Communication from the Commission to the European Council: The European Institute of Technology: further steps towards its creation
COM(2006) 276 final
Following a wide-ranging consultation of stakeholders and Member States, the Commission adopted a new Communication fleshing out its plan for the establishment of a European Institute of Technology (EIT).
Much progress has been made since the Spring European Council (March 2006) invited the Commission to continue developing its proposal to create a European Institute of Technology - a flagship project for excellence in higher education, research and innovation.
Responding to the request of the Heads of State and Government in March, the Communication both clarifies its proposal and identifies issues that must be addressed next. The aim is to focus the ongoing consultation and debate in the coming months and prepare a formal proposal towards the end of the year.