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An Ambitious Objective: an Assessment of the EU R&D Strategy


  • Andreas Schibany

    () (Centre for Economic and Innovation Research, Joanneum Research (Austria))

  • Helmut Gassler

    () (Centre for Economic and Innovation Research, Joanneum Research (Austria))


In Barcelona, the European Union set ambitious targets for the European Research Area, calling for research expenditures equivalent to 3 % of Europe’s GDP by 2010. This paper analyses the implications of these targets, assesses the influence of the member states, and examines the role of the private sector in reaching the targets. Note: Downloadable document is in Russian.

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  • Andreas Schibany & Helmut Gassler, 2008. "An Ambitious Objective: an Assessment of the EU R&D Strategy," Foresight and STI Governance (Foresight-Russia till No. 3/2015), National Research University Higher School of Economics, vol. 2(1), pages 16-22.
  • Handle: RePEc:hig:fsight:v:2:y:2008:i:1:p:16-22

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    innovation; European policy; European Union;

    JEL classification:

    • O38 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Government Policy
    • O50 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - General


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