Project Objectives

The ERA.Net RUS project contributed to the success of the European Research Area (ERA) by improving the coherence and coordination across Europe of international S&T cooperation programmes with Russia. The project focus was on exploring options for linking bilateral S&T programmes in a variable geometry.

Aims

The major objectives of the project ERA.Net RUS were:

  • Raising knowledge on bilateral and national S&T programmes with or towards Russia and on relevant activities of other programme owners
  • Identifying common ground across bilateral S&T programmes of MS/AC with Russia and providing a basis for a joint programmatic approach
  • Learning lessons from ongoing (thematic) ERA-NETs involving Russian programme owners and identifying good practice from other international ERA-NETs
  • Developing an appropriate instrumental setting for joint funding activities
  • Testing a scenario and learning lessons from a pilot joint call 
  • Developing and promoting a sustainable joint programme with Russia

The objectives of the project were reached by:

  • Implementation of a knowledge based dialogue between programme owners in EU    MS/ AC and Russia 
  • Identification of options for joint funding activities of particular benefit for programme owners in EU MS/ AC and develop respective implementation scenarios
  • Implementation of a PILOT JOINT CALL of interested programme owners in EU MS/AC and Russia from inside and outside the project consortium and assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the joint funding scheme. 
  • Development of a sustainable S&T (and or innovation) programme to be agreed upon by interested programme owners from EU MS/AC and Russia.

Project impact

 ERA.Net RUS  

  • further emphasised the significance of the EU-Russian partnership and helped to reach a new level in EU-Russian S&T cooperation by improving the coherence and coordination of European scientific cooperation with Russia and the complementarities between MS/AC and Community activities. 
  • reduced fragmentation of activities towards S&T cooperation between EU MS/AC and Russia. 
  • contributed to strengthening the international dimension of the European Research Area. 
  • helped to widen the ERA`s trans-national approach on S&T cooperation, with benefits for European and Russian S&T communities, policy-makers, economies and societies.


 



 

Documents

  • ERA.Net RUS Flyer

    [PDF - 776.6 kB]

    (ERA.Net RUS info leaflet 2009-2013) (URL: http://www.bmbf.de/_media/ERA_Net_Flyer_final_for_web.pdf)

  • ERA.Net RUS & Funded Projects 2012

    [PDF - 3.37 MB]

    (brochure on the ERA.Net RUS project, incl. all projects funded as a result of the Pilot Joint Calls) (URL: http://www.bmbf.de/_media/ERANet-RUS_2012_final_web.pdf)

Contact

  • Dr Andreas Kahle

    • Senior Scientific Officer
      DLR Project Management Agency
      European and International Cooperation
    • Heinrich-Konen-Str. 1
    • D-53227 Bonn Germany
    • Telephone: +49 228 3821 1829
    • Fax: +49 228 3821 1400
    • Email Address: Andreas.Kahle@dlr.de
  • Nina Schüle

    • Senior Administrative Officer
      DLR Project Management Agency
      European and International Cooperation
    • Heinrich-Konen-Str. 1
    • 53227 Bonn | Germany
    • Telephone: +49 228 3821 1889
    • Fax: +49 228 3821 1444
    • Email Address: Nina.Schuele@dlr.de