A Joint Programme is a permanent structure within EERA. It allows EERA members which work on a specific topic to define a common research agenda, coordinate their activities, build up a sustainable network, and elaborate joint project proposals. It also is a way to speak with a common voice and increase impact.
As EERA gathers a large amount of European organisations, among them the most prominent ones, this work helps streamline and structure European research in the field of green energy. It reduces diverging national priorities, avoids overlap, and thereby supports the EU in reaching its climate goals.
The topics and activities of the EERA Joint Programmes are aligned with the priorities of the SET-Plan. Many Joint Programmes are closely linked to the respective SET-Plan Implementation Working Groups and European Technology and Innovation Platforms (ETIPs).
Internationally, the EERA Joint Programmes support collaboration with partners outside Europe. They often represent European scientific communities at international events. And prominent scientists from around the world are active members of Joint Programme advisory boards.