How EARPA works

Our Structure

EARPA functions thanks to its members’ annual contributions and is composed of three main bodies:

  • The General Assembly, in which all members are participating, governs the Association.
  • The Executive Board, to which the management of the association is delegated, initiates activities and carries out the representative tasks. Mr. Schernus (FEV) as chairman of this board is the EARPA President.
  • The EARPA Secretariat is based in Brussels which supports the Board, the General Assembly and the daily tasks of the association.

Our Activities

Our expert groups – Foresight Groups

In the Foresight Groups EARPA member experts are actively discussing pertinent research topics and cover the main automotive R&D areas in which EARPA members are active. The groups develop positions as well as defining EARPA objectives and strategy in relevant R&D areas. EARPA has the following Foresight Groups:

Connectivity, automation and safety

Powertrains and Energy Systems

Integrated Product and Process Development

Mobility of people and goods (MPG)

Collaboration and Project Management

Collaborate on EU projects together – Collaborative Research Groups

One of the main purposes of EARPA is to facilitate cooperation between its members and support the creation of EU proposals.

Our Collaborative Research Groups do this, in providing a platform for our members to initiate new networks and build consortia with calls related to funding opportunities such as the Horizon Europe work programme.

The Collaborative Research Groups are selected/confirmed by the EAPRA Board prior to the Spring / Autumn Meetings according to the Horizon Europe work programme and other applicable funding programmes.

EARPA can help your organisation navigate and get access to the latest information and updates related to these Horizon Europe calls.

European Automotive Research Partners Association

Become a member

EARPA brings together the most prominent independent European R&D
providers in the automotive sector.