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MLE on National Practices in Widening Participation and Strengthening Synergies

 

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MLE on Widening Participation and Strengthening Synergies (Factsheet)

An overview on the MLE on Widening Participation and Strengthening Synergies

MLE on National Practices in Widening Participation and Strengthening Synergies: Topic Report - Skills development, information, communication and training

This report focuses on national-level solutions to shortages of information and skills that hold back participation in the EU’s research and innovation framework programmes (FP). It surveys the landscape of existing initiatives, and identifies lessons learned through exchanges of experience in five areas: 1) Information and guidance to potential FP participants; 2) Strategies for national positioning in the FP; 3) Skills development and training for research managers; 4) Incentives in the form of small-scale funding for project preparation and rewards for winning; and 5) promotion outside the country of its national assets and opportunities for cooperation.

MLE on National Practices in Widening Participation and Strengthening Synergies: Topic Report - Attracting qualified R&D staff in the public and private sectors

This report provides lessons learned from the MLE devoted to widening participation to FP and enhancing synergies between FP and ESIF. The focus of this report is on national-level strategies, initiatives, programmes and schemes targeting the attraction of qualified R&D staff working abroad (within or outside the EU), into national research performing organisations from the public and private research sectors, namely PROs/HEIs and R&D-active companies. The topic also includes outgoing mobility schemes for national researchers.

MLE on Widening Participation and Synergies - Topic Report 2: Encouraging science-business cooperation

The report reflects the results achieved in a workshop organised under the Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) devoted to widening participation to FP and enhancing synergies between FP and ESIF.

MLE on Widening Participation and Strengthening Synergies Topic Report 3: Improving networking through participation in EU-level initiatives

The report reflects the results achieved in a workshop organised under the Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) devoted to widening participation to FP and enhancing synergies between FP and ESIF. The focus of this report is on strategies, innovative mechanisms and schemes developed at national or regional level and aiming at improving networking through participation in a wide variety of EU-level initiatives, in order to reinforce capacities to participate in the EU FP. The report provides a landscape of existing initiatives, and identifies lessons learned through exchanges of experience with respect to national strategies for participating in EU networks and programmes, as well as lessons for specific EU-level networks.

MLE on Widening Participation and Synergies between Horizon 2020 and ESIF: Modus Operandi

This MLE aims to support national participation in EU Framework programmes, as well as to exploit synergies in using ESIF at the national level. The Modis Operandi sets out the scope, preliminary work plan and distribution of work for the exercise, aiming to inspire the discussions, and was agreed after the kick-off meeting.

Events

MLE on Widening Participation and Strengthening Synergies: scoping workshop

30 May 2017
DG Research and Innovation, Unit A4
Brussels, Belgium

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.

MLE on Widening Participation and Strengthening Synergies: kick-off meeting

27 October 2017
DG RTD, Unit A4
Brussels, Belgium

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.

MLE on Widening Participation and Strengthening Synergies: first country visit – skills, communication & enabling an effective and structured dialogue

10 January 2018
DG RTD, Unit A4
Madrid, Spain

This first fact-finding visit covered topics 4 and 5 of the MLE: 'support for skills development, information sharing, communication and training' (with the aim of widening participation), and 'how to enable an effective and structured dialogue between Structural Fund managing authorities and Framework Programme authorities' (in order to identify and maximise synergies). The group of national participants discussed the topics and presentations from Spanish research and innovation stakeholders from both public and private sectors.

MLE on Widening Participation and Strengthening Synergies: second country visit – attracting talent & operational synergies

6 February 2018 to 7 February 2018
DG RTD, Unit A4
Zagreb, Croatia

The national participants met Croatian research and innovation (R&I) stakeholders in order to gather information and discuss good practice on topics 1 and 7 of the MLE: how to attract qualified staff (including for the business R&I sector), and how to identify and exploit synergies at the operational level. They were accompanied on this second fact-finding visit by the MLE expert advisors.

MLE on Widening Participation and Strengthening Synergies: third country visit – improving networking

22 March 2018 to 23 March 2018
DG RTD, Unit A4
Dublin, Ireland

This third fact-finding visit will see the national participants and MLE expert advisors meet Irish research and innovation (R&I) stakeholders in order to gather information and discuss good practice on improving networking through participation in a range of R&I actions.

MLE on Widening Participation and Strengthening Synergies: fourth country visit – science-business cooperation & strategic synergies

14 May 2018 to 15 May 2018
DG RTD, Unit A4
Universitaire Stichting - Fondation Universitaire, Bruxelles, Belgium

This is an opportunity for national participants to meet research and innovation (R&I) stakeholders in order to gather information and discuss good practice on the last two topics of the MLE: how to encourage science-business cooperation and how to identify and exploit synergies at the policy and strategy level. They will again be accompanied on this final fact-finding visit by the MLE expert advisors.

MLE on Widening Participation and Strengthening Synergies: Final Report Discussion Meeting

12 June 2018
DG RTD
EASME, Covent Garden Building, Place Charles Rogier 16, 1210 Bruxelles

The closing meeting will be an opportunity for the panel to present the findings through the produced Final Report. The European Commission, represented by Ms. Carli and Ms. Truco, will intervene focusing on "spreading excellence and widening participation" and "analysis and monitoring of the national research programmes". The team will also explore next steps and dissemination activities to be carried on.

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