EU Commissioner’s invitation to the European Research Area Survey


Biuro Programów Badawczych i Strukturalnych UŁ



Directorate B – Innovation Union and European Research Area

B.2 – ERA policy and Reform


Dear Sir or Madam,

More than ever, research and innovation are crucial for making our economies more competitive and knowledge-driven. The signs of economic recovery across Europe are now visible, however more needs to be done to ensure a strong and lasting recovery.

The European Research Area (ERA) can make a major contribution to job creation and growth in Europe by ensuring the free circulation of researchers, knowledge and technology.

2014 is a major milestone because all the conditions necessary for a fully functioning ERA should be in place. My services are, therefore, conducting a survey to establish whether ERA is implemented and that sufficient progress has been made since 2012.

I would very much appreciate your views and invite you to participate in the 2014 ERA Survey, which is a substantially simplified version of the 2012 survey. The survey will run until 21 March 2014 and the results will be published on the ERA website.

I would like to thank your organisation in advance for its contribution which will be an important step in furthering ERA in the interests of the R&D community and society as a whole.

Yours faithfully,

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn
Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science


Link for the survey:

Code necessary to enter your response: PL00219

Link for the ERA 2014 Survey webpage:

The survey will be managed by an external contractor (ICF GHK) on behalf of the European Commission. If you have any questions about the survey, please do not hesitate to contact

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