European Research Area means interaction of various measures (policy-mix). Monitoring and evaluating the implementation of these measures is important because it enables us to learn from success or failure as quickly as possible. ERA governance will therefore be complemented by a monitoring dimension that consists of policy-level surveillance on the one hand, and of strategic intelligence tools on the other.
Since this whole process is highly complex, it can only be governed by means of strategic intelligence, from Key Figures and an efficient reporting system to mutual learning and peer-review exercises that increase the overall competence of the responsible policy-makers.
This directory provides a broader, stimulating framework beyond the context of the European Union (e.g. links to OECD or national studies).