Other European initiatives and opportunities


COST – European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research is an intergovernmental framework for the coordination of nationally-funded research at a European level. 

Visit the COST website

LIFE programme

Details of the next LIFE regulation, multiannual work programme and related calls for proposals are still under discussion. 

The new LIFE programme will cover the following areas: 

  • Nature and biodiversity 
  • Circular economy and quality of life 
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation 
  • Clean energy transition 

A Call for project proposals will be published in the coming months. 

Visit the LIFE website 

PIANOFORTE European partnership

The PIANOFORTE research partnership aims to improve knowledge and promote innovation in the field of radiation protection for the benefit of better protection of the public, patients, workers and the environment in all scenarios of exposure to ionizing radiation.

It will contribute to improving the protection of the public, workers, patients and the environment from environmental, occupational and medical exposure to ionizing radiation.

The EPA is a member of PIANOFORTE which brings together 58 partners representing 22 European Union countries as well as the United Kingdom and Norway and is coordinated by the French Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN). It is co-financed by the European Union's EURATOM program and the Member States of the participating countries.

Within this partnership, at least three calls for proposals, open to the entire European research community for radiation protection, will be organised between 2023 and 2025.