Presentation on theme: "Actions supporting EU-China Cooperation in Science & Technology Denis Fourmeau, Counsellor Science, Technology, Energy & Environment Section Delegation."— Presentation transcript:
Actions supporting EU-China Cooperation in Science & Technology Denis Fourmeau, Counsellor Science, Technology, Energy & Environment Section Delegation of the European Commission to China and Mongolia
Structure lChina and the EU’s Framework Programme for Research (FP) lActions to support the mobility of researchers
The Framework Programme lThe EU’s research funding programme. èEvery year, thematic calls for proposals are launched. èResearch entities (Universities, institutes, companies…) team up to apply for funding with a complete research proposal. lChinese partners can participate in the FP: èAll calls are open to the participation of non-EU countries. èChina being an International Cooperation Partner Country (ICPC), Chinese partners are entitled to receive funding. èSome calls will specifically target regions or countries.
6° Framework Programme lFP6 ( ) was a strong tool for EU-China research cooperation lChina, a very active non-EU country in FP6 èSecond non-EU country in terms of funds received èChinese partners took part in almost 200 research projects with 380 participations. For the Chinese partners, this meant collaboration with more than non-Chinese partners. èThe total budget of these projects represented 1.1 billion€. Of this total, the European Commission’s contribution amounted to 67%.
7° Framework Programme: What is new? lMain new elements compared to FP6: èDuration increased from five to seven years ( ) èTotal budget increased by 60%: 53 Billion€ èFundamental research as well
1.Information and communication technologies (9.1 Bln €) 2.Health (6.1 Bln €) 3.Transport (including aeronautics) (4.2 Bln €) 4.Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies (3.5 Bln €) 5.Security and space (2.8 Bln €) 6.Energy (2.4 Bln €) 7.Environment (including climate change) (1.9 Bln €) 8.Food, agriculture and biotechnology (1.9 Bln €) 9.Socio-economic sciences and the humanities (623 M€) Nine themes 7° Framework Programme: Main topics
7° Framework Programme: EU-China Cooperation lAfter 1.5 year of running, FP7 has already more than 100 projects including Chinese participants èAll calls for proposals are open to Chinese participation l5 November 2008: EU-China S&T Agreement Steering Committee èAgreement for the setting-up of strategic, co-funded projects in areas of common interest è2009 will be the first year of this EU-China common research programme
Mobility of Researchers lA strong mobility of researchers is the key factor for the establishment of a strong S&T cooperation lSeveral actions in support of EU-China mobility of researchers. èMarie-Curie Fellowships èScience & Technology Fellowships – China (STF) èInternational Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) èEuraxess-links China, network of EU researchers in China
lMarie Curie fellowships: lOutgoing International Fellowships (OIF): For Europeans researchers who want to work outside the EU lIncoming International Fellowships (IIF): For no-EU researchers who want to work in the EU lAt least 4 years after graduation (post doc) lProposal submitted by the researcher together with the host organization lFor 1 to 2 years lSalary plus contribution towards research related costs lEventually 1-year return phase for researchers from China lA very competitive international programme! Mobility of Researchers: Marie Curie Fellowships
Mobility of Researchers: STF - China lIndividual fellowships for young EU researchers who want to come the China l6-month intensive language and culture training + 18 months in a Chinese research laboratory lMonthly allowance, installation allowance, 2 round trips to Europe lOpen to all research fields lAround 32 years old, minimum 2 years research experience lNext call for proposals: Summer 2009
lSTF: Science & Technology Fellowships - China. lFirst Call: 30 EU young researchers will come to China early 2009 Mobility of Researchers: STF - China
Mobility of Researchers: IRSES lStrengthen sustainable research partnerships between EU and non-EU research institutions lNot mobility programme for individual career development! lBased on joint programmes of researchers exchange between at least 2 EU entities from 2 EU countries and 1 non-EU entity lOnly funds mobility between EU and non-EU country lShort-term exchanges (up to 1 year)… lBut total Exchange Programme duration: 2 to 4 years lCoordinator must be from an EU country lNo restriction of size. lNEW CALL FOR PROPOSALS OPENED: 25 November 2008 with deadline in March 2009
Mobility of Researchers: Euraxess-links China lEuraxess-links China lA network of EU researchers in China. Conceived as a way to reinforce EU-China S&T Cooperation. lSurvey results presented in Beijing in May 2008 lTo be launched in January lAlready 2 existing: in US and Japan
谢谢！ Contacts European Commission: Ignacio Asenjo Tel: (+8610) China-Europe Cooperation Office: Dai Le Tel: (+8610) / All the relevant information is available in CORDIS: