The ERA-NET scheme has been used by the European Commission since 2002 in its EU Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development (FP6, FP7 and H2020). The main objective is to support the coordination and cooperation of national research programmes in the countries of the European Research Area (ERA). The scheme creates the conditions for reducing research fragmentation, supports the exchange of experience and the sharing of access to infrastructure in ERA countries. These objectives are achieved through the implementation of joint research activities, in particular joint multilateral calls for submitting project proposals (Joint Transnational Calls). The product of these calls is consortium projects, the costs of which are covered by financing organisations at the national or regional level from their own budget to the individual consortium members. Already in FP7, the European Commission introduced the ERA-NET Plus scheme, which contributed to the financing of projects from the EU budget. This support has been increased in the H2020 programme by the ERA-NET Cofund scheme. In Horizon Europe, the principles of the ERA-NET scheme are included in the support of the European Partnerships.
SAS is one of the funding organisations involved in ERA-NET schemes. The Presidium of SAS decides on the entry into the programme as well as on the involvement of the SAS in international calls. By its resolution, it defines the amount of the budget of its participation in the call or specifies other conditions for grant applicants in this scheme.
SAS in ERA-NET scheme programmes
|Research area||Acronym and programme name||Duration
|Environmental research||SusAN – Sustainable and Safe Re-use of Municipal Sewage Sludge for Nutrient Recovery||3/2016-11/2022||Not planned|
|BiodivERsA 3 Consolidating the European Research Area on biodiversity and ecosystem services||2/2015-4/2022||Not planned|
|BiodivScen Promoting and implementing joint programming at the international level to reinforce research on the development of scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services||10/2017-6/2023||Not planned|
|BiodivClim Promoting and implementing joint programming to reinforce transnational research at the crossroad between biodiversity and climate change||9/2019-8/2024||Not planned|
|BiodivRestore Promoting & implementing joint programming to reinforce transnational research for the conservation and restoration of degraded ecosystems and their biodiversity, including a focus on aquatic systems||10/2020-9/2025||Planned for 2023|
|ERA4CS European Research Area for Climate Services||1/2016-12/2021||Not planned|
|Materials research||ERA-MIN2 Implement a European-wide coordination of research and innovation programs on raw materials to strengthen the industry competitiveness and the shift to a circular economy||12/2016-11/2022||Not planned|
|ERA-MIN 3 Raw Materials for the Sustainable Development and the Circular Economy||12/2020-11/2025||Open|
|M-ERA.NET3 ERA-NET for research and innovation on materials and battery technologies, supporting the European Green Deal||3/2021-2/2026||Planned for March 2023|
|Medical research||ERA-CVD – ERA-NET on cardiovascular diseases to implement joint transnational research projects and set up international cooperations||10/2016-12/2022||Not planned|
|NEURON cofund 2 – ERA NET NEURON in the area of brain-related diseases and disorders of the nervous system||01/2021-12/2025||Planned for 2022|
|TRANSCAN-3 – ERA-NET: Sustained collaboration of national and regional programmes in cancer research||03/2021-2/2025||Planned for 2023|
|Research of new technologies||EJP RD – European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases||1/2019-12/2023||Planned for 2022|
|QuantERA QuantERA ERA-NET Cofund in Quantum Technologies||11/2016-10/2022||Not planned|
|QuanERA 2 ERA-NET Cofund in Quantum Technologies||
|FLAG ERA II The Flagship ERA-NET||12/2016-11/2022||Not planned|
|FLAG ERA III The Flagship ERA-NET||12/2018-11/2023||Not planned|
|CHIST ERA III European coordinated research on long-term ICT and ICT-based scientific challenges||12/2017-11/2023||Not planned|
|CHIST ERA IV European Coordinated Research on Long-term ICT and ICT-based Scientific and Technological Challenges||12/2019-11/2024||Planned for 2022, 2023|
|Humanities and social sciences||HERA-JRP-PS HERA Joint Research Programme Public Spaces: Culture and Integration in Europe||8/2017-11/2023||Not planned|
|CHANSE Collaboration of Humanities And Social Sciences in Europe||1/2021-2/2026||Planned for 2022|
European Partnerships are supported by the Horizon Europe programme (2021 – 2027) and belong to the 2nd pillar of the programme. Partnerships can cover a wide range of activities – from funding research and innovation projects, regulatory activities, supporting the commercialization of innovation, to working with users to create synergies with national and regional programmes. Horizon Europe expects the creation of 49 partnerships in three different forms (jointly programmed, jointly funded, institutional). Partnerships have a wider range of persons involved with greater reach, better visibility and increased transparency. They will also contribute to making European ecosystems of science, research and innovation more open (eraportal.sk). More information on European Partnerships in Horizon Europe is available directly on the European Commission’s website.
SAS is a partner in the European Biodiversity Partnership (Biodiversa+) project. The duration of the Biodiversa + European Partnership project is from 2021 to 2028. Calls for submitting research projects will be opened annually.