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International Cooperation

European Research Area (ERA)

The European Research Area (ERA) is a unified research area open to the world and based on the internal market. The ERA enables free circulation of researchers, scientific knowledge and technology and relies on 6 priorities:

  • More effective national research systems;
  • Optimal transnational cooperation and competition, including optimal transnational cooperation and competition and research infrastructures;
  • An open labour market for researchers;
  • Gender equality and gender mainstreaming in research;
  • Optimal circulation, access to and transfer of scientific knowledge including knowledge circulation and open access;
  • International cooperation.

ERA Groups

ERA Partnerships


Thematic Committees