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European Research Area Platform

ERA Forum

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The ERA Forum is a platform for dialogue and cooperation between national governments, the European Commission, and stakeholders in research and innovation.

It was established in 2022 to support the development and implementation of the European Research Area (ERA) policy agenda.

The Forum includes representatives from EU Member States, countries associated to Horizon Europe, the European Commission, the Committee of the Regions, the Economic and Social Committee, and stakeholders from research and innovation communities.

The main tasks of the ERA Forum are to: 

  • Assist the Commission in relation to the implementation of existing Union legislation, programmes and policies 
  • Assist the Commission in the preparation of legislative proposals and policy initiatives 
  • Coordinate with Member States, exchange of views

Since January 2022, Sergej Možina, Counsellor for Research at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the EU acts as Member States' co-chair, Anna Panagopoulou, Director ERA & Innovation at the Directorate-General for Research & Innovation, is the co-chair for the European Commission.

The ERA Forum's Terms of Reference

Further information, including all meeting minutes, can be found on the Register of Commission expert groups.