The Southeast European Era-Net SEE-ERA.NET is a networking project aimed at integrating EU member states and Southeast European countries in the European Research Area by linking research activities within existing national, bilateral and regional RTD programmes.
SEE-ERA.NET is financed by the European Commission and managed by a consortium of 15 institutions from 12 European countries.
The objectives of SEE-ERA.NET are:
- to enhance research cooperation in Europe by fostering integration of Southeast Europe into the growing European Research Area;
- to add value to existing bilateral S&T agreements through multilateral coordination;
- to improve interregional research cooperation following the principles of the Stabilisation and Association Process in Southeast Europe;
- to contribute to the 'EU-Balkan countries Action Plan in Science & Technology' adopted at the Thessaloniki Ministerial Conference in 2003.