European Energy Research Alliance (EERA)
The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) is an independent alliance of public research centres and universities from all across Europe. It is one of the cornerstones of the European Union’s Strategic Energy Technology Plan, or SET-Plan, which is Europe’s technology response to the pressing challenges of meeting its targets on greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy and energy efficiency over the coming decades.
Founded in 2008 by ten leading public research institutes, EERA now brings together over 250 research centres and universities, actively working together on 15 long-term and sustainable joint research programmes. These build on national research initiatives, while being specifically aligned with the key low carbon technology priorities defined in the SET-Plan. In this way EERA promotes a synergy which could not otherwise be achieved, by providing a platform for pooling streamlined national research efforts and sharing knowledge.