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1 1 G.Cardon/Strasbourg/ Sixth Framework Programme Evaluation Criteria for the Instruments Dr. Alejandro Diestre European Commission Research Directorate-General Directorate E Biotechnology Agriculture and food research Unit E3- Safety of food production systems (Agriculture, Agro-Industries Forestry and Fisheries)

2 2 G.Cardon/Strasbourg/ FOCUSING & INTEGRATING EUROPEAN RESEARCH: Seven thematic priorities plus anticipation of policy needs and non-nuclear JRC activities ( M €) STRUCTURING ERA: Research and Innovation Human resources (training and mobility) Infrastructures Science & Society ( M €) STRENGTHENING THE FOUNDATIONS OF ERA: Coordination of activities Coherent policy development (320 M €) THREE-PILLAR STRUCTURE (Global budget European Community M €) Framework Programme

3 3 G.Cardon/Strasbourg/ Coherent development (€50M) Strengthening the foundations of the ERA (€320M) Coordination of research activities (€270M) Structuring the ERA (€2.605M) Research & innovation (€290M) Human resources & mobility (€1.580M) Research infrastructures (€655M) Science and society (€80M) Priority Thematic Areas (€11.285M) Life sciences, genomics & biotech. for health (€2.255M) Information society technologies (€3.625M) Nanotechn and nanosciences (€1.300M) Aeronautics and space (€1.075M) Food quality and safety (€685M) Sustainable devel, global change and ecosystems (€2.120M) Citizens & governance in the knowledge society (€225M) Activities covering a wider field(€2.06M) Supporting policies and anticipating scientific needs (€555M) Specific SME activities (€430M) Specific international cooperation (€315M) Non-nuclear JRC activities (€760M) Focusing and Integrating European Research (€13.345M) Framework Programme (Global budget European Community M €)

4 4 G.Cardon/Strasbourg/ Seven Priority Thematic Areas 1. Genomics and Biotechnology for Health Information Society Technologies Nanotechnologies, Multifunctional Materials and New Production Systems and devices Aeronautics and Space Food Quality and Safety Sustainable Development, Global Change and Ecosystems Citizens and Governance in a Knowledge Society 225 Budget (€ million) Integrating European Research:

5 5 G.Cardon/Strasbourg/ Objectives of Priority 5 “Food Quality and safety” To assure the health and well-being of European citizens through a better understanding of the influence of food intake and environmental factors on human health To provide European citizens with safer, high-quality and health-promoting foods, including seafoods, relying on fully controlled and integrated production systems Reliance in particular on biotechnology tools and the latest results of genomics research

6 6 G.Cardon/Strasbourg/ Re-addressing the classical approach “from farm to fork” Production systems: Agriculture Fisheries Aquaculture Processing Safe, high-quality foods Health and well-being of consumers Food intake Environmental factors From Fork to Farm From Farm to Fork    Consumer protection is the main driver for developing new and safer food and feed production chains

7 7 G.Cardon/Strasbourg/ * Epidemiology of food-related diseases and allergies * Impact of food on health * “Traceability” processes all along the production chain * Methods of analysis detection and control * Safer and environmentally friendly production methods and healthier foodstuffs * Impact of animal feed on human health * Environmental health risks Special emphasis on biotechnology, latest results in genomics research and SME participation Priority 5: Food Quality and Safety SPECIFIC PROGRAMME: Research areas

8 8 G.Cardon/Strasbourg/ Priority 5 area “Safer & Environmentally Friendly Production Methods and Healthier, Functional & Varied Foodstuffs” *Improved integrated production systems, lower-input/organic farming and GMO-based production *Comparative assessment (e.g. safety, environmental impact, competitiveness) of different production methods and foodstuffs *Improved processing and distribution methods *Application of plant/animal sciences and biotechnologies including genomics to improve food quality *Improved animal production and animal welfare Safe and health-promoting food and feed Lower input farming systems Improved transformation processes Innovative technologies

9 9 G.Cardon/Strasbourg/ Priority 5 area “Impact of Animal Feed on Human Health” *Epidemiological studies of animal-feed induced food-borne diseases *Influence of raw materials on animal and human health *Improved waste management to ensure exclusion of specified high- risk and condemned materials from the feed chain *Novel protein, fat and energy sources Improved understanding of the role of animal feed in food safety Reduction in the use of undesirable raw materials and development of alternative animal feed sources Safe and healthier feed

10 10 G.Cardon/Strasbourg/ A wider range of better differentiated instruments that follow the design principles of : Simplification and streamlining Increased legal and financial security Flexibility and adaptability Increased management autonomy Preserved public accountability FP6 INSTRUMENTS

11 11 G.Cardon/Strasbourg/ NEW Networks of Excellence Integrated Projects Use of Article 169 (for the joint implementation of national programmes) TRADITIONAL Specific targeted research projects Co-ordination actions Specific Support Actions Co-operative research projects for SMEs Collective Research Projects for SMEs FP6 INSTRUMENTS

12 12 G.Cardon/Strasbourg/ Networks of Excellence: Objectives  To structure the EU research potential by integrating research capacities Joint research activities Integrating activities Spreading of excellence Common management Management Group European Commission Research team leader Management Group Joint research activities Integrating activities Spreading of excellence (training) Common management  To structure the EU research potential by integrating existing research capacities Governing Council Funding Bodies Representatives Partner Organisation Representative

13 13 G.Cardon/Strasbourg/ Integrated projects: Objectives Training Ethical aspects, science-society dialogue Technology transfer, exploitation Strong management structure Implementation Plan RTD 4 RTD 1 RTD 2 RTD 3 RTD 5 Demonstration Management  addressing major societal needs  increasing EU competitiveness Objective-driven research with clear deliverables (new knowledge) To integrate the critical mass of activities/resources needed for :

14 14 G.Cardon/Strasbourg/ Invitation to submit expressions of interest (EOI) to participate in research actions for topics throughout the seven thematic priorities of the Specific Programme Proposal using the new instruments "Integrated Projects" or "Networks of Excellence” An EOI consists of: One administrative form (contact information submitter and abstract) A short document (no longer than five pages) addressing rationale for proposing the research action, objectives and general approach foreseen to achieve them, need and relevance, integration and structuring effect, etc. Invitation to submit Expressions of Interest An opportunity for Europe's research community to help prepare for the first calls of FP6 Call published: 20/3/ Closing date: 7/6/2002

15 15 G.Cardon/Strasbourg/ AIMS: to identify priority topics to focus the call to avoid over-subscription to assist in proposal making to assist in consortium building THE AIMS ARE NOT: to pre-assess S/T quality of a subsequent proposal to pre-select a consortium or to « freeze » the composition of a consortium Invitation to submit Expressions of Interest

16 16 G.Cardon/Strasbourg/ Over EOI submitted across the seven thematic priority areas by June 7, 2002 (closing date) 1156 attributed to priority 5 “Food quality and safety” (8% of the total response) 148 EOI were doubles or multiple entries 1008 retained for analysis Invitation to submit Expressions of Interest

17 17 G.Cardon/Strasbourg/ Assessment of Expressions of Interest from priority 5 “Food quality and safety” Primary screening for eligibility criteria described in the call carried out by the Commission services 489 EOI were classified as “out of scope” 519 EOI kept for assessment by high-profile independent external experts 85 experts invited and distributed over eight multidisciplinary panels covering the seven research areas of priority 5

18 18 G.Cardon/Strasbourg/ topics addressing important aspects of food quality and safety and worthy of consideration for treatment by the new instruments were identified. These topics originate from the top EOI submitted and examined. This valuable outcome will be extremely important in preparing the Work Programme It is evident that not all topics can be covered by the Work Programme due to budget limitations Assessment of Expressions of Interest from priority 5 “Food quality and safety”

19 19 G.Cardon/Strasbourg/ Examples of topics derived from EOI and linked to plant sciences which were selected by the priority 5 experts Impact of food on health Enhancing health benefits of cereals in the diet (IP) Dietary fatty acids: optimised supply and response (NOE) Safer and environmentally friendly production methods and healthier foodstuffs Exploitation of plant biodiversity to reduce pesticide application for disease control (IP) Safe production under biotic and environmental stress conditions (IP) High throughput phenotyping and metabolic analysis for optimising end product quality in food crops (IP) “Tilling” as a reverse-genetics approach to improve food crops (IP) Improving nutritional value and sustainability in cereals (IP) Biological Engineering of Soil-Roots Interactions (IP) Impact of animal feed, on human health New strategies to improve grain legumes for food and feed (IP)

20 20 G.Cardon/Strasbourg/ Work on the preparation of the Work Programme for the first calls of FP6 started after completion of EOI assessment in July 2002 Preparation of the Work Programme by the Commission services involves input from inter-service consultations, Expert Advisory Group on “Food quality and safety” and the Programme Committee A conference marking the launch of the Sixth Framework Programme will take place in Brussels on November Adoption of Work Programme expected at the end of November 2002 Publication first calls for proposals in the Official Journal expected at the end of November 2002 From EOI assessment to the priority 5 Work Programme for the first FP6 calls

21 21 G.Cardon/Strasbourg/ CRITERION AND DESCRIPTION I T P W N T E W Strategic impact Theextenttowhich:  theproposed IPis suitablyambitious interms ofitsstrategic impact on reinforcingcompetitiveness or onsolvingsocietalproblems.  theinnovation-relatedactivities and exploitation and/ordissemination plans areadequatetoensure optimal use ofthe IPresults - \ Strategic impact Theextenttowhich :  Europehas a strategicneedtostrengthen S&T excellence onthetopic and bymeans of arestructuring oftheexisting researchcapacitiesandtheway researchiscarried out.  the goals ofthe NE, inthatconnection, are suitablyambitious (particularly, in terms ofitsacting aworld force onthistopic).  thereis an effective plan for spreading excellence,exploitingresults and disseminatingknowledgetothoseoutsidethenetwork  theproposed approachislikelyto havealong-termstructuring impact on European research. - \

22 22 G.Cardon/Strasbourg/ CRITERION AND DESCRIPTION I T P W N T E W Quality ofthe consortium Theextenttowhich:  the participantscollectivelyconstitute a consortium of highquality.  thereis goodcomplementarity between participants.  the involvement ofSME'sis optimal toachievethe objectives ofthe IP. -- Degree of integration and quality of the joint programme of activities Theextenttowhich:  thedegree ofintegrationproposedissufficientlysupportedbythe NE.  theproposed JPAis sufficientlywelldesignedtointegratetheactivities ofthe partnerstothe extent anddepth necessarytobesupported asa NE.  thepartners have made aconvincingcommitmenttowards a deep and durable integration thatwill continuebeyondtheperiod ofCommunity support. --

23 23 G.Cardon/Strasbourg/ CRITERION AND DESCRIPTION I T P W N T E W S & T excellence Theextenttowhich:  the IPhas clearlydefined objectives.  the objectivesrepresent clearprogressbeyondthecurrentstate-of-the-art.  the proposed S&Tapproachis likelytoenabletheprojecttoachieveits objectives in research and innovation.  theproposed S & Tapproach islikelytoenablethe IPtoachievedits objectives in research and innovation  risk offailure isproperlyaddressed \\\\\ Excellence ofthe participants andthe network Theextenttowhich :  the participants are currentlydoing excellent research relevanttothetopic of the NE.  they collective havethenecessarycritical mass of expertise andresources to successfully dothe JPA  the participants are wellsuitedtothetasks assignedtothem. \\\\\\

24 24 G.Cardon/Strasbourg/ CRITERION AND DESCRIPTION I T P W N T E W Quality ofthe management Theextenttowhich:  the organisational structureis well-matchedtothecomplexity oftheproject andtothedegree ofintegrationrequired.  the project management isdemonstrably ofhighquality. hereis asatisfactory plan forthe management of knowledge, of IPR and ofotherinnovation-relatedactivities \\\\ \ Quality ofthe management Theextenttowhich:  the management ofthe NEis demonstrably ofhighquality.  asuitable decision structure isimplementedinvolvingthepartnersat an appropriatelevel andoverseeingthe NE management  thereiswellconsidered plan for promotinggenderequality thereis asatisfactory plan forthe management ofknowledge IPR and innovationactivities) \\\\\

25 25 G.Cardon/Strasbourg/

26 26 G.Cardon/Strasbourg/ Output monitoring by the Commission annual reviews: coinciding with the annual cycle of reporting and planning to act as a basis for the settlement of the previous year’s contribution; a mid-term (or milestone) review: which would trigger a go/no-go decision on whether to continue the project to its foreseen end; an end-of-term review: primarily to assess the impact of the project on enhancing the Community’s competitiveness or on addressing major societal needs.

27 27 G.Cardon/Strasbourg/ Information General information: General information on research: Information on research programmes : Information on Expressions of Interest : Information requests:

28 28 G.Cardon/Strasbourg/ Concentration: On selected priority research areas of strategic importance for EU and where EU action can add greatest value Structuring effect: Through powerful new instruments Stronger links with national, regional and other European initiatives Simplification: New implementation modalities and de-centralized management procedures BASIC PRINCIPLES Framework Programme

29 29 G.Cardon/Strasbourg/ Publication of EOI and the assessment results Submitters contacted September and asked to access their EoI on CORDIS server with a provided password to control administrative information and to decide whether to publish the five-pages EoI description EoI accessible on CORDIS to all from September (expected) An EoI assessment report is published on CORDIS on September (expected) Assessment expressions of interest priority 5 “Food quality and safety”

30 30 G.Cardon/Strasbourg/ Response to invitation to submit Expressions of Interest for priority 5 Type of instrumentType of submitter Gender of submitter 24% 33%43% 51% 41% 8% 77% 23%

31 31 G.Cardon/Strasbourg/ EOI assessment performed in two stages (remote and panel discussion in Brussels) The objective of each assessment panel was to identify: Research topics considered ready for implementation via a new instrument and of the highest relevance to Europe. Research topics of strategic importance for Europe but not yet mature enough for implementation via new instruments. Research topics out of scope of the programme or of low strategic importance for Europe. Areas of the programme not covered by EOI. Assessment of Expressions of Interest from priority 5 “Food quality and safety”


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