Aiming at the creation of the European Research Area (ERA) whilst making the most of public and private funds for research and innovation, European Partnerships bring together European and national funding in the framework of public-to-public partnerships in order to address societal challenges and strengthen Europe’s competitive position. Cyprus, through the RIF, is represented in various European partnerships, which aim to coordinate the funding of research and innovation actions and to establish research priorities at a pan-European level, through the formulation and implementation of Joint Research Programmes.
Public-to-public partnerships are mainly implemented through the following mechanisms:
- Joint Programming Initiatives
- Article 185 initiatives
- ERA-NET Cofund
An overview of Cypriot participation in public-to-public partnerships is presented on the ERA-LEARN network’s website.