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Research Executive Agency

This Decision establishes the ‘Research Executive Agency’ to manage Community activity within the framework of the People, Capacities and Cooperation Specific Programmes, which implement the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013).

ACT

Commission Decision 2008/46/EC of 14 December 2007 setting up the ‘Research Executive Agency’ for the management of certain areas of the specific Community programmes People, Capacities and Cooperation in the field of research in application of Council Regulation (EC) No 58/2003.

SUMMARY

This Decision establishes the ‘Research Executive Agency’ for the period 1 January 2008 – 31 December 2017. The Agency, governed by Council Regulation (EC) No 58/2003, is responsible for managing some Community activities in the field of research. The tasks of the Agency fall within the scope of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013). In particular, they correspond to specific projects implementing the People Specific Programme, the Research for the Benefit of SMEs part of the Capacities Specific Programme, and the Space and Security themes of the Cooperation Specific Programme.

The Agency’s tasks consist of the following:

  • management of parts of the specific programmes listed above;
  • execution of the relevant parts of the budget;
  • collection, analysis and communication of information to guide programme implementation;
  • provision of logistical and administrative support.

The Commission may also entrust the Agency with similar tasks for additional areas of FP7.

The Agency is managed by a Steering Committee and a Director. Both are appointed by the Commission, the first for two years and the latter for four years. The appointments may be renewed.

Financing and supervision

The Agency is financed from funds of the People, Capacities and Cooperation Specific Programmes of FP7. For any additional tasks entrusted under FP7, the financing will come from corresponding funds. The financial regulations are established by the Commission Regulation (EC) No 1653/2004.

The Commission has supervisory authority over the Agency, which is obliged to provide regular progress reports on the implementation of its programmes.

REFERENCES

ActEntry into force - Date of expiryDeadline for transposition in the Member StatesOfficial Journal
Decision 2008/46/EC

14.12.2007 – 31.12.2017

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OJ L 11 of 15.1.2008

Last updated: 23.07.2008
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