Policy Analysis: Investment, Policy

European Research Area: single market for research far from reality

There’s still a lot of work required to create the European Research Area. The R&D landscape remains fragmented and even the best institutions have much to do to meet the 2014 deadline, says a progress report this week

R&D Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

The first systematic analysis of national and European Union progress in creating the single market for research under the European Research Area (ERA) shows that while some progress has been made, the research landscape is still fragmented. Even the best-performing institutions have some way to go and there is a significant gap between the best and the worst performers.

Excluding the EU’s Framework R&D programme and the European Space Agency, less than 1 per cent of...

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