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Policy paper by the Commission services ERAC Plenary Meeting: How to improve national Research and Innovation systems of Member States and Associated Countries

This policy paper provides background information and analysis to stimulate a debate on two key policy issues for which important evolutions have been noted over the past years: Performance Based Research Funding and R&D tax incentives.


The paper draws on information and expertise accumulated in the Commission services through a range of activities and notably:

- Commission R&I related reports, and notably the Science, Research and Innovation Performance of the EU 2018, and the European Innovation Scoreboard 2018;
- The outcomes of Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility activities, for which the demand has risen steadily, both in terms of country based activities and Mutual Learning Exercises;
- Cooperation with other reputed organisations, and notably the OECD;
- In-house studies and analysis performed by both DG RTD and JRC.



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Thursday, 7 February, 2019
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