European Research Area

The European Commission has published a Green Paper on options to ‘deepen and widen’ the European Research Area (ERA) so that it better contributes to the Lisbon agenda. ERA looks to create an ‘internal market’ for research in the EU; European-level co-ordination for research activities; and initiatives implemented and funded at the European-level. A consultation on the Green Paper will open on 1 May and run to 31 August 2007.