Support to the prioritisation, coordination and direction of R&I investments and reforms
Part 1: Support to the prioritisation, coordination and direction of R&I investments and reforms
The Commission Communication of 30 September 2020 on “A new ERA for Research and Innovation” presents the proposal for a revitalised ERA with a forward-looking agenda based on a set of ambitious political objectives and R&D investment targets. Those targets have either been endorsed or taken note of by the Council Conclusions of 1 December 2020, as well as the new ERA Pact and the related ERA Policy Agenda.The main objective of this activity is to build evidence and foster debates strengthening the transformative R&I policy. It also aims at maximising the impact of R&D investments directed to the green and digital transitions as well as the future economic recovery.
Part 2: Support to the implementation and monitoring of the ERA policy agenda in view of stronger investments and reforms
This action will support Member States in (1) making use of existing technical support tools and information and (2) engaging in peer policy learning during the implementation of the different items of the policy agenda. In doing so, this action will be framed in the context of setting up an enhanced bilateral dialogue between the Commission and individual Member States that will help in defining a process for monitoring the implementation of ERA (currently part of action 19 in the policy agenda)
The Commission, through bilateral policy dialogues with Member States and the participation of relevant stakeholders, will support interested Member States in specific ERA policy areas in order to prioritise R&I investment, including synergies between EU and national programmes, and design and implement relevant R&Irelated reforms.