Partnership is essential to complete ERA.
The most effective and pragmatic approach to meeting the 2014 deadline for completing the European Research Area is a reinforced ERA partnership - deeper, wider and more efficient than to date - between Member States, the Commission and research stakeholder organisations. This means complementing the primary ERA partnership between the Member States and the Commission by systematically involving stakeholder organisations.
The European Research Area and Innovation Committee (ERAC) is a strategic policy advisory committee whose principal mission is to provide timely strategic input to the Council, the Commission and Member States on research and innovation issues that are relevant to the development of the European Research Area, the European Semester and the Europe 2020 flagship initiative Innovation Union.
The mandate of the Committee is set out in an annex to the Council resolution on the advisory work for the European Research Area of 31 May 2013 (doc. 10331/13).
The Secretariat of the Committee is provided by the General Secretariat of the Council. .
The explicit role for research stakeholder organisations in the reinforced partnership for ERA is new and important. It is consistent with the Stakeholder’s wishes, the results of the ERA public consultation and repeated calls by the Council. The Commission has signed 4 Memoranda of Understanding and 2 unilateral statements with Stakeholder organisations and set up a stakeholder platform where regular meetings are taking place between the Commission and those stakeholder organisations. The Stakeholder Platform is essential to implement ERA as it offers a unique forum for discussion with stakeholder organisations. Stakeholder organisations (SHOs) interact not only with the Commission but also amongst themselves and create emulation of partnership activities and enable consensus building.
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Memoranda of Understanding
By: Katrien Maes, Chief Policy Officer of LERU, Jadranka Gvozdanovic, Head of the Gender
equality Commission at the Universität Heidelberg, Simone Buitendijk, Vice-Rector at the Universiteit Leiden, Ingalill Rahm Hallberg, Former Vice-Rector at Lunds universitet, Brigitte Mantilleri, Head of the Unit for Gender and Equality at the Université de Genève
By: David Bogle
By: Geoffrey Boulton
By: Bart De Moor and Piet Henderikx
By: Koenraad Debackere
By: Paul Ayris (UCL), Leszek Borysiewicz (University of Cambridge), Michael Browne (UCL), Simon Buckle (ICL), Kurt Deketelaere (LERU), Vincenzo Ferrari (Università degli Studi di Milano), Jadranka Gvozdanovic (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg), David Price (UCL), Iain Thomas (University of Cambridge), Katrien Maes (LERU)
By: Paul Ayris
By: Michael Browne
By: Katrien Maes
By: Danny Pieters and Paul Schoukens
By: Paul Ayris
By: Paul Ayris
The main policy developments from the Commission since the adoption of the ERA Communication are:
The Commission continues to support stakeholders in setting up pan-European supplementary pension fund(s) for researchers.