Working Groups

The Pact for Innovation has established 5 Working Groups which aim at preparing and submitting proposals to the European Commission. The Working Groups are composed of interested stakeholders and Members of the European Parliament. The following Working Groups have been set up:

  • Science Communication: The Value of Evidence in the Digital Age
    Steward MEPs: Eva Kaili and Paul Rübig
  • Young generation: researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs
    Steward MEPs: Brando Benifei and Victor Negrescu
  • Mid-term review / post 2020 planning: MFF/ FP9 / Cohesion Policy
    Steward MEPs: Lambert van Nistelrooij, Vicky Ford, and Andrey Novakov
  • Regulatory framework/Innovation Principle
    Steward MEPs: Jerzy Buzek and Cora van Nieuwenhuizen
  • Adapt political structures and processes to breakthrough technologies and new business models
    Steward MEPs: Michal Boni and Angelika Mlinar

The pact Working Groups convene several times per year.
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Events

The Pact for Innovation activities are taking place within five working groups as well as in a stock-taking session during the annual European Innovation Summit in the European Parliament in Brussels.

More information about Pact’s past events is available below:

Working Group Meetings 2017

  • Young generation: entrepreneurs/start-ups, citizens – 12 April 2017
    Steward MEPs: Brando Benifei and Victor Negrescu
    Notes from 2nd Working Group Meeting
  • Regulatory framework/Innovation Principle – 12 April 2017
    Steward MEPs: Jerzy Buzek and Cora van Nieuwenhuizen
    Notes from 2nd Working Group Meeting
  • Mid-term review / post 2020 planning: MFF/H2020-30: impact on innovation – 11 April 2017
    Steward MEPs: Lambert van Nistelrooij, Andrey Novakov and Markku Markkula
    Notes from 2nd Working Group Meeting
  • Adapt political structures and processes to breakthrough technologies and new business models, including digitization – 11 April 2017
    Steward MEPs: Michal Boni and Angelika Mlinar
    Notes from 2nd Working Group Meeting

Pact for Innovation 2nd bi-annual meeting 2016

  • 16 November 2016 as part of the 8th European Innovation Summit, hosted by MEP Vicky Ford, MEP Eva Kaili, MEP Angelika Mlinar, MEP Cora van Nieuwenhuizen
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Working Group Meetings 2016

Working Breakfast with Members of Permanent Representations

Kick-Off Event: A Pact for Innovation

Launch Event: A Pact for Innovation