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 Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan).

Brings together 175 research organisations

EERA brings together more than 175 research centres and universities. Actively working together on 17 joint research programmes, they build on national research initiatives. In a Joint Programme a research organisation join institutions in other European countries on shared priority setting and research projects. The EERA Joint Programmes are aligned with the priorities for low carbon technologies defined in the SET-Plan.

Collaborating with European Industry

EERA works together with European industrial platforms to align research and innovation priorities. This collaboration aims to foster world-class technology and innovation in Europe’s energy sector, while helping to reduce the time it takes for this technology to reach the market.

With global outreach

EERA Joint Programmes are important points of contact for collaboration outside Europe. EERA representatives regularly represent the EU scientific community in collaboration with the European Commission at events in Asia, USA and Brazil.

And aligning national research

EERA has fostered the creation of national energy research alliances in many countries including the UK, Netherlands, Spain and Belgium. These national alliances help coordinate activities at a national level both at home and in EERA.