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1 1 Best practice examples from Europe “ENV-NCP Together Project” Dr. Marion Tobler Swiss National Contact Point Environment

2 Best Practice EU FP7 2ENV-NCP-Together Content What is FP7? Where are the focus areas in Environment? Where is international cooperation required? Who can participate? What are the aims of the ENV-NCP-TOGETHER project? What can we offer? How can you help us?

3 Best Practice EU FP7 3ENV-NCP-Together FP7: only 5% of the public research funding in Europe. Research that is not possible on national level European collaboration European competition FP7 - The cement of the European Research Area

4 Best Practice EU FP7 4ENV-NCP-Together The European Union of Today 27 Memeber States –5 Associated Countries (Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) –and 3 candidate countries (Croatia, Turkey, FYROM) with a population of 500 Mio. –4 countries represent 50% of EU population (F-D-I-UK) Ambition to become the world‘s most dynamic knowledge-based economy © European Communities,

5 Best Practice EU FP7 5ENV-NCP-Together All types of research activities Marie-Curie: Human potential and science careers/Fellowships Frontier research/basic research Research and innovation capa- cities (SMEs, infrastructures, etc.) FP7 - Four major components of European Research

6 Best Practice EU FP7 6ENV-NCP-Together © European Communities, € The Cooperation Program breakdown in M€

7 Best Practice EU FP7 7ENV-NCP-Together The General Rules  at least 3 independent partners in 3 different Member States (MS) or Associated Countries (AC)  top-down: European Commission defines topics and format (‘funding scheme’) of projects  funding limits depending on –types of participants –types of activity –location of partners COOPERATION do research together

8 Best Practice EU FP7 8ENV-NCP-Together Large-scale integrating projects (increase Europe ’ s competitiveness or solving major societal needs (average: 3-5 years, ±15 participants, 6-12 million € ) Small- or medium-scale focused research actions research, demo, or innovation projects, same objectives as for IP (average: 2-4 years, ±8 participants, ca.3 million € ) Coordination actions (studies, conferences, summer schools,...) SICA projects (global partners from ICPC countries mandatory) FP7 funding schemes

9 Best Practice EU FP7 9ENV-NCP-Together Scientific and/or technological excellence relevant to the topics addressed by the call Quality and efficiency of the implementation and the management appropriateness of the management structure and procedures quality and relevant experience of the individual participants The potential impact through the development, dissemination and use of project results Minimum threshold S/T quality3/5 Implementation3/5 Impact3/5 Overall threshold required 10/15 Evaluation Criteria

10 Best Practice EU FP7 10ENV-NCP-Together What s FP7? Where are the focus areas in Environment? Where is international cooperation required? Who can participate? What are the aims of the ENV-NCP-TOGETHER project? What can we offer? How can you help us? Content

11 Best Practice EU FP7 11ENV-NCP-Together The 5 activity fields are : Climate change, Pollution and Risks Sustainable Management of Resources Environmental Technologies Earth Observation & Assessment Tools Horizontal Actions ENVIRONMENT – the Activities

12 Best Practice EU FP7 12ENV-NCP-Together Published on 31st July 2009 Deadlines Environment 5th January 2010 Ocean of tomorrow14th January 2010 African Call14the January Energy efficient buildings (PPP)3rd November 2009 Green Cars (PPP) 14th January 2010 Integration of SMEs New: bottom-up topics to explore new and innovative approaches and to broaden participation of SME topics where participation of SMEs ist requested Contact: ENVIRONMENT – the Calls 2010

13 Best Practice EU FP7 13ENV-NCP-Together Research Areas in Environment Climate change Natural hazards Environment and health Natural resources management Biodiversity Marine environment Land and Urban management Environmental technologies Earth observation Tools for sustainable development Cultural heritage © European Communities, Every year, new calls for proposals alre lauched, covereing a wide range of research topics including the following:

14 Best Practice EU FP7 14ENV-NCP-Together Overview on EU Environmental Research

15 Best Practice EU FP7 15ENV-NCP-Together ACTIVITY 6.1. CLIMATE CHANGE, POLLUTION AND RISKS ACTIVITY 6.2. SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES Pressures on environment and climate ( 32.5 M€) Environment and Health (16 M€) Natural hazards (11.5 M€) Conservation and sustainable management of natural and man-made resources and biodiversity (29 M€) Management of marine environments (19 M€) FP7 Environment and Climate Change

16 Best Practice EU FP7 16ENV-NCP-Together ACTIVITY 6.3. ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES Environmental technologies for observation, simulation, prevention, mitigation, adaptation, remediation and restoration of the natural and man-made environment (52.5 M€) Protection, conservation and enhancement of cultural heritage, including human habitat (8.5 M€) Technology assessment, verification and testing (4.5 M€) FP7 Environment and Climate Change (cont.)

17 Best Practice EU FP7 17ENV-NCP-Together ACTIVITY 6.4. EARTH OBSERVATION AND ASSESSMENT TOOLS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY 6.5. HORIZONTAL ACTIONS Environmental technologies for observation, simulation, prevention, mitigation, adaptation, remediation and restoration of the natural and man-made environment (52.5 M€) Protection, conservation and enhancement of cultural heritage, including human habitat (8.5 M€) Technology assessment, verification and testing (4.5 M€) Dissemination and horizontal activities (4M€) FP7 Environment and Climate Change (cont.)

18 Best Practice EU FP7 18ENV-NCP-Together

19 Best Practice EU FP7 19ENV-NCP-Together AREATOPICS CALLEDPROJECT TYPE ENV The effect of environmental change on the occurrence and distribution of vector-borne diseases in Africa and Europe (Part of the Coordinated call on Africa) FRP - SICA ENV Greenhouse gas emission reduction policies and their impacts on public health and welfare in urban areas FRP – SICA ENV Early warning systems to predict climate change related meteorological hazards in Europe and in Africa (Part of the Coordinated call on Africa) FRP - SICA Sub-activity Environment and Health

20 Best Practice EU FP7 20ENV-NCP-Together Subactivity AREATOPICS CALLEDPROJECT TYPE ENV Integrated management of natural resources in Africa (Part of the Coordinated call on Africa) FRP - SICA ENV Assessing vulnerability of urban systems, populations and goods in relation to natural and man-made disasters FRP - SICA Conservation and sustainable management of natural and man-made resources and biodiversity

21 Best Practice EU FP7 21ENV-NCP-Together Subactivity Management of marine environments AREATOPICS CALLEDPROJECT TYPE 2.2.1ENV North Atlantic Ocean and associated shelf-seas protection and management options – collaboration with US & Canada LIP ENV Global plankton data set building in view of modelling FRP - SICA

22 Best Practice EU FP7 22ENV-NCP-Together Subactivity Environmental technologies observation, simulation, prevention, mitigation and adaptation of the natural and man-made environment AREATOPICPROJECT TYPE 3.1.1ENV Decentralised water supply and sanitation technologies and systems for small communities and per-urban areas (Part of the Coordinated call on Africa) FRP - SICA ENV Water harvesting technologies in African arid and semi-arid areas (Part of the Coordinated call on Africa) FRP - SICA

23 Best Practice EU FP7 23ENV-NCP-Together FP7 3rd Call Space

24 Best Practice EU FP7 24ENV-NCP-Together Space in FP7 is dominated by GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) in accordance with the EU’s commitments to Sustainable Development. Additionally, applications designed to guarantee the strategic role of Europe in space and its exploitation are areas for research as coordinating research activities and ensuring Europe's competitiveness. FP7 Space Activities

25 Best Practice EU FP7 25ENV-NCP-Together Activity 9.1.Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES)

26 Best Practice EU FP7 26ENV-NCP-Together GMES Topics Supporting European policy priority Development of downstream services, with the goal of reaching self-sustainability Provide operational services following the completion of this R&D action SMEs in the value-adding sector Operationalisation of novel laboratory techniques and scientific methods Address core services (land, marine, emergency response, athmosphere ans security) Find complementaries to 2nd Call

27 Best Practice EU FP7 27ENV-NCP-Together Topic TitleBudget 1.1. Stimulating the development of downstream services (total:18M€) CP (1-2.5M€) CSA (0.5M€) 1.4. Stimulating the development of services in specific areas (total:18M€) CP (1-2.5M€) CSA (0.5M€) 1.5. Addressing the “S” in GMES – Developing pre- operational service capabilities for Maritime Surveillance (total:7M€) CP (5-7M€) 1.6. Coordination of national activities for land monitoring (total:1M€) CSA (1M€) 1.7. Fostering downstream activities and links with regions (total:3M€) CSA (2M€) Activity: 9.1 Space-based applications at the service of European Society Area Pre-operational validation of GMES services and products

28 Best Practice EU FP7 28ENV-NCP-Together Call Text Work Programme Guide for Proposers ev. Financial Guide ev. Model Contract FP6 Sustainable development, global change and ecosystems Important Information

29 Best Practice EU FP7 29ENV-NCP-Together What s FP7? Which are the focus areas in Environment? Where is international cooperation required? Who can participate? What are the aims of the ENV-NCP-TOGETHER project? What can we offer? How can you help us? Content

30 Best Practice EU FP7 30ENV-NCP-Together International Cooperation in FP7 All ten themes in the Cooperation Programme have an important international dimension and most of the FP7 funding for international cooperation will be available under this Programme. Especially in Environmental problems often have a global character. This a further reason why why international cooperation activities have become a top priority in FP7. The Specific International Cooperation Actions (SICA) address research problems of mutual interest and benefit between the EU and international cooperation partner countries (ICPC).

31 Best Practice EU FP7 31ENV-NCP-Together International Cooperation in FP7 To ensure a balanced thematic and geographic participation by third countries and regions the international collaborative research in Cooperation is supported in several ways: Opening of the thematic areas to all third countries includes dedicated actions and calls for third countries. Specific International Cooperation Actions (SICAs) in each thematic area dedicated to third countries where there is mutual interest on the basis of both the S&T level and the needs of the countries concerned. Coordinated call is a Framework Programme call that is closely coordinated with a similar call issued by a funding agency in a third country.

32 Best Practice EU FP7 32ENV-NCP-Together Different kinds of SICAs The theme-oriented international cooperation actions are carried out under the Cooperation Programme; The international actions in the area of human potential are carried out under the People Programme; The INCO-Activities under the Capacities Programme are designed to support and stimulate the participation of third countries in FP7 as well as provide access opportunities in research programmes managed by third countries

33 Best Practice EU FP7 33ENV-NCP-Together What s FP7? Which are the focus areas in Environment? Where is international cooperation required? Who can participate? What are the aims of the ENV-NCP-TOGETHER project? What can we offer? How can you help us? Content

34 Best Practice EU FP7 34ENV-NCP-Together Who can participate in FP7? Any legal entity established in a Member State (MS), associated country or in a third country Who is entitled to funding? Legal entities from Member States, associated countries to FP7 and International Partner Countries (ICPC) Legal entities from other countries (3rd countries) only receive funding if they meet some conditions Not funded: Industrialized 3rd countries as USA, Canada, Japan etc. Participation

35 Best Practice EU FP7 35ENV-NCP-Together Developing Economies African, Pacific, Asia, Latin America Emerging Economies Brazil, Russia, China, India, Mexico and South Africa Mediterranean Partner Countries Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine administered areas, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia Western Balkan Countries (WBC) Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovi Eastern European and Central Asian Countries (EECA) Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova International Cooperation Partner Countries List of International Cooperation Partner Countries

36 Best Practice EU FP7 36ENV-NCP-Together Funding Schemes / Minimum Conditions Collaborative project at least 3 independent legal entities, no 2 of which are established in the same MS/AC Coordination and support action (coordinating action) at least 3 independent legal entities, no 2 of which are established in the same MS/AC Collaborative project for specific cooperation actions (SICA) at least 4 independent legal entities, 2 of them established in different MS/AC, the other 2 must be established in different international cooperation partner countries (ICPC) Research for the benefit of specific groups at least 3 independent legal entities established in a MS/AC at least 1 of the legal entities has to be a civil society organisation (CSO).

37 Best Practice EU FP7 37ENV-NCP-Together Payment mechanisms for ICPC To get funded by the Commisssion, ICPC beneficiaries participating in FP7 projects have the choice between two payment modalities. Being reimbursed on the basis of: Actual CostsLump sum

38 Best Practice EU FP7 38ENV-NCP-Together The lump-sum Mechanisme The Commission has defined for each group of ICPCs a reference lump-sum corresponding to a researcher yearly full-time job Country‘s Income category (full-time/year) Low-income 8,000 € /year Lower-middle-income9,800 € /year Upper-middle-income20,700 € /year The lump-sum covers all the costs of an ICPC participant including not only the costs for personnel and travel, but also those of equipment, consumables and indirect costs. Guide to financial issues: ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/financialguide_en.pdf ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/financialguide_en.pdf

39 Best Practice EU FP7 39ENV-NCP-Together What s FP7? Which are the focus areas in Environment? Where is international cooperation required? Who can participate? What are the aims of the ENV-NCP-TOGETHER project? What can we offer? How can you help us? Content

40 Best Practice EU FP7 40ENV-NCP-Together The Background of ENV-NCP-TOGETHER? The network of National Contact Points is the main channel of communication between the European Commission and Members States respectively contacts with the community of potential participants. The main aim of this project is to reinforce the cooperation between the people and institutions appointed as national contact points (NCP) for the theme Environment in FP7. Furthermore, as FP7 is widely open for the whole world, we will reinforce also the cooperation with International Cooperation Partner Countries, in particular emerging countries, like China, India or developed countries Australia and New Zealand. Some of these countries set up similar networks like NCPs, with high potential to participate to FP.7

41 Best Practice EU FP7 41ENV-NCP-Together Concept and objectives The concept of the work plan is to mix training, practical work side-by-side with experienced NCPs and effective work to ensure that services offered by NCPs reach similar qualitative across Europe. The main objectives of this proposal are: 1. Strengthening the cooperation between NCPs from EU Member States by promoting transnational cooperation; 2. Reinforcing international cooperation with NCPs from some of the International Cooperation Partner Countries (ICPC) with high potential of participation to FP7 3. Increasing the number and improving the quality of project proposals submitted to FP7 calls for proposals by a better service offered by National Contact Points to potential proposers (scientific community industry, NGOs, etc.)

42 Best Practice EU FP7 42ENV-NCP-Together Work Packages The NCP project is build up in work packages as every FP7 project: WP 0 - Coordination WP 1 - Intra European NCP cooperation The objective of this work package is to improve the quality and professionalism of services delivered by the Environment NCPs. WP 2 - Brokerage Events Between 2010 – 2013 five transnational Brokerage Events will get organised with different thematic or regional focus. WP 3 - Increasing the quality of submitted proposals The objective of this WPs is to improve knowledge of NCP in pre- screening project proposal that are to be submitted in response to EU FP7 calls for proposal for Environment (including global change).

43 Best Practice EU FP7 43ENV-NCP-Together Work Packages WP 4 - International Cooperation The aim of this WP is to share international cooperation contacts in the NCP Network. Important partners are the Asian countries. Objectives are to enquire the needs and activities of third country in environmental research, to rise the awareness and disseminations of NCP in ICPC and to exchange expertise and know how with NCP like networks in ICPC WP 5 – Mapping Indian Research Potential The main objectives of this WP are to map the Indian research organizations acting in environment (universities, companies, research units, etc.) able to participate successfully to FP7 and to strengthen EU-Indian cooperation on FP 7 projects.

44 Best Practice EU FP7 44ENV-NCP-Together Work Packages WP 6 - Dissemination and communication The main objectives are to making the Environment NCP project visible to researchers (academia and industry) and to make researchers needs visible to the Environment NCPs. WP 7 - Pan European survey of environment sector The WP will provide NCPs with knowledge of the research potential in the environment sector across the European countries and to increase their awareness of the state of the art in the environment sector in their respective country as well as in the countries that take part in the project.

45 Best Practice EU FP7 45ENV-NCP-Together What s FP7? Which are the focus areas in Environment? Where is international cooperation required? Who can participate? What are the aims of the ENV-NCP-TOGETHER project? What can we offer? How can you help us? Content

46 Best Practice EU FP7 46ENV-NCP-Together Reporting, Exploitation of Project Results, Audits by the EC, etc Project Management Reporting, Contract Changes etc. Contract Negotiation Procedural and Legal Aspects Evaluation by Independ. Experts Preparation Proposal Writing, Partnersearch etc… Idea Check Does my idea fit in with FP7? Where? 1 st Encounter What is FP7? How does it work? 3 months Support by NCP Networks Publication Deadline Result 6 months Contract 3-6 months Project Timeline

47 Best Practice EU FP7 47ENV-NCP-Together Milestones of ENV Database of international partners including organisations and potential partners made available in a secure way. A questionnaire of ICPCs A report with recommendations on ICPC FP7 needs Preparation and distribution of first draft ICPC customized information about FP7 to selected ICPC representatives 4 FP7 ENV Training presentations to TC representatives meetings 4 FP7 ENV Training events at the offices of TC representatives of high potential countries

48 Best Practice EU FP7 48ENV-NCP-Together Deliverables Coordinating smooth transfer of knowledge between INT-ER-LINK and ENV-NCP-CSA, in particular at the end of INT-ER-LINK 18 5 Annual WP progress reports to the project coordinator Database of international partners including organisations and potential partners made available in a secure way A questionnaire of ICPCs5 A report with recommendations on ICPC FP7 needs 10 Preparation and distribution of first draft ICPC customised information about FP7 to selected ICPC representatives FP7 ENV Training presentations to TC representatives meetings FP7 ENV Training events at the offices of TC representatives of high potential countries The deliverables of the ENT project

49 Best Practice EU FP7 49ENV-NCP-Together The Brandnew Project Website

50 Best Practice EU FP7 50ENV-NCP-Together What s FP7? Which are the focus areas in Environment? Where is international cooperation required? Who can participate? What are the aims of the ENV-NCP-TOGETHER project? What can we offer? How can you help us? Content

51 Best Practice EU FP7 51ENV-NCP-Together The questionnaire for our multipliers As our aim is to simplify the participation of partners from ICPC in FP7 we would be very thankful if you could describe us your needs in terms of information, training, etc: 4 - Description of information and help needed by ICPC Information on research programmes Information on research projects Information on institutions involved in projects Information on researchers involved in projects Information on cooperation with IPCP in contiguous domains e.g. education, technical assistancecontiguous Other information Need for training (please precise on which theme, e.g. project engineering, financial and legal aspects of proposals for funding…)

52 Best Practice EU FP7 52ENV-NCP-Together Get involved Please contact me: Get the questionnaire to fill out Ask any question in relation to FP7 Environment

53 Best Practice EU FP7 53ENV-NCP-Together Funding Rates for Actual Costs Mechanism Funding Scheme Legal Entity Research and technological development activities (RTD) Demonstratio n activities (DEMO) Coordination and support activities (CS) Other activities (OTHER) Non profit public bodies, secondary and higher education establish-ments, research organisations and SMEs 75% 50% 100% All other legal entities 50% 100% In the actual cost mechanism the European Commission contribution which will be attributed to a partner depends on the type of activities he is carrying out within the project and on ist type of legal entitiy

54 Best Practice EU FP7 54ENV-NCP-Together Actual Costs of an SME - Exemple The EC contribution does not change as the addition of the EC contribution (EUR 175,000) + the receipts of the project (EUR 25,000) is less than the total cost of the project for the beneficiary (EUR 250,000). Activities Cost acceptedDirect + indirect in € Cost reimbursed in € RTD100,000100,000 x 75% = 75,000 Demonstration100,000100,000 x 50% = 50,000 Management40,00040,000 x 100% = 40,000 Other10,00010,000 x 100% = 10,000 Total 250,000175,000 Receipts 25,000 EC contribution 175,000


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