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1 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

2 Structure China and the EU’s Framework Programme for Research (FP) Actions to support the mobility of researchers

3 The Framework Programme
The EU’s research funding programme. Every year, thematic calls for proposals are launched. Research entities (Universities, institutes, companies…) team up to apply for funding with a complete research proposal. Chinese partners can participate in the FP: All calls are open to the participation of non-EU countries. China being an International Cooperation Partner Country (ICPC), Chinese partners are entitled to receive funding. Some calls will specifically target regions or countries.

4 6° Framework Programme FP6 ( ) was a strong tool for EU-China research cooperation China, a very active non-EU country in FP6 Second non-EU country in terms of funds received Chinese partners took part in almost 200 research projects with 380 participations. For the Chinese partners, this meant collaboration with more than non-Chinese partners. The total budget of these projects represented 1.1 billion€. Of this total, the European Commission’s contribution amounted to 67%.

5 7° Framework Programme: What is new?
Main new elements compared to FP6: Duration increased from five to seven years ( ) Total budget increased by 60%: 53 Billion€ Fundamental research as well

6 7° Framework Programme: Main topics
Nine themes Information and communication technologies (9.1 Bln €) Health (6.1 Bln €) Transport (including aeronautics) (4.2 Bln €) Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies (3.5 Bln €) Security and space (2.8 Bln €) Energy (2.4 Bln €) Environment (including climate change) (1.9 Bln €) Food, agriculture and biotechnology (1.9 Bln €) Socio-economic sciences and the humanities (623 M€)

7 And clearly, renewables address all three elements of our energy policy goals, and does, we believe, provide net benefits… Our analysis also gives a “flavour” of how we will reach the 20% EU target…

8 7° Framework Programme: EU-China Cooperation
After 1.5 year of running, FP7 has already more than 100 projects including Chinese participants All calls for proposals are open to Chinese participation 5 November 2008: EU-China S&T Agreement Steering Committee Agreement for the setting-up of strategic, co-funded projects in areas of common interest 2009 will be the first year of this EU-China common research programme

9 Mobility of Researchers
A strong mobility of researchers is the key factor for the establishment of a strong S&T cooperation Several actions in support of EU-China mobility of researchers. Marie-Curie Fellowships Science & Technology Fellowships – China (STF) International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) Euraxess-links China, network of EU researchers in China

10 Mobility of Researchers: Marie Curie Fellowships
Outgoing International Fellowships (OIF): For Europeans researchers who want to work outside the EU Incoming International Fellowships (IIF): For no-EU researchers who want to work in the EU At least 4 years after graduation (post doc) Proposal submitted by the researcher together with the host organization For 1 to 2 years Salary plus contribution towards research related costs Eventually 1-year return phase for researchers from China A very competitive international programme!

11 Mobility of Researchers: STF - China
Individual fellowships for young EU researchers who want to come the China 6-month intensive language and culture training + 18 months in a Chinese research laboratory Monthly allowance, installation allowance, 2 round trips to Europe Open to all research fields Around 32 years old, minimum 2 years research experience Next call for proposals: Summer 2009

12 Mobility of Researchers: STF - China
STF: Science & Technology Fellowships - China. First Call: 30 EU young researchers will come to China early 2009

13 Mobility of Researchers: IRSES
Strengthen sustainable research partnerships between EU and non-EU research institutions Not mobility programme for individual career development! Based on joint programmes of researchers exchange between at least 2 EU entities from 2 EU countries and 1 non-EU entity Only funds mobility between EU and non-EU country Short-term exchanges (up to 1 year)… But total Exchange Programme duration: 2 to 4 years Coordinator must be from an EU country No restriction of size. NEW CALL FOR PROPOSALS OPENED: 25 November 2008 with deadline in March 2009

14 Mobility of Researchers: Euraxess-links China
A network of EU researchers in China. Conceived as a way to reinforce EU-China S&T Cooperation. Survey results presented in Beijing in May 2008 To be launched in January 2009. Already 2 existing: in US and Japan

15 谢谢! Contacts
All the relevant information is available in CORDIS: Contacts European Commission: Ignacio Asenjo Tel: (+8610) China-Europe Cooperation Office: Dai Le Tel: (+8610) /

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