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News article6 July 2023European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency1 min read

EC Publishes: First Biennial Report On the Implementation of the Global Approach to R&I

On 29 June 2023, the Commission has released a report that provides an overview of the progress made in implementing the European Union (EU) strategy for international cooperation in research and innovation (R&I) known as the “Global Approach to R&I” which was released in 2021. This strategy was designed to guide international partnerships in the field of research and innovation and address the evolving needs of a rapidly changing world.

The report highlights the effectiveness and relevance of this strategic framework for international R&I cooperation over the past two years. It is also indicated that the Global Approach has successfully preserved openness, promoted values and principles, and safeguarded the EU's strategic assets, interests, autonomy, and security.

Furthermore, the report provides a brief overview of the EU's involvement in international R&I collaboration across various thematic areas. This includes cooperation in various fields such as climate change, health, digital transformation, sustainable development, and other priority areas.

Overall, the report shows that the EU has made significant progress in implementing the actions identified in the Global Approach Communication and in strengthening Europe’s position in the world. The Commission will continue monitoring the implementation of the Global Approach Communication and will report to the Council and the European Parliament in the second biennial report due in 2025.

The full report can be found here.