European Network for co-ordination of policies and.. (eInfraNet)
European Network for co-ordination of policies and programmes on e-infrastructures
Start date: Jan 1, 2010,
End date: Jun 30, 2013
A new ERA-NET is proposed to further the integration of national, EC and global e-infrastructure programmes. An experienced consortium comprising relevant national programme managers is proposed to develop the ERA-NET, called e-InfraNet. The partners know well the existing policy initiatives and identify a gap in the uptake and integration of innovative policy at national and EC level.A sustainable ERA-NET will be established which will build on existing initiatives and develop a long term approach to the point of implementing joint programmes and calls. A structure is setup to prioritise a sequence of focus areas for collaboration through initial scoping workshops, development of action plans and implementation of initial or pilot joint activities. E-InfraNet aims to engage with programme managers outside the initial consortium and disseminate results widely to this key target group globally. Dissemination and networking activities are built into every stage of the workprogramme.A key long-term impact will be the more efficient use of resources, and the adoption of best-practice in national e-infrastructure programmes. E-InfraNet will lead to a convergence of funding programmes and avoid unnecessary overlap. The variable geometry approach will allow for progress to be made, while giving flexibility to adjust to national requirements and leave the route open to all to build on successful joint actions.
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