Pillars of RD4i Project

This initiative is being backed by Europe_s most advanced Economic Regions and thus be deeply rooted in European civil society. The following trinomial would underlie the Group:

  • Business/Employer associations
  • Professional Associations
  • The academic world, represented by universities and business schools

The R&D+4i Project (henceforth the Project) aims to foster progress in the European Union (EU) through R+D+4i Factors of excellence (Research, Development, Innovation, Identity, Impact, and Infrastructure) in order to significantly enhance European competitiveness and meet the challenges of globalisation.

The Action Group's actions will be based on a comparative study covering institutional specialisation (business, professional, and academic), and with a cross-cutting Economic Regional vision of inter-institutional scope.
The aim is to analyse these regions behaviour in the context of global competition, identifying what Europe should do to foster economic and social development and to meet global challenges. The key actions for achieving competitiveness in a globalised economy would be identified in each EULER with a view to proposing Europe-wide measures in the future.
The European Action Group's recommendations would be made to the relevant authorities and decision-makers.
The Project will carry out a series of activities structured in four-year cycles.
Each cycle will include:

  • An Analysis study of EULER competitiveness, using "macro" (regional) and "micro" (business) indicators for this purpose
  • A Report presenting findings, an assessment of the current situation, and proposed future measures
  • A Conference at which the aforementioned report will be discussed with representatives of Regional, State and European institutions (to whom the Action Group_s recommendations are addressed)
  • A Final Statement and publication of Conference papers approved by the _ and Monitoring of the key strands in the Final Statement

A host EULER will be chosen to coordinate all the activities planned for the next 4-year cycle.