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VERA Focus Group 1 (Vienna, 23/01/2014)

January 23, 2014


This slideshow highlights key moments of the first strategic debate focus group (FG) on strategies and recommendations for the future of European Research Area (ERA) with selected society actors in Europe. The FG was part of VERA Work Package 5 activities led by the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR) in the framework of the European Commission funded VERA project.

The Vienna focus group (FG) explored:

  1. Key opportunities and threats of ERA futures for society actors.
  2. Key strategies of society actors vis-à-vis ERA scenarios by 2030.
  3. Key objectives of society actors that could be included in the ERA agenda.
  4. Key strategies of society actors vis-à-vis ERA objectives.
  5. Key recommendations from society actors for ERA-relevant actions today.

This discussion on the possible futures of the European Research Areas and the perspectives and interests of different stakeholders is a crucial input into the debate and policy making process at the European and national level. ERA is a dynamic concept, and it must be thought of as a long term endeavour, considering the implications for and strategies of all stakeholders involved.

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