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01 M.Penny_eng, JSO ERA, 10/11/2011

  1. 1. Opportunities for Strengthening EU-Ukraine STI Cooperation Kyiv, 10 November 2011 Martin Penny Policy Officer, International Cooperation Policy Unit, DG Research and Innovation [email_address]
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Overall objectives for EU international cooperation in research and innovation </li></ul><ul><li>International cooperation in FP7 </li></ul><ul><li>EU-Ukraine cooperation in research and innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Future perspectives </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why International Cooperation? <ul><li>Increased globalisation of R&I activities (including for SMEs) </li></ul><ul><li>Emergence of new R&I powers (BRICS etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Key societal challenges requiring global cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Access knowledge globally and share costs /tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure EU attractive location and partner </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance coherence and synergy of EU and MS policies and programmes (fragmentation,duplication) </li></ul><ul><li>New impetus given by the Treaty of Lisbon, EU2020 Strategy and Innovation Union Flagship Initiative </li></ul>
  4. 4. International Cooperation: Main Objectives <ul><li>Strengthen EU R&I excellence and economic </li></ul><ul><li>competitiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Tackle global societal challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Support EU External Policies – Science Diplomacy </li></ul><ul><li>International cooperation in R&I: a means to help achieve EU internal and external policy objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Mutual benefit, reciprocity </li></ul>
  5. 5. FP7: Opening and Targeting <ul><li>International cooperation fully integrated into FP7 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Major component under the themes in the Cooperation programme – ‘general opening’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thematic/geographic targeting : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Targeting topics/calls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinated calls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>European and international programmes - e.g. EDCTP, HFSP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Range of additional tools: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Twinning projects between EU and third countries in specific areas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting international networks of funding bodies (e.g. in animal health) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reciprocal opening of funding programmes with international partners (e.g. health) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Separate budget for coordination and support activities under the Capacities programme </li></ul>
  6. 6. International Cooperation: Countries <ul><li>Associated Countries (14 countries) </li></ul><ul><li>- same rights and obligations as Member States </li></ul><ul><li>International Cooperation Partner Countries (ICPC) </li></ul><ul><li>- eligible for funding on same basis as Member States </li></ul><ul><li>- Neighbouring countries – ENP ( including Ukraine ) and Kosovo </li></ul><ul><li>- Developing countries – in ACP, Asia, Latin America </li></ul><ul><li>- Emerging Economies – BRICS and other Middle-Income Countries </li></ul><ul><li>Industrialised countries (e.g. US, Canada, Japan, Singapore) </li></ul><ul><li>- funded only exceptionally </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Developing strategic partnerships in both political - security, stability - and economic – trade, energy – terms </li></ul><ul><li>Addressing jointly global challenges such as climate change, infectious diseases, energy security </li></ul><ul><li>Building on promising research areas of cooperation, such as transport, ICT, biotechnologies, energy and environment </li></ul>Why is EU-Eastern Partnership R&I Cooperation of importance?
  8. 8. S&T Cooperation Agreements <ul><li>19 (soon 20) EU Agreements +15 Euratom Agreements </li></ul><ul><li>EU Agreements: </li></ul><ul><li>6 Industrialised countries (US, Canada, Japan, S. Korea, Australia, N Zealand) </li></ul><ul><li>5 BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, S. Africa) </li></ul><ul><li>3 Emerging Economies (Argentina, Chile, Mexico) </li></ul><ul><li>5 (soon 6) ENP Countries (Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Ukraine ; Algeria being finalised) </li></ul><ul><li>R&I also part of overall EU Cooperation Agreements </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Range of EU dialogues with on STI issues with the EECA countries: </li></ul><ul><li>Bilateral </li></ul><ul><ul><li>through S&T Cooperation Agreement - first meeting with Ukraine scheduled for 23 November - platform for dialogue with the State Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>STI chapters of EU-Ukraine PCA/Association Agreement - sub- committee covering S&T issues </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Regional </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine + EU MS) - ‘ Platform 4’ covering R&I - need for increased ideas for discussion on R&I from partner countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project level - INCONet </li></ul></ul>Formal Dialogues on STI Issues
  10. 10. Participation in FP7 <ul><li>6% of participants are third countries </li></ul><ul><li>(not Member States or Associated Countries) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased from 5.4% in FP6 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accounting for about 2.6% of EU funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased from 2% in FP6 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most participants from industrialised countries participate on a non-funded basis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Main countries by number of partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Russia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>USA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>China </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>India </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South Africa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brazil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ukraine </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. FP7 International participation: Overview by type of action
  12. 12. Participation in Signed Grant Agreements – Cooperation and Capacities Programmes (May 2011)
  13. 13. Cooperation/People Programmes: UA
  14. 14. Capacities and Euratom: Ukraine
  15. 15. FP7 Funding: Ukraine
  16. 16. FP7 Success Rates: Ukraine
  17. 17. International Cooperation Projects <ul><li>BILAT-Ukraine: Awareness raising, knowledge development, participation enhancement - complementary to Joint Support Office project </li></ul><ul><li>ERA-WIDE: Twinning of labs (neighbourhood countries) - good Ukrainian success in both calls - projects from second call under negotiation </li></ul><ul><li>Black Sea ERA-NET: Partnership with/amongst EU Member States - joint funding scheme and call successfully implemented </li></ul><ul><li>EECA and SC/CA INCO-Net: Bi-regional dialogue, cooperation policy orientations, participation enhancement, monitoring and reviewing bi-regional cooperation </li></ul>
  18. 18. Innovation Union: International Objectives <ul><li>Contribute to global approaches and solutions for societal challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure consistency of EU and national strategies and actions for international cooperation in R&I </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a level playing field- standards, regulations, public procurement, IP, market access </li></ul><ul><li>Common EU-MS priorities in R&I – joint/ coordinated positions </li></ul>
  19. 19. Horizon 2020 <ul><li>Bringing together FP7, CIP, and the EIT – Horizon 2020 </li></ul><ul><li>To focus on challenges requiring an EU response </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Raising excellence in the research base </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership in industrial and enabling technologies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tackling major societal challenges </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>With simplification </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Common toolkit of funding schemes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Standardised rules (eligibility, costing, reporting, auditing) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Unique IT portal, common support structures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Strengthened complementarities with Structural Funds </li></ul><ul><li>International dimension central to, and mainstreamed in, all parts of Horizon 2020 </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed budget €80Bn (constant 2011 prices) for 2014-20 </li></ul>
  20. 20. Towards a more strategic approach <ul><li>Engage more actively and strategically in international cooperation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Common interest, mutual benefits, reciprocity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General opening of collaborative activities + targeted actions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic EU funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optimise scale and scope of cooperation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote strategic partnerships and cooperation at regional level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhance complementarities and synergies between EU and Member States policies and actions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extend cooperation to innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhance complementarities and synergies with EU external policies, instruments and committees </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Next steps: EU <ul><li>Implementation in the remainder of FP7 - bridge to Horizon 2020 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More focus on innovation, global challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased scale and scope in international cooperation activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calls in 2012 ( ca €8 billion) and 2013 ( ca €12 billion) biggest ever </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Development of Horizon 2020 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposal November 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation from 2014 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ERA Framework Communication: Summer 2012 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Including international dimension </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Communication on International Cooperation Strategy: Autumn 2012 </li></ul>
  22. 22. Next steps: Ukraine <ul><li>Increase participation in the remainder of FP7 - focus on Cooperation programme - start preparing now </li></ul><ul><li>Increase liaison of National Contact Points with EU counterparts - reduce numbers of ineligible proposals (47 to date) and increase success rates </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up successful ERA-WIDE and IRSES projects - consortia for Cooperation Programme? </li></ul><ul><li>Potential support through ENPI - follow up for JSO project / capacity building activities? </li></ul><ul><li>Increase regional dialogue - through Eastern Partnership - bridge to Horizon 2020 </li></ul>