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Support to the coordination of national research and innovation programmes in the areas of activities of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA)

This activity directly aimed at supporting the development and implementation of evidence base for R&I policies and supporting various groups of stakeholders is excluded from the delegation to Executive Agencies and will be implemented by the Commission services.

This grant will be awarded without call for proposals in line with Article 190(1)(e) of the Rules of applications of Regulation (EU, Euratom) 966/2012, Regulation No 1268/2012 and Article 11(2) of the Rules for participation and dissemination in ""Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)"", Regulation (EU) No 1290/2013.

The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) plays a key role in the coordination of European energy research actors along the SET Plan objectives. This includes the participation of the joint programmes of EERA in the definition and accomplishment of the specific sectorial implementation plans with the goal to reach the specific targets previously defined in collaboration with industry and the official representatives of the SET Plan countries.

The action will facilitate the coordination of EERA with the organisations responsible for national research and innovation programmes in the SET Plan Member countries in support of the SET Plan priorities and the execution of the corresponding implementation plans. This will include when appropriate the coordination of the public resources and capabilities of the energy research organisations in the EU member states and associated countries.

Activities will include the organisation of regular meetings and workshops between European energy research organisations, national research and innovation programme owners/ programme managers and other stakeholders to increase coordination between European national research and innovation programmes.

The standard evaluation criteria, thresholds, weighting for award criteria and the maximum rate of co-financing for this type of action are provided in parts D and H of the General Annexes.