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The RIO-PSF website is a reference and key source of information for European and national policy makers as well as other stakeholders in the field of R&I policy. It delivers analysis, insights, statistical data and best practices on designing, implementing and evaluating research and innovation policy at EU and national levels

The Research and Innovation Observatory (RIO) monitors and analyses research and innovation developments at country and EU levels to support better policy making in Europe. The Horizon2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF) offers practical support to Member States and Associated Countries to design, implement and evaluate reforms that enhance the quality of their research and innovation investments, policies and systems. The website is jointly developed by the Directorates General Joint Research Centre (JRC) and Research and Innovation (RTD).


Support to the Member States and Associated Countries in the design, implementation and evaluation of their research and innovation policy reforms.

Library of national and EU R&I policy documents

Analysis of national R&I systems, including main challenges, framework conditions, main actors and relevant national policies

Statistical indicators on R&I in Europe covering four main dimensions: R&I investments, framework conditions, R&I outputs and impact

Latest R&I News and Events

30 September 2016

Slovakia placed 65th in this year's competitiveness ranking of the World Economy Forum in Switzerland. Compared to 2015, the country improved by two places in the ranking which is based on research conducted among entrepreneurs.

13 September 2016

The states of Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg and Hessen are the most research-intensive in Germany, a report by the Stifterverband, an association of German research funders, has found. The report is based on 2013 figures.

26 August 2016

The aim of the government policy measures is to keep as many as possible young researchers in Hungary.

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