Capacities Activities

Support to the coherent development of research policies

The objective of this area is to augment the effectiveness and coherence of national and European Community research policies and their articulation with other policies, improving the impact of public research and its links with industry, and strengthening public support and its leverage effect on investment by private actors.

This area focuses on 2 major activities:

1) Monitoring and analyzing research-related public policies and strategy –This activity forms the basis of qualitative and quantitative analysis in the support of implementing trans-national coordination of research policies in terms of:

  • Developing an information and intelligence service (ERAWATCH).
  • Industrial research investment monitoring.
  • Development and analysis on research activity and its impact on the economy.

2) Strengthening the coordination of research policies - European platforms will be introduced to assess good practices in support of research, tackles issues such as transferability and methods of implementation which includes:

  • Support to implement the “Open method of coordination” (OMC).
  • Support to “bottom-up” policy coordination initiatives pioneered by several different countries and regions (OMC-NET).

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