European Research Area Progress Report 2016: Technical Report

Client: European Commission

Published: February 2017

This monitoring exercise assesses the current state and recent evolution of the European Research Area (ERA), covering both the ERA as a whole and the 41 countries that compose it. Following the 2015 ERA Roadmap, the report examines progress towards achieving each of the priorities and subpriorities outlined for the ERA, such as more effective national research systems, transnational cooperation, researcher mobility, issues related to gender, knowledge circulation, and open access publications.

The primary lens has been to focus on the Headline and complementary ERA Monitoring Mechanism (EMM) indicators identified by the European Research Area and Innovation Committee (ERAC), with a secondary focus on additional indicators and composite scores to provide more comprehensive and synthetic overviews. This quantitative approach has been bolstered by the collection of substantial qualitative data through document reviews and interviews with key stakeholders across national and sectoral contexts within the ERA. 

See the technical report here [PDF]

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