Author: Anita Tregner-Mlinaric, META Group
Europe as a
whole must advance significantly in research and innovation performances in
order to make the EU the most dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy,
as foreseen in the Europe 2020 strategy.
There are countries lagging behind in
the effectiveness of exploiting EU funded programs in the field of
R&D&I. The obstacles can be sought among local conditions, resources
and assets faceting a specific system.
(Mobilising Institutional Reforms in Research and Innovation Systems) is a
supporting action aiming at encouraging a better exploitation of European
research and innovation programmes and a larger participation in the European
Research Area of the EU12
countries plus Croatia.
In order to
allow these countries to better exploit the European research and innovation
programmes, MIRRIS is providing an extensive policy learning exercise to
identify barriers and debate how innovation systems can better address the
participation to the European research area.
During the 1st
round of Policy Dialogues conducted in period March to July 2014 in each of the
above noted EU 13 Member States, input was collected from the target national
stakeholders based on the country profile presented, which was addressing views
on barriers and other relevant factors impacting single country’s participation
to FP7/H2020. In average per country, 15-20 national stakeholders were present
on behalf of the following groups: decision makers, implementation institutions
and supporting structures.
country profiles and analysed statistics, it is evident that all EU 13 Member
States are significantly lagging behind compared with EU15 Member States.
Moreover, the participation to FP7 when providing a benchmark to previous
FP5 and FP6 programmes significantly declined.
Please, find the MIRRIS Policy Brief here: POLICY BRIEF_ MIRRIS_MID TERM RESULTS_ SEPTEMBER 2014.pdf
MIRRIS is focusing on the following countries:
Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta,
Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.