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Networking of Bioeconomy relevant ERA-NETs


More than 30 ERA-NETs have been set-up in the Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes on a wide range of scientific subjects and disciplines relevant to the Bioeconomy. While focusing on different scientific areas, they all work towards achieving a common goal of the transnational networking and coordination of national research programmes and address a number of horizontal issues, such as the mapping of existing research potential and foresight activities, the launching of joint calls and addressing the challenges of IPR rules and bioethical concerns.

Scope: Proposals should build on the results expected by the PLATFORM network of Bioeconomy relevant ERA-NETs with the aim to further expand the network and strengthen the initiatives undertaken for mutual learning, maximising synergies and increased coordination. The activities of PLATFORM should be continued under Horizon 2020 in close liaison with Joint Programming Initiatives (JPI) and Strategic & Collaborative Working Groups of SCAR, thus helping rationalising on limited resources for maximum impact.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU in the range of EUR 0.5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected impact:

         achieve a more effective and harmonised environment for the ERA-NETs

         contribute to the European Research Area in the Bioeconomy.

Type of action: Coordination and support actions