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Case studies of novel modalities for aligning national research strategies, programmes, and activities

This publication contains seven case studies that examine novel alignment modalities of national research strategies, programmes and other activities. By ‘novel’ modalities, instruments, or approaches are meant that contribute to alignment of research activities at the strategic or operational level that are at a pilot stage or have been introduced in schemes or networks other than the JPI or ERA-NETs.

Policy Brief on Stakeholder Engagement in Joint Programming Initiatives

ERA-LEARN 2020 Policy Briefs serve the purpose of providing succinct information on topics that are of vital importance for advancing Public-Public-Partnerships (P2Ps). This policy brief on stakeholder engagement summarizes the current state-of-play of stakeholder engagement among JPIs, highlights existing approaches of engagement, and introduces possible ways to advance stakeholder engagement.

Case studies of current approaches for aligning national research strategies, programmes and activities

This publication contains nine case studies that examine different approaches and modalities used by EU Member-States (and Horizon2020 Associated Countries) to facilitate the alignment of national research strategies, programmes and other activities in the context of joint programming processes. These case studies have been conducted in the framework of Task 4.2 of the ERA-LEARN2020 Project (2015-18), and build on the “Typology of Alignment” developed under the project’s Task 4.1. The case studies do not constitute in-depth evaluations of ongoing practices. Instead they aim to illustrate how selected approaches have been used to promote alignment at strategic, operational and financial levels, and what the key “lessons learned” are from these experiences. The case studies outline the main benefits and challenges practitioners have faced when putting in place such approaches, and the key factors for their successful implementation. The main target audience for this publication are national research funding and research performing organisations.

Guide for P2P impact assessment

Evaluation and impact assessment has become an imperative need for all P2Ps. Following a process of consultation with the P2P community, ERA-LEARN 2020 has published a Guide for P2P impact assessment (Deliverable 3.4a) drawing on relevant evaluation theories and good practices.

Future of Joint Programming

In November 2016, informal discussions between the EU and Member States on the future of the Joint Programming process and Public-to-Public Partnerships (P2Ps) were initiated during the course of two workshops held in Brussels.

Updated Policy Brief on the Impacts of Networks 2016

ERA-LEARN 2020 conducted two large scale surveys in 2016 in order to capture the overall experience of participating in ERA-NETs (covering all the different versions of the scheme over the years). The results are presented in the "Updated Report on the Impacts of Networks 2016" which can be downloaded here. Overall, the ERA-NET scheme has managed to gather a critical mass of resources and establish durable cooperation among countries around certain societal challenges and research topics. However, more efforts are need at the national level for the scheme to realise its full potential. To achieve their ultimate goal, ERA-NETs need to focus on excellence, but at the same time, they need to pursue objectives beyond that, by increasing efforts to attract policy attention and support primarily at the national level so that they become influential actors at the European / international arena.

2nd Annual Report on P2P Partnerships (2016)

The 2nd  ERA-LEARN 2020 annual report on public-public (P2P) networks in Europe covers the 12 month period from July 2015 to the end of June 2016. It also aims to present the cumulative and emerging position on joint calls since the launch of the P2P movement in 2003 and provides a spotlight on the Cofund instrument, presenting a picture of the investment and results of the Cofunds to date.  The report can be downloaded here.

Annual Summary report on good practices in the implementation of JPIs (2016)

This first annual summary report on good practices in the implementation of JPIs presents four case studies that have been conducted in the course of the ERA-LEARN 2020 project.

1st Annual Report on P2P Partnerships (2015)

The 1st ERA-LEARN 2020 annual report on public-public (P2P) networks in Europe covers the 18 month period from the start of Horizon 2020 in January 2014 to the end of June 2015. It also aims to present the cumulative and emerging position on joint calls since the launch of the P2P movement in 2003 including not only the ERA-NETs but also the Article 185 initiatives and the Joint Programming Initiatives (JPI).

Policy Brief on impact assessment of networks – 2015

The Brief draws on the results of two strands of research: • Strand 1: advanced statistical analysis of existing evidence and data collected through the 2013 IPTS NETWATCH impact survey (Doussineau, et al. 2013), the Commission’s surveys carried out annually (Niehoff 2014; Bertrand and Niehoff 2013; Jekova and Niehoff 2012); and • Strand 2: a small scale survey based on interviews of JPI members (26 in total).

ERA-LEARN 2 Report 'Deliverable D4.3 Analysis of Options for Future Platforms. Monitoring and Assessment Framework for P2P Activities'

ERA-LEARN 2 Report 'Deliverable D4.3 Analysis of Options for Future Platforms. Monitoring and Assessment Framework for P2P Activities'

Needs of the Mature ERA-NET Community

ERA-LEARN Workshop Report 28 February 2013 Dublin

Analysis of Options for Future Platform - Report on User Needs (April 2013)

Analysis of Options for Future Platform: results of a survey among stakeholders (carried out late 2012)

Report of high level workshop on the ERA-NET experiences of Member and Associate States to date

The Workshop at the side of the Annual Joint Programming Event 2011 addressed experienced ERA-NET workers interested in the experiences of Member States and Associated Countries with the ERA-NET instrument.

Key Learnings associated with the ERA-NET Scheme and the Way Forward

This Communication paper aims to increase visibility of the ERA-NET achievements, and capitalise the knowledge and experience drawing upon useful lessons learnt and success factors not only from the ERA-NETs but also the other coordinating instruments.