Archive for FP8

Europe Asks Researchers for Funding Ideas

Posted in research with tags , on 9 February 2011 by Steve

“The European Commission is asking for help designing – and renaming – its next research and innovation funding program. The current program, Framework Programme 7, will spend €53.3 billion over 7 years before it ends in 2013. The next program is due to start that year …” (more)

[Gretchen Vogel, Science Insider, 9 February]


Norway and Switzerland fight FP8 budget hike

Posted in research with tags , , , , on 29 January 2011 by Steve

“Norway and Switzerland are opposing a budget increase for the next Framework Programme, which starts in 2014, fearing that their contribution to its costs could grow out of all proportion. Both countries are outside the EU and would have to pay significantly more towards Framework 8 than previous Framework Programmes if its budget increases …” (more)

[Inga Vesper and John Fogarty, Research, 25 January]

Another threat to the humanities and social sciences?

Posted in research with tags , , , on 13 December 2010 by Steve

“A group of scholars at the Freie Universität in Berlin is distributing via E-mail and their website alarming information about downsizing of the EU research funding in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The EU is currently drawing up its 8th framework program, in which it decides how to allocate its money …” (more)

[Ingrid Robeyns, Crooked Timber, 13 December]

Sweden aims for research reforms

Posted in research with tags , , on 5 July 2009 by Steve

EU“The Swedish Presidency of the European Union took effect last Wednesday and major reforms are likely in the way research is organised in the European Union, notably in the foundation for a Framework Programme 8 that could differ from its forerunners. Background material for the Lund Conference this week regarding the EU’s research and innovation policy includes a 50-page memo deriving from four high-level workshops arranged by the Swedes during February and March. The discussion draft, New World – New Solutions: Research and innovation as basis for developing Europe in a global context, focuses on how the EU should respond to economic, social, cultural and other challenges or ‘even shocks’ in the future …” (more)

[Jan Petter Myklebust, University World News, 5 July]