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PILOT TRAINING FOR NATIONAL/REGIONAL AUTHORITIES WITH LOW H2020 PARTICIPATION ON OPTIMISING THE USE OF H2020 IN IMPLEMENTING RIS3

General Information

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.

Target group

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.

Expected outcomes

For participants:

  • 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.

Agenda and Presentations

Full agenda of the event.

OPENING SESSION – Aim of the event and context of current RIS3 challenges: Katja Reppel (European Commission, DG REGIO)

 

The key role of Managing Authorities and implementing bodies in channelling Structural Funds into research projects and investments Moderator: Rafael Ataz Gómez (Instituto de Fomento Murcia Region)

1. INCREASE THE UPTAKE OF FP7 AND H2020 PROJECT RESULTS   

1.1 H2020 programming cycle and MA participation

1.2 Instruments for the uptake of FP7/H2020 projects

General Discussion – potential discussion topics:

  • How can ESIF calls be shaped to have a leverage effect to participate in H2020?
  • What type of mechanisms could facilitate synergies between ESIF and H2020?
  • How could the relevant information at EU level (calls, policy agenda, actions, etc.) be channelled and contribute to RIS3 implementation? 

 

Instruments of Managing Authorities and implementing bodies to increase participation in H2020 – ways to create consortia Moderator: Karel Haegeman (European Commission, Joint Research Centre)

2. ACCESSING INTERNATIONAL NETWORKS AND CREATING INTERREGIONAL COLLABORATION PROJECTS

2.1 Understanding the EU research and innovation landscape Nicholas Harrap (DG JRC)

  • EU level research agendas and RIS3
  • H2020 projects

2.2 First steps into EU research - networks and initiatives

2.3 Learning and support networks – Nicholas Harrap (DG JRC)

  • Regionally focussed European level platforms and networks
  • Other European associations, networks and support offices

Plenary discussion – potential discussion topics:

  • How to engage (as who?) in a H2020 project and find potential partners? What is the added value?
  • How to engage in international science? What potential mechanisms are available?
  • Where do I start to search for interesting partners and proposals/partnerships under preparation?
  • What broader support networks are available? How could Managing Authorities engage with them?

 

Consolidation of training needs and next steps

Conclusions DG Regio and DG JRC

 

Presentations (Zip format)

 

Venue

DG REGIO. Avenue de Beaulieu 1 / Beaulieulaan, Brussels (BE)

Contact information

For further information about the event, please contact Eskarne Arregui.