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About ERA-LEARN 2020

ERA-LEARN 2020 is a support action (CSA) funded by Horizon 2020. It started in January 2015 as a support platform for the Public-Public-Partnerships (P2P) community. It continues and expands services previously provided by ERA-LEARN, NETWATCH, and JPIs To Co Work. ERA-LEARN 2020 will involve the main stakeholders engaged in designing and deploying the broad structures and functions for the coordination and cooperation of national and/or regional research programmes; the P2P community will be supported in investigating what has been learned and achieved by existing networks, if expectations have been met, and which positive effects have been observed by participating organisations or countries.

The specific objectives of ERA-LEARN 2020 are to:

  1. provide a web-based information, learning and support platform for P2P to avoid duplication of efforts;
  2. support the ongoing optimisation of P2P networks by supplying a toolbox to include the wider activities of joint programming, particularly the Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs), the Art.185 initiatives and the Horizon 2020 ERA-NET Cofund instrument, as well as their associated impacts;
  3. implement a systematic process for monitoring & impact assessment of P2P networks, including their impacts at both the policy, programme and co-funded RTD project-level;
  4. assess and benchmark current approaches to alignment and explore options for new modalities that will better align national and/or regional activities under common research agendas;
  5. implement an annual cycle of knowledge exchange aimed at increasing the impact of investment in P2P activities and exploring options to support less research intensive countries.



The ERA-LEARN 2020 consortium brings together public authorities from all over Europe, all key players in P2P implementation, as well as highly experienced specialists in the analysis of research strategy and research policy:




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Austrian Research Promotion Agency

Roland Brandenburg, Ursula Bodisch




Austrian Institute of Technology

Michael Dinges, Klaus Kubeczko




DLR Project Management Agency

Christiane Wehle, Hubert Misslisch




VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH 

Peter Hahn, Marcel Wöhrmann




Academy of Finland  

Hannele Lahtinen, Leila Häkkinen




Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique  

Caroline Lesser, Heather McKhann




Enterprise Ireland  

Imelda Lambkin, Evelyn Smith




Ministry of Education, University and Research 

Gaia Brenna, Chiara Gliozzi




Research Council of Norway  

Jan-Arne Eilertsen, Sverre Sogge




Optimat Ltd     

Angus Hunter, Hayley Welsh




Manchester Institute of Innovation Research 

Effie Amanatidou, Paul Cunningham 


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