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 -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.
|CoBioTech||NMP||YES||Cofund on biotechnologies|
|CORE Organic Cofund||SC2||YES||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|
|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||Intestinal Microbiomics, diet and health|
|IndEff||SC3||NO||Industry for energy efficiency (2017, under preparation)|
|LEAP AGRI||SC2||NO||EU-Africa research and innovation partnership on food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture|
|MANUNET III||NMP||YES||Advanced manifacturing technologies|
|MarTERA||SC2||YES||Maritime and marine technologies|
|OCEANERA-NET COFUND||SC3||YES||Electricity generation from waves, tidal current; range, salinity gradient and ocean thermal energy conversion|
|Susfood2||SC2||YES||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 -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.
|ACT||SC3||NO||Accellerating CO2 capture and storage (CCS) technologies as a new low-carbon energy vector|
|BESTF3||SC3||YES||Bioenergy sustaining the future|
|BiodivERsA3||SC5||YES||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||Monitoring & mitigation of greenhouse gases from agri- and silvi-culture|
|ERA-HDHL||SC2||NO||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||Climate services ERA-NET|
|ERAcoSysMed||SC1||YES||Systems biology approaches in clinical research and medical practice|
|FACCE SURPLUS||SC2||NO||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|
|SusAn||SC2||NO||Sustainable animal production|
|TRANSCAN-2||SC1||YES||Translational cancer research|
|WaterWorks2014||SC5||NO||Water research and innovation funding and management|
|WaterWorks2015||SC5||YES||Water research and innovation funding and management|