News Archive

Information on EU-Russia science and technology cooperation related to the ERA.Net RUS project.

From ERA.Net RUS to ERA-NET Plus – New horizons in European-Russian research cooperation

In an article published as a success story by the European Commssion's Research and Innovation Information Centre, Project Coordinator Dr. Jörn Sonnenburg sums up the achievments of ERA.Net RUS and gives an outlook on the ERA-NET Plus scheme, which is due to commence in 2013. 


Call for applications for ERA.Net RUS monitoring expert, open until 2 May 2011, 17.00 CET

The ERA.Net RUS project is looking for an expert to monitor the implementation of the two calls launched within the ERA.Net RUS project. The expert shall evaluate and monitor especially the call preparation and dissemination, as well as the proposal submission, evaluation and selection procedures. The monitoring expert shall also assess and discuss the efficiency of the coordination of national funding instruments in these ERA.Net calls, provide recommendations for possible follow-up funding activities and assess and comment on the scientific and technological impact of the funded projects.

For detailed information, including the application and selection procedure please download the Terms of References.

Interested experts may submit the required documents for the application as a monitoring expert per e-mail to:
Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI), Austria
c/o Michael Le Gohebel


Workshop: EU-Russia Cooperation on Innovation, 10 – 12 May 2010, St. Petersburg, Russia

The objective of the workshop is to continue work started on the INNO-Views policy Workshop in Antwerp on April 27th -28th  on concrete innovation cooperation areas between EU & Russia and finalizing presentations for the 1st EU-Russia Innovation Forum in Lappeenranta 25th – 27th May 2010. At the twenty-fourth EU-Russia Summit in Stockholm on November 18th, 2009, President Barroso proposed a partnership for Modernization between the EU and Russia, in response to President Medvedev's plan to modernize Russia's economy and society. This workshop can contribute to define what could be done in Innovation by the next Russia-EU summit, scheduled to take place in Rostov-on-Don on May 31st and June 1st 2010.
Draft programme

Roadmap for action 2009-2011 on EU-Russian S&T cooperation

A Roadmap of European Community-Russia Scientific and Technological Cooperation has recently been published which sets out the main achievements to date, and plans for future EC-Russia cooperative activities in the principal areas of the Framework Programmes.

Comprehensive country profile of Russian Research System at ERAWATCH

A National Profile of Russia has been published on the ERAWATCH web portal. You may find comprehensive information about research policies, impact of EU developments, structure of the research system and much more. 


EU-Russia research cooperation good but could be better, says report

EU-Russia cooperation works well and Russian partners' contribution to EU-funded projects is highly appreciated by EU partners. Nevertheless, much needs to be done to boost Russian participation in the EU framework programmes and to integrate them fully into the European Research Area (ERA). These are the main conclusions of a new report from the EU-funded RUSERA EXE ('Expanding ERA over Russia') project, which was funded to the tune of EUR 240,000 under the 'International cooperation' Activity area of the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6). The aim of the project was to boost EU-Russia research cooperation by creating and supporting links between individual researchers in the two regions. The report is based on a survey and interviews with researchers and other stakeholders involved in EU-Russia cooperation. The results highlight the high esteem in which Russian researchers are held by EU project coordinators, who praise Russian researchers' scientific competence and personal reliability, as well as their keenness to deliver top-quality research results. Furthermore, both EU and Russian researchers believe that the Russian contribution to research projects is 'essential'.  Read the full report

Russian national information day on biotechnology, health, nanotechnology, Moscow, Russia

On 11 November 2009 the Russian National Contact Points on «Biothechnology», «Health», «Nanothechnology» and «SMEs» in the 7-th Framework Programme EC hold the mutual INFO-Day for Russian scientific organizations and SMEs. The workshop will take place in the venue of the Faculty of Biology, Moscow State University, Lenin Hills 1, bld. 12, Moscow. For further information, please visit the event website.

Conference "Discover the Russian Innovation Cooperation Potential"

On 29-30 October 2009 a conference on innovation will be held in Moscow by the Russian Enterprise Europe Network Partner with the support of the Delegation of the European Commission in the Russian Federation.
Draft Programme 


  • ERA.Net RUS Flyer

    [PDF - 776.6 kB]

    (ERA.Net RUS info leaflet 2009-2013) (URL:

  • ERA.Net RUS & Funded Projects 2012

    [PDF - 3.37 MB]

    This brochure showcases all projects funded under the Pilot Joint Call, which was implemented by the predecessor project ERA.Net RUS. (URL:


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