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European Research Area Networks (ERA-Nets)

The European Research Area Networks (ERA-Nets) are designed to support Europe's digital and green transition through transnational cooperation, improve access to excellent research and innovation for researchers across the EU and promote the transfer from research to industry. The aim of the ERA-NET Cofund Instruments is to promote coordination and joint calls for proposals for national and regional research funding programmes in strategically important thematic areas of European research and innovation.

Research funding organisations and programme managers from EU Member States and Associated States pool financial and human resources for the development of joint activities and launch joint calls for projects via the national funding agencies. For example, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture BMEL participates in a wide range of ERA-NET initiatives via its funding agency BLE (ptble).  

Besides the ERA-Net instrument, there are other funding programmes for transnational research projects, such as Joint Programming Initiatives (JPI - e.g. FACCE), PRIMA, CORNET, LIFE, Interreg and others.

ATB contribution to current ERA-Net and transnational projects