Delegations will find annexed to this Note the ERAC Opinion on the European Research Area Roadmap 2015-2020.
EUROPEAN RESEARCH AREA (ERA) ROADMAP 2015-2020
The February 2014 Competitiveness Council Conclusions on the 2013 ERA Progress Report called for the “Member States in close cooperation with the Commission, considering the ERAC Opinion and working through ERAC to develop by mid-2015 an ERA Roadmap at European level which should serve the purpose of facilitating and reinforcing the efforts undertaken by the Member States”. The present document, developed in consultation with the European Research Area and Innovation Committee (ERAC), the ERA Related Groups and most of the organisations which make up the ERA Stakeholder Platform, responds to this request. It is a living document to guide Member States in structuring their implementation of ERA at national level and is not an objective in itself. It is likely to be updated, adapted and enhanced regularly.