ERA-NET Cofund under Horizon2020

The ERA-NET under Horizon 2020 merges the former ERA-NET and ERA-NET Plus into a single instrument ERA-NET Cofund with the central and compulsory element of implementing one substantial call with top-up funding from the Commission. The focus of ERA-NETs is therefore shifting from the funding of networks to the top-up funding of single joint calls for transnational research and innovation in selected areas with high European added value and relevance for Horizon 2020.

In addition to the co-funded call, the consortia may implement other joint activities including other joint calls without Union co-funding. The duration of a Cofund is five years. During this time the consortium has to prepare and implement the call, select and negotiate the projects and finalise the projects including final payment to their beneficiaries. A shorter duration than five years is not feasible. The reimbursement rate is 33%, as for the ERA-NET+ actions under FP7. Financial contributions of Member States can be in-cash or in-kind. This way ERA-NETs can broaden their scope towards coordinating institutional funding of governmental research organisations. Once a Cofund has been granted, it may take up to one year before the new Call will be put forward. This means the Call for the new ERA-NET 2016-2017 Cofunds are expected earliest at the end of 2017.

Under the 2014-215 Work Programme (WP) of Horizon 2020, twenty-seven ERA-NET Cofund actions are established as well as a number of Coordination and Support Actions (CSA), including those in support to JPIs. The budget dedicated to the ERA-NET Cofund scheme actions amounts to close to 93 M€ in 2014 and more than 163 M€ in 2015. The 2016-2017 WP includes twenty-two Cofund actions with a total budget close to 260 M€, of which about 170 M€ is reserved for Cofunds in the bioeconomy.

Table of H2020 ERA-NET Cofund actions in the 2016-2017 WP and further information  

AREA indicates specific programme. Industrial Leadership (LEIT): NMP=Nanotechnologies, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing and processing, and biotechnology. Societal Challenges (SC): SC2=Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy; SC3=Secure, clean and efficient energy; SC4=Smart, green and integrated transport; SC5=Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials; SC6=Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies; CC=cross-cutting issues. Science with and for society (=SwafS).

YES in the FP7 column means follow-up of an FP7 ERA-NET or ERA-NET+ action. The PLATFORM-DB2_button.png-button in the DB column links to the PLATFORM database, an online repository with data from public-public partnerships in the bioeconomy area with tools that provide insights on network, organisation, and country levels and allow access to description of calls and projects.

ACRONYM AREA FP7 DB ABOUT
CoBioTech  NMP YES PLATFORM-DB2_button.png Cofund on biotechnologies
CORE Organic Cofund  SC2 YES PLATFORM-DB2_button.png Organic food and farming systems
DIAL SC6 NO    Dynamics of inequality across the life-course (DIAL is a separate Norface ERA-NET Cofund action)
EMEurope SC4 YES   Electric mobility ERA-NET
EN-SUGI CC NO    Sustainable urbanisation global initiative
ERA-MIN 2 SC5 YES   Raw materials research coord. to strengthen industry competitiveness and shift to circular economy
EuroNanoMed III NMP  YES    Nanomedicine
GENDER NET Plus  SwafS YES   Promoting gender equility in H2020 and the ERA
GeoERA SC3 NO   Establishing the European geological surveys research area to deliver a geological service for Europe
Geothermica SC3 NO   Accelerate the deployment of geothermal energy in Europe
FLAG-ERA II  FET YES   Set up mechanisms to facilitate integration of nationally funded research into the Flagship work plan
HDHL - INTIMIC SC2 NO PLATFORM-DB2_button.png Intestinal Microbiomics, diet and health
IndEff SC3 NO   Industry for energy efficiency (2017, under preparation)
LEAP AGRI SC2 NO PLATFORM-DB2_button.png EU-Africa research and innovation partnership on food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture
MANUNET III NMP YES    Advanced manifacturing technologies
MarTERA SC2 YES PLATFORM-DB2_button.png Maritime and marine technologies 
OCEANERA-NET COFUND SC3 YES   Electricity generation from waves, tidal current; range, salinity gradient and ocean thermal energy conversion
QuantERA FET NO   Quantum technologies
Susfood2 SC2  YES PLATFORM-DB2_button.png Sustainable food production and consumption
T2S SC5 NO   Transformations to sustainability (T2S is a separate Norface ERA-NET Cofund action)
ForestValue SC5  YES   Innovative forest-based bioeconomy (2017, under preparation)
SUSCROP SC2 NO   Sustainable crop production (2017, under preparation)

Table of H2020 ERA-NET Cofund actions in the 2014-2015 WP and further information

AREA indicates specific programme. Industrial Leadership (LEIT)NMP=Nanotechnologies, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing and processing, and biotechnology, ICT=Information and communication technologies. Societal Challenges (SC)SC2=Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy; SC3=Secure, clean and efficient energy; SC5=Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials; SC6=Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies

YES in the FP7 column means follow-up of an FP7 ERA-NET or ERA-NET+ action. Where H is indicated, it is a follow-up of an H2020 ERA-NET Cofund. The PLATFORM-DB2_button.png-button in the DB column links to the PLATFORM database, an online repository with data from public-public partnerships in the bioeconomy area with tools that provide insights on network, organisation, and country levels and allow access to description of calls and projects.

ACRONYM AREA FP7 DB ABOUT
ACT SC3 NO   Accellerating CO2 capture and storage (CCS) technologies as a new low-carbon energy vector
BESTF3 SC3 YES  PLATFORM-DB2_button.png Bioenergy sustaining the future 
BiodivERsA3 SC5 YES  PLATFORM-DB2_button.png Biodiversity and ecosystem services across European countries and territories
DemoWind SC3 NO    Offshore wind technology 
DemoWind 2 SC3 H   Offshore wind technology
ENSCC SC3 NO   Shifting the current energy system; provide smart & integrated solutions for technology, government and society
ENSUF SC6 NO   Strengthen European urban research and innovation alignment, Smart Urban Futures
E-Rare-3 SC1 YES   Cooperation on rare disease research, striving for implementing IRDiRC objectives
ERA-CVD  SC1 NO   Cardiovascular diseases cooperation
ERA-GAS SC2 NO PLATFORM-DB2_button.png Monitoring & mitigation of greenhouse gases from agri- and silvi-culture
ERA-HDHL SC2 NO PLATFORM-DB2_button.png Biomarkers for nutrition and health 
ERA-PLANET  SC5 NO   The European network for observing our changing planet - earth observation
ERA-Net SmartGridPlus  SC3 NO   Supports deep knowledge sharing between regional and European Smart Grids initiatives
ERA4CS SC5 NO PLATFORM-DB2_button.png Climate services ERA-NET
ERAcoSysMed SC1  YES   Systems biology approaches in clinical research and medical practice
FACCE SURPLUS SC2 NO PLATFORM-DB2_button.png Sustainable and resilient agriculture for food and non-food systems
HERA JRP UP  SC6 NO   Multi-disciplinary research programme Uses of the Past
JPco-fuND SC1 NO   Establishing synergies between the research of JPI on Neurodegenerative Diseases and H2020
JPI-EC-AMR SC1 NO    Establishing synergies between the research of JPI Antimicrobial Resistance and H2020
M-ERA.NET 2 NMP YES   Materials research and innovation
NEURON Cofund SC1 YES   Brain-related diseases and disorders of the nervous system
PhotonicSensing ICT NO   Photonics based sensing
SOLAR-ERA.NET  SC3 YES   Solar energy 
SusAn SC2 NO PLATFORM-DB2_button.png Sustainable animal production
TRANSCAN-2 SC1 YES   Translational cancer research 
WaterWorks2014 SC5 NO PLATFORM-DB2_button.png Water research and innovation funding and management
WaterWorks2015 SC5 YES PLATFORM-DB2_button.png Water research and innovation funding and management