Report to the GPC meeting 2014.05.19 GPC WG on Alignment. How did the WG approach this task ? From where have we sampled information to the report ? The Structure of the Report Main Topics from the Report The Road Map to the final Report The Outcome of the work of the WG .
1. Introduction and Summary
2. In search for a definition of “Alignment” in the context of Joint Programming
3. The findings of the GPC WG on Alignment
4. Recommendations for Actions to enhance Alignment
For JPIs to implement
For MSs to implement
For ERA partners (EC ,GPC) to implement
For Monitoring of Progress
5. On the Working Group: Members, working methods, meetings, etc
The Expert Group EC :Review of the Joint Programming Process 2012
Communication from the Commission to the EUParliamentand The Council 2012
Biennial Report by GPC 2012/13
Report on the JPI Conference, Dublin 2013
Three phases of Joint Programming
JPIs has the potential for anchoring with international partners
Improved Efficiency of Resources for Research in Europe
The GPC: WG defines the framework for “Alignment in the context of JPIs ”
1) There is the current suite of JPIs identified and guided by the GPC and approved by the EU Council.
2) A second phase involves the alignment of national research programmes around a common focus or societal challenge.
3) The final phase which involves “true” Joint Programming involves Member States working together in a systematic and strategic way to identify the next societal challenge (or core research question) and then implementing the full policy cycle (including developing roadmaps, funding research, undertaking ex-post and ex-ante evaluations).
“By aligning and co-ordinatingthe institutional and competitive funding committed under national research programmes,
which accounts for 88% of the public research in Europe,
we can better exploit our resources for maximal societal impact”
‘The strategic approach taken by Member States’ programming authorities to modify their national programmes, priorities or activities as a consequence of the adoption of joint priorities in EU level Public-public partnerships’
Identification and implementation of best practices of Alignment by JPIs and MS s and improved efficiency of investment in research at the level of MS s and ERA
The spectrum of Alignment
Alignment covers actions spanning all the programming cycle: from joint foresight, development of strategic research agenda to joint processes of research practices, funding, implementation and ex-post evaluation
All examples for types of alignment should be considered, applied, evaluated and finally given the state of “best practices for alignment”. Such best practices are to be shared among JPIs and supported by the member states
16 proposals covering from mapping, networking, capacity building standardization , joint calls to development of national strategies
1. National engagement in the JPI domain
Member States should develop National Action plans, Roadmaps, Strategies to mirror their commitment to the SRA of JPIs.
MS do not necessarily need thematic programmes that fit into a JPI’s SRA but they do need a national strategic approach towards the respective challenge.
2. Barriers for Alignment to be observed and reduced by MS
Bottom-up approach to research funding makes it difficult to identify areas for alignment.
More than one national funding agency in the JP domain and lack of coordination at national level on strategic research agenda and funding
3. Political commitment for the JPIs
Communication from all levels (EU, GPC and JPI level) on how alignment can enhance JPIs has to be improved and become more political.