The first and unique entity of its type in Italy, APRE – Agency for the Promotion of European Research, operates in close collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Research with...
APRE was born in 1989 as an initiative of the Ministry of Education and Research and several public and private entities -with the name of European Research Task Force – aiming to...
From the beginning of its existence, APRE has been providing information, education and assistance services related to European research and innovation programmes. In parallel to...
First and unique entity of its kind in Italy, APRE – Agency for the Promotion of European Research, operates in close collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Research with the objective of supporting and promoting Italian participation in the European Union research and innovation (R&I) programmes, by providing information, education and assistance services.
APRE’s network is composed of the most important Italian representative entities of both the public and private sector, directly or indirectly operating in the research and innovation field. They are, at the same time, active and valuable assets and main beneficiaries of APRE’s activities.
APRE hosts all NCPs for Horizon 2020 in Italy, offering free-of-charge assistance and information services related to the participation in EU Framework Programmes for R&I. The Italian NCPs work in close collaboration with NCPs in other 130 countries across a number of thematic areas and international networks.
EU Liaison Office
Since 2010, the EU Liaison Office in Brussels has contributed to place APRE and its members in direct and constant contact with EU institutions and other key players of the EU’s decision-making process, promoting a strengthened engagement of our network and the whole Italian Research & Innovation community in the EU R&I policies and programmes.
APRE is a partner of the Enterprise Europe Network – a European initiative, composed of 600 nodes in more than 60 countries, supporting companies and other research organizations in developing their innovation potential in line with EU policies.
APRE maintains close relations with the most important institutional actors engaged the R&I field in Italy, supporting the development and internationalization of the Italian R&I system. These entities include various Italian Ministries, public organizations, and agencies as well as representatives of the regions.
In line with APRE’s mission, the main objective of international collaboration is to contribute to the development, modernization, and internationalization of the Italian R&I system, facilitating collaboration opportunities between national innovators and researchers with international partners.
APRE organizes seminars and meetings on European research and innovation policies and the Framework Programme. Periodically, APRE periodically organizes National Infodays on the EU Framework Programme and its calls, on behalf of the Italian Ministry of University and Research, in collaboration with the European Commission and the APRE Associates’ Network. The events proposed by APRE are dedicated to the Italian as well as to the international R&I community, hosting prominent speakers from the European research scene.