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Reforming and enhancing the European Research and Innovation system

Policy reforms at national level will be mutually reinforced and complemented through the development of EU-level policy initiatives, research, networking, partnering, coordination, data collection and monitoring and evaluation.
Areas of intervention:
  • strengthening the evidence base for research and innovation policy, for a better understanding of the different dimensions and components of national and regional research and innovation ecosystems, including drivers, impacts, associated polices
  • foresight activities, to anticipate emerging needs and trends, in coordination and co-design with national agencies and future-oriented stakeholders
  • support for policy makers, funding bodies, research performing organisations (including universities) or advisory groups working on the European Research Area and related policies
  • accelerating the transition towards open science, by monitoring, analysing and supporting the development and uptake of open science policies and practices
  • support for synergies between research and innovation and higher education policies and programmes, in particular towards a modernised higher education sector, benefitting from targeted transformations in higher education, research, and innovation
  • support for interconnected knowledge ecosystems, strong in knowledge creation, circulation and use
  • strengthening research careers, to ensure research and innovation talents benefit from attractive careers, and a highly skilled workforce can circulate freely
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