The new ERA for Research and Innovation calls for deepening existing priorities and initiatives through new and stronger approaches. They require the setting of new priorities, launching ambitious joint initiatives and developing common approaches between policies.

To address these requirements, Reforming and enhancing the EU research and innovation system, will support efforts to reform and enhance the EU R&I system. This programme is built around four strands corresponding to the four objectives set out in the ERA Communication:

  1. Prioritizing investments and reforms;
  2. Improving access to excellence;
  3. Translating R&I results into the economy
  4. Deepening the ERA

The principle of excellence, meaning that the best researchers with the best ideas that respond best to the societal challenges obtain funding, remains the cornerstone for all investments under the ERA.

Budget: 308 Million Euro