Our vision is a smarter, lighter, coherent and evidence-based policymaking in DG CONNECT and the European Commission.
One of the five objectives of the Impact Assessment of H2020 states that EU action should "provide customer-driven scientific and technical support to Union policies". It becomes therefore necessary to feed scientific advice into EU policy anticipation, formulation, adoption, implementation and evaluation. As a knowledge-sharing unit, we seek to ensure the information, understanding and cooperation necessary to devise and implement sound, efficient, equitable, proportionate and transparent policies in DG CONNECT.Furthermore, ICT as currently deployed is already having a profound impact on economic and social development and the well-being of European citizens. This is not yet fully understood in many EU policy areas where legislation is often ICT- (or even simply Internet-) 'unaware'. Opportunities for delivering optimal, evidence-based decisions for societal and economic challenges are missed. Therefore, sound and bold approaches, including cross-DG collaboration, must be further developed to make EU legislation as relevant as possible.
Coordination of a coherent application of a Behavioural Economics (BE) approach to improve the design or increase the effectiveness of DG CONNECT's policy initiatives in several areas.
Timeframe: June 2013-June 2014
Initiatives on specific areas where closer linkages need to be established between policy domains and/or research in DG CONNECT such as studies on 'Multiple Disciplinarity', H2020 cross-cutting topics, privacy, ethics, etc.
Support in delivering better, lighter, simpler regulation EC wide, including an ICT perspective - ensuring that prioritised upcoming legislative initiatives are made Internet and communications channel inclusive