Erda RTE has become the fifth Dutch member of the European Land-Use Institute (ELI).
ELI is an independent multilateral cooperation platform that started 2011/12 funded through the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) and continues now based on a collaboration agreement and in-kind contributions of the partners. Beyond, ELI maintains the partnership and its services on the basis of mutual collaboration projects and partially based on conferences. ELI is the European Nodal Office of the Global Land Project (GLP) with a thematic focus on land management, land use planning and land use policies. ELI cooperates with the International Association of Landscape Ecology (IALE), International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), Ecosystem Service Partnership (ESP) and German Alliance for Agricultural Research (DAFA).
Focus of ELI's cooperation is to develop approaches how to further evolve interdisciplinary research in integrated land use, and to provide a platform for exchange and learning from other disciplines and for mutual support in project and publication activities. So far, 81 partner institutions from 24 countries signed the ELI cooperation agreement, which structures cooperation, integration and contribution of each partner.