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CHIST-ERA is a network of funding organisations in Europe and beyond supporting long term research on digital technologies with a high potential impact. It selects every year two new topics of emerging importance and launches a call for transnational research projects on these topics. It is itself supported by the Horizon 2020 Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme of the European Union through the ERA-NET funding scheme.Today CHIST-ERA brings together 28 funding organisations across Europe and beyond to coordinate their research programmes in ICT. 

CHIST-ERA was launched in 2009 and the first call was published in 2010 (Call 2010). As of Call 2018, CHIST-ERA has selected 79 projects under 18 call topics. Over the same period, it has received about 6.5 M€ from the European Commission, partly to contribute to this investment and partly to cover the network management costs.

CHIST-ERA enables researchers to collaborate internationally through projects of intermediate size with a lean management building on the existing national granting schemes. The typical size of a project is about 0.8 - 1 M€ for 3-5 partners. Projects involving more partners are also common.

CHIST-ERA involves all four types of ERA-NET activities:

  • Information exchange;
  • Definition and preparation of joint activities;
  • Implementation of joint activities;
  • Last but not least, funding of joint transnational research actions.


For more information contact Laura Kostelnickienė, e. p. laura.kostelnickiene@lmt.lt