08 / 03 / 2019


The EU Committee of the Regions adopted a renewed European Agenda for Research & Innovation

On 6 February 2019, the Committee of the Regions (CoR) adopted unanimously at the plenary session its opinion for the legislative texts for Horizon Europe. More specifically, in an opinion presented by Birgitta Sacrédeus (SE/EPP), Member of Dalarna County Council, the CoR highlighted:

 

  • the role of regional ecosystems and innovation hubs in order to boost research and innovation in Europe;
  • the need to better coordinate EU’s cohesion policy with research and innovation policy;
  • the need to tackle the growing inequalities between more and less developed regions;
  • the full participation of local and regional authorities in the strategic planning exercise;
  • the involvement of local and regional authorities in the definition and implementation of the missions and European Innovation Council (EIC);
  • the simplification of the State aid rules.

 

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