Climate change is driving a transition to a zero-emissions society. Some countries are well-prepared to implement this transition, while other countries aren’t. If Europe wants to achieve its greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets, it is essential that all European countries have access to knowledge and research collaboration opportunities.
To ensure effective exploitation and integration, there is a need for R&D projects. A review of EU funding grants shows that some countries receive a greater proportion of available funds than others. Fifteen European countries together receive less than five per cent of funding.
Here comes PANTERA’s main goal: help bridge the gaps that currently exist in the energy field in Europe between Member States, by making available the needed data and knowledge in one place. By showing the attractiveness of successful partnerships being national, regional or European, building through them the will for enhanced adaption to areas and partnerships that can broaden active participation for mutual benefit.
PANTERA is a key contributor towards ensuring effective R&D in European countries by promoting increasing levels of transnational collaboration within the European energy sector. In doing so, the climate change mitigation targets set by the EU can be met.
To do so, PANTERA developed two main instruments:
1. EIRIE multi-functional collaborative platform
2. Regional Desks, an important mechanism that will support PANTERA process through assistive activities at regional level.