Noticias en la PTEC
27 de Julio de 2017
EU R&I Ministers Discuss FP9 at Informal COMPET Council
EU R&I ministers met on 25 July for an informal Competitiveness Council meeting in Tallinn. Discussions served as an input to the Council Conclusions on the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020 and FP9. The Estonian Presidency aims to reach an agreement on the Council Conclusions by the end of the year.
Session 1: EU R&I ministers discussed how to build a stronger case for investing more in R&I and how to increase the impact and value of European R&I in the next FP. The ministers acknowledged that R&I investments should be seen as a necessity for Europe to be competitive in the future.
Session 2: EU R&I ministers discussed how to rationalise the research funding landscape and increase the coherence and openness of European research and innovation partnerships. Discussion on the role and added value of research and innovation partnerships, as well as the coordination of the system. The ministers conceded that it is important to make the partnership approach more strategic, align resources and activities around common concrete objectives, and to reduce the number of different initiatives.