EERA High Level Political Event 2017
3 May 2017, Brussels (BE)

Cooperation in European energy research & innovation: reality and expectations

A joint and coordinated effort of all stakeholders is essential to advance energy research and innovation in Europe. Cooperation is at the core of the Integrated Strategic Energy Technology (SET)-Plan (launched in September 2015 and recently assessed by the European Commission in its progress report), which requires greater integration and coordination of the different players to accelerate the transformation of the European energy system. But how does this idea translate in practice? What is the status of stakeholder cooperation in energy R&I in Europe and how do the different actors involved (universities and research organisations, industry, Member States, European institutions, international organisations and other stakeholders) coordinate priorities and activities, both internally and with each other?

The EERA policy event 2017 will be the opportunity for the stakeholders in the energy R&I community to discuss their views on cooperation, what it means for them and how to work together to achieve the objectives of the Integrated SET-Plan and the innovation goals set out in the Commission´s 2016 “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package (commonly referred to as the “Winter Package”) to support a more competitive, modern and cleaner energy system.

The event will also be the occasion to announce the EERA new Chair and Vice-Chair and to hear EERA new Chair´s first address to the stakeholder community.

5th EERA General Assembly
3 May 2017, Brussels (BE)

For registration and additional information, please contact Oriane Levinger, EERA Office Manager – secretariat@eera-set.eu

The General Assembly will be followed by the EERA policy event “Cooperation in European energy research & innovation: reality and expectations” and a reception. See more

EERA Summer Strategy Meeting
30-31 May 2017, Vienna (AT)




1st EERA Conference
24-25 November 2016, Birmingham (UK)

For the first time since its establishment, EERA is organising a purely scientific conference. This conference is the occasion for energy researchers active in EERA, that represent more than 175 research organisations active in all fields of research on low-carbon energy, to meet and discover about each others’ challenges. The goal is to provide the opportunity for cross-fertilisation and identification of topics of common interest. The event will also involve industrial stakeholders and policy makers in order to strengthen their collaboration with the research world.

The conference will blend invited speakers, selected oral and poster contributions and panel debates to facilitate discussions and improve communication between stakeholders and researchers.