Applications for New COST Actions
The European Research Area (ERA) was launched in 2000, in the context of the Lisbon Strategy, with the purpose of addressing the problem of fragmentation of European Research & Innovation (R&I) systems. The ERA thus intends to constitute a unified area for research, promoting the free movement of researchers, scientific knowledge and technology within the European Union, and also contributing to the competitiveness of European industry, through talent-oriented science and innovation based on excellence, competitiveness and openness.
Launched in 2020, the new ERA aims to improve Europe's R&I landscape, accelerate the EU's transition to climate neutrality and digital leadership, support its recovery from the social and economic impact of the coronavirus crisis, and strengthen its resilience against future crises. Four main objectives of the new ERA are defined: