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PRESS RELEASE - 3rd MIRRIS Policy dialogue in Ljubljana

European funding for Research & Innovation in Slovenia: an Activity Plan to increase the Slovenian participation Ljubljana, 06 November 2015

On 06th November 2015, the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport from Slovenia has gathered national stakeholders, to discuss and prioritise measures, which could improve the participation of the Slovenian organisation to the EU programme for Research & Innovation.

The event was organised in the frame of the European initiative MIRRIS. The dialogue is the third one of a cycle where the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport has mobilised all the relevant decision makers to be present in the dialogue which took place in Slovenia.

During the day the stakeholders discussed about the most suitable measures to be proposed for implementation and pilot testing aiming at increasing participation of the Slovenian participants to the EU programmes. During the discussion the stakeholders highlighted the importance of promotion of the added value of participation to EU programmes among Slovenian participants and the need for endorsement of a set of measures that would be targeting the strong promotion of Slovenian research excellence and openness to the international dimension, the innovation drive of market orientation research, the skills of human capacity inside ROs, the leverage from ESIF to improve participation to Horizon 2020, and further building of linkages and partnerships and creating an effective evaluation system.

Furthermore, the implementation of the above noted activities was observed from the point of synergies at national level among Structural Funds and Horizon 2020. Participants, following the input proposed by the project coordinator META and MIRRIS Consortium Partner, Coventry University, discussed a broader scope of potential actions to be undertaken to improve the participation in Horizon 2020 and to upgrade the national system of Research and Innovation.

The MIRRIS Consortium will continue to support the implementation of actions engaging peers to provide tailored coaching in the areas with the highest priority identified during the dialogue.


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&D&I performance in ERA and Framework Programmes of the EU12 and Croatia and activate initiatives to improve participation to Horizon 2020.
 
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The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under agreement n°320209