Briefing paper: The EU’s response to the threat of terrorism (update)

In 2005 QCEA  published twelve briefing papers outlining and evaluating EU responses to terrorism, and in its 2007 report “Effective Counter-Terrorism: A Critical Assessment of European Union Responses” QCEA set out a series of recommendations to policy makers. In 2011, QCEA updated these with a set of three briefing papers which included an evaluation, legal and […]

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Public Research should benefit Society, not Big Business: An Open Letter on the Common Strategic Framework for EU Research and Innovation Funding

An open letter to J.M.D. Barroso (President of the European Commission), Commissioners and services of the European Commission, Members of the European Parliament, and Representatives of Member States relating to Horizon 2020 and the need for funding to focus on the needs of society and the environment rather than those of big business. Read the letter: In English (pdf – […]

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Briefing paper: security co-operation between the EU and Israel

This briefing paper deals with the way in which the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the EU has been used to fund the European Security Research Programme (ESRP). The paper deals with who has access to the ESRP and, under the Third Country Agreements and  Associated Countries, how Israel manages to secure funding and include Israeli experts […]

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Briefing paper: the European Union budget review 2008/9

Analysis of the European Union budget review 2008-2009 The budget of the European Union is an important tool of the European Union and its institutions to implement its policies. It has often been criticised for various reasons. Popular complaints and criticisms include: The budget is not transparent; The budget is not democratically controlled; The budget […]

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