This session will examine the specific actions required to facilitate the implementation of policies in the area of access to scientific information – both peer reviewed publications and research data - in the digital age.
Concrete policy recommendations will be proposed at Member State or EU level.
Input is based on responses to the December 2008 CREST questionnaire on how Member States are improving access to scientific information and results of the CREST meeting on 11-12 June 2009.
|Chair||Alma Swan, Director, Key Perspectives Ltd, United Kingdom|
|Main Speaker||Jean-Claude Guédon, Professor, Comparative Literature, University of Montreal, Canada and signatory, Budapest Open Access Initiative|
|Rapporteur||Johannes Fournier, Programme Director of the German Research Foundation's Scientific Library Services and Information Systems Division|
The session will compare the experience of those involved with ongoing and planned joint programming activities (both within and beyond the confines of that foreseen by the Commission Communication 'Towards Joint Programming') and provide feedback to the High Level Joint Programming Group (GPC).
Input is based on
|Chair||Helena Acheson, Head of Division, Forfás, Ireland|
|Rapporteur||Patries Boekholt, Director, Technopolis, The Netherlands|
Global challenges call for global responses. The successful implementation of the European Partnership for international science and technology cooperation requires that stakeholders define together, rather than in isolation, priority research and technology areas where a coherent EU effort would have more impact.
The session will bring together key stakeholders who will examine how to identify common research agendas and how to implement common initiatives. It will also consider how and when the EU can speak with a 'single voice' in different fora of global relevance.
Feedback will be provided to the Strategic Forum for International Cooperation.
Input is based on the ongoing work of the Strategic Forum for International Cooperation (SFIC): 'Driving forward the European Partnership for International Science and Technology Cooperation' as well as a follow-up of past studies/initiatives to prepare the Partnership.
|Chair||Kerstin Eliasson, Director, Ministry of Education and Research, and Former Deputy Minister for Higher Education and Research, Sweden|
|Main Speaker||Volker Rieke, Chair, Strategic Forum for International Cooperation and Deputy Director General, European and International Cooperation, BMBF, Germany|
|Rapporteur||Manfred Horvat, Vienna University of Technology, Austria|
The EU and Member States need a set of indicators to measure progress towards ERA, the level of integration of the European research system and its contribution to the knowledge-based economy.
A limited number of well designed indicators are required to measure parameters related to policy objectives, their implementation and impact (e.g. research input, output, efficiency and impact; interconnectivity between national systems, structural changes).
The session will aim to produce recommendations regarding potential indicators. Their use in setting common European targets will also be addressed.
Input is based on the work of the Expert Group on ERA monitoring and indicators and its proposal for a European-wide monitoring system for measuring progress towards ERA and the knowledge-based economy. The proposal of the expert group includes indicators in line with findings of other expert groups, such as the group on the 3% objective and the Lisbon strategy post-2010.
|Chair||Bogdan Van doninck, Director General for Coordination and Information, Belgian Federal Science Policy Office|
|Main Speaker||Remi Barré, Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers (CNAM), France, and Chair EC Expert Group on ERA monitoring and indicators|
|Rapporteur||Pierre Regibeau, University of Essex, United Kingdom|
A number of sources indicate that private sector investment in research and innovation is being significantly reduced by the ongoing financial crisis.
In this session, six panellists from various types industry reliant on research and innovation will examine and discuss the ways in which the crisis influences the level and orientation of their companies' R&D activities and potential policy responses. Points to be discussed will include:
|Chair||Javier Vallés, Head of the Economic Bureau of the Prime Minister and National Lisbon Coordinator, Spain|
This session will discuss and make recommendations on how national research policy objectives should change after 2010 – taking into account country-specific situations and the changing international context – in order to address more effectively common ERA objectives.
Discussion will focus on: the common challenges to be addressed and the policy mix required to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of national research and innovation systems and efforts by:
Input is based on policy recommendations made by a high level independent expert group to analyse the 3% R&D investment target: progress and post 2010 policy scenarios. The expert group bases its report on analysis of policy mixes and of key factors affecting progress towards a knowledge-based society.
|Chair||Carlos Martinez-Alonso, Secretary of State State for Research, Spain|
|Main Speaker||Björn von Sydow, Swedish Parliament, Swedish Research Council, and Chair, EU Expert Group on 3% objective|
|Rapporteur||Jennifer Cassingena Harper, Science Council of Malta|
This session will discuss how Community research policy objectives should change after 2010. It will focus on important trends in how and where research is conducted, how knowledge is used and diffused and where economic value accrues and will look at how such trends should impact on a new, forward-looking and evidence-based approach to EU R&D policy. A number of conclusions will be drawn up including some tentative policy recommendations on the next stage of community research policy development.
Input is based on the results and policy recommendations of an independent expert group launched by the Commission on the role of Community research policy in a knowledge-based economy. The objective of this expert group is to present new ideas, analyses and evidence-based recommendations for the next phase of development of EU research policy actions aimed at raising research excellence, developing the knowledge-based economy and stimulating innovation-based growth.
|Chair||Ken Guy, Rapporteur, Expert Group "The role of the Community research policy in the knowledge-based economy", Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), Spain|
|Main Speaker||Luc Soete, Chairman, EU Expert Group "The role of Community research policy in the knowledge-based economy", Director, UNU-MERIT (the United Nations University- Maastricht Economic and social research and training centre on Innovation and Technology), The Netherlands|
|Rapporteur||Ken Guy, Rapporteur, Expert Group "The role of the Community research policy in the knowledge-based economy", Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), Spain|
Well-informed choices promote attractive locations for research and optimise the sectoral distribution of knowledge investments. This session will contribute to assessing the rationale for R&D and S&T specialisation in Europe at different levels. To this end, it will address the following issues:
Input is based on a background paper prepared by IPTS (The Institute for Prospective Technical Studies) and DG RTD.C.3 (with external inputs).
|Chair||Ramon Marimon, Member, Expert Group "Knowledge for Growth", Director, European University Institute, Florence, Italy and Professor, Department of Economics and Business, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain|
This session will discuss how to provide national and Community policy-makers and others with early warning of long-term challenges and areas of common interest that can help to formulate ERA policy initiatives.
Grand challenges and joint programming will be considered in this context.
The session will discuss: how a continuous process of forward-looking and horizon scanning activities for ERA could be organised in the future; how to ensure that this approach would lead to a better support and further integration of national research policies in ERA; and what could be the drivers to determine potential "grand challenges" and joint programming priorities.
Input is based on the main achievements under the Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes, progress made at national and European levels, and opportunities for supporting joint programming and international science and technology cooperation. The focus will be on foresight but other forward-looking methods (such as impact assessments and forecasts) will be considered.
|Chair||Göran Marklund, Head of Strategy Development Division, Deputy Director General, Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems|
|Main Speaker||Pirjo Kyläkoski, TEKES, Finland|
|Rapporteur||Annette Braun, Zukünftige Technologien Consulting at VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH, Germany|