ERA-NET Plus under Framework Programme 7
In Framework Programme 7 (FP7) the ERA-NET instrument achieves the objective of developing and strengthening the coordination of national and regional research programmes through two specific actions:
- 'ERA-NET actions' – providing a framework for actors implementing public research programmes to coordinate their activities, e.g. by developing joint activities or by mutually supporting joint calls for transnational proposals.
- 'ERA-NET Plus actions' – providing, in a limited number of cases with high European added value, additional EU financial support to facilitate joint calls for proposals between national and/or regional programmes.
ERA-NET Plus, new under FP7, followed the ‘rules of five’: a minimum of five participants from five different Member or Associated States; a joint call of at least five million euros; a maximum duration of five years. A total of twenty-two ERA-NET Plus actions were funded. The Community top-up funding of calls implemented by these Plus actions sums up to around 154 M€. A similar amount of budget was used for coordination of these networks.
Table of FP7 ERA-NET+ actions and further information
AREA indicates specific programme, COORDINATION: TRANS=Transport, KBBE=Food, Agriculture and Fisheries and Biotechnology; GA=General Activities; ENV=Environment; NMP=Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and New Production Technologies; EN=Energy; ICT=Information and communication technologie; SSH=Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities; INCO=International Cooperation.
YES in the FP6 column means follow-up of an FP6 ERA-NET. Where FP7 is indicated, it is a follow-up of an FP7 ERA-NET. The -button in the DB column links to the PLATFORM database, an online repository with data from public-public partnerships in the bioeconomy area with tools that provide insights on network, organisation, and country levels and allow access to description of calls and projects.
|BESTF||EN||NO||BioEnergy Sustaining the Future|
|BESTF2||EN||FP7||BioEnergy Sustaining the Future|
|BONUS+||GA||YES||Baltic Sea research|
|CORE Organic +||KBBE||FP7||Organic food and farming research coordination|
|ERA-Net.RUS+||INCO||FP7||Further linking Russia to the ERA|
|ERASysBio +||GA||YES||Consolidation of systems biology research|
|FACCE ERA-NET+||KBBE||NO||Climate Smart Agriculture|
|HERA JRP CE||SSH||FP7||Multi-disciplinary research into the causes and consequences of cultural encounters|
|HERITAGE PLUS||ENV||NO||Cultural heritage and global change research|
|iMERA-PLUS||GA||YES||Implementing metrology in the ERA|
|NANOSCI-EPLUS||NMP||YES||Nanoscience in the ERA|
|NEWA||EN||NO||Wind energy generation research|
|NORFACE+||SSH||FP7||Transnational programme on migration in Europe|
|OLAE+||ICT||NO||Organic and large electronics research|
|PIANO+||ICT||NO||Photonics-based internet access research|
|SEE-ERANET+||INCO||YES||Further integrating South-east European research institutes|
|WOODWISDOM-NET+||NMP||FP7||Networking and integration in the area of wood material science and engineering|
|WSF||SSH||NO||The development of welfare states (WSF is a separate Norface ERA-NET+ action)|