A new ERA for Research and Innovation

The Communication on a new European Research Area for Research and Innovation, adopted by the European Commission on 30 September 2020, sets out a collaborative framework for the Commission, Member States and R&I stakeholders to achieve key strategic objectives. ERA-LEARN summarizes the New ERA Communication with a view on European Partnerships.

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European Partnerships

European Partnerships are initiatives in which the EU Commission and private and/or public partners commit themselves to jointly support the development and implementation of a research and innovation program. They make a significant contribution to achieving the EU's political priorities, such as the Green Deal, Europe's digital strategy or pandemic preparedness.

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Workshop "Supporting the preparation of future European Partnerships"

On 9/10 of March 2020, the European Commission organised together with ERA-LEARN a workshop that aimed to support the preparation of future European Partnerships with Member States. The workshop was targeted to representatives of candidate Partnerships, national representatives from ministries and funding agencies and Commission services involved in the preparation.

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Support for Partnerships

ERA-LEARN supports the community of research and innovation partnerships with a broad variety of good practice examples and tools. For more than 10 years, we have aquired know-how and experience within the partnership community to develop a set of manuals and recommended procedures for the implementation of calls and other joint endeavours.

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RIPE Toolkit now available

It includes concrete steps, examples, numerous templates (for online surveys, interviews and case studies) and good practice tips. These are all based on the work that we have been doing over the years in analysing and assessing P2Ps. Thus, it is a methodology completely tailored to the needs of P2Ps for monitoring and evaluation.

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Partnership Database

We provide detailed information on partnership initiatives including a description of stakeholders and interactive information on the geographical scope of the initiatives. Here you will find a network overview, infomation on participating countries and organisations as well as on the thematic clustering of partnership initiatives.

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Welcome to ERA-LEARN

ERA-LEARN supports research funding organisations, policy makers and researchers with general information and services on research and innovation partnership initiatives. We provide interested stakeholders with specific information on the implementation of joint calls, call evaluation and impact assessment as well as a broad variety of manuals, tools and workshops.

On behalf of the European Commission, ERA-LEARN manages a database with information about partnership initiatives as well as their calls and funded projects.

Learn more about the ERA-LEARN project and the Advisory Board.

We are looking forward to the future cooperation with you.

Facts and figures

Partnerships in numbers

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Join the ERA-LEARN Webinar on Widening in Partnerships


Workshop on Globalisation of European Partnerships on April 22


14/06/2021 - 18/06/2021

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