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 Conference Horyzont 2020 – I3U

An international conference
organized by the World Economy Research Institute
Collegium of World Economy
SGH Warsaw School of Economics
Innovation Union in Europe: accomplishments and challenges
Warsaw, September 10, 2018
Rationale and objectives
Innovation is regarded as a core element of the Europe 2020 strategy as it can help to face different economic and societal challenges, such as the demographic changes, health and ageing of the European society, global competition, climate change, resource scarcity. The Innovation Union is one of the flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 strategy. The main objective of the Innovation Union is to strengthen the European innovative potential. It has been translated into 34 specific innovation policy commitments aimed at boosting innovation in Europe through the development of education and skills, financial incentives, knowledge transfer, cooperation in science, etc.  After eight years of the implementation of the Innovation Union initiative in Europe, it is interesting to discuss where Europe is with regard to innovation performance and to analyze the impact of the initiative in terms of competitiveness, growth or employment.  Therefore, the main objective of this conference is to evaluate direct and indirect effects of the EU policy instruments that promote Innovation Union in Europe and, in particular, stronger European dimension of R&D base.
The conference will be a forum to present research results of the Horizon 2020 project on Investigating the Impact of the Innovation Union (I3U) (H2020-INSO-2014, Grant Agreement: 645884).
The objectives of the conference are:
• to compare changes in innovation performance of the EU member states over the last decade;
• to assess implementation of the Innovation Union initiative in the EU;
• to discuss evolution of innovation policy in Europe;
• to analyse direct and the dynamic effects of the EU policy measures on innovation, competitiveness, growth and jobs;
• to disseminate good practice in policy making.
Authors are invited to submit abstracts electronically (up to 250 words in MS Word or PDF format).
Submissions should contain: the title, name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s), address(es), telephone number(s) and e-mail address(es).
Papers accepted in the review process will be published in a conference proceedings book, which will be proposed for the Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI), a Web of Science™ Core Collection database or  as articles in International Journal of Management and Economics.


The deadline for abstract submissions is June 30, 2018.
Notifications on acceptance will be sent to the authors by July 10, 2018.
Participants presenting a paper during the conference are asked to submit their full papers by July 31, 2018.
Registration deadline: September 3, 2018.


The conference is free of charge.

World Economy Research Institute
SGH Warsaw School of Economics
Al. Niepodległości 162
02-554 Warsaw, Poland
tel. +48 22 5649370, email: