Title: Synergies between EU R&I Funding Programmes. Policy Suggestions from the Launching Event of the Stairway to Excellence Project
Authors: ELENA PÉREZ SUSANACONTE AndreaHARRAP NICHOLAS
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2014
JRC N°: JRC92829
ISBN: 978-92-79-44518-7
ISSN: 1831-9424
Other Identifiers: EUR 26977
OP LF-NA-26977-EN-N
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC92829
DOI: 10.2791/45191
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: This Policy Brief addresses the concept of synergies arising from the two major EU funding sources (The European Structural and Investment Funds and Horizon 2020) in the context of the new Stairway to Excellence Project. This project is centred on the provision of assistance to Member States who joined in 2004, 2007 and 2013 in using innovation funding under ESIFs via the early and effective implementation of RIS3 with the aim of closing the innovation gap and promote scientific and technological excellence. This Policy Brief summarises the discussion and case studies presented at the launching conference of the Stairway to Excellence Project held in Prague in October 2014. This event offered a first opportunity to identify the key elements for building successful synergies and gave a useful insight into how synergies could be achieved in practice. A diverse set of experiences from five EU countries (Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Spain, and the UK) and an international organisation were presented. In turn, this could be a source of inspiration for other regional and national managing authorities and the research community.
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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