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European Research Area

 
The European Research Area (ERA) is the term used for EU research policy, research programs, and research and development in Europe. The EU wants to make Europe an open space for knowledge and technology. The goal is that opportunities for international cooperation and synergies are seized wherever possible.
 
The aim of the VSNU, on behalf of the Dutch universities, focuses on:
  • a pan-European pension fund for researchers
  • an open access publication system
  • an open access research data system
  • excellent employer by universities