Agenda of the 307th Meeting of the Scientific and Technical Research Committee (CREST), 17 March 2006

March 13, 2006

Brussels, 10 Mar 2006

Full text of Document 985/06

Chairman: Mr José SILVA RODRIGUEZ; European Commission, Director General for Research

1. Adoption of the Draft Agenda

2. Approval of the Draft Summary Conclusions of the 306th meeting of 26 January 2006
- Doc. 1202/06 CREST

3. Information from the Austrian Presidency and the Commission
* Presidency
* Commission

4. 3% and Open Method of Co-ordination

* The role of CREST in the renewed Lisbon Strategy;

* Adoption of the OMC Expert Group reports on Policy Mix and on Fiscal Measures (already distributed);

* Outcome of the OMC Expert Group reports on SMEs and on Public Research Organisations and update on the work of the OMC Expert Group on Intellectual Property Rights;

* Preparation of the 2nd OMC cycle CREST report: presentation of the preliminary recommendations by the CREST drafting group;

* Presentation of the report "Giving more for research in Europe, the role of foundations and the non-profit sector in boosting R&D investment" (already distributed).

5. Scoreboard on Industrial Research and Innovation
* Presentation by the Commission

6. Art. 169 initiatives (including experience with the ERA-NET instrument)
* Continuation of discussion

7. Working Methods of CREST
* Exchange of views

8. Science and Society: From FP 6 to FP 7
* Information from the Commission

9. Agenda for the next meeting (19 May 2006, Brussels)

10. Any Other Business

NB: To reduce costs, only documents produced in the week preceding the meeting will be available in the meeting room.

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