It is with great pleasure that I send you a copy of the report of the High Level Group on Maximising the Impact of European Research and Innovation Programmes, chaired by Pascal Lamy.
The report comes at a time when we are debating the future of Europe and the future of Europe’s finances.
I trust that the report, with its sharp messages and 11 recommendations, will contribute to keeping the momentum for an ambitious research and innovation policy and programme in the future.
I suggest that the report as used as a reference document for creating excitement and debate about the importance of research and innovation in the next EU budget. I know I can count on you
to involve as many stakeholders as possible and especially the wider public in this debate.