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15 Oct 2019

Report analyses SDGs in European R&I policy discussions

Resulting from a study commissioned by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research in 2018 to inform the strategic planning process of Horizon Europe, a report "Fostering the Sustainable Development Goals in Horizon Europe" has been published recently. The study is based on the opinion that sustainable development (SD) in general and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in particular are important for the future of Europe's STI system. The main objective of the report is to describe and analyse how SD and the SDGs are appearing in European research and innovation policy related discourse, in stakeholder positions towards the next framework programme Horizon Europe, and to reflect findings with experts.

The report summarises the findings and expert recommendations in regard to the implementation of the SDGs in coming STI strategies. It provides an overview and reflection of the representation of the SDGs in the preparation of the Horizon Europe proposal. Moreover, based on expert interviews, the report outlines where and how the SDGs could be better and more effectively integrated. It addresses a broad audience interested in the genesis of Horizon Europe and the robust implementation of the SDGs therein as well as in related strategies and policies.

The report can be downloaded here.


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