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Advisory reports

VARIO's main activity is to publish advisory reports to the Flemish Government and the Flemish Parliament on science, technology, innovation, industry, and entrepreneurship policies. The advisory reports are either in response to a request from the Flemish Government or drafted on the VARIO members' own initiative. You will find all VARIO advisory reports and other reports on this page.

On our Dutch website there is also an archive, with the advisory reports and other publications from VARIO's predecessors, the VRWI (2010-2016) and the VRWB (1985-2009).

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Advisory letter on the EU draft re­gu­la­ti­on on new genomic tech­ni­ques

7 February 2024
In the context of the Belgian EU Presidency, VARIO would like to once again draw the attention to its advisory report 32: 'EU draft…

VARIO advisory report 34: Towards an ambitious European in­du­stri­al policy

23 January 2024
VARIO largely agrees with the concept note ‘Towards an ambitious European industrial policy’, which is very much in line with previous…

VARIO-me­mo­ran­dum 2024-2029: Greater impact through ex­cel­len­ce in in­no­va­ti­on and en­tre­pre­neur­ship

14 December 2023
Memorandum for Flemish policymakers ahead of the June 2024 Flemish elections.

Report: Trans­for­ma­ti­ve in­no­va­ti­on policy: a joint country review by VARIO and AWTI

14 December 2023
Lessons from Sweden, Switzerland and Austria

Advisory report 33: Amend­ments to the In­du­stri­al Research Fund and Interface Ac­ti­vi­ties Decree

7 November 2023
VARIO interprets the conclusions of the 5-yearly evaluation of the Industrial Research Funds and the interface activities of the…

Letter opinion: Draft 2nd National Action Plan 'Business and Human Rights'

23 October 2023
VARIO was asked by federal ministers Zakia Khattabi and Hadja Lahbib to provide advice on the draft 2nd National Action Plan 'Business and…

Advisory report 32: EU draft re­gu­la­ti­on - New gene editing tech­ni­ques

4 October 2023
An adjustment of GMO regulation is urgently needed, according to VARIO. The council therefore welcomes any improvement to the current…

Advisory report 31: Optimal weighing on and res­pon­ding to EU research, in­no­va­ti­on and in­du­stri­al policy

27 September 2023
In this report, VARIO wants to indicate how Flanders can best respond to European policy to get the most benefits from it. Moreover, how…

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