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Malta 2018 National Legal Document

The Malta Development Bank is wholly owned by the Government of Malta and has an authorised capital of € 200m, allowing it to leverage this to around € 1b of loans in due course. The Bank finances major infrastructural projects and assists small and medium companies which do not qualify for loans from commercial banks.

Portugal 2017 National Legal Document

This initiative is aimed at bringing higher education and research organisations together with companies and the public administration. It addresses 3 main challenges: (1) spreading digital literacy; (2) stimulating employability and digital specialization; and (3) improving Portugal’s participation in international R&D networks on the digital revolution.

Portugal 2017 National Legal Document

This Law (Law 57/2017, of July 19th) introduces several revisions to the former Decree Law 57/2016, regarding the conditions for stimulating the recruitment of PhD holders. This revision is the outcome of a wide public discussion as well as the result of the parliamentary discussion on the issue.  The main changes introduced by this Law 57/2017 are the following: (1) increase in the initial level of remuneration for recruited PhDs; and (2) extension of the deadline for higher education and research organisations to launch the recruitment calls.  

Daňové úľavy pre výskum a vývoj
Slovakia 2017 National Legal Document

The Slovak Government amended the 595/2003 Income Tax Law at the end of 2017. The amendment raises the total deductible R&D cost to 200% as from 2018.




Metodika hodnocení výzkumných organizací a hodnocení programů účelové podpory výzkumu, vývoje a inovací
Czech Republic 2017 National Legal Document

Evaluation methodology of research organizations (Metodika 2017+) envisages a gradual implementation of informed peer review. It is assumed to guide the evaluation system from 2017 onwards and to be fully implemented in 2020. Only increases in institutional funding will be allocated based on the new methodology.

Ustawa z dnia 9 listopada 2017 r. o zmianie niektórych ustaw w celu poprawy otoczenia prawnego działalności innowacyjnej
Poland 2017 National Legal Document

Act on Amending Some Acts to Improve Legal Environment for Innovative Activities was prepared by MNiSW and elaborated in inter-ministerial and social consultations (April-August 2017). It implements multiple improvements resulting from the White Paper on Innovations, published by MNiSW in 2016, based on submissions from stakeholders. It includes a substantial increase in the R&D tax incentives scheme and industrial habilitation path. The Act was unanimously adopted by the Parliament in November 2017.

Ustawa z dnia 7 lipca 2017 r. o zmianie ustawy o zasadach realizacji programów w zakresie polityki spójności finansowanych w perspektywie finansowej 2014–2020 oraz niektórych innych ustaw
Poland 2017 National Legal Document

Amendment to the Act on Principles of implementing cohesion policy programmes funded in the financial perspective 2014-2020 introduced important changes in the design and implementation of ESIF, 2014-2020: reducing administrative burden, stronger enforcement of confidentiality of applications (incl. IP), nomination of a spokesperson of ESIF beneficiaries. At the same time, the new regulation restricts the autonomy of regional authorities - a province governor appointed by the central government (pl. wojewoda) will supervise regional authorities in ESIF design and implementation.

Ν. 4452/2017 (ΦΕΚ Α 17/15-2-2017) Σύσταση Εθνικού Συμβουλίου Εκπαίδευσης και Ανάπτυξης Ανθρώπινου Δυναμικού (Ε.Σ.Ε.Κ.Α.Α.Δ.) (Άρθρο 18).
Greece 2017 National Legal Document

This piece of legislation, through Art. 18,  establishes the National Council for Education and Training for Human Resource Development (ESEKAAD), which is an advisory body to the Minister of Education, Research and Religious Affairs. The purpose of the ESEKAAD is to provide counseling and scientific guidance for major issues related to the design of the educational policy in the context of promoting knowledge, sustainable development, exploitation of human potential, promotion of inclusive employment and in general, linking education to the labour market and employment.

Malta 2017 National Legal Document

This is the first National Space Policy for Malta and was developed by the Malta Council for Science and Technology in collaboration with the Space Governance Group and other stakeholders. It aims to ensure a common approach to space-related activities and addresses essential services, the economic dimension, educational investments and extended opportunities. 

Verwaltungsvereinbarung zwischen Bund und Ländern gemäß Artikel 91b Absatz 1 des Grundgesetzes zur Förderung von Spitzenforschung an Universitäten vom 16. Juni 2016 - „Exzellenzstrategie“
Germany 2017 National Legal Document

Federal and Länder governments have reached an agreement in June 2016 for an Excellence Strategy (‘Exzellenzstrategie’) as successor to the Initiative for Excellence starting in 2017. The Excellence Strategy will be a permanent programme with a total budget of €533m co-financed by the Federal Government (75%) and the Länder in which the funded universities are located.


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