SFIC was established through the Competitiveness Council conclusions of 2 December 2008. These conclusions also include the SFIC mandate.
The Secretariat of the Forum is provided by the General Secretariat of the Council of the EU.
SFIC is chaired by an EU Member State. Since June 2013, the Chair is Mr. Dan Andrée, Swedish Ministry of Education and Science and VINNOVA (The Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems).
According to the SFIC rules of procedures the SFIC must draw up a work programme and update it regularly. Currently the SFIC operates with a biannual work programme.
WP 2013-2014 ( 103KB)
WP 2009-2010 ( 139KB)
WP 2011-2012 ( 185KB)
WP 2012-2013 ( 145KB)
In the SFIC mandate given by the Council conclusions of December 2008 SFIC is tasked to report annually to the Council and they Commission on progress achieved in realizing its objectives.
Annual report - 2012 ( 324KB)
Annual report - 2011 ( 324KB)
Annual report - 2010 ( 1.08MB)
Annual report - 2009 ( 211KB)
On 21 November 2011 SFIC adopted its Opinion on the ERA Framework ( 199 KB).
SFIC opinion on the 1st ERA progress report 2013 ( 106KB)
The summary conclusions of SFIC meetings can be found on the SFIC dedicated part of the Council's website.