European Network for co-ordination of policies and programmes on e-infrastructures

Basic Information


A new ERA-NET is proposed to further the integration of national, EC and global e-infrastructure programmes. An experienced consortium comprising relevant national programme managers is proposed to develop the ERA-NET, called e-InfraNet. The partners know well the existing policy initiatives and identify a gap in the uptake and integration of innovative policy at national and EC level.A sustainable ERA-NET will be established which will build on existing initiatives and develop a long term approach to the point of implementing joint programmes and calls. A structure is setup to prioritise a sequence of focus areas for collaboration through initial scoping workshops, development of action plans and implementation of initial or pilot joint activities. E-InfraNet aims to engage with programme managers outside the initial consortium and disseminate results widely to this key target group globally. Dissemination and networking activities are built into every stage of the workprogramme.A key long-term impact will be the more efficient use of resources, and the adoption of best-practice in national e-infrastructure programmes. E-InfraNet will lead to a convergence of funding programmes and avoid unnecessary overlap. The variable geometry approach will allow for progress to be made, while giving flexibility to adjust to national requirements and leave the route open to all to build on successful joint actions.

Main research priorities of the network

e-InfraNet aims to develop a network that will develop and strengthen cooperation and coordination between national e-infrastructure programmes, ensuring their smooth and efficient integration in the European Research Area. The proposed project will establish an effective dialogue between national e-infrastructure programme owners and managers in Europe, at the European Commission level and globally.

Research fields covered by the network

  • Information and communication technologies

Target Groups

  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)

Joint Calls

Joint Call Title Type Launch Date Deadline
End Date
e-InfraNet: 1st joint call for proposals for a transnational education programme on green sustainable ICT. one-stage 02/04/2013   10/05/2013 01/06/2013