About the ERA WG

The mission of ERA-WG is to act as a source of active engagement for members on matters relating to the ERA.

The Key Tasks of ERA-WG are to:

  • Actively monitor and promote discussion on policy developments with regard to the European Research and Innovation Framework Programmes and their simplification and communicate these to members
  • Organize activities for members, particularly training activities such as workshops and seminars
  • Where relevant, produce EARMA position papers, articles for LINK, EARMA-website or other relating to the ERA
  • Preparing workshops and sessions for the Annual Conference

If interested, please contact us via: era-wg[at]earma.org and / or see our brochure

ERA Working Group Members


Anne Katrin Werenskiold
Head of EU Project Acquisition & Management
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany

Pirjo Kontkanen
Legal Counsel
University of Helsinki 

John Stringer
Brussels General Manager
Berkley Associates,

Vanessa Ravagni
Italy Head of Research Support and Knowledge Transfer
University of Trento, Chair

Yulia Matskevich
London Research Development Manager (EU & International)
Brunel University
Ghislain Sillaume
Luxembourg National and European Project Coordinator
Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l'Europe (CVCE) 

Agnes Szeberenyi CERN
EU Projects Officer and Communications
European Organization for Nuclear Research


Doris Alexander
Research Development Manager
Trinity Research & Innovation
Trinity College Dublin

Esther Phillips
EU Project Manager
Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML)
Leiden University

Past Activities of ERA-WG

EARMA policy events:

"Eating the pudding -Because the proof of the pudding is in the eating" Brussels, March 10-11, 2015
"Bridging the gap between research and the market" Brussels, February 5, 2013
"Research From Ideas to Products" Paris, Feb. 29, 2012
"Linking Innovation and Research in the new ERA" Brussels, March 2, 2011
"Simplification in advance of FP8" in preparation of  paper on EARMA's position Brussels, Nov. 22. 2010

Sessions in the EARMA Annual Conference:

2014 Tallinn: Monitoring the implementation of Horizon 2020
2013 Vienna: Open Access
2012 Dublin: Discussing first experiences with the EIT,  and a potential future role of EARMA in academia/business relations.
2011 Braganca Discussing  the results of the consultation on the CSFRI (now Horizon 2020)

Preparation of official EARMA position papers:

2011: Response to the Green Paper in the open consultation on the CSFRI (now Horizon 2020)
2010 EARMA position paper on the simplification issue (coordinated by Anna Groeninx)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Advanced Training Centre (FTU)
Research Professional is  EARMA’s Official Media Sponsor. 


EARMA represents the community of Research Managers and Administrators within Europe. Our members work at the forefront of building the European Research Area.


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