Annual Conference on Public-Public Partnerships, 7-8 Nov 2017, Brussels

Date: 07/11/2017 - 08/11/2017

Co-designing Public-Public Partnerships (P2Ps) for the next Framework Programme (FP9)

The 2017 conference focused on the future of P2Ps under the motto "Co-designing Public-Public Partnerships for the next Framework Programme" to emphasise the collaborative approach in involving stakeholders for the future design. 350 registered participants took part in the conference.

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7 November 2017 – Towards P2Ps in FP9

13h00 – 13h45         Public-Public Partnerships in FP9 – opening plenary

P2Ps in the Horizon 2020 interim evaluation and related assessments – lessons learned; Jörg Niehoff, Head of Sector Joint Programming, DG RTD

13h45 – 15h00         Public-Public Partnerships in FP9 – policy round table

15h30 – 17h00         Public-Public Partnerships in FP9 –break-out sessions

Emerging preferred scenario for P2Ps in FP9, topics for the interactive sessions. Jörg Niehoff, Head of Sector Joint Programming, DG RTD

17h15 – 18h00         Towards a common branding of Public-Public Partnerships - plenary session

How to build an umbrella brand for P2PMarcus Flatten, Mann beißt Hund – Communications Agency


8 November 2017 – Support of P2Ps by ERA-LEARN

9h00 – 10h00           ERA-LEARN – key results on impacts - plenary session

15 years of P2Ps – Impacts at national and European levelEffie Amanatidou, University of Manchester

Analysis of P2P structures and policies in the different challenges and priorities of Horizon 2020Imelda Lambkin, Enterprise Ireland

Results of pilot study on impact assessment at research project levelAngus Hunter, OPTIMAT

10h30 – 12h30         Increase coherence and efficiency of implementation -Designing ERA-LEARN support to thematic P2P clusters -parallel sessions

Session 1: Health 

Session 2: Environment and Climate              

Session 3: Food, Agriculture and the Bio-economy

Session 4: Industrial Technologies 

Session 5: Energy 

12h45 – 13h30         Closing plenary

Future support from ERA-LEARN to thematic P2Ps – conclusions from the parallel sessions

Conclusions; Fabienne Gautier, Head of Unit ERA Policy and Reform, DG Research & Innovation


  •  Satellite events:

*) Results of the Article 185 meta-evaluation

*) Future of alignment actions for P2Ps

*) PRIMA info and networking event: programme

*) European Joint Programme (EJP) Cofund – exchange on first experiences in preparation and implementation