International R&I cooperation policies revisited: sustained challenges and new developments

The overall purpose of this Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) is to increase the capacity of EU Member States and Associated Countries to formulate and implement national strategies and roadmaps for international cooperation in research and innovation (R&I) and thereby create favourable conditions for the production of new knowledge that can inform and guide broad groups of policy-makers. In countries where there are no formal international strategies or roadmaps for international cooperation in R&I, the results of the MLE should be addressed within relevant fora for strategic policy discussions on international cooperation in R&I. Representatives of ministries for higher education and research and/or research and innovation funding agencies from the following EU Member States and Associated Countries participated in the MLE: Austria, Belgium/Flanders, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Moldova, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden and Turkey.

The Final Report of the Mutual Learning Exercise on ‘National Strategies and Roadmaps for International Cooperation in R&I’ summarises findings from the workshops, discussions and thematic input papers produced during this exercise. The report reflects the main threads of an intense policy exchange on the various national approaches towards international cooperation in research and innovation and highlights identified sustained challenges and new or upcoming developments. Based on shared concerns, promising approaches and inspiring practices, conclusions are drawn and recommendations are formulated to enhance the effectiveness of international R&I cooperation strategies, roadmaps and activities of the EU and its Member States.

The report shows among many other things, that the originally positive-affirmative approach to international RTI cooperation has given way to a more balanced position. It also casts a critical light on some shortcomings in international RTI cooperation policy.

The report was written by Klaus Schuch (ZSI, rapporteur), Gunnel Gustafsson (Chair), Patries Boekholt and Totti Könnölä.

You can download the report from here.

 

Citation

Schuch, K., Gustafsson, G., Boekholt, P. and T. Könnölä (2020): International R&I cooperation policies revisited: sustained challenges and new developments. European Commission - Directorate-General for Research and Innovation. Printed by the Publications Office of the European Union. ISBN 978-92-76-17437-0; doi: 10.2777/368726

Document type
  • Report
Language

English

Publication Year

2020

Author(s)/Editor(s)
Schuch, K., Gunnel Gustafsson, Patries Boekholt and Totti Könnölä.
Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 28)
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Social Sciences
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Modified on May 1, 2020