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PRESS RELEASE - 1st Policy Dialogue of MIRRIS in Croatia

Zagreb - May 28, 2014

The participation of Croatia to FP7 has been discussed today within the framework of MIRRIS (Mobilizing Institutional Reform for Research and Innovation Systems) in Zagreb, Croatia.  The MIRRIS Consortium in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Croatia organised the 1st out of 3 rounds of meetings with key Croatian stakeholders to address the main elements concerning the participation and the performance of national key actors to the 7th framework programme. The dialogue in Croatia was the 6th in a round of successfully conducted policy dialogues on the above noted topic.

Taking into consideration that Croatia is the newest member state among the beneficiary countries of MIRRIS programme, collected data analysing participation of Croatia to FP7 show that Croatia’s success rate is just slightly below the EU13 average.

The gain per head of population is 23.24€, compares to an EU 13 average of 13.50€, but far from EU 27 standing at €58.04. The average number of € per beneficiary in Croatia is higher that the EU 13 average (186 k vs 167), but still far from EU27 average (324k).

The most prominent thematic areas of Croatia’s participation are “Transport” (35 participations), “ICT” (28), and “Food, agro, fish, biotech” (24) (Eurada, 2014).

Being the new member state shall be of an advantage for Croatia as this gives country the opportunity to exploit the best practices and information sharing through peer structural learning from other countries for the purpose of establishing the national strategy and supporting infrastructure towards excellence. 

 

MIRRIS is a support action funded under FP7 Social Sciences and Humanities programme.
 
About MIRRIS
MIRRIS (Mobilizing Institutional Reform for Research and Innovation Systems) is a Coordination and Support Action aiming at identifying the strengths and weaknesses of R&I performance in ERA and Framework Programmes of the EU12 and Croatia and to propose new initiatives to improve participation to Horizon 2020.
MIRRIS seeks to promote a high level of participation and funding within the European Research Area and Framework Programmes, by 1) understanding success factors 2) identifying key actions and 3) mobilizing key stakeholders for improving performance and better exploiting H2020 and synergies with structural funds. To achieve this goal MIRRIS will organize 3 rounds of policy dialogue in each target country, promote mutual learning and prepare a road map for implementation.
MIRRIS is funded under FP7 Social Sciences and Humanities programme and implemented by a consortium of 12 leading organizations in the field of research and innovation.
 
About META Group – MIRRIS Project Coordinator
META Group is an international company fostering knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship at macro & micro scale. META Group addresses policy decision makers committed to improve regional competitiveness; entrepreneurs keen to start up or further develop a venture; researchers, willing to set up their own company. 

For more info about META Group:

META Group

www.meta-group.com

For more info about MIRRIS:

MIRRIS

www.mirris.eu

info@mirris.eu

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under agreement n°320209