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S2E National Event: ROMANIA

General Information

The "Stairway to Excellence" European Pilot Project is centred on:
 
  • Providing assistance to the 13 Members States (and their regions) which joined the EU after 2004 with the aim of closing the innovation gap and promoting excellence in all regions and EU countries;
  • Stimulating the early and effective implementation of national and regional Smart Specialisation Strategies.

Country specific work by S2E on Romania is available in the Country & Region Information and in the Synergies examples sections:

The ROMANIA National Event was organised jointly by the European Commission (Directorate-General Joint Research Centre -S3 Platform, S2E project and , Directorate-General Urban Policy –REGIO G1) and the Romanian Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research & Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding.

A JOINT STATEMENT OF THE NATIONAL EVENT OF ROMANIA: "The Synergies with Research and Innovation Funds" was issued as an outcome of it and covers the Main Issues under the different topics brought at the event.

 

Objectives of the event:

  • A better understanding of Romanian national (and regional) innovation ecosystem(s) with a special emphasis on the identification of obstacles, barriers and potentials to innovation
  • Raising awareness of the actions needed to enable synergies between different EU funding programmes for research and innovation
  • Sharing experiences in combining Structural Funds and Framework Programme to improve excellence in R&I systems
  • Drawing lessons for the future and identifying follow-up actions to enhance the potential synergies between different EU funds in the Member State

Who should attend? (Participants: around 80 people)

  • Romanian National and Regional Managing Authorities
  • Romanian National Contact Points from the past Framework Programmes and Horizon 2020 and other EU-funded programmes
  • Romanian National and Regional authorities in charge of smart specialisation strategies
  • Members of the Horizon 2020 programme committee
  • Selected national and international experts on EU funding programmes and regional policy
  • Selected representatives from businesses
  • Selected representatives from universities, research centres and any other organization with experience and/or interest in EU-funded programmes

Agenda and Presentations

Full Agenda of the event.

WELCOME SPEECHES - Moderator: Carmen Marcus (European Commission, Representation Office Romania), Adrian Curaj (Minister of National Education and Scientific Research), Mihai Robert Dima (State Secretary, President of National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation), Colin Wolfe (Head of Unit, European Commission, DG REGIO)

POLICY CONTEXT - Moderator: Colin Wolfe (Head of Unit, European Commission, DG REGIO)

THE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION CONTEXT AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SYNERGIES - Moderator: Nida Kamil Özbolat (European Commission, DG JRC)

EXAMPLES FOR SYNERGIES IN PRACTICE - Moderator: Eskarne Arregui (European Commission, DG JRC)

CONCLUSIONS AND WAY FORWARD

Venue

S2E National Event: ROMANIA venue
Bucharest (RO)

European Commission Representation in Romania

Strada Vasile Lascăr 31, 020492 Bucureşti