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1 1 EU-Ukraine International S&T Cooperation Provisions for an intensified S&T Cooperation in FP7 Tarik Meziani European Commission - Research DG International Cooperation

2 2  Current Level of Ukrainian participation to FP7  General provisions for international cooperation in FP7 –Principles –Current and new Instruments  Possible approach for enhanced third country participation to FP7 Outline

3 3 International Cooperation Current Level 6.1% 6.1% Data after 2 years of FP7 Cut off date 28 May 2009

4 4 6,6% FP7 Cooperation SP Applications

5 5 FP7 Cooperation SP Main listed applications 6,1% FP6 => 5.3%

6 6 FP7 Cooperation SP Participation of selected countries Update 28/05/ countries countries with an S&T Agreement in yellow

7 7 FP7 Cooperation SP Ukraine: Applications

8 8 Ukraine Comparison with FP6

9 9 FP7 Cooperation SP Ukraine: Main Listed Applications

10 10 FP7 Cooperation SP Ukraine: Success rate

11 11 Success Rate Comparison with FP6

12 12 FP7 Cooperation SP Selected countries success rate Average EU success rate 18.9 % Average third countries success rate 16.7 %

13 13 FP7 Cooperation - Top country participation by theme

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23 23 Ukraine participation in FP7 Preliminary Conclusions  Encouraging results overall  Higher participation with respect to FP6  Difficulties in some areas (Health, FAB, ICT, NMP, Space)  Full potential not reached  Success rate below average*

24 24  Opening of the FP Participation of all third countries Funding of ICPC countries  Two-pronged approach “Mainstream”: Instruments for targeted cooperation “Specific”: INCO leveraging/supporting instruments  International agreements Association to the FP S&T cooperation agreements What are the tools for supporting /enhancing International S&T Cooperation?

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26 26 International Cooperation in FP7 main listed applications

27 27 Two-pronged approach International Agreements

28 28 How to enhance your level of participation? A.Know the boundary conditions  Rules for participation  Competitive program  Principles for S&T cooperation => Mutual interest/benefit B.Know your strentghs/weaknesses/priorities and your interlocutor’s  Knowledge base to support strategic orientations C.Exploit the available policy instruments D.Make the best use of this « intelligence »  Focus on the tools of highest potential in your present situation (one size does not fit all)  Adopt relevant national measures (matching funds, incentive schemes, etc.)  Do not neglect support measures for researchers (dissemination, training, etc.) Adopt a Strategic Approach

29 29 A. Boundary Conditions International cooperation in FP7 - Guiding principles => Priority Setting

30 30 1.Build on previous exercises and actions 2.Identify areas/institutes 3.Concrete suggestions (not shopping lists) aligned with national priorities 4.Focus on priorities of FP7 5.Addressing issues for ENP 6.Output from instruments in FP7 CAPACITIES SP (BILAT, INCONET, ERANET) 7.Use all Instruments (Bilateral & Regional) B. Know your strengths / weaknesses / priorities and your interlocutor’s

31 31 Support through instruments in FP7 CAPACITIES SP Priority setting, targeting, regional dialogues INCONETs Awareness raising, brokerage, participation BILATs Partnership building with/amongst Member States ERANETs INCONETs BILATs Reciprocity ACCESS4EU C. Exploit the available policy instruments ERA-WIDE

32 32 Integrating Europe's neighbours into the ERA (ERA-WIDE): Objective: To reinforce the cooperation capacities of research centres located in the ENP countries, which are not associated to FP7, in the areas of the thematic priorities of FP7. CAPACITIES - International Cooperation ERA-WIDE – Objectives

33 33 CAPACITIES - International Cooperation ERA-WIDE – Country Coverage ERA-WIDE proposals should target only one of the following countries: Mediterranean Partner Countries: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Lebanon, Syria Eastern Europe and South Caucasus: Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan

34 34 The call is addressed to research centres of proven high level S&T capacities, which are located in an ENP country not associated to FP7; The proposal should target only one such centre; The consortium should however include additional participants, in particular from the MS and/or AC so as to fulfil the objectives of the activity; The research centre targeted by the proposal should be the coordinator of the proposal. CAPACITIES - International Cooperation ERA-WIDE – Participants profile

35 35 CAPACITIES - International Cooperation ERA-WIDE – Participants profile Research centre: existing working unit, either working independent or functioning within locally established research organisation The centre should not be a subsidiary or branch of an organisation established in another country

36 36 ERA-WIDE actions: Networking with research centres in MS or AC in view of disseminating scientific information, identifying partners and setting up joint experiments; Developing training modules to build competency and facilitate the participation of these centres in FP7; Developing research centres’ strategy in order to increase their scope (regional coverage, activities) and to improve their responses to the socio-economic needs of their countries and of the region. CAPACITIES - International Cooperation ERA-WIDE - Activities

37 37 ERA-WIDE impact: Contribution to RTD capacity building in the target country, Enhanced participation of the country in FP7, Increased scope (regional coverage, subjects, activities) of the centres with increased linkage with economic and social environment, Networking with research centres in MS and AC (mobilising human and material resources, disseminating scientific information, facilitating communication…), Increased job opportunities in the country for young scientists. CAPACITIES - International Cooperation ERA-WIDE – Expected Impact

38 38 CAPACITIES - International Cooperation ERA-WIDE – Call fiche Call identifier: FP7-INCO Call publication date: 30/07/09 Call closure date: 19/01/10 Indicative budget: 7.5 M€ (3 M€ for Eastern countries & 4.5 M€ for MPC) Funding scheme: CSA-SA, typ 0.5 M€/project for 3 years Eligibility criteria: min 1 participants (SA), the consortium must include the research centre that is targeted in the proposal. Evaluation criteria: threshold of 3 on criteria and 10 on total, –Preference given to proposals involving research organisations, universities and/or industrial organisations from MS/AC. –The participation of organisations from the target country is considered essential.

39 39 C. Exploit the available policy instruments –Regular meetings S&T policy dialogue Identification of areas/topics of common interest –Joint prioritization Implementing arrangements / MOU Roadmaps of future joint/coordinated activities –Definition of activities in FP7 work programmes Instruments for targeted international cooperation INCO leveraging/supporting instruments Implementation of cooperation agreements

40 40 D. Make full use of this “intelligence” Focus on the tools of highest potential in your present situation Targeted opening Specific International Co-operation Activities (SICA) Coordinated calls Twinning + International Mobility and Exchange schemes (fellowships, IRSES, etc.)

41 41 Trends of SICAs, Targeted opening, Coordinated calls, Twinning for all third countries

42 42 Conclusions

43 43 What makes a difference for International Cooperation ? (today) STRUCTURING THE “DEMAND”  Agreements  Regional dialogues  Priority setting/Roadmaps GOVERNING THE “SUPPLY”  NCP’s  INCO tools  National matching funds

44 44 What could make a difference for International Cooperation ? (tomorrow)  resources  staff  modalities + instruments  INCO tools, next generation  reciprocity  “intelligence”  strategic objectives  synergies with EC assistance programmes  synergies with M.S. activities  Cooperation beyond FP

45 45 Thank you for your attention


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