Commission Agenda Entry: Wednesday, 22 February: Proposal for the creation of a European Institute of Technology

February 13, 2006

Brussels, 10 Feb 2006

The news:

  • In February, as part of the mid-term review of the Lisbon Strategy, President Barroso proposed the creation of a European Institute of Technology “to act as a pole of attraction for the very best minds, ideas and companies from around the world.”
  • In autumn 2005, DG EAC conducted a wide public consultation on the key issues surrounding the creation of an EIT, including its objectives, added-value and possible structure. More than 700 contributions were sent to the Commission and analysed by its services.
  • In order to generate a more effective relationship between education, research and technology, the Commission will propose the creation of an EIT; the Communication shall set out the mission, the objectives and the proposed structure of the EIT.
  • In the medium term, the EIT could award something post graduate degrees and become a worldwide reference in higher education and research.

The event:
Press Conference at 1130 with Ján Figel, Commissioner for Education & Training, at the Berlaymont’in Brussels.

The sources:
EIT:
http://europa.eu.int/comm/education/eit/index_en.html

The contacts:
Frédéric Vincent +32 2 298 7166; Mona Lund +32 2 299 9020

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