The Annual ERA-LEARN 2020 Conference took place in Brussels on 22 and 23 November 2016, and had the theme 'Impacts of Public-Public Partnerships - expectations and experiences'. It opened with a keynote speech from Erik Arnold of Technopolis on Policy and evaluation challenges of P2Ps, in which he gave a historical overview of the development of the Framework Programmes, and in particular, their approach to joint programming and impact.
Other sessions included the presentation of new documents, like the draft ERA-LEARN 2020 Framework for impact assessments of P2Ps, which attempts to provide a common approach to the evaluation of P2Ps at both network and project level; the final report of the expert group 'Analysis of ERA-NET Cofund Actions under Horizon 2020'; and the '2nd Annual Report on P2P Partnerships 2016', which provides a more statistical overview of P2P funding.
As also requested in the last conference, JPI Climate provided support to the organisers (the European Commission and the ERA-LEARN 2020 project) and the Chair of the Governing Board, Patrick Monfray, presented the impacts expected and achieved by JPI Climate at the session on "Environment and Climate Change", moderated by Marialuisa Tamborra (DG RTD), together with other JPIs and ERA-NETs. The presentations from plenary sessions and parallel sessions are now available online.
JPI Climate Chair (in the centre) at the panel of the session "Environment and Climate Change".
The next Annual Joint Programming Conference will take place in Brussels on 7-8 November 2017.
The Conference was followed by a Workshop on Practical Implementation of Alignment II, also organised by ERA-LEARN 2020, on 23 November 2016, in Brussels, where representatives of JPI Climate participated. As a next step the ERA-LEARN 2020 team will develop practical guidelines for specific joint actions to achieve alignment, planned for 03/2017.