ERA-NETs and other EU cooperation networks


The ERA-NET scheme, a funding instrument of the EU Framework Programme, contributes to the promotion of cooperation between national research programmes and research funding agencies. ERA-NETs network national or regional programmes, support cooperation and coordination of national and regional research programmes, increase systematic exchange of information between programmes and map out obstacles to cooperation.

ERA-NETs organise multinational calls for researchers within themes that are planned in cooperation with the actors involved in the network. Within the scheme, the European Commission provides funding to national funding agencies to cover their coordination and administration costs related to ERA-NET activities. Through ERA-NET Plus funding, the Commission also contributes to the funding of ERA-NET research programmes together with the funding agencies involved in ERA-NET networks. ERA-NET partner organisations separately decide on their participation in joint calls. After the Commission’s funding has ended, ERA-NETs can function as independent (funding) networks or as part of Joint Programming Initiatives.

The Academy has actively participated in various components within ERA-NETs and been responsible for the preparation of work that is related to the Academy’s own activities in Finland. During the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme between 2014 and 2019, the Academy has provided some 32 million euros in funding to Finnish researchers in consortia funded through ERA-Net, Joint Programming, European Joint Programme and Article 185 calls.

Last modified 17 Mar 2020
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