Volume 11 - September 28, 2006 - Pielke\'s Perspective
bridges vol. 20, December 2008/ Feature Article
By Manfred Horvat
The main objective of the 6th European Framework Program for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration (FP6) was to support the creation of the European Research area. For that purpose, Networks of Excellence (NoE) were introduced as one of the new instruments. At the present time, as FP6 NoEs are approaching the end of their project duration, the European Commission has appointed an expert group to prepare recommendations on the future of Networks of Excellence (NoEs). The expert group has reviewed the implementation and experience of the NoE scheme and proposes launching a new Joint Research Initiatives (JRIs) scheme that builds on the NoE experience while, simultaneously, safeguarding some of the main achievements of the program.
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