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ERA-NET: developing a European-level approach to international S&T cooperation

ERA-NET projects aim at stepping up the cooperation and coordination of research programmes carried out at national or regional level in the Member or Associated States through the networking of research programmes, towards their mutual opening and the development and implementation of joint activities. It is expected that these projects will lead to a greater understanding of R&D procedures in countries outside the EU, new opportunities for collaborative research, or the development and adoption of new evaluation protocols and procedures. The launch of a joint call for proposals co-financed by national resources will enhance the synergies with and the impact of the ongoing bilateral S&T cooperation between Member States and third countries.

The ERA-NET Plus action allows the Commission to provide an incentive to the organisation of joint calls between national or regional research programmes by "topping-up" joint trans-national funding with Community funding.
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Region Project Project description

ERAfrica PDF icon 175 KB Developing African-European joint collaboration for Science and Technology
Black Sea

BS-ERA.NET  PDF icon 460 KB Networking on science and technology in the Black Sea region
India New INDIGO  PDF icon 451 KB Initiative for the Development and Integration of Indian and European Research
Russia ERA.Net RUS  PDF icon 468 KB Linking Russia to the ERA: Coordination of MS´/AC´ S&T programmes towards and with Russia
South Korea KorA-Net  PDF icon 502 KB An Initiative to Intensify and Strengthen the Regional S&T-Cooperation between Korea within the Asian Region and the ERA
Southeast Europe SEE-ERA.NET PLUS  PDF icon 448 KB Further integrating key research institutions from Southeast Europe into the European Research Area