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).
EERA brings together around 250 research centres and universities across 30 countries. Actively working together in 17 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.
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.
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.
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.