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2 July 2018

On 21 June 2018, the Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF) Specific Support to Montenegro kick started in Brussels, Belgium. The Montenegrin government has asked for policy advice in building a friendlier environment and a supportive ecosystem for start-up enterprises in the country.

29 June 2018

More countries are adopting Performance-based Research Funding Systems (PRFS) to improve their research and innovation systems. A Horizon 2020 PSF Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) brought together practice and experience with this relatively new policy instrument from around Europe and beyond, providing a platform for an extensive discussion on the challenges related to the design and role of PRFS. The work delivered a comprehensive report full of insights on the different policy options, and recommendations for optimal PRFS design.

28 June 2018

The final report of the PSF Specific Support to Georgia was presented to representatives of the government, national research and innovation agencies, universities and research organisations, in Tbilisi on 14 June 2018. The report’s policy messages are summarised around four groups of issues which Georgia needs to address over time: Coordination, Concentration, Collaboration and Coherence.

20 June 2018

Small fixes are not enough to reach Open Science’s full potential. The results of a 13-country mutual learning exercise (MLE) on Open Science are now available in a detailed report including a roadmap, good practice examples and lessons learned on how to improve access to – and use of – research across Europe and beyond.

22 May 2018

Bulgaria’s research and innovation landscape urgently needs reform to reduce fragmentation, increase funding and improve international competitiveness, according to a new PSF expert report. This can prepare the ground for an integrated, fair and transparent system for relating research funding to performance.

21 March 2018

A decade of stagnant public research spending and disjointed national response to global forces left Latvia lagging behind EU averages on key R&D metrics. PSF experts have recommended changes to the country's governance, policies and practices to drive innovation, economic development and growth.

19 March 2018

Trust, predictability and transparency are essential to a well-functioning innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Romania has a great opportunity to build on its strengths in innovation and entrepreneurship in order to develop such an ecosystem, according to a new PSF expert report.

16 March 2018

At the crossroads of the Atlas Mountains, Sahara Desert and Mediterranean Sea, Tunisia is a land of rich diversity, history, beauty and untapped potential. Keen to add another superlative to this list, Tunisia has set out in March 2018 to boost its research and innovation (R&I) system with the help of a PSF expert panel.

20 February 2018

Attracting and nurturing the talent to drive innovation and get global attention takes a long-term commitment to major reforms across the research and innovation landscape, say experts reporting on the Polish higher education and science system.

29 January 2018

The Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF) has successfully promoted reforms that enhance the impact of research and innovation (R&I) investments, systems and policies, and should maintain its best features as it evolves into a platform for sustained policy learning and understanding. These were the conclusions of a recent European Commission seminar on policy support for the reform of national R&I systems.

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