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EU Funds working together for jobs & growth

Synergies between the R&I Framework Programmes and the European Structural & Investment Funds

Synergies between Horizon 2020 and the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) aim at maximising the quantity and quality of R&I investments. In doing so, synergies seek to bring together research and business communities as well as relevant national and regional policy designers and implementing bodies, thus ensuring a higher impact of the funds for a knowledge-based economic transformation. Developing synergies will ultimately lead to a positive effect on jobs, growth and competitiveness across Europe's diverse regions and will also give a greater push to open innovation in the European Union.

This publication describes the rationale for developing links between the different funding sources and explains how they can be combined. It showcases examples of synergies that have emerged at strategic, programming and project implementation levels and also highlights initiatives with a high potential for synergies.

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Science Research and Innovation Performance
of the EU – 2016

Science, research and innovation boost economic growth and create high-quality jobs, and are vital in creating a Digital Single Market and Energy Union in the EU, and to strengthening the EU's role as a global actor. The EU therefore needs to invest in the future and step up its performance in research and innovation. These are the messages of the report 'Science, Research and Innovation Performance of the EU', published by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation.

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Migration and mobility

R&I projects in support to European Policy

In recent months, record inflows of asylum seekers and economic migrants have pushed migration at the top of policy and legislative agendas and at the forefront of media attention. Migration is a complex phenomenon, requiring policy responses based on facts, figures and scientific evidence. Human and Social Sciences disciplines are key in providing data and analyses of these dynamics. Research on migration was prominent under the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities research theme of the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development.


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