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European Research Area [1]


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DIESIS project

The DIESIS project [2] gives the following definition:

A political concept and objective of the European Research Framework Programmes (FPs), introduced in the year 2000. A unified area all across Europe shall be created, coordinating, particularly, national research programmes and FPs.

European Union


Science and research
  • European Research Area, unified research area, fostered by the European Union's research framework programmes and other measures (ERA)
  • European Railway Agency, an agency of the European Union, fostering an integrated European railway area (ERA)

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