Sweden aims for research reforms

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]

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