The MIRRIS (Mobilising Institutional Reforms in Research and Innovation Systems) aims at encouraging a better exploitation of European research and innovation programmes and participation in the European Research Area of the 13 target countries by setting up a process of analysis, dialogue, mutual learning among key concerned stakeholders, namely research, innovation and institutional actors

Europe as a whole must advance significantly in research and innovation performances in order to make the EU the most dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy, as foreseen in the Europe 2020 strategy. There are countries lagging behind in the effectiveness of exploiting EU funded programs in the field of R&D&I. The obstacles can be sought among local conditions, resources and assets faceting a specific system. 

MIRRIS will focus on the following countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

In order to allow these countries to better exploit the European research and innovation programmes, MIRRIS will set up an extensive policy learning exercise to identify barriers and to identify how innovation systems can better address the participation to the European research area.

The project foresees the organization of 3 rounds of policy dialogues in each country involving relevant stakeholders from three levels: decision makers, implementation institutions and operational structures. Through sharing, discussing and enriching findings among relevant stakeholders, policy recommendations for institutional reform and uptake will be shaped and actions for the implementation validated for a successful uptake.