A ‘Policy Support Facility’ (PSF) has been set up by the Directorate-General for Research & Innovation (DG RTD) of the European Commission under the European Framework Programme for Research & Innovation ‘Horizon 2020’, in order to support Member States and associated countries in reforming their national science, technology and innovation systems.
The Peer Review of the Ukrainian Research and Innovation system was carried out between May and November 2016 by a dedicated PSF Panel, consisting of nine independent experts and national peers. The Ukrainian national authorities expressed a strong political commitment to this exercise.
The PSF Panel arrived at seven Policy Messages highlighted upfront in the report. The report explains the rationale supporting each of those policy statements and discusses the 30 specific recommendations, clustered into thematic areas. Case studies from other countries supplement the narrative by presenting good practice examples that could facilitate the implementation of the recommendations.
It is the country’s responsibility to ensure the follow-up to the Peer Review as well as the potential implementation of its recommendations through concrete reforms.