial Regulation has been extended with a dedicated chapter, setting up the appropriate regulatory framework for Financial Instruments' design, management and reporting. The main conclusions of the report are : (1) The implementation of the 2007-2013 centrally-managed financial instruments has been instrumental in helping to alleviate financial market failures and leverage the positive effects of EU-wide actions . For example, in the 2007-2013 period, the main EU-level financial instruments dedicated to SME support (CIP-GIF, CIP-SMEG 07 and RSI) and micro-SME support (EPMF) with an overall contribution (EU commitments) of more than EUR 1.6 billion, mobilised lending of nearly EUR 17.9 billion and also supported equity investments of about EUR 2.8 billion, thus enhancing access to finance for more than 336 000 SMEs. (2) The achieved leverage is equal to 5 for Equity Instruments, and ranges from 4.8 to 31 for Guarantee instruments, from 10 to 259 for Risk-sharing instruments, from 1.54 to 158 for Dedicated Investment Vehicles, from 5 to 7 for Financial Instruments in the Enlargement Countries, from 5 to 27.6 for Financial Instruments in Neighbourhood Countries and Countries covered by the Development Cooperation Instrument. With the experience gained in the course of implementation during the 2007-2013 period, and in the context of programme evaluations and audits, several lessons have been learned on how to further improve the design and management of financial instruments: best practices have been capitalised on the design and the management of the new generation of financial instruments; further, Financial Instruments will now cover all main types of final recipients over the full funding cycle and will include offer of both pro- and counter-cyclical instruments to respond flexibly to market needs, based on demand-driven implementation; effectiveness and efficiency have been enhanced through fewer instruments with larger volumes, ensuring critical mass in full consistency with State aid rules; alignment of interest with entrusted entities and financial intermediaries will be further achieved through fees and incentives, and risk sharing. Since 2013 is the last year of commitment for the 2007-2013 programming period for a number of instruments, a final evaluation assessing the extent to which objectives have been achieved has not been finalised. More qualitative and in-depth feedback on the attainment of objectives will be available within one year and will be duly reported upon. type: Follow-up document body: EC
  • date: 2014-10-30T00:00:00 docs: url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=SWD:2014:0335:FIN:EN:PDF title: EUR-Lex title: SWD(2014)0335 summary: This Staff Working Document (SWD) constitutes an Annex to the report of the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on financial instruments supported by the general budget according to Article 140(8) of the Financial Regulation as at 31 December 2013. It provides specific information on individual financial instruments, their progress made in implementation and their environment in which they operate. Financial instruments are a proven way to achieve EU policy objectives. They use EU funds to support economically viable projects and attract very significant volumes of public and private financing. By injecting money into the real economy, financial instruments contribute to the achievement of the EU policy objectives enshrined in the Europe 2020 Strategy, notably in terms of employment, innovation, climate change and energy sustainability, education and social inclusion. The report gives detailed information on each financial instrument. InnovFin SME Venture Capital (Horizon 2020) The report notes that there is evidence that larger, established R&I-intensive firms have problems in accessing debt finance to fund innovation projects. To address R&I financing needs, which can hardly be met at the national level, the Commission has set up the Risk-Sharing Finance Facility (2007-2013) and its successor InnovFin Large Projects, InnovFin MidCap Growth Finance and InnovFin MidCap Guarantee under Horizon 2020 . The InnovFin SME Venture Capital succeeds and refines the the Growth and Innovative Facility (GIF-1) under Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP), and is part of a single equity financial instrument supporting the growth of enterprises and their R&I activities. It is designed to improve access to risk finance by early-stage R&I-driven SMEs and small midcaps through supporting early-stage risk capital funds that invest, on a predominantly cross-border basis, in individual enterprises. SMEs and small midcaps located in Member States or in Associated Countries will be eligible as final recipients. The COSME programme's Equity Facility for Growth (EFG) complements this facility, which, supported by a set of accompanying measures, will support the achievement of Horizon 2020 policy objectives. In terms of Union added value, the InnovFin SME Venture Capital will complement national and regional schemes that cannot cater for cross-border investments in R&I. The early-stage deals will also have a demonstration effect that can benefit public and private investors across Europe. For the growth phase, only at European level is it possible to achieve the necessary scale and the strong participation of private investors that are essential to the functioning of a self-sustaining venture capital market. Current Overall (2014-2020) Programme Budget amounts to EUR 430 million. type: Follow-up document body: EC
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  • date: 2005-09-21T00:00:00 type: Legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2005/0443/COM_COM(2005)0443_EN.pdf title: COM(2005)0443 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2005&nu_doc=443 title: EUR-Lex summary: PURPOSE: To establish a specific programme entitled “Capacities” within the context of the EU’s 7 th research framework programme. PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision CONTENT: The European Commission is presenting five “specific programmes” in follow up to the approval of the 7 th Framework Programme in April 2005. The first relates directly to actions funded under the Joint Research Centre. The other four are entitled: Co-operation, Ideas, Peoples and Capacity. The one under discussion here is the Capacities specific programme. Background: The restructuring of the RT&D framework programmes is a bid by the European Commission to help the EU achieve its goal of becoming the most competitive knowledge-based economy in the world by 2010 and to help the EU realise its ambition of devoting 3% of GDP to RT&D by the same date. The specific programmes identified by the Commission have been designed to address major weaknesses in the level, quality and impact of European research. Their creation represents a further consolidation of the European Research Area by offering financial support to the free movement of ideas, knowledge and researchers. The re-structuring of the programmes includes a number of core innovations, including, for example, allowing researchers (under some actions) to identify topics for future funding. Other advances include the setting up of a Risk-Sharing Facility to improve access to EIB loans for large scale European actions and the establishment of a European Research Council. The Commission is also looking to overhaul the management methods of the framework programme by introducing improved efficiency drives through the externalisation of administrative tasks to an executive agency, seeking a clearer presentation of evaluation criteria, guaranteeing transparent work programmes and streamlining procedures for approving projects. Specific programme – Capacities : The purpose of the Capacities specific programme is to ensure the optimal use of Europe’s research capabilities. By this it means that the programme will offer a unique role in facilitating and supporting the existing EU’s research infrastructures. A specific programme designed to buttress and strengthen existing – and future – research infrastructures is deemed essential if researchers and European industry alike are able to exploit the EU’s research possibilities. Access to existing infrastructures is considered indispensable for the execution of innovative science and technology projects. More specifically speaking, the Capacities programme will be implemented by: - Optimising the use and development of research infrastructures. - Strengthening innovative capacities of SMEs and their ability to benefit from research. - Supporting the development of regional research-driven clusters. - Unlocking the research potential of the EU’s outermost regions. - Seeking a rapprochement between society as a whole and science. - Supporting international co-operation. As part of the over-all management of the Capacities programme, the Commission will encourage synergies with other Community policies such as the Structural Funds. In addition it will complement the other “specific programmes” being proposed by the Commission and in particular the Co-operation programme. By research infrastructure, the Commission is referring to facilities or services that are needed by the research community to conduct research in all scientific and technological fields. Typically, the definition covers major equipment or sets of instruments used for research purposes. It can also refer to major collections, archives, computing and software applications. In terms of optimising the use of research infrastructures, the Commission proposes to do so firstly, by building upon and improving existing research infrastructure sand secondly by fostering the development of new research infrastructures of pan-European interest based on the work of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructure (ESFRI). Trans-national access to research infrastructures is given priority. Access may be made available to external users, either in person or by suitable electronic communication and will be implemented through “bottom-up” calls for proposals open to all scientific fields. Other measures will include the deployment of e-Infrastructures based on targeted calls for proposals. The e-Infrastructures will seek to foster high-performance communications and grid empowered infrastructures. There will be an emphasis on supercomputing facilities, data storage and advanced visualisation facilities. In addition to existing structures, the Capacities programme will encourage new research structures through design studies. Concerning the development of new infrastructures the Capacities programme will offer financial help for both preparatory and construction studies. A further key feature of the Capacities programme is offering streamlined proposals which address the needs and concerns of Europe’s SME’s. By offering SME’s help, the Commission hopes that they will be in a better position to outsource research, increase their research efforts, extend their networks, acquire technological know-how and significantly exploit the results of their own research. The unexploited possibilities of the EU’s outermost and convergence regions is also given due consideration within the context of the Capacities programme. In order to unleash the EU’s full research potential the Commission proposes the creation of regional “research-driven clusters”. Such clusters would be made up of regional authorities, universities, research centres, enterprises and related stake-holders. The realisation of such clusters will be done through a more focused use of Structural Funds for R&D investment. In addition “Regions of Knowledge” will be developed with the sole aim of improving the relevance and effectiveness of regional research agendas. A further chapter proposed under the Capacities programme focuses on the outermost and convergence regions of the EU. Actions under this heading will build on past and existing measures and centre on both the “European Centres of Excellence” and the Marie Curie Host Fellowships for the Transfer of Knowledge. Under the heading of Science in Society the Commission is seeking to build an effective and democratic European society of knowledge by stimulating a harmonious integration of scientific and technology. It is an attempt by the Commission to bridge the gap between many who feel alienated from rapid scientific advantages with the scientists themselves. In other words it seeks to stimulate an on-going and open debate with the wider community on the benefits and potential pitfalls of ground breaking innovative research. The Commission suggests that citizens’ alienation from science in society can partly be blamed on insufficient public participation in the decision-making process, a growing reservation regarding certain scientific developments and a questioning of the objectivity of scientific evidence relied on for policy making. In order to address these and other issues the Commission proposes more inclusive and transparent procedure for accessing the expertise needed to underpin credible policies. It also proposes setting ethical landmarks and to try and bridge the gap between those with a scientific background and those with out. A final Chapter proposed under the Capacities specific programme deals with activities at an international level. The international co-operation component of this specific programme will have two objectives, namely to support European competitiveness through strategic international partnerships and to address the specific problems faced by third countries on the basis of mutual interest For further information concerning the financial implications of this measure, please refer to the financial statement.
  • date: 2005-11-17T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2006-05-29T00:00:00 type: Debate in Council body: CSL docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=SMPL&ROWSPP=25&RESULTSET=1&NRROWS=500&DOC_LANCD=EN&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC&CONTENTS=2731*&MEET_DATE=29/05/2006 title: 2731
  • date: 2006-10-10T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2006-10-23T00:00:00 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2006-371&language=EN title: A6-0371/2006
  • date: 2006-11-29T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20061129&type=CRE title: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2006-11-30T00:00:00 type: Results of vote in Parliament body: EP docs: url: https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=12818&l=en title: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2006-11-30T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P6-TA-2006-520 title: T6-0520/2006 summary: The European Parliament adopted a resolution drafted by Vittorio PRODI (ADLE, I) on the proposal on the Specific Programme "Capacities" implementing the 7th Framework Programme (2007-2013). The following amendments were adopted in plenary: - the Framework Programme should complement the activities carried out in the Member States and by the Member States through their participation in European intergovernmental research organisations; - research activities carried out within this programme should respect fundamental ethical principles, including those which are reflected in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU and reassert the civic and humanistic values of research, ensuring respect for ethnic and cultural diversity; - to simplify calls for proposals and reduce costs, the Commission should set up a database as a prerequisite for notifying participants in calls for proposals; - the overall administrative expenditure of the Specific Programme, including internal and management expenditure for the executive agency which it is proposed to set up, should be proportional to the activities undertaken under the Specific Programme and is subject to the decision of the budgetary and legislative authorities. Budget appropriations shall be used in accordance with the principle of sound financial management, namely in accordance with the principles of economy, efficiency and effectiveness, as well as the principle of proportionality; - the Commission shall provide prior information to the budgetary authority whenever it intends to depart from the breakdown of expenditure stated in the remarks in and annex to the general budget of the European Union; - the Work Programme shall take account of relevant research activities carried out by the Member States, associated countries and European and international organisations, with the aim of increasing synergies with such activities, achieving European added value, influencing industrial competitiveness and maintaining relevance to other Community policies; - the Commission shall ensure that the research results are evaluated and shall report on their contribution to a dynamic, knowledge-based society in Europe; - the Commission's report shall contain an assessment of the soundness of financial management and an evaluation of the efficiency and regularity of the budgetary and economic management of the programme; - the Commission shall submit the present Decision and a report on the implementation of the Specific Programme to the competent bodies for review in sufficient time to ensure that the procedure for modifying this Decision can be completed by the end of 2010; - existing informational help desks have to receive guidance and information so that they can be of service to SMEs, industry and knowledge institutions and do this with the idea of complementarity between the funds; - Industrial research investment should be encouraged in sectors of key interest to the EU economy; - research policies should be coordinated at the EU level in areas where there is a clear added value for cooperation. Duplication with work undertaken in the Member States' national research polices should be avoided at all costs; - Special attention will be paid to: synergy in the development of research potential in combination with innovation-driven programmes and Structural Funds programmes; reducing administrative and physical hindrances to effective cross-border cooperation between regions in different Member States; and the development of combined research and innovation capacity; - research infrastructures have a vital role to play in disseminating research results to a wide range of research disciplines and communities, which is essential for fostering innovation. Information diffused via these infrastructures can also provide important evidence-based support for policy making; - there is some emphasis on significant investment from public and private actors in all parts of Europe; - optimising the utilisation of existing research infrastructures and improving their performance must be seen as a priority; - it will be necessary to support in a coordinated way digital libraries (with a view to creating a European Digital Library); - it is essential to improve the transparency of research infrastructures for potential users in order to promote their use by a wider range of communities in all parts of Europe; - ESFRI as well as technology platforms, joint technology initiatives and the European Research Council will be requested to state their needs for research infrastructure; - the variable geometry principle should be taken into account when deploying the new research structures pursued by this programme. It is also made clear that the selection criteria for actions under the Specific Programme should correspond to those laid down in the Seventh Framework Programme; - the creation of "Open Innovation" centres would allow for single-site execution of major collaborative industrial R&D projects, with consortium partners seconding their staff on temporary postings and/or providing open access to research infrastructures and services on the basis of facility sharing; - in order to share research results the establishment of a Scientific Methods Server would make a significant contribution to the efficiency of research methods by making the results of certain research steps accessible under comparable conditions; - other amendments aim to strengthen the leading role of SMEs with regard to ‘capabilities’; to achieve this, they must be given easier access to ‘RTD performers’. Administrative procedures for SMEs will be made simpler and clearer and costs will be reduced for SMEs benefiting under the Framework Programme. Coordination will also be sought with relevant national research programmes. With this in view, consideration may also be given to possible joint implementation of technological development programmes aimed at SMEs under EUREKA in order to encourage innovatory projects geared to market requirements. Mechanisms will also be introduced for cooperation with national and regional R&D support programmes for SMEs, with the aim of providing a more local service geared to their requirements and strengthening the critical mass and European dimension of the various national support schemes; -funding will support small groups of innovative SMEs in solving common or complementary technological problems, through the Framework Programme and/or intergovernmental funding schemes such as the Commission's, EIB's and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's (EBRD) JEREMIE and JASPER initiatives.
  • date: 2006-12-19T00:00:00 type: Act adopted by Council after consultation of Parliament body: EP/CSL
  • date: 2006-12-19T00:00:00 type: End of procedure in Parliament body: EP
  • date: 2006-12-30T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal summary: PURPOSE: to adopt the Specific Programme “Capacity” under the 7 th Framework Programme. LEGISLATIVE ACT: Council Decision 2006/0974/EC concerning the Specific Programme “Capacity” implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 – 2013). CONTENT: the adoption of the Specific Programme “Capacity” stems from Council Decision 1982/2006/EC concerning the Seventh Framework Programme (2007-2013). See: COD/2005/0043 . The new 7 th Framework Programme is centred on four research pillars: Co-operation; Ideas; People; and Capacity. The purpose of the Capacities Specific Programme is to ensure the optimal use of Europe’s research capabilities. By this it means that the programme will offer a unique role in facilitating and supporting the existing EU’s research infrastructures. A specific programme designed to buttress and strengthen existing – and future – research infrastructures is deemed essential if researchers and European industry alike are able to exploit the EU’s research possibilities. Access to existing infrastructures is considered indispensable for the execution of innovative science and technology projects. The Programme has been awarded a EUR 4 097 million budget to help realise these objectives. More specifically speaking, the Capacities programme will support: a) research infrastructures; b) research for the benefit of SME’s; c) regions of knowledge; d) research potential; e) science in society; f) support for the coherent development of research policies; g) activities of international co-operation. As part of the over-all management of the Capacities programme, the Commission will encourage synergies with other Community policies such as the Structural Funds. In addition it will complement the other “specific programmes” being proposed by the Commission and in particular the Co-operation programme. By research infrastructure, the Commission is referring to facilities or services that are needed by the research community to conduct research in all scientific and technological fields. Typically, the definition covers: major equipment or sets of instruments used for research purposes. It can also refer to major collections, archives, computing and software applications. Trans-national access to research infrastructures is given priority. Access may be made available to external users, either in person or by suitable electronic communication and will be implemented through “bottom-up” calls for proposals open to all scientific fields. Other measures will include the deployment of e-Infrastructures based on targeted calls for proposals. The e-Infrastructures will seek to foster high-performance communications and grid empowered infrastructures. There will be an emphasis on supercomputing facilities, data storage and advanced visualisation facilities. In addition to existing structures, the Capacities programme will encourage new research structures through design studies. Concerning the development of new infrastructures the Capacities programme will offer financial help for both preparatory and construction studies. A further key feature of the Capacities programme is offering streamlined proposals which address the needs and concerns of Europe’s SME’s. By offering SME’s help, the Commission hopes that they will be in a better position to outsource research, increase their research efforts, extend their networks, acquire technological know-how and significantly exploit the results of their own research. The unexploited possibilities of the EU’s outermost and convergence regions is also given due consideration within the context of the Capacities programme. In order to unleash the EU’s full research potential the programme will create regional “research-driven clusters” made up of regional authorities, universities, research centres, enterprises and related stake-holders. The realisation of such clusters will be done through a more focused use of Structural Funds for R&D investment. In addition “Regions of Knowledge” will be developed with the sole aim of improving the relevance and effectiveness of regional research agendas. A further chapter proposed under the Capacities programme focuses on the outermost and convergence regions of the EU. Actions under this heading will build on past and existing measures and centre on both the “European Centres of Excellence” and the Marie Curie Host Fellowships for the Transfer of Knowledge. Under the heading of Science in Society the Commission is seeking to build an effective and democratic European society of knowledge by stimulating a harmonious integration of scientific and technology. It is an attempt to bridge the gap between many who feel alienated from rapid scientific advantages with the scientists themselves. A final Chapter under the Capacities specific programme deals with activities at an international level. The international co-operation component of this specific programme will have two objectives, namely to support European competitiveness through strategic international partnerships and to address the specific problems faced by third countries on the basis of mutual interest ENTRY INTO FORCE: 2 January 2007. docs: title: Decision 2006/974 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32006D0974 title: OJ L 400 30.12.2006, p. 0298 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2006:400:TOC
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  • date: 2005-09-21T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2005/0443/COM_COM(2005)0443_EN.pdf celexid: CELEX:52005PC0443:EN type: Legislative proposal published title: COM(2005)0443 type: Legislative proposal published body: EC commission: DG: url: http://ec.europa.eu/research/home.cfm title: Research and Innovation Commissioner: POTOČNIK Janez
  • date: 2005-11-17T00:00:00 body: EP type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading committees: body: EP responsible: False committee: BUDG date: 2004-09-20T00:00:00 committee_full: Budgets rapporteur: group: PSE name: XENOGIANNAKOPOULOU Marilisa body: EP responsible: False committee: CULT date: 2005-10-07T00:00:00 committee_full: Culture and Education rapporteur: group: PSE name: BERLINGUER Giovanni body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Employment and Social Affairs committee: EMPL body: EP responsible: True committee: ITRE date: 2005-10-05T00:00:00 committee_full: Industry, Research and Energy rapporteur: group: ALDE name: PRODI Vittorio
  • body: CSL meeting_id: 2731 docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=SMPL&ROWSPP=25&RESULTSET=1&NRROWS=500&DOC_LANCD=EN&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC&CONTENTS=2731*&MEET_DATE=29/05/2006 type: Debate in Council title: 2731 council: Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry, Research and Space) date: 2006-05-29T00:00:00 type: Council Meeting
  • date: 2006-10-10T00:00:00 body: EP type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading committees: body: EP responsible: False committee: BUDG date: 2004-09-20T00:00:00 committee_full: Budgets rapporteur: group: PSE name: XENOGIANNAKOPOULOU Marilisa body: EP responsible: False committee: CULT date: 2005-10-07T00:00:00 committee_full: Culture and Education rapporteur: group: PSE name: BERLINGUER Giovanni body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Employment and Social Affairs committee: EMPL body: EP responsible: True committee: ITRE date: 2005-10-05T00:00:00 committee_full: Industry, Research and Energy rapporteur: group: ALDE name: PRODI Vittorio
  • date: 2006-10-23T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2006-371&language=EN type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading title: A6-0371/2006 body: EP committees: body: EP responsible: False committee: BUDG date: 2004-09-20T00:00:00 committee_full: Budgets rapporteur: group: PSE name: XENOGIANNAKOPOULOU Marilisa body: EP responsible: False committee: CULT date: 2005-10-07T00:00:00 committee_full: Culture and Education rapporteur: group: PSE name: BERLINGUER Giovanni body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Employment and Social Affairs committee: EMPL body: EP responsible: True committee: ITRE date: 2005-10-05T00:00:00 committee_full: Industry, Research and Energy rapporteur: group: ALDE name: PRODI Vittorio type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
  • date: 2006-11-29T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20061129&type=CRE type: Debate in Parliament title: Debate in Parliament body: EP type: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2006-11-30T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=12818&l=en type: Results of vote in Parliament title: Results of vote in Parliament url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P6-TA-2006-520 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading title: T6-0520/2006 body: EP type: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2006-12-19T00:00:00 body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Agriculture and Fisheries meeting_id: 2774
  • date: 2006-12-19T00:00:00 body: EP type: End of procedure in Parliament
  • date: 2006-12-19T00:00:00 body: EP/CSL type: Act adopted by Council after consultation of Parliament
  • date: 2006-12-30T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal docs: url: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32006D0974 title: Decision 2006/974 url: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/JOHtml.do?uri=OJ:L:2006:400:SOM:EN:HTML title: OJ L 400 30.12.2006, p. 0298
committees
  • body: EP responsible: False committee: BUDG date: 2004-09-20T00:00:00 committee_full: Budgets rapporteur: group: PSE name: XENOGIANNAKOPOULOU Marilisa
  • body: EP responsible: False committee: CULT date: 2005-10-07T00:00:00 committee_full: Culture and Education rapporteur: group: PSE name: BERLINGUER Giovanni
  • body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Employment and Social Affairs committee: EMPL
  • body: EP responsible: True committee: ITRE date: 2005-10-05T00:00:00 committee_full: Industry, Research and Energy rapporteur: group: ALDE name: PRODI Vittorio
links
European Commission
other
  • body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Former Council configuration
  • body: EC dg: url: http://ec.europa.eu/research/home.cfm title: Research and Innovation commissioner: POTOČNIK Janez
procedure
dossier_of_the_committee
ITRE/6/30663
reference
2005/0188(CNS)
instrument
Decision
legal_basis
EC Treaty (after Amsterdam) EC 166
stage_reached
Procedure completed
summary
Repealed by
subtype
Legislation
title
Research RTD, 7th EC Framework Programme 2007-2013: Capacities specific programme for European research and innovation
type
CNS - Consultation procedure
final
subject