Low participation of some New Member States in FP7 and Horizon 2020

26. Mär 2018

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The aim of this study by the European Parliamentary Research Service, is to explore, identify and shed light on the reasons for the low participation and success rate of the EU-13 countries, in order to improve their future performance in Horizon 2020 and FP9.  The study includes an extensive literature review on various aspects of EU-13 participation in FPs, a comprehensive data analysis to allow a number of hypotheses regarding the origins of the low participation and success rates of the EU-13 countries in FP7 and Horizon 2020 to be tested empirically, an online survey among public research institutions, universities and business enterprises, and interviews with policy-makers.

In order to explore possible explanations for the low participation and low success rates 11 hypotheses were chosen and tested. The results of these tests provided an indication as to where the heart of the problem of low EU-13 participation really lies.

The study was executed by Michal Pazour, Vladimir Albrecht, Daniel Frank, Vlastimil Ruzicka, Jiri Vanecek, Ondrej Pecha, Zdenek Kucera (all: Technology Centre CAS, Prague), Edwin Horlings, Barend van der Meulen (Rathenau Institute, The Hague), Leonhard Hennen (ETAG co-ordinator, KIT/ITAS, Karlsruhe).

The review of this study was done by  Slavo Radosevic,  Professor  of  Industry  and  Innovation  Studies  at  the  School  of  Slavonic  and  East  European  Studies (SSEES), University College London (UCL), and Klaus Schuch, Scientific Director and Senior Scientist at the Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI), Austria.

You can access the study here.


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