European Research Area
The EU decided in 2000 to create the European Research Area (ERA). The purpose of the ERA is to create a coherent and better use of public instruments and resources for R&D in Europe. The aim of ERA is also to increase mobility, strengthen women's position and role in research and to make Europe more attractive to researchers from other parts of the world. VINNOVA is involved together with other research funders in the EU ERA-NET.