28 / 02 / 2020

Council reached PGA on the future SIA of the EIT

On 28 February, the European Council reached a Partial General Approach (PGA) on the future Strategic Innovation Agenda (SIA) of the European Institute and Technology (EIT). The aim of the SIA is to complement the legislative framework for the functioning of the EIT for 2021-2027, together with the EIT’s own regulation. Among others, the European Council’s text requires Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) to become more open and transparent, introducing a continuous monitoring system, and defines eligibility criteria and a budget to be allocated for the Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS).


The Strategic Innovation Agenda will:

  • Identify the priority fields and strategy of the EIT for the period 2021-2027 by defining the EIT’s objectives, key actions, mode of operation, expected results and resources needed,
  • Ensures the coherence of the EIT with Horizon Europe, the future EU framework programme for research and innovation for the period 2021-2027,
  • Foster synergies with other EU programmes.


The European Council will now look for a possible early agreement with the European Parliament for the adoption of the first-reading decision.


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