PILOT TRAINING FOR NATIONAL/REGIONAL AUTHORITIES WITH LOW H2020 PARTICIPATION ON OPTIMISING THE USE OF H2020 IN IMPLEMENTING RIS3
15 Feb 2018S2ES3 Targeted Support
Aim of the pilot
The workshop is organised as part of the activities of the Stairway to Excellence project managed by the DG JRC, in close cooperation with DG REGIO, as a way to maximise the impact of Smart Specialisation Strategies in EU regions and member states and untap the full potential of using EU funding programmes managed at regional, national and EU level.
The event is principally targeting regions with low engagement in H2020. The objective is to explore the potential interest of ESIF Managing Authorities and RIS3 managing agencies on a future pilot training targeted to them, aiming to optimise the use of H2020 in implementing RIS3. This includes acquiring a better knowledge about ways for beneficiaries to become a part of the international networks, the complementary use of ESIF and H2020, the uptake of H2020 and FP7 project results to create investments, and the use of European R&I agendas to position ERDF support within European value chains.
The training is targeted to ESIF MA's and to a mix of regional stakeholders working in the implementation of research and innovation policies. This approach considers that multi-level governance of funding programmes by European, national and various regional bodies is a key aspect to improve innovation capacity and the creation of synergies in practice.
An increased understanding of different ways in which H2020 can be used to support RIS3 implementation and generate investments
Collect practical examples and cases on synergies between ESIF/RIS3 and H2020
Become part of a learning community on optimising the use of H2020
For the organisers:
A collection of training needs and a better understanding of the usability of each training topic
Refinement of training modules proposed
Collection of additional practical examples under each training topic
The outcomes of the pilot will feed in to the composition of a training manual that will be used at a later stage to conduct the established training modus.