Greek teams are participating in more than 75% of all COST actions (around 190 projects). This participation ranks Greece in 12th place among all other COST countries (COST, 2010).
In the former programming period 2000-2006 €21m national contribution was given to research teams for participating in EUREKA, while in the current programming period 2007-2015, only the participation in EUREKA-Eurostars has been decided, with a small budget of €1.78m.
Participation in ERA-NETs
In total, Greek teams have participated in 52 actions of those 24 are active (NETWATCH), as follows:
ARIMNet: Coordination of Agricultural Research in the Mediterranean
ASPERA-2: Deepening and Broadening of Astroparticle Physics European Coordination
AirTN: Aeronautics ERA-Net as one of the key enablers of the prosperous development of Aeronautics in Europe
CAPITA (under preparation): Catalytic Processes for Innovative Technology Applications
CIRCLE-2: Climate Impact Research and Response Coordination for a Larger Europe - Science meets Policy
E-Rare-2: ERA-Net on Rare Diseases
ERA.Net RUS: Linking Russia to the ERA: Coordination of Member States/Associated Countries S8T programmes towards and with Russia
ERACOBUILD: Strategic Networking of RDI Programmes in Construction and Operation of Buildings
ERNEST: European Research Network on Sustainable Tourism
EUPHRESCO II: European Phytosanitary Research Coordination II
Eurostars: Eurostars programme
FENCO-NET: Initiative for Fossil Energy Technologies towards Zero Emission Power Plant
ICT-AGRI: Coordination of European Research within ICT and Robotics in Agriculture and related Environmental Issues
LEAD ERA: Lead Market European research Area network
MANUNET II: Supporting SMEs towards a new phase to European Research Area on new processes, adaptive manufacturing systems and the factory of the future
MARTEC II: ERA-NET MARitime TEChnologies II
PV-ERANET 2: Networking and Integrat. of National and Regional Programmes in the Field of Photovoltaic Solar En.
SEAS-ERA: Towards integrated European marine research strategy and programmes
SEE-ERA.NET Plus :South East European ERA-NET Plus; joint call for European Research projects in September 2009 in order to enhance the integration of the Western Balkan Countries into the European Research Area
SEERA-EI: South East European Research Area for eInfrastructures
SIINN: Safe Implementation of Innovative Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
SmartGrids: SmartGrids ERA-NET
TRANSCAN: ERA-NET on Translational Cancer Research
Participation in Joint Technology Initiatives
Greece participates in ARTEMIS and ENIAC Joint Technology Initiatives with a total budget in excess if 13.3 m, of which 5.2 m have been absorbed and 3 projects have been concluded
Participation in Joint Programming Initiatives
Greece participates in the first Joint Programming Initiative “Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases” however no budget has been allocated so far. Also there is strong interest for the forthcoming initiative “Antimicrobial Resistance”.
Participation in European Technology Platforms
Greece has participated in total in 23 European Technology Platforms, e.g. Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies – EuMaT Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe – ACARE, Embedded Computing Systems – ARTEMIS, European Construction Technology Platform – ECTP, European Nanoelectronics Initiative Advisory Council ENIAC
National programmes open for foreign research teams
In November 2012, the Ministry of Education, Religion and Sports launched a call for Higher Education Institutions in Greece to respond to a Call for Proposals for participation in the Pilot Programme for the mobility of young researchers of the Mediterranean Office for Youth (MOY). The Programme aims to develop joint higher educational programmes, with the participation of at least two higher educational institutions from participating countries, at a postgraduate or at doctorate level, and is expected to enhance transnational mobility. This programme replaced is the programme “Support of Postdoctoral Researchers”.