A number of significant EU funded research programmes have been developed through Eurolife or with Eurolife members, emphasising how this network partnership increases research competitiveness at the European level.
Eurolife partners have collaborated in research projects, networks of excellence, and training networks since the Fifth Framework Programme (FP5).
The main areas of research that the Eurolife partners share traditionally are neurosciences, cardiology, oncology, inflammatory diseases as well as infectious diseases and immunology.
In September 2009, the Eurolife partners established the Eurolife Scholarship Programme for Early Career Researchers. The programme, that has been renewed in 2017, facilitates research stays in laboratories at other Eurolife partner institutions for a period of 3 to 6 months. This initiative is addressed to PhD students and postdocs working at one of Eurolife institutions in the field of Biomedicine and Medicine.
Some years later, Eurolife opened the call Kick start grants to boost Eurolife member collaboration and participation in research projects within the Horizon 2020 framework programme and Internationa funding programmes. This call was issued to promote leadership and collaboration of the research staff of Eurolife institutions who intend to apply for H2020 and International funding programmes. This call was open until December 31, 2017.