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Inspired by: ERA dimensions » Radical change in the organisation of pan-European research

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Originally submitted by: Rafael Popper
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Source of inspiration

European Research Area (ERA) dimensions

Theme/activity of inspiration

Joint Programming

The source of the Wild Card is

Interview with Prof. Philip Laredo


(max. 9 words)

Radical change in the organisation of pan-European research


(approx. 150 words)
Please describe the Wild Card (approx. 150 words)
Pan-European research efforts to tackle grand challenges (e.g. energy vulnerability) are suddenly centralised into specialised European agencies


ERA, joint programming, agencies, european research, grand challenges


Closest timeframe for at least 50% likelihood
Please use one of the following options:

Type of event

Human planned (e.g. terrorist attack or funded scientific breakthrough)

Type of emergence

please select (if any) describe related trend or situation
A new development/situation
(e.g. a Romani state is established in central Europe; A message from an alien civilisation existing on a distant planet is received and understood, etc.

Type of systems affected

Human-built Systems - E.g. organisations, processes, technologies, etc.




please specify:
please select
Level 3: important for the European Union This could possibly increase the efficiency of Joint Programming efforts on Grand Challenges.

Latent phase

Obstacles for early indentification

institutional filters (rules, laws, regulations)
political filters (party or ideological interests)

Manifestation phase

Type of manifestation

In a probably enclosed way (e.g. geographically, sectorally)

Aftermath phase

Important implications
Transformation of a system (e.g. new applications, change in stakeholders relations/influence)

Relevance for Grand Challenges

where? please justify:
particularly relevant Europe world
Energy security/dynamics

Pan-European strategies potentially helping to deal with the wild card

please justify:
particularly relevant
Increasing the efficiency and impact of public research through Joint Programming (i.e. combining national and pan-European research efforts) or the optimisation of research programmes and priorities, for example.

 Features of a research-friendly ecology contributing to deal with the wild card

For further information about 'research-friendly strategies' click here

please justify:
particularly relevant
Overcoming sub-criticality and systemic failures
To be subcritical means that the effort in a particular field or subfield lacks resources, equipment or a sufficient number of researchers to achieve a desired goal