In a globalized knowledge-economy, the European Union (EU) needs a new approach to its international science and technology (S&T) policies by focusing on improved coherence across the different tiers of government and by demonstrating leadership in tackling serious global challenges.
The contributors to this book analyze European S&T policies in several areas of global concern as well as by exposing both the pitfalls of policy coordination and its potential to contribute to a more coherent international S&T policy. They highlight the interactions between national, European and international policies, and explore how a common European policy for international S&T cooperation could work, and under which conditions. The book concludes that an EU external S&T policy is more likely to emerge if member states and the European Commission focus on a limited number of strategic priorities where Europe really can make a difference.
This book provides theoretical insights and practical solutions on how to equip the European Research Area with policies and instruments to `go global' successfully, and on how to implement policy measures effectively and efficiently. As such, it will prove essential reading for policymakers in research, science and technology. It will also provide a stimulating read for academics and students of science and technology policies, European studies and international relations.
Edited by Heiko Prange-Gstohl, Directorate-General for Research - International Cooperation, European Commission, Belgium
Contents: Preface 1. The European Research Area `Goes Global': An Introduction Heiko Prange-Gstohl PART I: GLOBAL CHALLENGES AND THE EXTERNAL DIMENSION OF THE ERA 2. European Scientific and Technical Responses to the Challenge of Sustaining Global Commons John Vogler 3. Forging European Responses to the Challenge of Climate Change and Energy Resource Supply Catherine Mitchell 4. Tackling Global Public Health Challenges: How Should the European Research Area Respond? Ehimario U. Igumbor and David Sanders 5. An `Outward-Looking' Lisbon Strategy: A Solution for Challenges of the Knowledge Economy in the EU, China and India Suma Athreye, Can Huang and Luc Soete 6. Enabling Institutional Responses to Innovation in Latecomer Countries Padmashree Gehl Sampath 7. Global Challenges and the External Dimension of the ERA: A Comment Dinesh Abrol PART II: POLICY COORDINATION IN THE EXTERNAL DIMENSION OF THE ERA 8. Coordinate to Collaborate: The Governance Challenges for European International S&T Policy Jakob Edler 9. The Added Value of International S&T Policy Coordination Colin Shaw 10. The Organization of Policy Coordination in Multi-level Spaces: Implications for EU International S&T Policy Robert Kaiser 11. The Coordination of International S&T Policies from the Perspective of EU Member States Arie van der Zwan 12. Informal Coordination of International S&T Policy: The Case of the European Initiative for Agricultural Research for Development Jean-Luc Khalfaoui 13. Policy Coordination in the External Dimension of the ERA: A Comment Jorgen Mortensen PART III: CONCLUSIONS 14. From the `External Dimension of the ERA' to an `EU External S&T Policy'? Conclusions and Perspectives Heiko Prange-Gstohl Index