ERA-LEARN is a support platform for the Public-Public-Partnerships (P2P) community, funded as a support action (CSA) by Horizon 2020. The project is a 4-year initiative (2018-2022), following up on its predecessor ERA-LEARN 2020. On behalf of the European Commission, ERA-LEARN operates a unique database of P2P networks, their calls and funded projects and provides studies and analyses on thematic clustering, internationalization, alignment and much more.

The specific objectives of ERA-LEARN are:

  • increase the visibility of ERA-LEARN by intensifying the close interaction of ERA-LEARN with the P2P community to make it more user-friendly and attractive to the P2P community;
  • increase the relevance by applying a more thematic approach in tackling the issues and challenges identified by P2Ps;
  • support P2Ps with evidence in view of the next EU Framework Programme;
  • support impact assessments by offering trainings and real, full scale pilot assessment exercises as well as special tool-kits to provide guidance and advice addressing also the development of key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • identify and spread good practise for specific common P2P challenges such as widening of participation and inclusiveness of less research intensive countries, internationalisation of P2P networks, reaching out to industry and innovation;
  • engage the P2P community in a dialogue with other stakeholders or initiatives such as Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs).
  • facilitate the identification and handling of emerging issues in relation to P2P strategic development, operation and performance. 
  • closer interaction of ERA-LEARN with the P2P community

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ERA-LEARN has a strong background in practical P2P operation through the diverse involvements in ERA-NETs, JPIs and Art.185 initiatives. The consortium members are complementary to each other through their specific roles as national ministries, national funding agencies, and specialists for analysis and policy research and through their activities in the context of stakeholder groups such as the GPC. Representing a wide range of the main P2P stakeholders, the ERA-LEARN consortium is therefore perfectly suited to respond to user needs. The consortium has close links to the business community and to policy makers. Public relation expertise is strongly represented in the consortium.

The consortium consists of 6 funding organisations and 4 organisations specialising in analysis. All partners have already been involved in the previous ERA-LEARN 2020 project.

Contact: office@era-learn.eu 

Country

Organisation

Main project contact

Austria

Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

Roland Brandenburg, Ursula Bodisch, Josef Säckl, Berna Windischbaur

Austria  

Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)

Michael Dinges, Susanne Meyer, Anja Köngeter, Anna Wang

Germany

German Aerospace Center – DLR Project Management Agency (DLR)

Christiane Wehle, Hubert Misslisch

Germany 

VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH (VDI/VDE-IT)

Ben Kummer, Marcel Wöhrmann, Peter Hahn, Michael Nerger

Finland

Academy of Finland (AKA) 

Hannele Lahtinen, Leila Häkkinen, Sirpa Nuotio

France

Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)  

Heather McKhann, Caroline Lesser

Italy

Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR)

Luciano Catani, Chiara Gliozzi

Norway

Research Council of Norway (RCN)

Jan-Arne Eilertsen, Sverre Sogge

United Kingdom

Optimat

Angus Hunter, Hayley Welsh, Katrina Watson

United Kingdom

Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (UNIMAN)

Effie Amanatidou, Kate Barker