European Commission scrap research support projects

European Commission scrap research support projects

Wild Card's progress: fully-fledged

This Wild Card came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Wild Card: 
CAPACITIES: Infrastructures

The sub-theme that best relates to this Wild Card: 
Support for policy development, including international cooperation, for e-Infrastructures

Likelihood timeframe and scenario features : 
now-2050

Wild Card's description 
The European Commission decide that research support projects do not provide a sufficient return on investment and are not viable. These funding schemes (Coordination and Specific Support Actions) are scrapped, and there are no sufficient infrastructures in place to support European research. Public sector research falls and corporate / private funding is more prevalent with manipulation of the research agenda for personal gain.