Strengthening partnership programmes in Europe

ERA-LEARN is a support platform for the R&I partnership community, funded as a support action (CSA) by Horizon 2020. The project is a 4-year initiative (2018-2022), following up on its predecessor ERA-LEARN 2020. On behalf of the European Commission, ERA-LEARN operates a unique database of partnership initiatives, their calls and funded projects and provides studies and analyses on thematic clustering, internationalization, alignment and much more.

ERA-LEARN is coordinated by an international consortium which is supported by an Advisory Board.

The specific objectives of ERA-LEARN are:

  • increase the visibility of ERA-LEARN by intensifying the close interaction of ERA-LEARN with the R&I partnership community to make it more user-friendly and attractive to the partnership community;
  • increase the relevance by applying a more thematic approach in tackling the issues and challenges identified by partnership initiatives;
  • support partnerships with evidence in view of the next EU Framework Programme;
  • support impact assessments by offering trainings and real, full scale pilot assessment exercises as well as special tool-kits to provide guidance and advice addressing also the development of key performance indicators (KPIs);
  • identify and spread good practise for specific common challenges such as widening of participation and inclusiveness of less research intensive countries, internationalisation of partnership initiatives, reaching out to industry and innovation;
  • engage the R&I partnership community in a dialogue with other stakeholders or initiatives such as Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs);
  • facilitate the identification and handling of emerging issues in relation to partnership strategic development, operation and performance;
  • closer interaction of ERA-LEARN with the partnership initiatives community.

Partner Organisations




Project type
  • H2020
Country of the coordinating institution
Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 27)
  • H2020
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
July 2018 - December 2022

Entry created by Elke Dall on August 22, 2022
Modified on August 22, 2022