ERIC Forum

ERIC Forum a Horizon 2020 project

  • TITLE: ERIC Forum
  • CONSORTIUM: 23 Beneficiaries + 3 Linked Third Parties
  • ECCSEL ROLE: Beneficiary
  • DURATION: 2019 - 2022
  • BUDGET: EUR 1 495 281

The ERIC Forum Implementation Project is a Horizon2020 project which brings together 20 established European Research Infrastructure Consortia (ERICs) and 3 ERICs in preparation to strengthen their coordination and enhance their collaborations. The strategic approach of the ERIC Forum will contribute to address critical challenges and develop best practices.

The major objectives of the ERIC Forum Implementation Project are to:

  • strengthen coordination and networking, reinforcing the informal ERIC network or its successor framework,
  • support the organisation of specific meetings, targeted thematic workshops focussing on shared challenges such as the development of internal procurement rules, harmonised reporting, VAT exemption practices, insurances and pensions policies and training of governance bodies representatives;
  • support ERICs in preparation, based on best practices;
  • support common communication and outreach activities and strengthen the external representation of ERICs as a stakeholder in consultations and other policy actions that could affect them.

Project Scope and Vision

The ERIC Forum Implementation Project aims to strengthen the coordination within the ERIC community and enhance collaboration between partners. The strategic approach of the ERIC Forum will contribute to address critical challenges, develop best practices and frame the necessary knowledge to support ERICs-to-be with various aspects. Moreover, this will contribute in building the brand identity of ERICs as an important body and stakeholder in consultation of related policy action.



ERIC – European Research Infrastructure Consortium – is a European legal instrument specifically created for European multi-side and multi-country owned Research Infrastructures (RI) in 2009. Since then 21 ERICs have been created in almost all different scientific domains.