ERA-NET Cofund under Horizon2020

The ERA-NET under Horizon 2020 merges the former ERA-NET and ERA-NET Plus into a single instrument ERA-NET Cofund with the central and compulsory element of implementing one substantial call with top-up funding from the Commission. The focus of ERA-NETs is therefore shifting from the funding of networks to the top-up funding of single joint calls for transnational research and innovation in selected areas with high European added value and relevance for Horizon 2020.

In addition to the co-funded call, the consortia may implement other joint activities including other joint calls without Union co-funding. The duration of a Cofund is five years. During this time the consortium has to prepare and implement the call, select and negotiate the projects and finalise the projects including final payment to their beneficiaries. A shorter duration than five years is not feasible. The reimbursement rate is 33%, as for the ERA-NET+ actions under FP7. Financial contributions of Member States can be in-cash or in-kind. This way ERA-NETs can broaden their scope towards coordinating institutional funding of governmental research organisations. Once a Cofund has been granted, it may take up to one year before the new Call will be put forward. This means the Call for the new ERA-NET 2016-2017 Cofunds are expected earliest at the end of 2017.

Under the 2014-215 Work Programme (WP) of Horizon 2020, twenty-seven ERA-NET Cofund actions are established as well as a number of Coordination and Support Actions (CSA), including those in support to JPIs. The budget dedicated to the ERA-NET Cofund scheme actions amounts to close to 93 M€ in 2014 and more than 163 M€ in 2015. The 2016-2017 WP includes twenty-eight Cofund actions with a total budget close to 270 M€, of which about 115 M€ is used for Cofunds in the bioeconomy. The 2018-2020 WP includes, at present, fourteen ERA-NET Cofunds with a dedicated budget of little over 80M€ and two EJP Cofunds with a budget of almost 100M€. The final decisions for 2020 will be taken in 2019.

Table of H2020 ERA-NET Cofund actions  

WP indicates in which H2020 Work programme the call was published. AREA indicates specific programme. Industrial Leadership (LEIT)NMP=Nanotechnologies, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing and processing, and biotechnology, ICT=Information and communication technologies. Societal Challenges (SC): SC1=Health, demographic change and well-being; SC2=Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy; SC3=Secure, clean and efficient energy; SC4=  Smart, green and integrated transport; SC5=Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials; SC6=Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies. CC=cross-cutting issues. Science with and for society (=SwafS).

YES in the FP7 column means follow-up of an FP7 ERA-NET or ERA-NET+ action. Where H is indicated, it is a follow-up of an H2020 ERA-NET Cofund. The PLATFORM-DB2_button.png-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.

ACRONYM  WP AREA FP7 DB ABOUT
ACT 14-15 SC3 NO   Accellerating CO2 capture and storage (CCS) technologies as a new low-carbon energy vector
AXIS 16-17 SC5 H PLATFORM-DB2_button.png Climate Services Roadmap: Cross-sector impact assessments (evaluation, comparison and integration)
BESTF3 14-15 SC3 YES  PLATFORM-DB2_button.png Bioenergy sustaining the future 
BiodivERsA3 14-15 SC5 YES  PLATFORM-DB2_button.png Biodiversity and ecosystem services across European countries and territories
BiodivScen 16-17 SC2 NO   Biodiversity scenario's
CoBioTech  16-17 NMP YES PLATFORM-DB2_button.png Cofund on biotechnologies
CORE Organic Cofund  16-17 SC2 YES PLATFORM-DB2_button.png Organic food and farming systems
DemoWind 14-15 SC3 NO    Offshore wind technology 
DemoWind 2 14-15 SC3 H   Offshore wind technology
DIAL 16-17 SC6 NO    Dynamics of inequality across the life-course (DIAL is a separate Norface ERA-NET Cofund action)
EMEurope 16-17 SC4 YES   Electric mobility ERA-NET
ENSCC 14-15 SC3 NO   Shifting the current energy system; provide smart & integrated solutions for technology, government and society
EN SGplusRegSys 16-17 SC3 YES   Smart energy sytems in Europe
ENSUF 14-15 SC6 NO   Strengthen European urban research and innovation alignment, Smart Urban Futures
EN-SUGI 16-17 CC NO    Sustainable urbanisation global initiative
ERA4CS 14-15 SC5 NO PLATFORM-DB2_button.png Climate services ERA-NET
ERA-CVD  14-15 SC1 NO   Cardiovascular diseases cooperation
ERAcoSysMed 14-15 SC1 YES   Systems biology approaches in clinical research and medical practice
ERA-GAS 14-15 SC2 NO PLATFORM-DB2_button.png Monitoring & mitigation of greenhouse gases from agri- and silvi-culture
ERA-HDHL 14-15 SC2 NO PLATFORM-DB2_button.png Biomarkers for nutrition and health 
ERA-MIN 2 16-17 SC5 YES    Raw materials research coord. to strengthen industry competitiveness and shift to circular economy
ERA-Net SmartGridPlus  14-15 SC5 NO   Supports deep knowledge sharing between regional and European Smart Grids initiatives
ERA PerMed 16-17 SC1 NO   Personalised medicine
ERA-PLANET 14-15 SC3  NO    The European network for observing our changing planet - earth observation
E-Rare-3 14-15 SC1  YES    Cooperation on rare disease research, striving for implementing IRDiRC objectives
EuroNanoMed III 16-17 NMP  YES    Nanomedicine
FACCE SURPLUS 14-15 SC5 NO PLATFORM-DB2_button.png Sustainable and resilient agriculture for food and non-food systems
FLAG-ERA II  16-17 FET YES   Set up mechanisms to facilitate integration of nationally funded research into the Flagship work plan
ForestValue 14-15 SC5 YES PLATFORM-DB2_button.png Innovative forest-based bioeconomy
GENDER NET Plus  16-17 SwafS YES   Promoting gender equility in H2020 and the ERA
GeoERA 16-17 SC3 NO   Establishing the European geological surveys research area to deliver a geological service for Europe
Geothermica 16-17 SC3 NO   Accelerate the deployment of geothermal energy in Europe
HDHL - INTIMIC 16-17 SC2 NO PLATFORM-DB2_button.png Intestinal Microbiomics, diet and health
HERA JRP UP  14-15 SC6 NO   Multi-disciplinary research programme Uses of the Past
HERA-JRP-PS 16-17 SC6 NO   Public Spaces: Culture and Integration in Europe
IndEff 16-17 SC3 NO   Industry for energy efficiency 
JPco-fuND 14-15 SC1 NO    Establishing synergies between the research of JPI on Neurodegenerative Diseases and H2020
JPI-EC-AMR 14-15 SC1  NO     Establishing synergies between the research of JPI Antimicrobial Resistance and H2020
LEAP AGRI 16-17 SC2 NO PLATFORM-DB2_button.png EU-Africa research and innovation partnership on food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture
MANUNET III 16-17 NMP YES    Advanced manifacturing technologies
MarTERA 16-17 SC2 YES PLATFORM-DB2_button.png Maritime and marine technologies 
M-ERA.NET 2 14-15 NMP YES   Materials research and innovation
NEURON Cofund 14-15 SC1 YES   Brain-related diseases and disorders of the nervous system
OCEANERA-NET COFUND 16-17 SC3 YES   Electricity generation from waves, tidal current; range, salinity gradient and ocean thermal energy conversion
PhotonicSensing 14-15 ICT NO   Photonics based sensing
QuantERA 16-17 FET NO   Quantum technologies
SOLAR-ERA.NET  14-15 SC3 YES   Solar energy
SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund 2 16-17 SC3 H   Solar energy
SusAn 14-15 SC2 NO PLATFORM-DB2_button.png Sustainable animal production
SusCrop 14-15 SC2 NO PLATFORM-DB2_button.png Sustainable crop production
Susfood2 16-17 SC2  YES PLATFORM-DB2_button.png Sustainable food production and consumption
T2S 16-17 SC5 NO   Transformations to sustainability (T2S is a separate Norface ERA-NET Cofund action)
WaterWorks2014 16-17 SC5  YES PLATFORM-DB2_button.png Water research and innovation funding and management
WaterWorks2015 16-17 SC2 YES PLATFORM-DB2_button.png Water research and innovation funding and management
WaterWorks2017 16-17 SC2 YES PLATFORM-DB2_button.png  Water research and innovation funding and management

Table of H2020 ERA-NET Cofund calls in Work Packages 2018-2020 

AREA indicates specific programme. Industrial Leadership (LEIT)NMP=Nanotechnologies, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing and processing, and biotechnology, ICT=Information and communication technologies. Societal Challenges (SC): SC1=Health, demographic change and well-being; SC2=Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy; SC3=Secure, clean and efficient energy; SC4=  Smart, green and integrated transport; SC5=Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials; SC6=Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies. CC=cross-cutting issues. Science with and for society (=SwafS).

CALL  AREA INSTRUMENT ABOUT
SC1-HCO-04-2018 SC1 ERA-NET Supporting the JPND strategic plan
SC1-BHC-04-2018 SC5 EJP Rare Disease European Joint Programme Cofund
SFS-31-2019 SC2 ERA-NET ERANETs in agri-food A. ICT-Enabled Agri-food Systems 
SFS-31-2019 SC2 ERA-NET ERANETs in agri-food B. Climate Change and Food Systems 
SFS-31-2019 SC2 ERA-NET ERANETs in agri-food C. International coordination on infectious animal disease 
BG-02-2018 SC2 ERA-NET Blue Bioeconomy Public-Public Partnership
LC-SFS-20-2019 SC2 EJP European Joint Programme on agricultural soil management
LC-SC3_JA-1-2018 SC3 ERA-NET Joint programming actions to foster innovative energy solutions
LC-SC3-ES-9-2019 SC3 ERA-NET Enhanced cooperation in digitalisation of energy systems and networks
LC-SC3-JA-5-2020 SC3   Joint programming with the EU and African partners for R&I actions in the area of renewable energy
MG-4-6-2019 SC4 ERA-NET Supporting joint actions on sustainable urban accessibility and connectivity
MG-2-11-2020 SC4 ERA-NET Jointly implementing innovation in the areas of safety, connectivity and infrastructure
SC5-21-2019-2020 SC5 ERA-NET Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials
LC-CLA-09-2019 SC5 ERA-NET Biodiversity and climate change
GOVERNANCE-14-2020 SC6 ERA-NET Renegotiating democratic governance in times of disruption
FETPROACT-03-2018 FET ERA-NET FET ERA-NET Cofund
FETFLAG-02-2018 SC1 ERA-NET ERA-NET Cofund for FET Flagships