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Comparative SWOT analysis of alignment modalities

The comparative SWOT analysis aims at illustrating potential future benefits and risks of each specific alignment modality, under given contexts (governance, institutional, operational).

The analysis of strengths and weaknesses of alignment instrument/modality (current, novel, trans-regional) covers various selection criteria:

  • the different stages in the research programming
  • the different approaches
  • the different cooperation modes
  • varying levels of intensity
  • the context of JPIs and beyond

and it is based on the assessment criteria developed for the national level and the regional level, i.e.:

  • in relation to increasing alignment at the particular level or across various levels (because an alignment modality may be related to affecting alignment at various levels);
  • opportunities and threats in relation to the specific context where the alignment modality sits;
  •  opportunities and threats in relation to transferring this modality in another context;
  • benefits/impacts that the specific alignment modality can lead to in relation to alignment at whatever level;
  • difficulties encountered during implementation and resources needed for implementation of the specific alignment modality;
  • key (internal/external) factors of success for implementation.

Last update: March 2016