Research and innovation are increasingly interlinked internationally, aided by rapidly developing information and communication technologies. Global challenges require global effort and dialogue with international partners. In this context, the aim of the MLE is to foster a policy exchange on the various national approaches towards international cooperation in research and innovation. The exercise will allow for comparisons in terms of policy-making and help identify transferrable good practices, while covering topics such as design and development of national strategies for international cooperation in research and innovation, implementing toolbox and framework conditions.
Expert panel of the MLE on National Strategies and Roadmaps for International Cooperation in Research and Innovation.
An overview of the MLE on National Strategies and Roadmaps for International Cooperation in Research and Innovation .
The Modus Operandi defines the scope, the objectives, envisaged outcomes and the preliminary time schedule of the MLE. It also describes the working approach and methodology the group will follow as well as the distribution of work of all participants.
At the MLE kick-off meeting, national representatives from the 15 participating countries discussed and agreed on the final scope of the MLE, the topics to be addressed and the programme of country visits. A draft modus operandi was discussed and finalised after the meeting.
The first country visit of the Mutual Learning Exercise covered two main aspects related to the enhancement of international R&I cooperation: the strategic configuration of national R&I internationalisation strategies, and synergies and task division between the international and national levels. The agenda included workshops and world café discussions. In addition, representatives of five of the participating countries presented illustrative examples on their national experience concerning: the objectives, theory of change, and main drivers behind international R&I cooperation strategies, foresight as an input for such strategies, governance and processes, the challenge of finding the perfect fit between the national STI strategy and the strategic STI internationalisation dimension.