The objective of ERA-NET Bioenergy is to contribute to the creation of a true European Research Area (ERA) by stimulating and supporting programme coordination and joint activities conducted at national or regional level, as well as among European organisations, and thus help to develop the common knowledge base necessary for the coherent development of policies
The goal of ERA-NET Bioenergy is to strengthen national bioenergy research programmes through enhancing cooperation and coordination between national agencies. Through collaboration, the individual national programmes aim to produce higher quality results, while through coordination, they will seek to complement each other, avoiding duplication. To achieve these goals, a structure for the systematic exchange of information has been set up and a number of joint actions, workshops and joint calls has been launched.
National or regional ministries and funding agencies who either have an R&D programme devoted to bioenergy, or whose programmes include this topic are very welcome to join the ERA-NET Bioenergy consortium. Researchers from your country will then be able to benefit from an exchange of knowledge and sharing of infrastructures at European level – in medium-sized project consortia and via a flexible tool which makes use of the well-known national funding procedures. Please contact the coordinators for further information on becoming a member of ERA-NET Bioenergy.
ERA-NET Bioenergy aims to publish one joint call for R&D proposals per year. The topics of our calls vary (see above examples), with foci ranging from the raw material side to processing technologies and system analysis. New calls will be announced via www.eranetbioenergy.net as well as through the national channels. If there is an area within the field of bioenergy that you think would especially benefit from European collaboration, please get in touch with your national ERA-NET Bioenergy partner.