Coordinating energy research for a low carbon Europe

What is EERA?

A public research alliance

The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) is an alliance of European public research centres and universities. It is one of the cornerstones of the European Integrated Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan).

Brings together AROUND 250 research organisations & UNIVERSITIES

EERA brings together around 250 research centres and universities across 30 countries. Actively working together in currently 16 joint research programmes (the EERA Joint Programmes), they build on national research initiatives and work on shared priorities and research projects. The EERA Joint Programmes are aligned with the priorities for low carbon technologies defined in the EU SET-Plan.

Collaborating with Industry

EERA works together with industry stakeholders to coordinate research and innovation priorities. This collaboration aims to foster world-class technology and innovation in Europe’s energy sector, and to reduce the time-to-market for technologies.

global outreach

The EERA Joint Programmes are important points of contact for collaboration outside Europe. EERA members regularly represent the European scientific community globally, collaborating with international partners worldwide.

Helping COORDINATE national research

EERA has fostered the creation of national energy research alliances in many countries, including the UK, The Netherlands, Spain and Belgium. These national alliances help coordinating activities at national level and within EERA.