The original objective of ERA-NET in FP6 was to to step up the cooperation and coordination of research activities carried out at national or regional level in the Member States and Associated States through a single action to support:
The scheme enabled national systems to take on tasks collectively that they would not have been able to tackle independently. Both networking and mutual opening require a progressive approach. The ERA-NET scheme therefore had a long-term perspective that must also allow for the different ways that research is organised in different Member States and Associated States.
List of ERA-NET projects