Research Policy & Development

ERA.Net RUS Plus

Further linking Russia to the ERA: Coordination of MS/ AC S&T programmes towards and with Russia

The Partnership for Modernisation between the European Union and Russia is one of the priority areas to enhance cooperation in innovation, research, and development. In this context the 24 consortium members of ERA.Net RUS Plus propose to implement a Single Joint Call for transnational and scientifically excellent research projects in the fields of Nanotechnologies/Materials/Production Technologies, Health, Environment/Climate Change, Social Sciences/Humanities, and Innovation. The national financial contributions of the partnersto the Single Joint Call will sum up to approximately EUR 22.2 millions. The action will engage programme owners from various EU-Member States (MS), countries associated (AC) to the EU RTD Framework Programme, and Russia.
ERA.Net RUS Plus is a follow-up to the current ERA.Net RUS action that was set-up from 2009 to 2013 to link Russia to the European Research Area by a coordination of S&T programmes in EU MS/AC and Russia. ERA.Net RUS was the first joint call activity in which prominent Russian Funding Parties (RAS, RFBR, RFH and FASIE) were jointly participating in a multilateral funding scheme.

The major objectives of ERA.Net RUS Plus are to deepen the transnational collaboration between EU MS/AC (Member States/Associated Countries) and Russia, and to reduce the fragmentation of research programmes along national funding lines. This joint undertaking will create synergies and strengthen the cooperation among the consortium members. Other principal goals of ERA.Net RUS Plus are to further develop the instrumental setting for joint funding activities, thus providing a solid basis for a joint programmatic approach to be pursued in the near future. This programmatic approach will assure the desired and necessary sustainability of the cooperation between EU MS/AC and Russia, and a lasting impact. ERA.Net RUS Plus will therefore be the next important step in further linking Russia and its key research communities to the European Research Area (ERA).

Expected Imapct:

ERA.Net RUS Plus will further enhance the EU-Russian partnership by stimulating research and innovation cooperation between EU MS/AC and Russia. Moreover, ERA.Net RUS Plus will significantly contribute to the completion of the European Research Area by further promoting and strengthening the ERA's international cooperation dimension targeted at one of the most important partner countries in scientific, economic, and political terms.  ERA.Net RUS Plus will therefore be the next important step in further linking Russia and its keyresearch communities to the European Research Area.



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Tags: evaluation, foresight, impact, Russia

Type: Research

Program: FP7-INCO-2013-3

Submission Date: 12/2012

Project Status: Finished

Project Duration: 72 months

Start/End: 11/2013 - 10/2019