The IncoNet EaP project aimed to support the advancement of the bi-regional STI (Science, Technology, and Innovation) policy dialogue between the EU Member States/Associated Countries and the Eastern Partnership Countries, with an explicit focus on the Societal Challenges that had been identified to be of mutual interest for the two regions, namely Climate Change, Energy and Health. In particular the project identified actions and stakeholders and implemented innovative pilot activities to strengthen the coordination and impact of the individual actions.
In terms of policy dialogue, the project provided analytical evidence and monitoring results to feed the dialogue and to support joint agenda setting. A policy mix review was be implemented along with capacity building activities with an emphasis on the promotion of Innovation. More specifically, links with the EU technology platforms were established allowing mutual learning and exchange of best practices for enhanced public-private partnerships between the two regions. In addition, support to FP contacts was provided to strengthen their role and to adapt their functioning to Horizon 2020.
The project built on the experience of its predecessor IncoNet EECA and developed synergies with its sister project IncoNet CA, which ended in September 2016.
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(This short flyer sums up the activities and achievements of IncoNet EECA, the predecessor project of IncoNet EaP.) (URL: http://www.bmbf.de/_media/IncoNet_EECA_Project_achievements.pdf)