P2Ps in Horizon 2020

Public-Public Partnerships (P2Ps) in research and innovation are networks of public organisations (Ministries, funding agencies, programme managers) from interested EU countries and beyond, that join forces to support research activities under an agreed vision or research and innovation agenda. In this way, these partnerships align national strategies, helping to overcome fragmentation of public research effort. Public-public partnerships include networks supported by the European Commission such as ERA-NETs and Art 185s as well as Member State-led initiatives, the Joint Programming Initiatives.

ERA-NET Cofund and EJP Cofund under Horizon 2020 are a co-fund actions designed to support coordinated national research and innovation programmes.

ERA-NET Cofund

Under Horizon 2020, the ERA-NET Cofund strengthens the cooperation between national/ regional public organizations. They implement joint activities and organise one substantial joint project call with top-up funding from the Commission.

EJP Cofund

EJP Cofund, a new instrument under Horizon 2020, supports the implementation of a joint programme of activities over a period of 5 years, including research but also coordination, networking, training, etc.