Title Original Language:
Funding Europe's Future (Positionspapier)
Abstract Original Language:
Europe’s future prosperity will be heavily dependent on the success of the transition to a digital knowledge based economy and society. To make this transition successful, a sustainable, effective and ambitious research and innovation policy is needed which has to be put front and centre to all policy actions in order to extend Europe’s strength as leading global actor for research, technology and the creation of new businesses. The next European Framework Programme 9 (FP9), starting 2021 and lasting for seven years, will be a key asset to achieve these objectives. In FP9, Europe needs to work much faster and more effectively to augment the creation and diffusion of innovation which is also one of the main findings of the Lamy report (p.7): “When looking ahead to the future of Europe in a globalising world, the contrast is striking between Europe’s comparative advantage in producing knowledge and its comparative disadvantage in turning that knowledge into innovation and growth”.