With the prolongation of the ERA.Net RUS Plus project lifetime until October 2019, the project consortium has been able to prepare its 3rd Joint Call. The project partners have initiated a continuation of the successful two calls implemented in 2014/2015 and 2017/2018, with a total of more than 500 proposals and 98 funded projects. Beyond its R&I goals, the project has so far served to connect more than 1000 academics in Russia, the EU and countries associated to its Framework Programmes. With the upcoming 3rd call, the project consortium intents to continue this success story and to keep up scientific cooperation between Russia and European countries.
After the Kick-off meeting for the call, which took place in Moscow early in July, preparations are about to be finalised. The call will be launched in October 2019. It will be implemented by 14 funding organisations from Russia and ten partner countries. The call will focus on S&T cooperation in 4 fields of cooperation: