Report on the EU Strategy for International Cooperation in Research & Innovation

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The European Commission has published a report on the state of play of the EU strategy on international cooperation in research and innovation, published in September 2012. Within this strategy, the Commission committed itself to report on the progress of the strategy every two years.

The document provides an analysis on

  • the international dimension of Horizon 2020
  • common principles and framework conditions for engaging in international cooperation
  • working together with international organization and multilateral initiatives
  • communication
  • strengthening the synergies with the EU’s external policies and the activities of the Member States

The report highlights the dual approach of international cooperation in Horizon 2020 composed of the general opening and targeted international cooperation actions. According to the document, about 20% of all topics in the first work programme are flagged as relevant for international cooperation, which is higher than in the final year of FP7 (about 12%). Particular chances for international cooperation are mentioned for instance in relation to the grants of the European Research Council and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.

The communication is accompanied by a Staff Working Document containing roadmaps with priorities for international cooperation with key partner countries and regions:

  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Republic of Korea
  • Russia
  • South Africa
  • USA
  • Eastern Partnership Countries
  • Southern Mediterranean Countries

The report and the roadmaps can also be accessed here.

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