Since early 2010 FWF has been a partner in the ERANET CHIST ERA, which was replaced by CHIST ERA II in 2012 and in autumn 2017 was followed by CHIST ERA III. In 2019 CHIST ERA IV “European coordinated research on long-term ICT and ICT-based scientific challenges” has been launched.
The participating organisations aim to strengthen transnational activities of scientists in the partner countries to enable competition in cutting-edge information and communication research.
Participating organisations seek to identify new and ambitious topics. Two parallel, transnational “high risk – high impact” calls are issued every year to sustain consolidation and optimise European capacity within these topics.