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. The Helmholtz Association wants to be a shaping force in the creation of the European Research Area.
Current EU Projects:
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.
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.
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.
Helmholtz Centres coordinating EU projects
The centres of the Helmholtz Association participate extensively in European research projects.
(2016, issued 2014)