EU Research Networks slowly die away

“Most networks of excellence fall apart once EU funding dries up, according to a damning report by the European Court of Auditors. Billions of euros in European funding has been pumped into research networks in the hope that they will live on after funding expires, but very few are self-sustaining, it said.

The highly critical report published in October by the Court of Auditors says the EU’s flagship research programme spent €17 billion, almost half its budget, on two types of pan-European project without setting clear objectives.”

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