Presentation on theme: "Actions supporting EU-China Cooperation in Science & Technology"— Presentation transcript:
1 Actions supporting EU-China Cooperation in Science & Technology Denis Fourmeau, CounsellorScience, Technology, Energy & Environment SectionDelegation of the European Commission to China and Mongolia
2 StructureChina 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 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%.
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 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€)
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 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
9 Mobility 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
10 Mobility 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!
11 Mobility 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
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 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
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 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) /