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1 1 FP 7 – ENV – 2011 … and practical issues in proposal writing Viorel Vulturescu – ANCS Romania October 2010

2 When ? From September of YEAR – 1 until approx. Mai of YEAR, for funds that will be spent in YEAR+1 How ? EC + EU MS +Associated State’s contributions Who ? 1. EC services (mainly DG Research, but also in consultation with “research family DGs” - DG ENV, DG SANCO, DG TREN, DG INFSO, DG ENTR) ENV-NCP-Together 2

3 Who (II) ? 2. R&D communities (workshops, seminars, etc.) 3. EU member states, during PC meetings, based on consultation with national actors (academics, business, NGOs, etc.) Policy Frameworks 1. EU long term International Commitments 2. EU directives 3. Particular cooperation activities (e.g. Africa, Latin America, etc.) ENV-NCP-Together 3

4 end of previous call (Y-1) final approval by M.S.project start About 12 months WP drafting interservice call evaluation, negotiation consultation Year Y-1 Year YYear Y+1 ENV-NCP-Together 4 We are here for WP 2012

5 Discussions started (about) in September 2010 Agreement among Member States in Mai 2010 Call opened in July 2010, close on 16 November 2010 Funding from 2011 budget available for ENV projects ENV-NCP-Together 5

6  Objective of the Environment Theme ◦ To promote sustainable management of the natural and human environment and its resources by advancing our knowledge on the interactions between the biosphere, ecosystems and human activities ◦ To develop new technologies, tools and services, in order to address in an integrated way global environmental issues

7  The WP2010 was designed to support the agendas of competiveness and economic recovery which were implemented through increased emphasis on environmental technologies including cross thematic calls on Public-Private- Partnerships (PPPs) to foster industrial participation  The WP2011 will support the main policy initiatives and it will in particular address the grand societal challenges in the area of climate and environmental change, their consequences and links to other sectors such as energy, transport, agriculture, health etc.

8  is designed to address pro-actively 'Transformation to Sustainable Societies in a Changing Environment’  3 Objectives : ◦ to provide integrated solutions for action on adaptation to and mitigation of climate change ◦ to support eco-innovation for eco-efficiency in society ◦ to provide a systemic approach for governance in a changing environment.

9  SME relevant research and 'bottom-up' approaches  International Cooperation  Cross-thematic approaches  Dissemination actions  Socio-economic dimension of research  Gender dimension  Usage of Earth observation data  Theme-specific information

10 Funding schemeMinimum Community contribution Maximum Community contribution Collaborative Project (small or medium-scale focused research project) not fixed3,500, € Collaborative Project (large-scale integrating project) 4,000, €7,000, € Research for the benefit of specific groups – civil society organisations Not fixed2,000, € Coordination and Support Action (coordinating action) not fixed1,000, € Coordination and Support Action (supporting action) not fixed1,000, €

11 Sub-ActivityIndicative budget (in EUR million) Pressures on Environment and Climate37,000, Environment and Health18,000, € Natural Hazards18,000, € Conservation and Sustainable Management of Natural and Man-Made Resources and Biodiversity 41,000, € Management of Marine Environments Environmental Technologies7,000, € Cultural Heritage Technology assessment, Verification and Testing20,000, € Earth Observation20,000, € Sustainable Development13,000, € Dissemination and Horizontal Activities1,000, € Total155,000, €

12  Activity 6.1 Climate Change, pollution and risks ◦ Sub-Activity Pressures on environment and climate  Area The Earth System and Climate: Functioning and abrupt changes  Area Emissions and pressures: Natural and anthropogenic  Area The Global Carbon Cycle - greenhouse gas budgets  Area Future climate (Not open in 2011)  Area Climate change natural and socio-economic impacts  Area Response strategies: adaptation, mitigation and policies ◦ Sub-Activity Environment and health  Area Health impacts of climate change  Area Health effects of environmental stressors other than climate change  Area Methods and decision support tools for environmental health risk analysis and policy development  Sub-Activity Natural Hazards  Area Hazard assessment, triggering factors and forecasting  Area Vulnerability assessment and societal impacts  Area Risk assessment and management  Area Multi-risk evaluation and mitigation strategies

13  Activity 6.2 Sustainable management of resources  Sub-Activity Conservation and sustainable management of natural and man-made resources and biodiversity  Area Integrated resource management  Area Water resources  Area Soil research and desertification (Not open in 2011)  Area Biodiversity  Area Urban development  Area Integrated forest research  Sub-Activity Management of marine environments  Area Marine resources (Not open in 2011)  Area 'The ocean of tomorrow' call (new in 2011)

14  Activity 6.3 Environmental technologies  Sub-Activity Environmental technologies for observation, simulation, prevention, mitigation, adaptation, remediation and restoration of the natural and man-made environment Area Water Area Soil (See the Eco-innovation! Call under Area ) Area Waste (See the Eco-innovation! Call under Area ) Area Clean technologies (-//-) Area Built environment (-//-) Area Marine environment (-//-) Area Air technologies (-//-) Area Technologies for climate (-//-) AREA ECO-INNOVATION (new in 2011)

15  Sub-Activity Protection, conservation and enhancement of cultural heritage, including human habitat Area Assessment and conservation in cultural heritage Area Networking, knowledge transfer and optimisation of results in cultural heritage Area Environment technologies for archaeology and landscapes (Not open in 2011) Area Fostering the integration of cultural heritage in urban and rural settings (Not open in 2011)  Sub-Activity Technology assessment, verification and testing Area Risk assessment of chemicals and alternative strategies for testing (Not open in 2011) Area Technology assessment (Not open in 2011) Area Environmental technologies verification and testing (Not open in 2011)

16  Activity 6.4 Earth observation and assessment tools for sustainable development  Sub-Activity Earth and ocean observation systems and monitoring methods for the environment and sustainable development Area Integration of European activities within GEO Area Cross-cutting research activities relevant to GEO (Not open in 2011) Area Earth Observation activities in emerging areas Area Developing capacity building activities in the domain of Earth Observation in the new EU countries and in the developing countries  Sub-Activity Forecasting methods and assessment tools for sustainable development taking into account differing scales of observation Area Tools for impact assessment Area Sustainable development indicators (Not open in 2011) Area Interplay between social, economic and ecological systems

17  Activity 6.5 Horizontal activities  Sub-Activity Dissemination and horizontal activities  The general eligibility criteria are set out in: ◦ Annex 2 of this work programme ◦ the guide for applicants available on CORDIS Note that each activity has may have particular requirements !!!

18 Funding schemeMinimum conditions Collaborative project At least 3 independent legal entities, each of which is established in a MS or AC, and no 2 of which are established in the same MS or AC Collaborative project for specific cooperation actions (SICA) dedicated to international cooperation partner countries At least 4 independent legal entities. Of these, 2 must be established in different MS or AC. The other 2 must be established in different international cooperation partner countries (ICPC) Coordination and support action (coordinating action) At least 3 independent legal entities, each of which is established in a MS or AC, and no 2 of which are established in the same MS or AC Coordination and support action (supporting action) At least 1 independent legal entity. Research for the benefit of specific groups At least 3 independent legal entities, each of which is established in a MS or AC, and no 2 of which are established in the same MS or AC. At least 1 of the legal entities has to be a civil society organisation (CSO).

19  Area 'The ocean of tomorrow' call ◦ OCEAN : Assessing and predicting the combined effects of natural and human- made pressures in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea in view of their better governance ◦ OCEAN : Knowledge-base and tools for regional networks of MPAs, integrated management of activities together with assessment of wind energy potential in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea Call: FP7-OCEAN-2011  Area Eco-innovation ◦ ENV Eco-innovation ◦ ENV Development of eco-efficiency meso-level indicators for technology assessment (part of the Eco-innovation Call) ◦ ENV Macro-level Indicators to monitor the environmental impact of innovation (part of the Eco-innovation Call) ◦ ENV Dynamic e-dissemination systems and platforms for enterprises including SMEs to exploit results for eco-innovation (part of the Eco-innovation Call)  Sub-Activity Dissemination and horizontal activities ◦ ENV Uptake of climate related research results through knowledge platforms with African collaboration partners

20  OCEAN : Assessing and predicting the combined effects of natural and human-made pressures in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea in view of their better governance  OCEAN : Knowledge-base and tools for regional networks of MPAs, integrated management of activities together with assessment of wind energy potential in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. * These selections are under the solely responsibility of the author of these slides and do not involve any commitment or influence from any Russian organization

21 FP 7 is program (I) - Funded by European tax payers + associated countries; - Designed to solve European scientific problems; - Open to (almost) all countries in the world - With specific topics which are not necessarily European but needed both by EU and third countries (e.g. tsunami, desertification, etc.)

22 FP 7 is program (II) - Identify solutions for global issues (e.g. climate change, arctic melting, etc. ); - Strengthen international cooperation in science & technology development; - Pave the way for knowledge & technology transfer in Europe, - etc., etc. …

23 Assessment: Step 1: Research topic published in the work program Step 2: Which is MY Research Capacity ? Step 3: Do I have support available (both scientific and non-scientific ?)

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25 Where to find the calls for proposals?

26 Documents NEEDED  Call fiche  Work Programme – Environment  Guide for applicants (for the chosen funding scheme)  Rules of participation (eligibility, submission, etc.)  Grant agreement  Financial rules (how money are to be spent) INFORMATION PACKAGE CRUCIAL !

27  After reading the work program, CHOSE the topic where you CAN participate FP 7 Theme Activity – sub-activity - topic project ALWAYS offer what IS REQUESTED;

28 Work Program Background: Topic description: Type of project: What is looking for:

29 Project Draft Describe shortly (max. 2 pages): - Which are the project objectives vs. research topic - How can you solve the issue mentioned in the topics ? - How can you contribute to knowledge development, problem solving and support policy development ? -Who are your partners to set up the core group ? - Is it realistic to be a coordinator or is better to be a partner ? -………….

30 Resource allocation – HOW MUCH? Per work package and partner Activity Plan – WHEN? Work Packages, gantt diagrams, Pert, etc. Responsibilities – WHO? Each partner has its on responsibilities Results – WHAT? Measurable Project objectives – WHY? Objectives are different than results ! Project structuring

31 OBIECTIVES – WHY?  Project objectives has to be defined within the European political context!  General objectives ◦ On long term ◦.. To improve, to strengthen, to facilitate, etc.  Specific objectives ◦ On short term ◦... To test, to develop new knowledge, etc....

32 SPECIFIC MEASURABLE ACHIEVABLE (during the project life time) RELEVANTSTIMELY

33  MAIN RESULTS ◦ Main targets to fulfill project objectives  DETAILED RESULTS ◦ Milestones – (intermediary results) ◦ Documents (maps, software, publications, etc.) ◦ Immaterial results (new knowledge, test results, databases, etc.)  QUANTITATIVE and QUALITATIVE !

34 MAIN partners  each partner has a clearly defined role  Link the results to project partners  Complementarities  Different types Involvement of external stakeholders  Users: Evaluation Committee  Advisory committee Consortium agreement

35 Official rolePractical roles  Coordinator  Technology developer  Partner  Knowledge owner / provider  User  Trainer  Dissemination  ……. WHERE ARE YOU ??

36  Always look for Balance, Complementarities, Excellence, Commitment

37 …a fully integrated and balanced team  critical mass  complementary, clear roles & functions  no overlaps, no duplications  experienced in EU RTD projects  knowledge of the reputation of core partners  involvement of SMEs  Dissemination, Management

38 WP1 Management WP2 …………. WP3 …………. WP4 …………. WP5 Dissemination WP 1 WP 2 WP 3 WP 4 WP 5 End of project Project start ReportsDeliverables

39 WP1: Project Management WP leader: P1 Partners: ALL WP2: ……………….. WP leader: P2 Partners: P5, P8, P13, P20 WP4: …………….. WP leader: P4 Partners: P4, P7, P12, P19 WP3: ………………… WP leader: P3 Partners: P6, P10, P13, P21 WP5: Dissemination WP leader: P4 Partners: ALL

40  Realistic Budget, according to project involvement: balanced (per partner, per activities, per year)  Eligible costs ◦ Salaries ◦ Travel ◦ Equipments / materials ◦ Overhead ◦ SubcontractingResearch Technological development DemonstrationManagementActivities

41  Use standard and concise English  Make the text clear, well structured, and fluent  Plan an index, use short paragraphs, point out key passages, schematise the concepts  Insert only information relevant to the project  Answer to ALL! the questions indicated in the form  Use terminology relevant to the context of the Programme and the call  Coherent language in all proposal paragraphs (e.g. service – system, experimentation – test etc.)  Introduce (new) concepts at the beginning, explain and work out (do not introduce new concepts afterwards)

42  Maintain the discourse coherent  Refer to public data (statistics) if relevant  Refer to previously funded projects (innovation can be a follow-up)  Short and dense text (use figures)  Make the proposal readable. Evaluator has few  hours to read your proposal and evaluate it.  Write in bold, use cursive, underline.  Better one table than thousand words…

43  Your proposal must be written in order to solve European problems identified in EU policies  Never give the impression that you are writing a project because trying to get funded  On specific scientific issues: YOU ARE THE KNOWLEDGE OWNER  Sell your competence at the right price: DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE YOURSELF  Build partnerships on: TRUST and CONFIDENCE

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45 ◦ WP 1 – Christian Jagersma (Agentschap NL - NL) - NCP 1 st training held in Bucharest in March, - 2 nd Planned in January Twinning measures – under development ◦ WP 2 – Alain Straus (FFG - AT)  Match-making software developed  1 st BE held in Vienna (Austria - Sept. 2009).  2 nd BE held in Istanbul (Turkey- Sept. 2010) ENV-NCP-Together45

46 ◦ WP 3 – Catherine Holt (BETA - UK)  Pre-screening tool of project proposals !!!  Electronic version – possible future development ◦ WP 4 – Marion Tobler (EU RESEARCH - CH)  Full cooperation with other projects (e.g. EURAL, IncoNet EECA) WP 5 – Surbhi Sharma (ITSMA - IN)  Report on Indian organizations and environmental sector in India  Database with potential Indian R&D partners ENV-NCP-Together46

47 ◦ WP 6 – Lior Ben-Artzi (ISERD - IL)  Catalogue of researchers – on-line tool  PR materials: Posters, Leaflets ◦ WP 7 – Zdenka Sustakova (TC AS CR - CZ)  National sector survey – will be available soon ENV-NCP-Together47

48  WP3 – Proposal Pre-screening Tool  The Tool is broken down into sections and includes the following areas: Formal Guidance Common Errors Good Practice What the Evaluator Looks For Model Answers, with Good Practice Guidelines Checklist ENV-NCP-Together48 Format of the Proposal Pre-screening Tool

49 ENV-NCP-Together49 Pre-screening Proposal Tool - Advice

50 ENV-NCP-Together50 Pre-screening Proposal Tool – Model Answers

51 ENV-NCP-Together51 Pre-screening Proposal Tool – Examples

52 DO NOT HESITATE, PARTICIPATE!!! ENV-NCP-Together52


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