In collaboration with LERU (League of European Research Universities), LIBER is preparing a response to the EC Consultation on the ERA Framework: Areas of untapped potential for the development of the European Research Area (ERA). Cf. http://ec.europa.eu/research/consultations/era/consultation_en.htm
The Heads of State and Government of the European Union have called to address remaining gaps for the achievement of the European Research Area rapidly in order to complete the ERA by 2014 to create a genuine single market for knowledge, research and innovation. The consultation aims to reinforce the Commission analysis of the key issues to be addressed as well as to gather views on their importance: researchers’ careers and mobility, research infrastructures, cross-border operation of research actors, knowledge circulation, International cooperation and cross-cutting governance issues.
The outcome of the consultation will help the Commission to decide on those issues, which should be addressed as priorities when preparing by 2012 the ERA Framework, which will set out the focused, proportionate and effective measures to be taken to realize ERA.
LIBER will submit a written contribution to Section 7 on Open Access. LIBER Libraries can log in to the collaborative work space and find a draft response on http://libereurope.eu/openatrium/liber-members-private/node/459
Please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 November 2011 at the latest.