Prior to the "Research, Innovation and Science Policy Experts (RISE)" high level group (HLG), the European Commission had been operating 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 provided assessment and advice on policies underpinning the Innovation Union and the European Research Area. These groups were also assigned with the important role of assisting the European Commission in maintaining the dialogue with relevant stakeholders in support of the Innovation Union flagship initiative.
The afore-mentioned three high-level advisory groups were:
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 marked with its establishment a change as it included advising on Innovation Policy and focused on the Innovation Union’s policies as well as the completion 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 related to the policy implementation of the Innovation Union. Therefore, i4g provided assessment of the socio-economic impact and the potential of R&I actions to deliver quality of life to European citizens, reviews of the best R&I cases and practices and forwarded suggestions for R&I policies. The group worked in close interaction with the Commission services while taking into account the evolving discussions at political level.
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.
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