In 2007 the Romanian Government has launched its National RDI Strategy and Plan 2007-2013. As this policy was developed in 2005-2006, right on the eve of the country’s accession to the EU in 2007, the Romanian Government decided to adopt both the thematic priorities as well as the respective programmes of FP7, which itself was ready to be launched for the same period. In doing so, the research (policy) system was confronted with a complex system of conceptual and institutional ‘policy entities’. In 2011 a mid-term evaluation has been performed that has revealed numerous insights into the broader research policy making. This paper makes use of this extensive analysis and provides both evidence as well as recommendations for the next planning period.
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