Footcare sector strategies will be developed in order to identify shared R&D priorities, objectives and capacities in each defined area by the expert community and to determine the main research lines in the next 5 to 8 years. This work package will also identify the main lines and terms of funding for future collaboration projects.
In order to carry this out barriers to progress, risk management and solutions for each case will have to be identified and visits between partners will enable experience exchange within the framework of the research programme priorities.
The Work Package output will be a detailed, shared, prioritized and deliverable joint research programme, with clear objectives, routes to actions, with champions and partners aligned to opportunities for funding. The definition of a joint research programme will establish the need for specific knowledge exchange actions to be developed in Work Package 3.