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  • Training on H2020 for Mediterranean NCP(Amman, 9-11 December 2013)

    Building Synergies between European Member States/ Associated Countries and Mediterranean Partner Countries

    Marilena Rossano, Italian National Research Council (CNR) UARIEAhmid El Zoheiry, .....................................................

  • Need to engage more actively and strategically in international cooperation:

    Three main objectives:

    Strengthen EU's excellence and attractiveness in R&I, as well as its industrial & economic competitiveness

    Tackle global societal challenges

    Support the EU's external policies ---Combining openness with better targeted actions ---Strengthened partnership with Member States ---Stronger contribution of R&I to external policies of EU

    HORIZON 2020 AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

  • Dual approach

    Openness: Open to participation from across the world Revision of list of countries receiving automatic funding(BRIC countries + Mexico will no longer receive automatic funding).

    Targeted actions:1. Thematic targeting: identifying areas for international cooperation on basis of EU policy agenda2. Differentiation by country/region to identify partners for cooperation

    HORIZON 2020 AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

  • Dual approach

    Openness: Open to participation from across the world Revision of list of countries receiving automatic funding(BRIC countries + Mexico will no longer receive automatic funding).

    Targeted actions:1. Thematic targeting: identifying areas for international cooperation on basis of EU policy agenda2. Differentiation by country/region to identify partners for cooperation

    multi-annual roadmaps for cooperation with key partnersHORIZON 2020 AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

  • HORIZON 2020 AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION EU Call targeted in different areas/sectors/societal challenge

    Jointly decision making on sectors, co-funding

  • FP AND ACTIONS FOR JOINT PROGRAMMING

    ERANET /ERANET+Art.185ObjectivesCoordinating national programmes and enhancing funding in selected areasIntegrate national research programmes in a selected area. Create critical mass and minimise duplication of research effortsPotential impact on cooperation and coordination of national programmesNew cooperation activities, helpd to reduce fragmentationHelp overcome unnecessary overlap and fragmentation of R&I effortNeed of a legal StructureNoYesActorsProgramme owners or funding agenciesAny legal entity by MS. Usually funding agencies or public bodiesFreedom regarding thematical scopeLimited to thematic units Higher, but fit in the scope of H2020 and not overlap other calls

  • The ERA-NET instrument under Horizon 2020 is designed to support public-public partnerships in their preparation, establishment of networking structures, design, implementation and coordination of joint activities as well as topping up of single joint calls and of actions of a transnational nature.

    The ERA-NET under Horizon 2020 (ERA-NET Co-fund) merges the former ERA-NET and ERA-NET Plus into a single instrument with the central and compulsory element of implementing one substantial call with top-up funding from the Commission. The focus of ERA-NETs is therefore shifting from the funding of networks to the top-up funding of single joint calls for transnational research and innovation in selected areas with high European added value and relevance for Horizon 2020.

    H2020 AND ERANET (1/3)

  • Financial contributions of Member States can be in cash or in kind in order to broaden the scope of ERA-NETs towards the coordination institutional funding of governmental research organisations.

    The in-kind contributions are the resources allocated as direct expenditure in the selected transnational projects that are not reimbursed by the Union contribution. In addition to the co-funded call, the consortia may implement other joint activities including other joint calls without EU contribution

    H2020 AND ERANET (2/3)

  • EC contribution: max 33% of the total eligible costs of the action.

    A. Costs for transnational projectsThe contribution of other national and regional programs, not being part of the consortium, to transnational project is not calculated for the contribution of EC. Eligible costs: Financial support to third parties, cost for the implementation of transnational projects (at least two independent entities from 2 different Countries).

    B. Coordination costs for additional activities if beneficiary carries out activities that go beyond the co-funded call, if related to the coordination of public research and innovation programs

    The total duration max 5 years

    H2020 AND ERANET (3/3)

  • STEPS FOR AN ERANET

    LoI Launch of call Proposals evaluated with the assistance of at least 3 independent experts, on the basis of the following criteria: excellence, impact, quality and efficiency of the evaluation. Proposals must be ranked according to the evaluation results.

    The Consortium must submit to EC the following:- the ranking list of projects-the observers report on the evaluation, the joint selection list of the projects to be funded,- from each consortium partner participating in the joint call, a formal and duly signed commitment on availability of funds for the selected projects. The Consortium must submit also information about the projects selected for funding.

  • Art.185 of TFEU

    Full integration of national programmes at 3 levels:

    1- Scientific

    2- Financial

    3- Management

  • Legal basis for an Art.185 TFEU

    In implementing the multiannual framework programme, the Union may make provision, in agreement with the Member States concerned, for participation in R&D programmes undertaken by several Member States, including participation in the structures created for the execution of those programmes

    Participating Member States as the driving force Commission proposes formally to Council and the Parliament Parliament and Council : ordinary legislative procedure Economic and Social Committee is consulted

    Some features and steps of an art.185 The community provides, then, financial support to the joint research programme, by co-funding the efforts from national/regional budgets/programmes

  • European programmes undertaken by several Member States - A185ScientificIntegrationIntegrationIntegrationFinancialManagement Existence of national programmes or activities

    Joint scientific programme

    Selection of proposal based on scientific excellence

    Strong, irrevocable political/financial commitments by MS

    Pre-allocated budget/year

    Follow Commission rules for delegation ex-ante audit Independent Joint Management Structure (DIS - Dedicated Implementation Structure)

    Well defined governance (Legal Body)

    Clear roles and responsabilities between MS/DIS/ECPILLARS

  • Art.185 TFEU in H2020art.20 Commission proposal

    Such initiatives can be proposed when there is a need for a dedicated implementation structure and a high level of commitment of the participating countries to integration at scientific, management and financial levels. Moreover the following criteria have to be taken into account : (a) a clear definition of the objective to be pursued and its relevance to the objectives of Horizon 2020 and broader Union policy objectives; (b) clear financial commitments of the participating countries, including prior commitments to pool national and/or regional investments for transnational research and innovation; (c) the added value of action at Union level; (d) the critical mass, with regard to the size and the number of programmes involved, the similarity of activities and the share of relevant research they cover; (e) the efficiency of Article 185 TFEU as the most appropriate means for achieving the objectives.

  • Integration of national programmes: bring national programmes into a common one Partner Countries: any country joining

    Funding Models: three main categories of funding models can be named:

    Common pot: countries pool funds and there are trans-national flows of funds as all researchers are funded only based on their success in the proposal evaluation. Virtual common pot: enables countries and regions to pay for their own participants Mixed-mode pot: allows countries to pay for their own researchers and, on occasion, to pay for other countries researchers

    Art.185: Some basics and past experience (1/2)

  • Financial contributions :

    In-kind contribution: contribution made by participating states, other than cash, that directly makes it possible to perform networking or capacity development activities with cash funding from the EU.

    In-cash contribution: where new cash is allocated directly to the programme. Where new cash is allocated directly to a project arising from a call it will contribute to the Virtual Common Pot.

    Allocations to the common and virtual pot may be restricted or unrestricted. Restricted cash contribution: New cash contributions on which the contributing country may impose some limitations on how that money can be spent. e.g. limited to projects in specific research areas, or limited to researchers within same country as the contributor.Unrestricted cash contribution: New cash contributions on which the contributing country does not place limitations and which therefore can contribute to any part of the programme. Art.185: Some basics and past experience (2/2)

  • EC steps to start an Art.185

    MS put a joint programme forward to the Commission services to join in via