Annual Report

ERA-LEARN, in conjunction with the European Commission, seeks to continually update our information and statistics in relation to the P2P landscape, which includes joint transnational calls and funded projects. These are presented in our Annual Report each year, with additional facts and figures provided here on our website, which we hope you find both useful and of interest.

The 2021 annual report, in addition to providing an updated picture of the evolving P2P landscape, it highlights examples of good practice from networks across the community as they seek to address specific challenges related to capacity building, collaboration and increasing their impacts as well as celebrating the achievements of some long-standing partnerships. It also summarises the strategic work of ERA-LEARN during 2021 and seeks to highlight the main links between the Horizon Europe European Partnerships and the public-public (P2Ps) and public private (PPPs) Partnerships that were funded in Horizon 2020.

Some key statistics related to the P2P landscape in 2021 are presented here


  • 82 networks were active in January 2020, six of which were new in that month. Thirteen networks ended during 2021

Joint Calls:

  • 38 joint calls closed in 2021, 63% of which were ERA-NET Cofund calls
  • Of the 24 ERA-NET Cofund calls that closed in 2021, 10 were initial co-funded calls and 14 were additional calls (with no EU co-funding), with three networks implementing their 4th additional call
  • Between 2004 and 2021, some 789 joint calls were implemented by P2P networks
  • The total national cumulative budget (pre-call) committed to all joint calls, since 2004, is almost Euro 9.3 billion (excluding EU contribution)
  • Since 2015, 156 ERA-NET Cofund calls have closed, 80 of which were additional calls with no EU co-funding
  • ERA-NET Cofunds have produced the largest national commitment to joint calls (funded and additional calls) since 2016 (around 49%), with committed funds from Article 185 networks following closely behind (37%)
  • By the end of 2021 there were more H2020 joint transnational calls (274) implemented than for FP7 (264)
  • Total national commitment to joint calls implemented by ERA-NET Cofunds, since their inception, has been more than Euro 2.5 billion
  • The calls that closed in 2021, across all network types, covered most thematic areas. “Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine and Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy” represented 29% of all 2021 calls

Funded Projects:

  • More than 9,700 projects have been funded by joint calls since 2004, with cumulative investment of some Euro 9.6 billion
  • ERA-NET Cofunds have funded almost 2,100 transnational projects since 2015, with around 38% of these resulting from additional calls (without EU co-funding)

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