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On 14 September 2012, the Commission adopted a Communication entitled "Enhancing and focusing EU international cooperation in research and innovation: a strategic approach"  PDF icon (COM(2012) 497). The Communication sets out a new strategy for international cooperation in research and innovation, in particular with a view to implementing Horizon 2020. The Communication is accompanied by a Staff Working Document  PDF icon providing further background information and analysis.

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Report on the Implementation of the Strategy for International Cooperation and roadmaps


Questions and answers

  1. What are the core principles of the new strategy?
  2. Why a new strategy?
  3. How will priority areas and partners be selected for targeted activities?
  4. What instruments will be used to implement the strategy?
  5. What will change for the growth economies?
  6. What are the next steps?