ERAC starts discussing ERA Roadmap
ERAC, the European Research and Innovation Committee, has started discussions on how ERA goals could be adapted to the latest developments. At their next meeting in June, member states and the Commission will examine the principles and content for an ERA Roadmap and the process for taking it forward. The current ERA priorities are: Effective national RDI systems, Transnational cooperation, open labour market, gender aspects, and knowledge circulation.The Roadmap should not be seen as a new document with new priorities but rather as a way to implement existing policy – with the main emphasis being on national initiatives. Developing an ERA Roadmap at European level by mid-2015 should serve the purpose of facilitating and reinforcing the efforts undertaken by the Member States.