1) Collaborative research projects across different European countries, helps to create networks, which encourage the sharing of knowledge, resources, and best practices and so strengthens ties between European nations. 2) Innovation drives economic growth. When innovation is spread evenly across Europe, it reduces economic disparities 3) Research initiatives often include student and faculty exchanges among universities across Europe. 4) Research may provide data and analysis for cross-european policies 5) Research institution strengthens institutional ties across borders.