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Forward Visions on the European Research Area

Objective

The VERA project aims to provide relevant strategic intelligence for the future governance and priority-setting of the research, technology, development and innovation (RTDI) system in Europe and for better adapting science, technology and innovation policy to the shifting global environment and upcoming socio-economic challenges. For this purpose VERA carries out an in-depth stocktaking of RTDI related forward looking activities in Europe and internationally and a thorough review of trends and drivers of long-term change of European RTDI governance. On the base of these insights VERA develops scenarios on the evolution of the European Research Area, assesses the critical issues for the ERA’s future capabilities emerging from these scenarios, explores subsequent strategic options and ultimately generates a set of policy recommendations for responsive and future oriented multi-level, multi-domain RTDI policy strategies.

VERA is conceptualised as a continuously progressing two-way communication process among ERA actor groups from society, industry, academia and policy across domains, levels and regions. It is setting up a strategic conversation between these stakeholders that evolves through several carefully tailored stages in order to jointly discover shared visions and strategic options around the ERA’s future perspectives towards 2020 and far beyond. VERA is exploring gradual evolution following from current patterns of change – but is also explicitly embracing transformative and disruptive developments with a long-term horizon.

The VERA project is being proposed by a consortium of ten internationally renowned institutes from 9 EU countries involving a team of more than 20 researchers with outstanding expertise both in terms of relevant knowledge and forward looking methodology and excellent contacts with RTDI stakeholders in Europe and the world.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2011-3
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 325 146,38
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)

Participants (11)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Participation ended

Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Torsti Loikkanen (Mr.)
Unitatea Executiva pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior, a Cercetarii, Dezvoltarii si Inovarii
Romania
EU contribution
€ 126 422,64
Address
Mendeleev Street 21-25
010362 Bucharest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Luciana Bratu (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 113 995,66
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ton Wennink (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE DE MARNE LA VALLEE
France
EU contribution
€ 130 084,18
Address
Boulevard Descartes 5 Champs Sur Marne
77454 Marne La Vallee Cedex 2
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pascal Janots (Mr.)
AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 140 126
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Susanne Giesecke (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 200 280,24
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)
Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
Finland
EU contribution
€ 133 536
Address
Vuorimiehentie 3
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Torsti Loikkanen (Mr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 69 038,54
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eusebio Jiménez Arroyo (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 113 955
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vincenzo Cardarelli (Mr.)
ZENTRUM FUER SOZIALE INNOVATION
Austria
Address
Linke Wienzeile 246
1150 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alexander Degelsegger (Mr.)
ZENTRUM FUR SOZIALE INNOVATION GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 106 786
Address
Linke Wienzeile 246
1150 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alexander Degelsegger (Mr.)