Brussels Office

The mission of the Brussels Office of the Helmholtz Association is to help increase the participation of Helmholtz Research Centres in European research programmes. With the support of the Brussels Office, the Helmholtz Association aims to intensify and expand international contacts and collaborative projects not only in Europe, but worldwide.

The Helmholtz Association will also endeavour to use its considerable research infrastructure and resources to reinforce its activities in coordinating and managing international research projects. These are just some of the contributions the Helmholtz Association can make towards realising a European Research Area that will maintain and reinforce Europe's competitiveness in the areas of science, technology and economy. Helmholtz wants to be a shaping force in the creation of the European Research Area.

Current EU Projects:

EERA secretariat

European Energy Research Alliance (EERA)

The secretariat of the European Energy Research Alliance has been initiated and coordinated by the Helmholtz Association. It is supported by the European Commission in the 7th Framework Programme. In February 2013, the second funding period started; the project is currently coordinated by the Italien partner ENEA.

More information about the European Energy Research Alliance

Completed EU Projects:


Research Management Training For Early Career Bioscience Researchers

ReMaT represents a programme of research management training for PhD students and early-career researchers. Developed with EU Framework Programme 6 funding, the ReMaT project will provide a foundation in complementary skills for managing research through a series of interactive and intensive workshops for PhD candidates in the life sciences.

ReMaT: Final Report

More about the ReMaT project

ERA Westbalkan+

Intensifying the European Research Area in Western Balkan Countries

The ERA WESTBALKAN+ project aims to strengthen the collaboration between the scientific communities, SMEs and the industrial sector of the EU and Western Balkan Countries (WBC) Serbia, Montenegro, FYR of Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania and Croatiaas as well as to establish close collaboration between the NCPs network of WBCs and EU networks for their mutual benefit.

More information about ERA Westbalkan+

Helmholtz Centres coordinating EU projects

The centres of the Helmholtz Association participate extensively in European research projects.

More information about the participation of researchers in EU projects.

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