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Intersectoral mobility and knowledge transfer. Preliminary evidence of the impact of intersectoral mobility policy instruments

Abstract: 
This report aims to map the policy measures supporting intersectoral mobility in the Member States and based on the policy measures evaluations analyse the available evidence of their impact. The analysis shows that policies to foster intersectoral mobility are in place in almost all MS. Many of them have been implemented for several years now, yet the readily available evaluations are scarce. The existing evaluations are also often coming short of evaluating the broader socio-economic impact. Yet, the evaluations provide evidence of positive impact of those measures on researchers' skills and employability. To a lesser extent data points to the impact on patents' and publications' propensity and R&D intensity of companies. The strongest evidence is provided in the industrial PhDs evaluations and the impact on skills and employability of PhD researchers can be clearly attested.