The European Commission has set up three high-level advisory groups on research and innovation (R&I) policies in support of the Innovation Union objectives and the completion of the European Research Area.
The three groups assess and advise on policies underpinning the Innovation Union and the European Research Area.
The groups have also the important role of assisting the European Commission in maintaining the dialogue with relevant stakeholders in support of the Innovation Union flagship initiative.
The three high-level advisory groups are:
The European Research and Innovation Area Board (ERIAB) was established in 2012 to provide independent advice for DG Research and Innovation on Research and Innovation Policy.
ERIAB’s predecessors were the European Research Area Board (ERAB, from 2008-2012) and the European Research Advisory Board (EURAB, from 2001-2007). The work of these two Boards focused on creating and implementing of the European Research Area. ERIAB marks a change as it includes advising on Innovation Policy and will concentrate on the Innovation Union’s policies and completing of the European Research Area.
The High-level Economic Policy Expert Group "Innovation for Growth - i4g" was established in 2011 to provide the best possible economic advice on research and innovation (R&I) policy to the Commission.
The mandate and the mission of the expert groups relate to the policy implementation of the Innovation Union. Therefore, i4g assesses the socio-economic impact and the potential of R&I actions to deliver quality of life to
European citizens, reviews best R&I cases and practices and forwards suggestions for R&I policies.
The group works in close interaction with the Commission services and takes into account the evolving discussions at political level.
Innovation for Growth – i4g - member list 258 KB
The High Level Economic Policy Expert Group "European Forum on Forward Looking Activities" was established in 2011 to enhance collective forward looking intelligence, to help the EU in tackling
upcoming societal challenges and to devise comprehensive and pro-active European Research & Innovation Policies.
EFFLA member list 292 KB