February 09, 2015
The proceeding of the 3rd SAF€RA Symposium - Future Research Programming on Industrial Safety - are now available here. more
March 10, 2014

SAF€RA organized a symposium aiming at identifying and confirming themes and subtopics for the future SAF€RA calls in Berlin, on March 10-11, 2014.

June 10, 2013
The SAF€RA has released its Memorandum of Common Understanding. more
SAF€RA - Overview

SAF€RA is an ERA-NET and therefore aims at coordinating the research investment among the EU Member States in the field of industrial safety. Why an ERA-NET on industrial safety?

Objectives of SAF€RA:

  • Building up sustainable channels for communication and effective instruments for collaboration between national programme owners and/or managers and promoting the creation of collective, strategic coalitions at a European level

  • Increasing awareness about the importance of research in the field of industrial safety as a major contributor to a dynamic knowledge-based economy as well as working to strengthen the impact of this research at the EU, national and international levels

  • Exploiting synergies and avoiding duplications of research and development among the partners of the Consortium and reducing fragmentation of the European Research Area by increased coordination

  • Establishing joint programmes of transnational research projects between the involved Member States,materializing in a pilot programme collaborating research projects between the SAF€RA partners and serving as a test bed for the future joint programming

  • Developing and implementing common, joint, strategic activities to establish a durable European network for cooperation between key actors in the field of industrial safety

Expected impacts:

  • European Research Area on industrial safety
  • Identification of the future challenges related to industrial safety in the EU
  • Durable European research network related to industrial safety
  • European and national strategies and research priorities related to industrial safety
  • Establishing effective dissemination and promotion to implement industrial safety in the EU


Duration  3 years / 1 April 2012 – 31 March 2015

EU Funding  1.5 M€

Partners  20 partners from 11 European countries

Coordinator  Finnish Institute of Occupational Health


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