On February 2011, the European Commission published a Green Paper to launch the public discussion on the future EU research and innovation funding programmes. In this document, the European Commission put forward major modifications to the current system, namely concerning the establishment of a Common Strategic Framework bringing together the Framework Programme for Research, the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme, and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.

The European Commission wishes to include in the discussion all the stakeholders and for this purpose it has set up a public consultation website. Until May you can participate in the debate, for example, by submitting a written paper or answering the available online questionnaire with your concerns and proposals on IPRs.