Leonardo Piccinetti, EFBFORESTA Project Meeting Brasilia, 20 September 2011
Primary Objectives of Follow up ActivitiesMake the policy dialogue sustainable so that it will continue after the conference;Make sure that the people involved will continue to feed ideas to their governments and the other stakeholders;With the final objective of supporting an improved S&T cooperation between the EU and their governments and between EU and LA entities engaged in S&T research
Secondary Objectives of Follow up ActivitiesEnsure the creation of a sustainable brokerage to provide a forum for stakeholders who are interested in S&T cooperation;Find prospective partners and discuss potential projects before putting together a consortium to submit a proposal for funding under a national programme or under the EUs FP7 or other international programme
Method options of driving the follow-up The EU and the national government agree and fund a follow-up to the FORESTA project which would build on, improve with lessons learned and formalise the follow-up activity with a view to it being taken over by a nationally-funded and nationally-driven body in the medium-long-term;An influential body or person is found at national level in the target country to champion the FORESTA follow-up and drive it forward.
One of the two or a combination of both options
Thematic Working GroupsThe moderator of the Thematic Working Group will be required to stimulate a discussion of the possible follow-up activities which could be implemented in the national context with a view to recommendations being made by the Thematic Working Group for discussion and amendment/adoption at the ensuing plenary session.The moderator will try and find within the Thematic Working Group a person or organisation either to lead directly or to act as a champion to drive forward the follow-up activities.
The recommendations should include:What the follow-up activity will consist ofWhat the purpose of the group is, discussion of issues, problems and opportunities concerning national policy in S&T research, expected output in terms of recommendations, study papers, etc.;Whether this will be a new group, an existing group or a sub-group of an existing body;Who will and should be represented in the group (i.e. ministries for science & technology/industry, research associations, SMEs, etc.)The moderator might also seek some ideas about how a national brokerage could be established to facilitate contacts among persons and entities wishing to engage in research and seeking partners to cooperate with nationally and internationally
D 2.8 Report on Follow up ActivitiesEFB: Task LeaderDue: M24Will summarise the activities performed in the follow up to conferences, highlighting:Experience in implementing existing bilateral agreements between the LA Countries where the conference was held and individual EU countries;Definition of possible topics for future SICAs and other calls;Creation of policy documents outlining and recommending actions to be taken to assist S&T research nationally and internationally via cooperation and otherwise, suggesting new areas for cooperation and funding, etc.;How to bring together scientists from the EU and LA to enhance their scientific networks and create partnering brokerage opportunities;How to inform stakeholders about on funding possibilities within the EUs FP7 (including specific information on upcoming calls) and other international funding programmes in S&T which could involve Latin American countries.Best Practices Identification
D 2.8 Indicative IndexIntroductionExecutive SummaryMethodologyForesta Policy Workshops Follow upColombiaChileArgentinaMexicoBrazilForesta Concertation Workshop Follow upForesta Final Conference Follow upConclusionsAnnexes
Policy Conferences Block
D 2.8 State of the Art and Timetable
Working phasesTimetableParticipation and engagement in Policy Conferences (CL, MX, AR, BR) ConcludedAnalysis of Reports of ConferencesOngoing MX not yet submitted final version BR submission date to be definedOutline of D 2.8 structure and contentOngoingD 2.8 First Draft Policy Conferences BlockTo be submitted: 31 st of October One week for revisionD 2.8 Second Draft Concertation Workshop BlockTo be submitted: 18 th November One week for revisionD 2.8 Third Draft Final Conferences BlockTo be submitted: 10th December One week for revisionD 2.8 Final Submission19 th of DecemberSummary Extract for Dissemination29 th of December