European Research Area (ERA)
The objective of the ERA-NET scheme is to step up the cooperation and coordination of research activities carried out at national or regional level in the Member States and Associated States through:
- the networking of research activities conducted at national or regional level, and
- the mutual opening of national and regional research programmes.
The scheme will contribute to making a reality of the European Research Area by improving the coherence and coordination across Europe of such research programmes. The scheme will also enable national systems to take on tasks collectively that they would not have been able to tackle independently.
Norway strongly supports the initiatives to develop the ERA. The Research Council of Norway (RCN) has seen the opportunities and benefits of the ERA-NET scheme in the FP6 and participates activily in 32 ERA-NETs (per June 2007).
RCN participation in the FP6 ERA-NET scheme (PDF-69.8 KB)
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