ERA Progress Report 2018
The European Research Area (ERA) published its 2018 Progress Report, assessing the current state of the ERA and the progress made on ERA implementation in 2016-2018. It is the second time in a row that the ERA monitoring mechanism is used for measuring progress at country level.
The 2018 ERA Progress Report assesses the current state of the European Research Area (ERA) and the progress made on ERA implementation in 2016-2018. It is the second time in a row that progress has been measured at country level using the ERA monitoring mechanism. Based on the overall evolution of the headline indicators, progress on ERA implementation continues, albeit at a slower pace than before. This trend calls for a renewed commitment to (i) further strengthening shared efforts at all levels; (ii) reforming national research and innovation systems; and (iii) realising a wellfunctioning ERA. The Commission has anticipated this need by proposing a number of programmes for the next financing period 2021-2027: these include regional funds, a European reform delivery tool, and the EU’s next research and innovation framework programme — Horizon Europe, which includes a dedicated pillar to help strengthen the ERA