Partnership for excellence and growth in the ERA

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EESC opinion: Partnership for excellence and growth in the ERA

Key points:

The EESC:

  • believes that free movement of researchers, scientific knowledge and technology must become the internal market's "fifth freedom";
  • considers that completing a unified research area is a constantly-changing process and that the 2014 deadline is over-ambitious;
  • welcomes the proposal to build the ERA through a reinforced partnership based on best practices rather than through regulation;
  • hopes that an internal group can be set up within the Committee to serve as a reference point for the European institutions during the various assessment, monitoring and decision-making stages involved in completing the ERA.

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