Presentation on theme: "Actions supporting EU-China Cooperation in Science & Technology"— Presentation transcript:
1Actions supporting EU-China Cooperation in Science & Technology Denis Fourmeau, CounsellorScience, Technology, Energy & Environment SectionDelegation of the European Commission to China and Mongolia
2StructureChina and the EU’s Framework Programme for Research (FP)Actions to support the mobility of researchers
3The 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.
46° Framework ProgrammeFP6 ( ) was a strong tool for EU-China research cooperationChina, a very active non-EU country in FP6Second non-EU country in terms of funds receivedChinese 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%.
57° 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
67° Framework Programme: Main topics Nine themesInformation 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€)
7And 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…
87° Framework Programme: EU-China Cooperation After 1.5 year of running, FP7 has already more than 100 projects including Chinese participantsAll calls for proposals are open to Chinese participation5 November 2008: EU-China S&T Agreement Steering CommitteeAgreement for the setting-up of strategic, co-funded projects in areas of common interest2009 will be the first year of this EU-China common research programme
9Mobility of Researchers A strong mobility of researchers is the key factor for the establishment of a strong S&T cooperationSeveral actions in support of EU-China mobility of researchers.Marie-Curie FellowshipsScience & Technology Fellowships – China (STF)International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES)Euraxess-links China, network of EU researchers in China
10Mobility of Researchers: Marie Curie Fellowships Outgoing International Fellowships (OIF): For Europeans researchers who want to work outside the EUIncoming International Fellowships (IIF): For no-EU researchers who want to work in the EUAt least 4 years after graduation (post doc)Proposal submitted by the researcher together with the host organizationFor 1 to 2 yearsSalary plus contribution towards research related costsEventually 1-year return phase for researchers from ChinaA very competitive international programme!
11Mobility of Researchers: STF - China Individual fellowships for young EU researchers who want to come the China6-month intensive language and culture training + 18 months in a Chinese research laboratoryMonthly allowance, installation allowance, 2 round trips to EuropeOpen to all research fieldsAround 32 years old, minimum 2 years research experienceNext call for proposals: Summer 2009
12Mobility of Researchers: STF - China STF: Science & Technology Fellowships - China.First Call: 30 EU young researchers will come to China early 2009
13Mobility of Researchers: IRSES Strengthen sustainable research partnerships between EU and non-EU research institutionsNot 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 entityOnly funds mobility between EU and non-EU countryShort-term exchanges (up to 1 year)…But total Exchange Programme duration: 2 to 4 yearsCoordinator must be from an EU countryNo restriction of size.NEW CALL FOR PROPOSALS OPENED: 25 November 2008 with deadline in March 2009
14Mobility 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 2008To be launched in January 2009.Already 2 existing: in US and Japan
15谢谢！ http://cordis.europa.eu/ Contacts All the relevant information is available in CORDIS:ContactsEuropean Commission: Ignacio AsenjoTel: (+8610)China-Europe Cooperation Office: Dai LeTel: (+8610) /