2018


EERA 10-year Anniversay Conference
26-27 June 2018, Brussels (BE)

On the occasion of its 10th anniversary the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) organized a high level policy conference addressing key issues with an impact on the present and the future of the energy research and innovation in Europe. In six sessions, each introduced by a key lecture followed by round table discussion with selected representatives of the European Commission, EERA Joint Programmes, research and industry. The topics of the sessions included I) Research and Innovation at the core of the Energy Union, II) Stakeholder collaboration for EU Energy Transition, III) EERA catalysing European alignment driving bottom-up alignment, fostering top-down convergence, IV) Megatrends in energy transition, V) The systemic nature of energy transition and VI) Visions for a sustainable energy future.

In Session V, the coordinators of the EERA Joint Programmes on Energy Storage (ES), economic, environmental and societal impacts of energy policies and technologies (e3s), Nuclear Materials (NM) and Smart Cities (SC) discussed systemic interactions across technologies and how they interpin the overarching grand societal challenges, notably in the context of Horizon Europe. Edel Sheridan (SINTEF) represented the JP ES on behalf of the coordinator (KIT) and emphasized the relevance and opportunities of materials and intellectual property resources within Europe in order to fostering research , development and innovation for the energy transition.


EERA Summer Strategy Meeting
05-06 June 2018, Dubiecko (PL)

The Executive Committee (main governing body of EERA), the Joint Programme Coordiantors (17 EERA JPs) and EERA Secretariat meet once a year to discuss EERA Strategy.


EERA Scientific Workshop
19 April 2018, Brussels (BE)

ERA is organising a workshop on scientific advice to policy April 19 in Brussels. The workshop is for all Joint Programme participants. The key objective is two-fold:

  • Providing scientific input to the main initiatives impacting energy research in Europe: the implementation of the SET-Plan and the discussion towards the next framework programme for R&I (FP9)
  • Exchanging knowledge, experiences and best practices across the JPs

Read more information here.


6th EERA General Assembly
18 April 2018, Brussels (BE)

The event is for EERA members only. Agenda and supporting documents have been sent to the member organisations.

  • Invited: all representatives of EERA AISBL member organizations
  • Allowed to vote: all representatives of EERA AISBL full member organizations having paid their EERA AISBL Membership fees before April 12th

For further information, please contact secretariat@eera-set.eu

 

2017


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)

The Executive Committee (main governing body of EERA), the Joint Programme Coordiantors (17 EERA JPs) and EERA Secretariat meet once a year to discuss EERA Strategy.

 

2016


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.