Since 2019, EARPA’s structure is arranged into 2 different branches: Foresight Groups (FGs) and Collaborative Research Groups (CRGs).
Image: EARPA structure through time
The Foresight Groups are structured similar to EARPAs former Task Forces. Each is run by a dedicated Speaker and a Secretary and has an assigned member of the EAPRA Board for direct feedback to and from the Board. In addition, each FG has up to 5 technology experts. These experts amongst others support the moderation of the meetings, represent EARPA in external stakeholder groups or chair operative task teams or CRGs. All EAPRA members are welcome to join FGs as participants
1) Identifying and advocating EARPA priorities:
2) Scouting of future opportunities for EARPA members:
Thematic focus areas of the Foresight Groups:
Collaborative Research Groups (CRG)
The CRG's are selected/confirmed by the EAPRA Board prior to the Spring / Autumn Meetings according to the current H2020 / Horizon Europe work programme and other applicable funding programmes. The moderators are selected out of the technology experts assigned to the FGs by the SG. The selection is confirmed by the EAPRA Board. The open calls to be discussed within each CRG are distributed by the moderator via the Secretariat. In 2019, CRG's were established for the follwoning relevant calls: GV, ART, MG, LC BAT, FoF, NMBP, ICT, MSC, ECSEL.