The EU’s R&D policy has recently come under the spotlight. It is a central element both in the review of the EU budget and in the so called ‘Europe 2020’ strategy, where the goal of increasing the level of investment in R&D in the EU to 3% of GDP is emphasised. This report, commissioned by the Swedish think tank SIEPS (Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies), discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the Union´s R&D policy and examines areas in which the EU should pay particular attention in order to ensure that results are delivered.
Jorge Núñez Ferrer is a CEPS Associate Fellow and Filippa Figueira is a Visiting Researcher at University College London.
Download the report: http://www.sieps.se/en/publikationer/achieving-europes-rd-objectives-delivery-tools-and-role-for-the-eu-budget-20116