Canadian and European cooperation in science and technology is important to our mutual prosperity in the knowledge economy and our mutual well-being in a rapidly changing world. Over the past three years the BILAT-project ERA CAN I aimed to improve the bases for science and technology cooperation between Canada and the European Research Area.
ERA CAN II aims to increase the quality, quantity, profile and impact of S&T cooperation between Canada and the European Research Area (ERA) by:
- Improving the mutual awareness of opportunities for research collaboration and researcher mobility between Europe and Canada.
- Increasing contact between Canadian and European researchers, research managers, research administrators and funding organizations at individual, institutional and government levels.
- Improving the provision of information regarding S&T policies and programs.
- Facilitating the exchange of best practices with respect to the planning and implementation of policies and practices that support research and innovation.
- Identifying, demonstrating and raising the profile of S&T collaboration between Canada and Europe to encourage the translation of new knowledge into technological applications or policy advances.
To promote science and technology cooperation between Canada and the European Research Area, ERA CAN II employs a two-tier strategy:
- It seeks to build awareness of the advantages and potential for international collaboration and assist Canadian and European researchers in developing professional networks abroad through information services (information sessions, newsletters, web seminars, etc.) and the Canada-Europe S&T Network.
- ERA CAN II actively encourages research collaborations in strategic areas for Canada and the European Union through coordination with Canada’s National Contact Points and its engagement in strategic international workshops.
Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)
Public Knowledge Canada (PKC)
Project Management Agency of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR)
Agency for the Promotion of European Research (APRE)