EU Abbreviations

  • AAL - Ambient Assisted Living Joint Program - EU R&D programme Support for the elderly
  • CDE (EUA-CDE) - Council for Doctoral Education
  • CIP - The Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme
  • COST (FP7) - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
  • CREST - The Scientific and Technical Research Committee (an advisory committee to the commission and the council of ministers on research questions)
  • DG - Directorate - General for Research
  • DG SANCO - Directorate General for Health and Consumer Affairs
  • EARMA - The European Association of Research Managers and Administrators
  • EARTO - European Association of Research and Technology Organizations
  • EC - European Commission
  • EIP - European Innovation Partnership
  • e-IRG - The e-Infrastructure Reflection Group
  • EMRC - European Medical Research Council
  • EPSS - Electronic Proposal Submission Service
  • ERA - European Research Area
  • ERAC - As of mid-2010, CREST (see above) has a new name - ERAC (European Research Area Committee) and a new mandate to be an advisory body to the ERA on strategic issues.
  • ERA-MIND - Mobile Researchers in Industry
  • ERA-NET - European Research Area - Networking
  • ERC - European Research Council
  • ERIP - European Research and Innovation Plan
  • ERSA - European Regional Science Association
  • ERCEA - European Research Council Executive Agency, which is a component of the ERC and is responsible for promoting Frontier Research and establishing the Scientific Strategy
  • ESF - European Science Foundation / European Social Fund
  • ESFRI - European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures
  • EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion
  • Eureka - Raising the Competitiveness of European Businesses through Technology / A collaboration network for market research with 39 member states
  • FAFB - Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology/Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology
  • HEI - Higher Education Institution
  • HERA - Humanities in the European Research Area
  • CPR - High Level Representatives
  • IAPP (Marie Curie IAPP) - Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways
  • IBSE - Inquiry-Based Science Education
  • ICT - Information and Communication Technologies
  • IMI - Internal Market Information System
  • IOF (Marie Curie IOF) - Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship
  • IRSES - (Marie Curie IRSES) - Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme within the EU Seventh Framework Programme supports individual researchers' careers; a support measure under Marie Curie - People.
  • ITN (Marie Curie - ITN) - Initial Training Networks
  • ITRE - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
  • JP - Joint Programming
  • JPI - Joint Programming Initiatives
  • JRC - Joint Research Centre
  • JRU - Joint Research Unit
  • JTI - Joint Technology Initiatives
  • KBBE - Knowledge-Based Bio-Economy
  • KIC - Knowledge and Innovation Communities
  • KSLLL - The European System for Lifelong Learning
  • LEAR - Legal Entity Appointed Representative
  • LERU - League of European Research Universities
  • NCP - National Contact Point
  • NCP PEOPLE - National Contact Point for the FP7 Specific Program "PEOPLE"
  • NEF - Negotiations Form Facility by REA
  • NMP (FP7) - Materials and new Production Technologies
  • PPP - Public - Private - Partnership
  • REA - Research Executive Agency (see also NEF - Negotiations Form Facility by REA) - The Executive Agency for Research (REA) was established in December 2007 and is based in Brussels. Since June 2009, REA is an independent body. REA manages a budget of just over EUR 6.5 billion and is responsible to the General Director for research, business, information society and media as well as energy and transportation
  • R&D - Research & Development
  • RI - Research Infrastructures
  • RRI - Responsible Research and Innovation
  • RTD - Research and Technological Development
  • SIS - Science in Society
  • SMINT - Feasibility study for SMEs for international technology collaboration
  • SRA - Scientific Research Agenda
  • SSH - Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities / Social Sciences and the Humanities
  • STREP - Small or medium-scale focussed research projects.
  • UNICA - Network of Universities from the Capital Cities of Europe