GTS is member of EARTO, a non-profit international association established in Brussels, where it maintains a permanent secretariat.

Mission of EARTO

The mission of EARTO is to promote and defend the interests of RTOs (Reaserch and Technology Organisations) in Europe by reinforcing their profile and position as a key player in the minds of EU decision-makers and by seeking to ensure that European R&D and innovation programmes are best attuned to their interests.

The Association represents the interests of about 350 RTOs from across the European Union and FP-associated countries.

The members elect an Executive Board to manage the day-to-day affairs of the Association.