Facts and Figures updated

Following publication of the annual report earlier this year, the "Facts and Figures" section of the ERA-LEARN website has been updated to highlight the results of the annual data collection exercise.

R&I partnerships in Horizon Europe: European Commission starts consultation

The European Commission opened a survey about the 12 proposed European Partnerships for the upcoming research framework Horizon Europe.

Development of the PRIMA monitoring and evaluation framework

Continuing its support to P2Ps, ERA-LEARN provides advice to PRIMA (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area) for the development of its monitoring and evaluation framework.

Country Report on Austria's participation in P2P published

This report analyses the current status of P2P participation in Austria. It is the second report in a series of publications.

Horizon Europe Consultation open until 15 Sept 2019

The web consultation on the Horizon Europe Implementation Strategy has been launched recently. The Commission invites to participate in the consultation, which will close on 15 September 2019. This survey is linked to the consultation on the strategic planning for Horizon Europe.

European Partnerships under Horizon Europe: results of the structured consultation of Member States

In May 2019, the Commission launched a consultation of Member States on 44 possible candidates for European Partnerships as part of a strategic coordinating process. The feedback provided by 30 countries has been analysed by the Commission services and summarised in a report.

Updates on ERA-NET Cofund and EJP Cofund

The model for the certificate on the financial statements was extended with a section dedicated to ERA-NET Cofund actions.

Partnerships meet to discuss how to increase synergies and collaboration

The first "Thematic partnership workshop: Towards Horizon Europe" on the rationalisation and reform of the partnership landscape was held in Brussels, 15-16 May 2019. The workshop was the first one of a series of thematic workshops to be organised by ERA-LEARN.

Openness and transparency in Horizon Europe partnerships

The new Framework Programme will include a focus on openness and transparency in building future partnership. With a view to addressing these Horizon Europe priorities, ERA-LEARN is launching a survey on inclusiveness targeted at ERA-NET Cofund and EJP coordinators.

Mutual Learning Exercise: Widening participation and ESIF-H2020 Synergies

The European Commission invited Member States to join a Mutual Learning Exercise in Widening Participation and Strenghtening ESIF-H2020 Synergies.

Thematic partnership workshop: Towards Horizon Europe

The ERA-LEARN “Thematic partnership workshop: Towards Horizon Europe” will take place from 15 to 16 May 2019 in Brussels. The workshop aims to connect networks thematically and to foster cooperation between all types of partnerships. Network representatives will discuss the ERA-LEARN thematic analysis and the transition of European partnerships to Horizon Europe.

ERA-LEARN Annual Report 2018 published

ERA-LEARN has published the “4th Annual Report on Public-Public Partnerships 2018”. This report has been prepared by the ERA-LEARN project team using data provided by the P2P networks.

MLE on International Cooperation

The European Commission has started an MLE (Mutual Learning Exercise) on National Strategies and Roadmaps for International Cooperation in Research and Innovation with 15 participating countries.

Strategic Coordinating Process

In its 41st ERAC plenary in Bucharest on 21-22 March 2019, ERAC exchanged views on the structured consultation process for future European Partnerships. The European Commission provided information on the status quo of the strategic coordinating process including a timeline.

Partnerships in Horizon Europe

A common understanding was reached between the Romanian presidency of the Council and the European Parliament on the majority of the operative provisions of Horizon Europe. The common understanding published on 27th March 2019 confirms the new policy approach on partnerships.

Country Report on P2P participation in Poland published

The first ERA-LEARN country report analyses the current status of P2P participation in Poland. This report is the first in a series of publications: Three further country reports on P2Ps in Romania, Spain and Belgium are planned for 2019.

Implications of BREXIT for ERA-NET Cofunds and other types of partnerships

ERA-LEARN elaborated a document which summarises potential implications of BREXIT for ERA-NET Cofunds and other types of partnerships.

GENDER-NET Plus: Results of the joint Call

The ERA-NET project GENDER-NET Plus will fund 13 research projects integrating a gender dimension into their analyses.

New Documents concerning Partnerships in Horizon Europe available

ERAC endorsed at its Plenary in Brussels on 6 December 2018 the final report of the ad-hoc Working Group on Partnerships and discussed two documents presented by the Commission Services.

New GPC Task Force Report on JPI Long Term Strategies available

This report of a GPC Task Force provides an analysis of the Long Term Strategies of the Joint Programming Initiatives.

ERAC Ad-hoc Working Group on Partnerships - New Reports published

2 new reports of the ERAC Ad-hoc Working Group on Partnershipsare are published: Report on the "Recommendations on rationalising the EU R&I partnership landscape and optimising its coherence" and "Recommendations on increasing the efficiency of implementation of partnerships"

ERA-LEARNs new Twitter Channel

Today, ERA-LEARN launched its new Twitter channel. The new channel is available under the Twitter name @ERA-LEARN_EU.

ERA-LEARN Relaunch

Since 2008, the ERA-LEARN consortium has been supporting the Public-Public Partnerships (P2P) community. Building on the success of the previous ERA-LEARN project, we are now taking P2P support to the next level: Our experienced consortium is looking forward to the continuous cooperation with all relevant and interested stakeholders.

ERA-LEARN 2020 Newsletter #7

In this issue: A revised policy approach for European partnerships under Horizon Europe: What’s new? | Efficient implementation of partnerships under Horizon Europe | An interview with Maria Reinfeldt, Chair of the ERAC Ad-Hoc Working Group on Partnerships, and more...

ERAC ad-hoc Working Group on Partnerships - Reports

The ERAC ad-hoc Working Group was tasked with four goals. First, to propose criteria for selecting EU research & innovation partnerships. Second, to sketch out a long-term strategic coordinating process for the selection, implementation, monitoring and phasing out partnerships. The Working Group released reports on these two goals in May.

Commission redefines European Partnerships in its proposal for Horizon Europe

On 7 June 2018, the Commission adopted its proposal for the new framework programme, called Horizon Europe, which will become operational from January 2021 onwards. While the overall policy for the new framework programme was ‘evolution and no revolution’, the part on ‘European partnerships’ differs significantly compared to Horizon 2020.

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that enters into force today has several implications for the use of personal data within the context of implementing co-funded joint call for proposals and funding/managing co-funded projects as well as using mailing lists and sending newsletters.

European Commission proposes €100-billion Budget for FP9

In May, the European Commission proposed €97.6 billion for Horizon Europe, the next EU framework programme for research and innovation (2021-2027). Additional €2.4 billion are scheduled for the Euratom nuclear research programme.

ERAC Ad-hoc Working Group on Partnerships

EU Research and Innovation Partnerships have been used since FP6 to optimise the contribution of public and private players in achieving sustainable growth and competitiveness, addressing societal challenges, and to ensure that national policies and Union policy are mutually consistent. A discussion on partnerships at the Informal Council of July 2017 resulted in a general recognition by the Member States of the continued relevance of partnerships.

P2P Calls in 2018 and 2019

The European Commission has launched nine calls in P2P specific topics in the Work Programme 2018 of the framework programme Horizon 2020. The Work Programme 2018 will fund P2Ps with a planned Union contribution of about Euro 100 million. H2020 calls invite for the submission of six proposals for ERA-NET Cofund actions, one proposal for EJP Cofund actions and two Coordination and Support Actions (CSA). In 2019, there will be calls for three additional ERA-NET Cofund actions and two EJP Cofund actions with a planned Union contribution of about Euro 90 million.

Mazzucato Report on Missions published

The European Commission has published a paper by Professor Mariana Mazzucato entitled "Mission-Oriented Research and Innovation in the European Union - a problem-solving approach to fuel innovation-led growth".

ERA-LEARN Support for P2Ps

During the annual P2P-Event 2017, conference participants identified 20 services that ERA-LEARN could provide to support the P2P-activities. While many of the specified needs have already been addressed by the current ERA-LEARN 2020 project, the next ERA-LEARN phase will also reach out to stakeholders beyond the P2P community.

Annual Event on Public Public Partnerships 2017 - Conference report available

The focus of the 2017 Annual Joint Programming Conference was on the future of P2Ps under the motto "Co-designing Public-Public Partnerships for the next Framework Programme".