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EUA and European Energy Research Alliance agree on enhanced cooperation

07 May 2015

On Wednesday, 29 April 2015, the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with EUA and its European Platform of Universities in Energy Research & Education (EUA-EPUE).

The MoU was signed by EERA Chairman Hervé Bernard and EUA President Professor Maria Helena Nazaré and took place during the EERA General Assembly, ahead of the 5th EERA Annual Congress on 30 April 2015. 

Both EUA, through EUA-EPUE, and EERA are leading public research stakeholders in the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan. Through the MoU, both parties agree to maintain and deepen their regular dialogue at strategic level; to coordinate positions and develop joint statements; and to identify synergies concerning research and training of future professionals in the field of energy, for example through the development of new Master and Doctorate and Research programmes.

Maria Helena Nazaré, President of EUA said:

“Europe has the duty to contribute to finding solutions to minimize, solve if possible, the problems caused by the ever increasing needs of energy: sustainable production, management and storage. EUA and EERA have therefore decided to strengthen the collaboration between universities and research and technology organisations to ensure a flow of information and identify synergies.”

Hervé Bernard, Chairman of EERA said:

“Today, two important players in European energy R&D join forces to cooperate on research and education for the next generation of scientists and technologies that are absolutely necessary to make the Energy Union objectives a reality.”

Currently, EUA is developing its activities in the energy field through the UNI-SET project. Universities are invited to contribute to the project’s first phase in a mapping exercise which will be open until 30 June 2015.

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