EERA The EERA is a European alliance of leading energy research organisations (150 organisations from 22 different countries) with the objective of strengthening, expanding, and optimising the research capacities of the EU in the field of energy.
The CTC currently takes part in the following Joint Programmes (JPs):
– JP Wind
– JP Ocean Energy
Participation in a European alliance of this kind means the strengthening of the capacities of the CTC in the field of energy by means of access to scientific installations and specific programmes for training researchers and carrying out R+D projects. The activities of the association also encourage the drawing up of proposals for European projects by means of seminars and other specific activities.
The duties of the Research Centres that make up the EERA include the establishing of strategic research lines for Europe concerning energy in the medium and long term, maintaining close collaboration with the European Commission and the major stakeholders in order to comply with the objectives established in the SET-plan. The alliance contemplates the shared use of first-class scientific facilities, carrying out research programmes jointly, and even the creation of the first virtual European research institution in the field of energy.