EC Research and Innovation for COVID19

The European Commission has been at the forefront of supporting research and innovation and coordinating European and global research efforts, including preparedness for pandemics.

In addition to a number of past and ongoing research actions related to coronaviruses and outbreaks, the Commission launched several special actions in 2020.

These actions address epidemiology, preparedness and response to outbreaks, the development of diagnostics, treatments and vaccines, as well as the infrastructures and resources that enable this research.

The Commission and national ministries have also agreed on the first ERAvsCorona action plan which lays out 10 priority short-term coordinated actions to tackle coronavirus.