Era-net Transport pre-dominantly serves to the owners and managers of transport research programmes by facilitating cooperation between their national/regional funding programmes in order to reduce fragmentation of the European Research Area (ERA) for Transport. Below you can find some cooperation services developed in ENT. Please note that due to the expiry of EC co-funding and limited own resources of the current ENT network some services may no longer be fully up to date.
The Era-net Ambassadors have been appointed to foster transnational research collaboration in transport all across Europe by acting as figureheads to the 'outside world'. They are the privileged contact points for new Programme Owners & Managers eager to develop closer ties with Era-net Transport and its initiatives like transnational research calls. They can provide support to countries and regions considering the set-up of programming activities in their own sphere. At the same time, the Ambassadors accomplish an important function as link between existing member states/regions in order to deepen and intensify collaboration in specific activities and calls.
The Ambassadors are always open to your questions and will do their utmost to support your requests in order to further promote transport research with existing and potential members, so as to actively contributing to the European Research Area in Transport.
If you are a programme owner/manager please visit our Ambassador Page for further contact details.
The Action Groups are small- and medium-sized transnational research and innovation funding initiative set up inside the Era-net Transport. They were based on common national/regional research and innovation needs and running programmes. For more information contact Kees van der Reijden (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Era-net Transport has developed a mature and sophisticated toolkit to efficiently support transnational funding activities. This toolkit comprises comprehensive guidelines, a compilation of experiences and best practices and supportive procedural elements.
If you are interested in the Toolkit you can go to our toolkit page.
In order to avoid isolated applications it is not sufficient to ensure interoperability on a mere technological level. National funding architectures have experienced an increase in complexity and a growing number of partners, resulting in a segmented and poorly structured funding landscape.
To increase and ease up cooperation between regional and national programme owners (PO) and programme managers (PM) the web-based ENT-platform aimed to collect calls and funding schemes, enabling the respective authorities to recognise possible common aspects and join their activities together. In this way cooperation across regions and nations was encouraged in a very early stage, turning redundancy to synergy.
The ENT-platform provided comprehensive and accurate information, based on the following objectives:
stimulate interaction and cooperation for joint activities of PO/PMs
enable easy understanding of different governance systems for PO/PMs
support PO/PM in preparation and execution of transnational funding activities
allow mutual learning and community-building for PO/PMs
The target group comprised PO and PM as well as the community of researchers. The design followed an easy-to-use approach, allowing users to compare and identify windows of opportunity by setting up personalised queries.
Experiences were shared with others by submitting project information and opportunities.
For more details and additional information go to the ENT-platform.