Science Europe Invites New Thinking on the Future of Joint Programming
The Science Europe has in its press release from August 25th
2015 forged European policy makers to “fully exploit the upcoming evaluation of
JPIs to identify the strengths and weaknesses of joint programmes and to chart
their future course. The evaluation of JPIs should not avoid the hard questions,
such as whether JPIs allow for the competition, reproducibility and duplication
required by science to make meaningful advancements. Moreover, Science Europe
invites the European Commission and national policy makers to mirror successful
national governance models at the European level and involve relevant
stakeholders in the governance of JPIs”.
Full text of the Science Europe press release is available
Furthermore, the Science Europe has published
Science Europe Position
Statement on the Role and Future of Joint Programming, which makes two
recommendations on the future of joint programming: one with regards to the
evaluation of JPIs, and a second one concerning their governance.