ERA-LEARN Annual Report on Public Public Partnerships 2020

ERA-LEARN has published its Annual Report on Public-Public Partnerships 2020.

Strategic Coordinating Process: Independent expert group published first report

The biennial monitoring of partnerships will be a key element of the strategic coordinating process. It will provide evidence-base for the strategic discussions on the partnership policies, increase transparency and visibility of partnership portfolio and impact and furthermore it will feed into Horizon Europe monitoring and evaluation exercises.

Join the ERA-LEARN Webinar on Widening in Partnerships

We have a pleasure to invite you to the ERA-LEARN Webinar on Widening in Partnerships. The objective of the webinar is to present best practices related to enhancing Widening Countries’ participation in partnership initiatives and to discuss challenges and opportunities facing Widening Countries in the upcoming Horizon Europe Partnerships.

Workshop on Globalisation of European Partnerships on April 22

European Partnerships play an important and increasing role in global European RTI cooperation.

CORE organic report on 15 years of joint research for organic food and farming systems (2004-2019)

The CORE Organic 15-year activity report was a large collaborative effort between the CORE Organic network funding and stakeholder partners and it has been finalised in October 2020. The publication was prepared under the CORE Organic Cofund in relation to the activities on mapping of the ongoing transnational and national research in organic food and farming. You are kindly invited to use the findings and share the report in your respective professional and national contexts.

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ERA-LEARN reports on Finland and Norway coming up soon

ERA-LEARN is at the stage of finalising and publishing two more Country Reports covering Finland and Norway. The two country reports are planned to be published in February 2021.

IndTech2020 Conference Recordings

The videos of the European Conference on Industrial Technologies "IndTech2020 - Transition to Sustainable Prosperity" which took place from the 27th - 28th of October 2020 are now available on the IndTech2020 Website.


Academy of Finland: European Partnerships are Key Funding Opportunities

The Academy of Finland published a report on European Partnerships. The report looks at Horizon 2020 and its ERA-NET programmes, Joint Programming Initiatives (JPI), the European Joint Programme (EJP) Cofund and Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) as well as at funding calls by independent international funder networks. The report includes an analysis of financial data and data from a number of surveys sent to representatives of research services at universities, higher education institutions and research institutes and to the Academy officials responsible for the partnerships.

A new ERA for Research and Innovation – a spotlight on the relevance for European Partnerships

This article summarizes the Communication on a new European Research Area for Research and Innovation, adopted by the European Commission on 30 September 2020, with a view to European Partnerships.

R&I Days: Session on European Partnerships

Bringing stakeholders together to shape future research and innovation policy. That was the motto of the Commission’s R&I Days that took place online on 22-24 September 2020. Several workshops were held that were connected to Partnership issues. Recordings of some of these sessions are available after the event.

Financial management and in-kind contribution for European Partnerships

Member States are in the process of calculating their commitments for the future European Partnerships Initiatives. In Horizon Europe the commitment of in-kind contributions will be relevant for all partnership formats.

Draft report: Coherence and Synergies of candidate European Partnerships under Horizon Europe

The European Commission has published a draft report on coherence and synergies of candidate European Partnerships that takes into account inputs from Commission services that are involved with partnerships.

Information on Partnership Candidates by the European Commission

The European Commission published new information on European Partnerships in the Horizon Europe section of its website.

Inclusiveness in European R&I Partnership Programme

ERA-LEARN has published a new Report on Inclusiveness in European R&I Partnership Programme.

Country Report on Participation of Belgium in European R&I Partnerships published

This report analyses the current status of European R&I Partnership participation in Belgium. It is the third in a series of publications.

Guide for developing Strategic Research and Innovation Agendas (SRIA)

All future European Partnerships under Horizon Europe have to develop a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) or a Roadmap before their launch in order to ensure that the long-term vision is translated into concrete roadmaps with smart and measurable objectives.

Annual Report on Public-Public Partnerships 2019

ERA-LEARN has published its “Annual Report on Public-Public Partnerships 2019”.

ERA-LEARN - Focus on Global Research Cooperation

More than ever, Global Research and Innovation Cooperation is crucial to tackle global challenges. And it is used for many further purposes, e.g. as a diplomacy instrument, and to support of competitiveness of European industries. Currently, the ERA-LEARN team explores the globalisation of European Partnerships with the goal to identify drivers and barriers, as well as good and less functional practices for the initiation and management of globalisation through European Partnerships. This activity is based on telephone interviews, encompassing also the views and experiences from the opposite site, i.e. of global partners on European Partnerships. Results will be published on this website, and discussed during events later this year.

BREXIT does not affect cooperation with UK partners in Horizon 2020 partnerships

The UK stopped being a member of the European Union on 31 January 2020. However, under the Withdrawal Agreement agreed upon between the European Union and the United Kingdom, UK-based research institutions, companies and other legal entities will continue to be fully eligible to participate and receive funding in the current 2014-2020 EU programmes, including Horizon 2020.

New section on EJP Cofund available

ERA-LEARN started to assemble information about EJP Cofund and provides on the one hand the formal relevant information and the existing experiences on the ERA-LEARN Website.

Member States participation in European Partnerships with industry

In a series of three thematic workshops with a thematic focus on mobility, digital and industrial technologies, the European Commission discussed together with Member States the opportunities of collaboration on European Partnerships with industry.

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

The European Commission published the Final Report on the Consultation of the Partnerships with a list of 49 future partnership candidates.

European Partnerships: New Draft Guidance document and proposal template

A new Draft Guidance document and proposal template on European Partnerships under Horizon Europe is available for download on the ERA-LEARN website.

R&I Partnership Evaluation (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.

Country Report on participation of Spain in P2P published

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

Taskforce key indicators for JPIs

In January 2017, the Chairs of the decision making bodies from the 10 JPIs established a Task Force on Monitoring and Evaluation of the JPIs with the aim to define a framework of common dimensions and indicators relevant and applicable for all the JPIs.

ERA-LEARN survey on inclusiveness reveals position of Widening Countries in P2Ps

The definition of Widening Countries situates them among less performing member states, i.e. those that do not reach the threshold of research excellence, which is set at 70% of EU28 performance.

ERA-LEARN training workshop on implementing ERA-NET Cofund

Close to 70 persons participated in the ERA-LEARN workshop “Implementing ERA-NET Cofund”, which took place in Berlin on 7 and 8 October 2019.

R&I Days: photos and videos available online

In September, the “European Research & Innovation Days” took place in Brussels to discuss the future research and innovation policy.

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".