Research and Innovation Monitoring
At its summit in March 2010, the European Council approved the proposal made by the Commission in its Communication Europe 2020 to keep the 3% target for R&D investments, while "developing an indicator which would reflect R&D and innovation intensity". This additional indicator should provide policy-relevant information about the performance of the EU in the innovation area. It should be relevant at EU and Member States levels.
On 21 June 2010 national experts on research and innovaton monitoring discussed this issue.