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Call for member states to act on ERA

University, research institution and funding groups have reaffirmed their commitment to the goals of the European Research Area, but warned that targets cannot be reached without cooperation from member states.

In a joint statement, published on 13 December with the European Commission, five interest groups have renewed commitments originally made in July 2012 to working towards full implementation of the ERA.

Last year, the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations, the European University Association, the League of European Research Universities and Nordic funding agency NordForsk signed a memorandum of understanding on the ERA. Research funders and performers organisation Science Europe signed a separate declaration at the same time.

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