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Slovenia - European Semester

The Europe 2020 Strategy set a 3% objective for R&D intensity for the EU as a whole and most Member States have adopted a national R&D intensity target for 2020. The European Semester, the EU's annual cycle of economic policy coordination, undertakes a detailed analysis of the EU Member States’ plans for R&I investment and structural reforms of national R&I systems, and provides them with recommendations.

The Annual Growth Survey 2016 highlighted that investing in R&I at national level is critical for growth and that therefore Member States should continue to prioritise public investments in R&I, ensuring their efficiency and leverage with regard to business investment. Member States need to keep up the pace of reforms to ensure an investment-friendly environment. See more information about the European Semester.

 
 

Research and Innovation Performance

The European Semester supports Member States' structural reforms in different policy areas to promote jobs, growth and investment. Research and innovation play a key role in this context. That is why the Commission gives recommendations to and closely work with the Member States to increase the performance of their national R&I systems.
Have a look and see how the country is performing.

Report year
2016
Document type
Exercise type
R&I performance
Geo coverage
Publication date
10 November 2016

European Semester Country Report

Improvements in the efficiency of R&D spending could help to increase productivity and potential growth. Although R&D investment as percentage of GDP is above the EU average, the efficiency of spending is low. This is due to the low performance of the public research system. In addition, Slovenia lacks an effective governance structure for R&I in view of weak coordination across responsible departments and collaborative links between major stakeholders in innovation policy. The implementation of policy reforms in line with the research and innovation strategy appears to be on hold. Moreover, the new Law on R&D is not yet in place.

Some initial steps have been taken to foster openness of the public research system and its cooperation with businesses. At the request of the Slovenian authorities, a specific support exercise will be conducted during 2017 under the Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility which will be concluded in conceiving policy recommendations.

 

Report year
2017
Document type
Exercise type
European Semester Country Report
Geo coverage
Publication date
22 February 2017

European Semester - Country specific recommendation

No Country specific recommendation for Slovenia on research and innovation in 2016.

Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF)

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