Brussels, 30 November 2005
2694th Council Meeting
Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry and Research)
Brussels, 28-29 November 2005
The Council took note of a progress report on a draft decision establishing a competitiveness and innovation framework programme (CIP) for 2007-2013, and endorsed the approach to the horizontal issues that it sets out. The Council instructed the Permanent Representatives Committee to use the report (13814/1/05) as a basis for future discussions.
The report clarifies the complementarities between the CIP and the FP7 and between the CIP and the structural funds. It also clarifies the role of eco-innovation and the articulation of the instruments in the CIP, and sets out the principles for the management and the evaluation of the CIP.
The Council identified, at its session of 10 May 2005, a number of horizontal issues requiring clarification as regards the proposal.
The proposal submitted by the Commission in April 2005 (8081/05), brings together several existing specific programmes into a single framework with three pillars: Entrepreneurship and innovation; Information and communications technology policy support; and Intelligent Energy-Europe.
Pending agreement on the financial perspectives for the 2007-2013 period, the Commission proposed a total financial allocation of more than EUR 4 billion.