Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

Future & Emerging Technologies Advisory Group (FETAG)

FETAG is a new advisory entity set up to ensure that the Commission receives consistent and consolidated advice during the preparation of the Horizon 2020 work programmes, with respect to the Future and Emerging Technologies.
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The role of FETAG is to provide advice on how to take our new role in Horizon 2020, and to further strengthen FET's impact in science, society, technology and innovation. This is in particular important for the aspect of multidisciplinarity (covering a broad range of areas, such as social and economic sciences and humanities) and many other cross-cutting issues such as:

  • Bridging from discovery to market application
  • Dissemination, knowledge transfer and broader public engagement
  • SME participation
  • Societal and economic impact
  • International cooperation
  • Responsible research and innovation including gender issues
  • Research career development, doctoral training, and skills
  • Responding to emerging needs and specifically unforeseen policy needs.

The reports from the Advisory Group will be public documents available for consultation. This, together with other external advice, will in particular help the Commission in writing future work programmes. The Group will however also be consulted on other topics, such as the preparation of the strategic programme, which sets the basis to guide the preparations of the work programmes.


Agenda & Minutes (see tab "additional information)

  • 5 September 2014 (Brussels)
  • 19 June 2014 (Brussels)
  • 30 April 2014 (Brussels)
  • 1st meeting: 21st February 2014 (Brussels)


Members list of the FET Advisory Group


Email: Roumen Borissov