Brussels, 08 July 2002
CORDIS, the European Commission's Research and Development Information Service, is offering faster, more focused access for journalists.
Available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish, the new Press Service builds upon the CORDIS News and National Services to offer catered information for lead articles and further analysis on European research and innovation.
The redesigned service provides quicker access to CORDIS press releases and a new section for background stories and feature articles on EU innovation initiatives, as well as research breakthroughs, success stories and R&D developments in each Member State. For their diary, journalists will find events highlights and a searchable selection of forthcoming events across Europe, with information on the CORDIS involvement in them.
The service offers key statistics on Member States participation in the Fifth and the previous framework research programmes of the EU, for which CORDIS is a unique source, as well as background on benchmarking and the European Commission's research and innovation scoreboards, published annually on CORDIS.
The Press Service highlights the opportunities, offered by CORDIS News, the Technology Marketplace and other CORDIS services, for journalists covering research, innovation and competitiveness. Registration for e-mail alerts, subscription to CORDIS Focus and other Commission innovation magazines linked from the service will help to keep users abreast of news about the Sixth Framework programme and latest research and innovation developments from a European or national perspective. Designed to assist journalists through CORDIS, the service will also offer links to the forthcoming CORDIS Express weekly e-mail newsletter and CORDIS Wire, which also offer embargoed press information on EU research and innovation stakeholders.