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The Knowledge-Sharing Platform

25 Feb 2014

Research Ministers agree to develop ERA roadmap

At the Council Competitiveness, Research Ministers agreed to develop an ERA roadmap by mid-2015. The roadmap should help Member States in developing and implementing their national policies in line with ERA key priorities.  These priorities cover open calls for proposals based on international peer review, the use of open, transparent and merit-based recruitment practices, and efforts to systematically mainstream gender equality. Aligning national strategies and programmes with the strategic research agendas of Joint Programming Initiatives is mentioned as key for tackling major societal challenges. In addition, ministers focused on the interoperability between national programmes and on the implementation of research infrastructure projects. The roadmap should also ensure open access to scientific publications and promote effective knowledge transfer in research and innovation between the public and private sectors. Read more...


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