The MLE will focus on exchanges of national practice at the operational level both in relation to how best: support national participation in EU Framework programmes; and use ESIF and exploit synergies at the national level to build up a knowledge economy.
At the Scoping Workshop, the main decisions were discussed and adopted for the implementation of the MLE, covering the scope, preliminary work plan and distribution of work for the exercise.
At the MLE kick-off meeting, national representatives from 15 countries will further discuss and agree on the final scope of the MLE. Discussions will address the seven preliminary topics on Synergies and Widening identified at the Scoping Workshop. An agreement will also be reached on the country visits and hosting countries. A draft modus operandi will inspire the discussions and this will be finalised after the meeting.