GPC Task force Openness and Transparency of Networks FINAL REPORT


The issue of inclusiveness was addressed for the first time by the GPC in the summer of 2016, when the idea to establish a Task force on inclusiveness was adopted. The objectives of the Task force were targeted solely towards Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs). The ambition of the Task force was directed toward the participation of widening countries1 in all 10 JPIs, examining and identifying critical issues that need to be addressed for better and inclusive participation and to assess the relevance of the current best practices used for involving widening countries in
relation with each of 10 JPIs. Furthermore, the group intended to analyze major bottlenecks for participation of widening countries in JPIs as well as motivations and benefits of strategies for inclusiveness in JPIs.