ERA-NET (European Research Area Network) is an important policy instrument of the European Commission for the coordination of National Research Programmes. Within an ERA-NET cooperation and coordination takes place between national research funding agencies from different member states. The goal of ERA-NET is to counteract fragmentation of research and to stimulate quality. The instrument attempts to address the issues that many subsidy providers and research councils deal with: for certain thematic research areas there are not enough participants, not enough budget and/or insufficient critical mass. An ERA-NET makes it possible to address all these issues. In addition, it provides the possibility to exchange experiences and can lead to joint calls for proposals or at least to better coordinated calls.
No newsitems found.