German research ministry adopts position paper on ERA
The European Commission and the Member States are currently discussing the future development of European research policy. In this context, the ERA Roadmap and the Mid-term evaluation of Horizon 2020 will be carried out in 2016/17.
Against this background the German Ministry of Research and Education has provided a contribution to the current discussion at European level. The deliberations concern possible developments in Horizon 2020, Commissioner Moedas´ suggestions of the “3 Os” and possible steps towards further implementing and developing the European Research Area. The document "The European Research Area and the Funding of Research and Innovation by the European Union” and its content have been agreed upon with, and are supported by, the so called “Alliance”, the association of German national science and intermediary organisations. The position paper has been sent to Commissioner Moedas and the research ministers of the EU Member States.
In 2014, the German government already adopted a national ERA strategy.