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European Commission published the orientation paper of the work programme 2012 for FP7 Environement.
A Scoreboard has been published by the European Commission showing the performance of the EU and Member States in delivering on the agreed targets of the Digital Agenda for Europe after the first year of its existence (see IP/10/581, MEMO/10/199 and MEMO/10/200).
In line with its commitment to an open data strategy the European Commission has made its data sets and statistics in the Scoreboard publicly available online enabling anyone to carry out their own analysis and come to their own conclusions.
The European Commission's "Innovation Union" communication sets out a strategic approach to innovation, driven by the highest political level. The Innovation Union will focus Europe's efforts – and co-operation with third countries - on challenges like climate change, energy and food security, health and an ageing population.
It will use public sector intervention to stimulate the private sector and to remove bottlenecks which stop ideas reaching the market. These include lack of finance, fragmented research systems and markets, under-use of public procurement for innovation and slow standard setting. The Innovation Union is a "flagship" in the Europe 2020 Strategy.
The Council is expected to adopt conclusions on the interim evaluation of the Eurostars Joint Programme (see IP/07/1313 below). The Commission's own response was adopted on 8 April 2011.
Eurostars provides financial support to market-oriented research projects initiated and driven by R&D performing SMEs.