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EERA policy event 2017

Cooperation in European energy research & innovation:
reality and expectations 

Brussels, May 3
18:00 – 19:45

(Reception 19:45 – 21:30)


A joint and coordinated effort of all stakeholders is essential to advance energy research and innovation in Europe. Cooperation is at the core of the Integrated Strategic Energy Technology (SET)-Plan (launched in September 2015 and recently assessed by the European Commission in its its progress report), which requires greater integration and coordination of the different players to accelerate the transformation of the European energy system. But how does this idea translate in practice? What is the status of stakeholder cooperation in energy R&I in Europe and how do the different actors involved (universities and research organisations, industry, Member States, European institutions, international organisations and other stakeholders) coordinate priorities and activities, both internally and with each other?

The EERA policy event 2017 will be the opportunity for the stakeholders in the energy R&I community to discuss their views on cooperation, what it means for them and how to work together to achieve the objectives of the Integrated SET-Plan and the innovation goals set out in the Commission´s 2016 “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package (commonly referred to as the “Winter Package”) to support a more competitive, modern and cleaner energy system.

The event will also be the occasion to announce the EERA new Chair and Vice-Chair and to hear EERA new Chair´s first address to the stakeholder community.

Preliminary programme

17:30 – 18:00  Registration

18:00 – 19:30  Introductory remarks & panel discussion

19:30 – 19:45  Address by new EERA Chair

19:45 – 21:30  Reception


Additional information and link to registration will be available on the EERA website in March.


The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) is an alliance of more than 175 research centers and universities, actively working together on 17 joint research programmes. It is one of the cornerstones of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan).