VERA – Forward Visions on the European Research Area

VERA is funded by the European Union's FP7 programme for research,
technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 290705

Objectives

The objective of the Workpackage "ERA Strategies" is to underpin an adaptive, efficient, effective and well-resourced European Research Area (ERA) that fosters innovation and creativity and addresses upcoming socio-economic challenges by:

  • engaging with key stakeholders to explore strategic responses on the critical issues for the ERA evolution and
  • providing sound recommendations on research, technology development and innovation (RTDI) policies and their governance and coordination across ERA.

"ERA Strategies" is dedicated to spelling out implications for EU level research and innovation policy. In addition it will offer support to different processes and actors in translating the collective anticipatory intelligence emerging from other VERA Workpackages into their own specific decision making context and deliberative structures. Supporting activities for joint action of all sorts, including - among many different options that might emerge in the process - the pooling ERA resources around certain societal challenges through joint programming initiatives.