News archive - Agenda of the 3rd Virtual R&I Meeting (13 May 2020)

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the European Commission decided to defer the next Steering Platform Ministerial meeting (originally planned for May/June 2020) to a later date in the year. At the same time, several virtual meetings have been planned to foster mutual discussion on the key aspects of the socio-economic crisis deriving from the pandemic, while also continuing the work aimed at a better integration of the WBs into the European Research Area.

The thrird virtual working meeting was organised on May, 13,  to discuss on the following:

Welcome remarks and Introduction to the meeting Ruta Zarnauskaite, Head of Unit ‘Horizon Europe Association’, EC DG R&I Stasa Skenzic, Croatian EU-Presidency, Co-Chair Colin Wolfe, Head of Unit ‘Western Balkans Regional Cooperation and Pro-grammes’, EC DG NEAR Liliana Pasecinic, Deputy Head of Unit ‘Institutional, International relations and outreach’, EC DG JRC
Update on Covid-19 impact, ongoing measures and next steps

  • Short update on ongoing measures (current international co-operation and interest to further coordinate across the region and with the EU); focus on steps planned for the recovery period after the COVID-19 crisis (impact on the economy in general and companies in particular, impact on the RDI com-munity); EC DG R&I, WB6, incoming EU Council Presidency, EU MS, RCC, CEI, Berlin Process

Updates on recent developments

  • Smart Specialisation Strategies; JRC; WB6 (written contributions as already reported in last meeting)
  • Update from the Service Facility (SF) on recent activities; SF
  • Foresight efforts; DG JRC, SF
  • Innovation Agenda; EC DG R&I, WB6

Concluding Remarks and next steps; EC DG R&I


Geographical focus
  • EC
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Admin on July 1, 2020
Modified on August 24, 2020