AMCER- Advanced Monitoring and Coordination of EU R&D Policies at Regional Level
EU R&D policies have an increasing impact on R&D systems and territorial cohesion, at European level and in the regions. However, regions only have a fragmented vision of the territorial impact of the earmarking of EU Regional Policy in the R&D field and of the results of EU programmes such as the FP6/FP7 and the CIP on their territories. As monitoring tools on these issues, they are using national or European general assessments and local empirical data. Despite being actors in the R&D field, regions are therefore lacking strategic knowledge for building better synergies between their policies and EU R&D ones.
This project aims to equip the 9 regional actors with an accurate picture of their R&D systems, EU R&D Policy activity and its territorial impacts. This should provide these regional actors with the evidence needed to formulate and manage R&D policy more effectively. More broadly, the project will provide a harmonised methodology that other regions can use and suggest how data collection can be improved so that it contributes more effectively to the management of R&D policy and territorial cohesion initiatives.
Tuscany Region, Italy (lead stakeholder)
General Directorate of Research, Technology and Enterprise of the Innovation Science and Enterprise Regional Ministry of Andalusia, Spain
Brittany Region, France
Generalitat of Catalonia - Directorate of Innovation and Internationalization, Spain
East of England Development Agency, United Kingdom
Flemish Government - Department of Economy, Science and Innovation, Belgium
Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony, Germany
Regional Council of Ostrobothnia, Finland
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region, France
Innova Europe, Brussels, Belgium
Detailed information on the contracted project team can be found under Transnational Project Groups.
Budget: € 344,392
Project’s lifetime: March 2011 to September 2012
Delivery of Reports
Inception Report: 29th August 2011
Interim Report: 30th March 2012
Draft Final Report: 1st July 2012
Final Report: 30th September 2012
Reports will be published once they are approved by the ESPON Monitoring Committee
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