EU ministers discuss "opening access to knowledge "

From: N. Miradon <nmiradon_at_YAHOO.FR>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 16:21:57 -0400

If you live in the European Union, n.b. that your minister of R&D is due in
Luxembourg on Monday (25 June 2007) for the next meeting of the
"Competitiveness, Internal Market, Industries And Research Council" (sic).

Todays "Background Note" from the Commission [0] says that delegations will
be invited to express views on, amongst other topics, Knowledge Sharing. It
notes that the Commission's Green paper "pleads for better sharing and
exploitation of knowledge throughout Europe by further opening access to

This Green Paper is "The European Research Area: new perspectives" [1]. It
is of course the basis of the Commission's infamous Questionnaire [2], [3].

The session on Monday will be chaired by Ms. Annette Schavan, Germany's
Minister for Education and Research. Of course the German Bundesrat has had
a debate and adopted an opinion [4], [5]. Presumably this mandates Ms Schavan.

Does anyone know if any of the other 26 parliaments of the EU have discussed
"sharing and exploitation of knowledge"? Or will Ministers just be making it
up as they go along?


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