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European R&I Policies

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Conducting European R&I policies and implementing European research programmes is in the first instance a legal and political obligation resulting from the Amsterdam Treaty. The Treaty does in fact include a whole chapter on research, innovation and technological development (R&I and RTD), so as to underline that R&I is an essential element in the functioning of industrialised countries, such as EU Member States: the competitiveness of companies and the employment they can provide depend to a great extent on R&S that is also essential for the support of other policies such as consumer protection or the protection of the environment. In short: the individual and collective wellbeing of citizens depends on the quality and relevance of R&I.

 
Innovation Union

Innovation Union

http://ec.europa.eu/research/innovation-union/index_en.cfm

With an ageing population and strong competitive pressures from globalization, Europe' s future economic growth and jobs will increasingly have to come from innovation in products, services and business models. This is why innovation has been placed at the heart of the Europe 2020 strategy for growth and jobs. With over thirty action points, the Innovation Union aims to improve conditions and access to finance for research and innovation in Europe, to ensure that innovative ideas can be turned into products and services that create growth and jobs. The main objectives are to foster Networks of Incubators for Social Innovation.

 
Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020

http://ec.europa.eu/research/horizon2020/index_en.cfm

Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument to implement the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness. Running from 2014 to 2020 with an €80 billion budget, the EU’s new programme for R&I is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe. Horizon 2020 provides major simplification through a single set of rules. It will combine all R&I and innovation funding currently provided through the Framework Programmes for RTD , the innovation related activities of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) and the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT).

 
3rd TRANSPORT WHITE PAPER 2014-2020

3rd TRANSPORT WHITE PAPER 2014-2020

http://ec.europa.eu/transport/strategies/2011_white_paper_en.htm

Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area - Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system.<z/p>

The European Commission adopted a roadmap of 40 concrete initiatives for the next decade to build a competitive transport system that will increase mobility, remove major barriers in key areas and fuel growth and employment. At the same time, the proposals will dramatically reduce Europe's dependence on imported oil and cut carbon emissions in transport by 60% by 2050.

 
4th TRANS EUROPEAN TRANSPORT NETWWORK 2014-2020

4th TRANS EUROPEAN TRANSPORT NETWWORK 2014-2020

http://tentea.ec.europa.eu/en/

Establishing an efficient trans-European transport network (TEN-T) has constituted a key element in the relaunched Lisbon Strategy for competitiveness and employment in Europe and will play an equally central role in the attainment of the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy. If Europe is to fulfill its economic and social potential, it is essential to build the missing links and remove the bottlenecks in our transport infrastructure, as well as to ensure the future sustainability of our transport networks by taking into account the energy efficiency needs and the climate change challenges.

 
CONNECTING EUROPE FACILITY 2014-2020

CONNECTING EUROPE FACILITY 2014-2020

http://ec.europa.eu/transport/infrastructure/connecting_en.htm

The CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) is the financing instrument for the Transeuropean Networks for Transport, Energy and Telecommunications. For the next financing period, 2014-2020 the EC has proposed to allocate € 50 bn - out of which € 31.6 bn for transport infrastructure (including € 10 bn ring fenced from the Cohesion fund), € 9.1 bn for Energy and € 9.2 bn for telecommunications.

This is a new approach placing all three TEN sectors under one single financing umbrella which is centrally managed by the Commission (the administrative tasks to be externalized most probably to the TEN-T EA

 
EUROPE 2020

EUROPE 2020

http://ec.europa.eu/europe2020/index_en.htm

Europe 2020 is the EU's growth strategy for the current decade. In a changing world, we want the EU to become a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy. These three mutually reinforcing priorities should help the EU and the Member States deliver high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion.

Concretely, the Union has set five ambitious objectives - on employment, innovation, education, social inclusion and climate/energy - to be reached by 2020. Each Member State has adopted its own national targets in each of these areas. Concrete actions at EU and national levels underpin the strategy.

Europe has identified new engines to boost growth and jobs. These areas are addressed by 7 flagship initiatives. One of them is Innovation Union. Within each initiative, both the EU and national authorities have to coordinate their efforts so they are mutually reinforcing. Most of these initiatives have been started by the Commission in 2010.

 
FUTURE-ICT Flagship Initiative

FUTURE-ICT Flagship Initiative

http://www.futurict.eu/

The ultimate goal of the FuturICT flagship project is to understand and manage complex, global, socially interactive systems, with a focus on sustainability and resilience

FuturICT is a visionary project that will deliver new science and technology to explore, understand and manage our connected world. This will inspire new information and communication technologies (ICT) that are socially adaptive and socially interactive, supporting collective awareness.

Revealing the hidden laws and processes underlying our complex, global, socially interactive systems constitutes one of the most pressing scientific challenges of the 21st Century. Integrating complexity science with ICT and the social sciences, will allow us to design novel robust, trustworthy and adaptive technologies based on socially inspired paradigms.

CONCEPTUAL KLT is member of the FutureICT technology platform in Spain.

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