Governance matters – Some thoughts about Volkswagen, the Star Alliance and Horizon 2020


When describing and analysing Horizon 2020, little attention is paid to issues of governance. This is somewhat surprising, given both the importance of the programme and its unique character. This paper is intended to illustrate by some examples that Horizon 2020 governance issues might actually deserve greater attention, as they touch on essential aspects of the programme.

The THINK Pieces reflect Mr.Fisch's personal views and do not represent the position of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW). Mr. Fisch's THINK Pieces are contributions to the conceptual debate on European research policy, aiming at stimulating reflection and discussion.