Dear all:

I just got fresh news from yesterday council meeting of the European Union
concerning the 6th framework :
These are the numbers in comparison to the original draft (changes will
indicate changes in the chances to win and desirable programs to apply):

In the programme Structuring european research

Research and innovation : 300 ( million euros)
Human resources : 1630 (instead of 1800, proposed initially by the commission)
Infrastructure : 665 (instead of 900)
Science and society : 60 (instead of 50)

In strengthening the basis :

Coordination of activities : 280 (instead of 400)
Coherent development : 50

The new "winners" in terms of new topics are aeronautics and sustainable

The council got stuck on questions of ethics ( in biology ). (To clone or
not to clone)

Professor Mina Teicher
Vice President for Research

Office of the Vice-President for Research
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat Gan 52900
Tel: 972-3-5318822
Fax: 972-3-5353567
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