Objectives and workplan

The long term objective of ERA-CAPS is to promote sustainable collaboration in plant sciences through coordinating and funding excellent transnational research.
Building on the ERA-CAPS ERA-NET that was supported by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme and started on december 1, 2011 for a duration of 3 years, ERA-CAPS has now become a self-sustained network.

The main objective is to develop a common agenda and shared vision for plant science research across the European Research Area (ERA).
To do so, ERA-CAPS will

  • Pursue the development of a common agenda for plant science in Europe.
  • Create a joint research programme.
  • Through external engagement ERA-CAPS will enable interaction between researchers, funders and relevant European initiatives.

Beside purely strategic objectives, ERA-CAPS will pursue six major interlinked objectives, each addressed by a specific work package (WP).
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To achieve these goals, an interlinked series of activities has been planned:
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