The ENCORA core-network is formed by the institutes coordinating national networks or theme networks. (In many cases the theme networks and the national networks are coordinated by the same institutes.) The institutes of the core-network will establish a consortium agreement with the ENCORA leading institute; they will also sign the CA-contract with the European Commission. The institutes participating in the national networks become ENCORA associate institute by signing an agreement with the national coordinating institute. Institutes interested to participate in a theme network sign an agreement with the theme coordinating institute.
The ENCORA Coordination Action will create the following structures:
Web-directory of individual network members (researchers and practitioners)
Web-directory of institute programmes for project intertwining and opportunities for hosting young researchers/practitioners
National service desks supported by an ambassadors network, for stimulating and facilitating cooperation among national networks
Thematic service desk supported by an ambassadors network, for stimulating and facilitating international cooperation on theme issues
ENCORA desk for overall network coordination