Who can be member of the EERA JPNM and what are the benefits?
EERA is the largest energy research community in Europe. It is a membership-based, International Non-Profit Association (INPA), organised in several Joint Programmes (JPs) that, altogether, cover a wide spectrum of low-carbon technologies, as well as systemic and cross-cutting topics. The JPNM is one of these joint programmes.
All members equally benefit from the networking, project promotion, research coordination and advocacy activities of EERA and of the specific JP. In particular, in the JPNM all members have the same importance and weight in the framework of Joint Actions and Projects.
JPNM Joint Actions are initiatives of a group of participants that are beneficial for the research on nuclear materials in terms of networking and promotion of collaboration, scientific discussion, preparation of research roadmaps, advocacy, and so on. Examples may be workshops or task forces. These initiatives are eligible to receive full or partial financial support from the JPNM.
JPNM Joint Projects are focused projects that involve JPNM participants and are consistent with the JPNM Strategic Research Agenda (SRA). These projects foster the alignment of several organisations based in different EU Member States and Associated Countries (MS/AC) around common research goals. They should enhance the possibilities of success through collaboration, data sharing and joint infrastructure exploitation. A research activity belongs to the JPNM portfolio ONLY if it is embedded in an approved joint project. The JPNM does not directly finance the Joint Projects, however these are the reference to provide recommendations concerning research funding needs to the European Commission and the MS/AC, as well as to elaborate proposals of European projects (examples are GEMMA, INSPYRE, IL TROVATORE, M4F, MATISSE, ORIENT-NM).