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  1. FP6 into perspective

  2. FP6 into Perspective The European Union • Understanding the context and exploiting the opportunities

  3. The European Union Three Basic Elements • Institutions • Policies • Financial Instruments

  4. The European Union SomeBasic Info (1/2) • Historic milestones • European Economic Community (1957), Treaty of Rome (1958) • Single European Act (1986) (1987) • European Union Treaty, (Maastricht) (1992) (1993) • Amsterdam (1997) • Basic principles • Political stability • Free movement of people and goods • Free movement of capital • Regional development for economic and social cohesion • Acquis Communautaire • All the principals, policies, laws, obligations and goals that have been agreed and / or developed in the framework of the European Union

  5. The European Union SomeBasic Info (2/2) 25 MEMBER STATES • Belgium Holland Luxembourg 1957 • France Germany Italy • Denmark Ireland Great Britain 1971 • Greece 1981 • Spain Portugal 1986 • Austria Sweden Finland 1995 • Poland , Latvia , Lithuania, Estonia ,Hungary • Slovakia , Czech R, Slovenia , Malta , Cyprus 2004

  6. European Union Key Institutions • Council of the European Union • European Parliament • European Commission • Court of Justice • Court of Auditors • Decentralized bodies of the European Union (agencies) • Agencies of the European Community • Common Foreign and Security Policy • Police and Judicial Cooperation in criminal matters • Economic and Social Committee • Committee of the Regions • European Investment Bank • OMBUDSMAN • European Central Bank

  7. Interaction between theInstitutions controls COURT OF JUSTICE controls controls cooperates COUNCIL PARLIAMENT co-decides proposes proposes COMMISSION decides and orders controls controls COURT OF AUDITORS controls implements & supervises

  8. European Union Basic Instruments • The Community Policies • The Budget of the European Union

  9. Legal Instruments for Policy Implementation Regulations The Member States are obliged to implement them immediately Directives The Member States are obliged to implement them by incorporating them in the national legislation Decisions Their implementation is obligatory for the relevant service or Country Proposals - Opinions They are not binding

  10. The European Union Budget • Income • Custom duties on imported products • Custom duties on specific products of the Member States • % on the Value Added Tax (VAT) • Contributions of the Member States • Expenditures • Agricultural subventions ~ 45% • Structural policies ~ 30% • Internal policies ~ 7% • External policies 7% • Administration 5%

  11. Financial Instruments For Policy Implementation Structural Funds Cohesion Fund Internal Policies BUDGET Studies/ Services/ Procurement/Outsourcing External Technical Support

  12. European Social Fund European Regional Development Fund European Agriculture Guidance and Guarantee Fund Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance Cohesion Fund Community Support Framework Operational Programmes Regional Sectoral Community Initiatives Innovative Actions Financial Instruments Implementation BUDGET Financial Instruments For Policy Implementation Structural Funds • These aim at the economic and social cohesion through regional development The related projects and activities are co-funded by the European Union and the Member States

  13. MEDA ACP BUDGET Financial Instruments For Policy Implementation External Technical Support Other countries TACIS PHARE • Regulations • Beneficiaries • Sectors • Budget • Method of implementation CARDS ISPA/SAPARD

  14. External Technical SupportPHARE • Regulation: Decision of the Council • Beneficiaries: Bulgaria –Romania • Budget: Approved for each country separately, 70% available for institution building and 30% for investment projects • Method of Implementation: • National, cross-border, multi-national, international programmes, • funding services provision and infrastructure projects, • selected for the national programmes by Programme Management Units (PMUs) in each country and • for the international programmes by the European Commission in cooperation with the national authorities

  15. BUDGET Financial Instruments For Policy ImplementationInternal Policies • Research and Development • 6th Framework Programme for RTD • Special programmes • Environment • Energy • Education / Professional Training

  16. Research and DevelopmentResearch and Development Policy • 6th Framework Programme for RTD • Special programmes

  17. Research and Development Evolution of RTD Budget

  18. 6th Framework Programme Key Components

  19. Focusing and integrating European research 13,345 billion € Strengthening the Foundation of (ERA) 320 million € Structuring the European Research Area (ERA) 2,605 billion € 6th Framework Programme FP6 Budget 17,5 billion €

  20. Characteristics of EU RTD Activities I • Transnational collaboration (min. 3 partners/3 countries) • Strategic objectives - programme oriented • Innovative, based on science & technology excellence • Competitive - competition of the best teams in EU • Rather mid-term oriented • RTD results are the property of the participants • Organisations selected via Calls for Proposals and evaluation procedures involving a set of multiple criteria and independent experts

  21. Characteristics of EU RTD Activities II • Emphasis on objectives regarding creation of ERA • “Large” projects – the focus is on structuring and integration • Exactly the same rights for MC and Candidate AS • EU funding for participation of INCO countries • Eligibility of international organisations of EU interest • Openness to 3rd countries world-wide

  22. IST in FP6 Objectives & Strategy • Main objectives • Establishing Europe’s leadership in the technologies at the heart of the knowledge economy and society • Strengthening Europe’s competitiveness & technology base • Building the information and knowledge society for ALL • Strategy • Concentration and focus, building critical mass • Visionary, forward looking (longer term / high risk) • Combine flexibility with greater speed in implementation • Scope of activities: Core technologies & “pull-through” applications

  23. Thank you !!