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1 . FP7 information relevant to plant science Based on the EC’s published Work Programme 1 of 22.12.06 Provided by EPSO, the European Plant Science Organisation at www.epsoweb.org/protected/index.htm EPSO likes to acknowledge the Plant Systems Biology Department, VIB, Gent, Belgium, for providing the starting presentation that was updated by EPSO 02 February 2007.

2 . The Seventh Framework Programme will be organised in four programmes corresponding to four basic components of European research: Cooperation: trans-national research Ideas: investigator-driven research People: support of individual researchers Capacities: support of research capacities Duration: 2007-2013 (7 years!) FP7- Structure

3 FP7 – Cooperation The programme on cooperation covers 9 themes: 1.Health; 2.Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology; 3.Information and Communication Technologies; 4.Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies 5.Energy 6.Environment (including Climate Change) 7.Transport (including Aeronautics); 8.Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities; 9.Security and Space.

4 Across all these themes, support will be implemented through: –Collaborative research will constitute the bulk and the core of EU research funding (=Small and large collaborative projects, Networks of Excellence [NoE’s], Coordination and support actions [CA/SA]) Max EC contribution for projects in theme 2 in mill €: 3 for small/medium coll. projects; 3-6 for large coll. projects and NoE’s; 1 for CA / SA. –Joint Technology Initiatives will mainly be created on the basis of the work undertaken by the European Technology Platforms (A first set of initiatives have been identified with clear objectives and deliverables in the areas of innovative medicines, nano- electronics, embedded computing systems, hydrogen and fuel cells, aeronautics and air traffic management and global monitoring for environment and security.) –Coordination of non-Community research programmes (e.g. further support for ERA-NET projects and funding for new ones) –International Cooperation (with third countries across the different themes) FP7- Cooperation

5 Indication for calls with deadlines in 2007: –First call (Call 1): Published 22 December ‘06 Deadline 2 nd May’07 Focus: small collaborative projects small preparatory actions laying the ground for later calls Some large collaborative projects One step submission procedure Use of the 2007 budget –First half of the second call (Call 2A): Published 22 December ’06 but officially it will be published in MAY 2007. Deadline 1st stage: 11 Sep’07, 2 nd stage: 31Jan’08 Restricted to large collaborative projects Two step submission procedure Use part of 2008 budget FP7- Cooperation

6 Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Biotechnology: Rationale Build a European Knowledge-Based Bio-Economy (KBBE) Respond to Social and economic challenges: - Hight quality food and susteinable food production - Food-related disorder ( cardiovascular, obesity….) - Infectious animal diseases and zoonoses - Susteinable agriculture/fishery and climate change - Clean Biomaterials from renewable bio-resources Involve all stakeholders (also industries) in research Support CAP and CFP Respond quickly to emerging reserach needs FP7- Cooperation

7 Funding Scheme Small & Medium Scale Projects Large – Scale Projects Coordination Actions Support Actions Theme 2 Up to 3 M€From 3 to 6 m€ as for NoE Up to 1 M€ Theme 4 Up to 4 M€ Related to coordination and networking activities Related to coordination and networking activities Theme 5 Up to 4 M€ 1-2M€ based on the scale of the activity Up to 1 M€ & more for CIVITAS Theme 6 Up to 3.5 M€ & to 2 M€ for the activity 6.4.2 From 4 to 7 M€ as for NoE Related to the size and the scope & up to 2M€ for ERA-NET projects

8 Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Biotechnology: Rationale Build a European Knowledge-Based Bio-Economy (KBBE) Respond to Social and economic challenges: - Hight quality food and susteinable food production - Food-related disorder ( cardiovascular, obesity….) - Infectious animal diseases and zoonoses - Susteinable agriculture/fishery and climate change - Clean Biomaterials from renewable bio-resources Involve all stakeholders (also industries) in research Support CAP and CFP Respond quickly to emerging reserach needs FP7- Cooperation

9 PROGRAM COOPERATION: THEME: FOOD Activity 2.1: Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest and aquatic environments Area 2.1.1 Enabling Research Development of new tools and processes to support R&D in crop plants: molecular breeding - (1 small collaborative project) 22 Dec 20062 May 2007 Development of genetic systems for crop improvement through a systems biology approach (1 Large collaborative project) 22 Dec 2006 1st stage 11 Sept 2nd stage 31Jan 2008 Development of new tools and processes to support R&D in crop plants: gene technology breeding Topics WP 2008

10 FP7- Cooperation PROGRAM COOPERATION: THEME: FOOD Activity 2.1: Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest and aquatic environments Area 2.1.2 Increased sustainability of all production systems (agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture); Plant health and crop protection Annual Food crops with improved tolerance to multiple abiotic stresses (1 small collaborative project; SICA)* 22 Dec 062 nd May 2007 Genomics for cereal improvement for food and non-food uses (1 Large collaborative project) 22 Dec 062 nd May 2007 Development of more efficient risk analysis techniques for pests and pathogens of phytosanitary concern (1 small collaborative project) 22 Dec 062 nd May 2007 Reducing the need for external inputs in high-value protected horticultural and ornamental crops (1 small collaborative project) 22 Dec 062 nd May 2007 Novel forest tree breeding (1 Large collaborative project) 22 Dec 062 nd May 2007 Coordination of Agricultural Research in the Mediterranean (1 Coordination and support action) 22 Dec 0631 July 2007

11 FP7- Cooperation PROGRAM COOPERATION: THEME: FOOD Activity 2.1: Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest and aquatic environments Area 2.1.2 Increased sustainability of all production systems (agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture); Plant health and crop protection Reducing the utilization of mineral fertilizers by improving the efficiency of nutrient use in European crops (1 Large collaborative project) 22 Dec 2006 1st stage 11 Sept 2nd stage 31Jan 08 Improved indicators of the relationship between organic/low-input farming and biodiversity Topics WP 2008 Improving water stress tolerance in European food cropsTopics WP 2008 Improved agro-forestry systems for sustainable farming (SICA) Topics WP 2008 Development of new detection, diagnostic and management methods in support of Plant health policy Topics WP 2008

12 FP7- Cooperation PROGRAM COOPERATION: THEME: FOOD Activity 2.1: Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest and aquatic environments Area 2.1.4 Socio-economic research and support to policies Developing the knowledge-based bio-economy (1 Coordination and support action) 22 Dec 062 nd May 2007 Enabling efficient transfer of technology in the knowledge-based bio-economy (1 Coordination and support action) 22 Dec 062 nd May 2007 The farm of tomorrow (1 Small collaborative project)22 Dec 062 nd May 2007 GMO cost-effective and crop-specific co-existence measures (1 Small collaborative project) 22 Dec 062 nd May 2007 Enlargement network – Agro-economic policy analysis of the accession and the candidate states and the Western Balkan countries (1 Coordination and support action) 22 Dec 062 nd May 2007 Comparative analysis of factor markets for agriculture across the Member States (1 Small collaborative project) 22 Dec 062 nd May 2007 Drivers and limits of enhanced trade in agricultural and food products (1 Small collaborative project) 22 Dec 062 nd May 2007 Trade and agricultural policies – India (1 Small collaborative project) 22 Dec 062 nd May 2007

13 FP7- Cooperation PROGRAM COOPERATION: THEME: FOOD Activity 2.1: Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest and aquatic environments Area 2.1.4 Socio-economic research and support to policies – cont. Containment of Sharka virus in view of EU-expansion (1 Small collaborative project) 22 Dec 2006 2 May 2007 Assessing the impact of Rural Development policies (including Leader) (1 Small collaborative project) 22 Dec 2006 2 May 2007 Policy and institutional aspects of sustainable agriculture, forestry and rural development in Mediterranean partner countries (1 Small collaborative project) 22 Dec 2006 2 May 2007 External costs of pesticides (1 Small collaborative project) 22 Dec 2006 2 May 2007 GMO’s and possible long-term impacts on biodiversity Topics WP 2008 Improving the stakeholder dialogue towards a common vision and joint research priorities for the knowledge-based bio- economy Topics WP 2008 Novel approaches for reusing nitrogen Topics WP 2008 Valorisation of Andean microbial biodiversity for agro-industry of basic crops, for environmental protection and as a source of novel bioactive compounds – SICA (Latin America-Andean region) Topics WP 2008

14 FP7- Cooperation PROGRAM COOPERATION: THEME: FOOD Activity 2.2: Fork to farm: Food, health and well being Area 2.2.5 Environmental impacts and total food chain Reducing mycotoxin contamination in the food and feed chain (1 Large collaborative project) 22 Dec 2006 1st stage 11Sept, 2nd stage 31 Jan ‘08

15 FP7- Cooperation PROGRAM COOPERATION: THEME: FOOD Activity 2.3: Life Sciences and Biotechnology for sustainable non-food products and processes Area 2.3.1 Improved biomass and plant based renewables PLANT CELL WALLS - Understanding Plant Cell Walls for optimizing Biomass potential (1 Large collaborative project) 22 Dec 2006 2 May 2007 ENERGY PLANTS - Novel plants for energy production (1 small collaborative project) 22 Dec 2006 2 May 2007 GREEN OIL - Plants providing oils of the future (1 Large collaborative project) 22 Dec 2006 2 May 2007 FOREST PRODUCTS – New forest based products and processes (1 Large collaborative project) 22 Dec 2006 2 May 2007 BIO-VET-PHARMING -Plant made recombinant pharmaceuticals for animals (1 Network of Excellence) 22 Dec 2006 2 May 2007 BIOPOLYMERS - Biological Polymers from plants (1 Large collaborative project) 22 Dec 2006 2 May 2007

16 FP7- Cooperation PROGRAM COOPERATION: THEME: FOOD Activity 2.3: Life Sciences and Biotechnology for sustainable non-food products and processes Area 2.3.1 Improved biomass and plant based renewables FUTURE CROPS – Technical, socio-economic, environmental and regulatory aspects of future non-food crop systems (1 Coordination and support action) 22 Dec 2006 2 May 2007 BIOMASS SUPPLY AND IMPACT – Identification of optimal terrestrial and aquatic biomass and waste for Bioproducts (1 Coordination and support action) 22 Dec 2006 2 May 2007 GREEN FACTORY – The expression and accumulation of valuable industrial compounds in plants (1 Large collaborative project) 22 Dec 2006 1st stage 11Sept, 2nd stage 31 Jan ‘08 PLANT NATURAL PRODUCTS – Realizing the potential of plant natural products for human and animal health Topics WP 2008 SWEET SORGHUM – Alternative energy crops for biofuel production in semi-arid and temperate regions – SICA (Latin America) Topics WP 2008

17 FP7- Cooperation PROGRAM COOPERATION: THEME: FOOD Area 2.3.2 Bioprocesses LIGNOCELLULOSIC ENZYMES - Development of cellulases for lignocellulosic biomass pre-treatment (1 small collaborative project) 22 Dec 20062 May 2007 DESIGNER ENZYMES - Improved biocatalysts for bioprocesses (1 Large collaborative project) 22 Dec 20062 May 2007 BIO-INFORMATICS - Microbial genomics and bio-informatics (1 Large collaborative project) 22 Dec 2006 1st stage 11 Sept, 2nd stage 31 Jan ‘08 PLANTS as EDIBLE VACCINES - SICA (Russia)Topics WP 2008

18 FP7- Cooperation PROGRAM COOPERATION: THEME: HEALTH 1.1. Biotechnology, generic tools and technologies for human health 1.1.1. High-throughput research Unifying human and model organism genetic variation databases. (Collaborative Project with a maximum EC contribution of €12,000,000/project) 22 Dec 20062 May 2007 Temporal and spatial proteomics to study biological processes relevant to human health (Collaborative Project with a maximum EC contribution of €15,000,000/project). 22 Dec 20062 May 2007 Groundbreaking techniques for DNA sequencing and genotyping (Collaborative Project with a maximum EC contribution of €12,000,000/project). 22 Dec 20062 May 2007 SME-driven collaborative research projects for developing tools and technologies for high-throughput research (Collaborative Project with an EC contribution of up to €3,000,000/project). 30 April 2007 18 Sep 2007 *SICA = Specific International Cooperation Action – Minimum Number of Participants: 3 from different MS or AC and 3 from different International Cooperation Partner Countries (ICPC)

19 . The Seventh Framework Programme will be organised in four programmes corresponding to four basic components of European research: Cooperation: trans-national research Ideas: investigator-driven research People: support of individual researchers Capacities: support of research capacities Duration: 2007-2013 (7 years!) FP7- Structure

20 FP7 – Ideas Supports ’investigator-driven’ research projects across all fields by individual teams competing at a European level. Projects will be funded based on proposals presented by researchers on subjects of their choice, evaluated on scientific excellence by peer review. The European Research Council consists of a Scientific Council which establishes the scientific strategy, supervises its implementation and ensures the integrated operation of the ERC, and a Dedicated Implementation Structure which is in charge of the ERC’s operational management. The Scientific Council the ERC consists of 22 eminent researchers - drawn from across Europe - and spanning the spectrum of science and technology and chaired by Fotis Kafatos. In the start up phase, priority will be given to an ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grant scheme. In addition, a second funding stream, the ERC Advanced Investigator Grant scheme will be established as soon as feasible thereafter for projects led by Investigators at all subsequent career stages.

21 FP7 – Ideas The ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grants (ERC Starting Grants). The objective is to provide adequate support to the independent careers of excellent researchers, whatever their nationality, located in or moving to the EU and associated countries, who are at the stage of establishing and leading their first research team or programme. The Principal Investigator can be of any age, nationality and country of residence. He/she must have been awarded his/her first PhD (or equivalent doctoral degree) more than 2 and less than 8 years prior to the deadline of the call for proposals (exceptions only for eligible career breaks). Evaluation criteria: Excellence as sole criteria – applied to the PI, the research project and the research environment. ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grants: between €100,000 and €400,000 per year for a period of up to 5 years. Up to 200 Starting Independent Researcher Grants could be made annually, each for up to 5 years Amount for the first call: 300M€ First deadline: ? (draft work program of 28/10 at http://ec.europa.eu/erc/index_en.cfm?p=3_library) http://ec.europa.eu/erc/index_en.cfm?p=3_library

22 FP7 – Ideas The ERC Advanced Investigator Grants (ERC Advanced Grants): The objective is to encourage and support excellent, innovative investigator-initiated research projects by leading advanced investigators This funding stream will complement the Starting Grant scheme by targeting the population of researchers who have already established themselves as being independent research leaders in their own right. Will be published in a second call later in 2007

23 . The Seventh Framework Programme will be organised in four programmes corresponding to four basic components of European research: Cooperation: trans-national research Ideas: investigator-driven research People: support of individual researchers Capacities: support of research capacities Duration: 2007-2013 (7 years!) FP7- Structure

24 FP7 - People This program is based on Marie Curie actions and will cover all stages of a researcher’s professional life Increased focus on three aspects: –Better structuring: European co-funding of regional, national and international (non-Community) programmes to overcome fragmentation –Industrial participation: There will be a stronger emphasis on developing the complementary skills needed to better understand research in enterprises and on an active role for industrial actors, especially SMEs. –A stronger international dimension: FP7 will reinforce cooperation with researchers from third countries and introduce new dimensions for collaboration with the EU’s neighbouring countries.

25 FP7 - People Actions to achieve the aims of the Specific Programme on ‘People’ cover: 1.Initial training of researchers 2.Life-long training and career development to support the career development of experienced researchers 3.Industry-academia pathways and partnerships 4.The international dimension 5.Specific actions

26 FP7 - People 1.Initial training of researchers: –Marie Curie Networks: mainly support for early stage researchers, limited funding for experienced researchers= combination of Training Networks and Early stage training site A network in this action shall be composed of at least three participants in different EU or associated countries Direct or indirect involvement of organisations from different sectors is considered essential in this action, including full participation by private enterprises as appropriate to the research discipline. Four years

27 FP7 - People 2.Life-long training and career development to support the career development of experienced researchers: –European Career Development Fellowships (Individual fellowships FP6) –European Career Integration Grants (previous holders MC fellowships –Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes

28 FP7 - People 3.Industry-academia pathways and partnerships –Support for networking between Industry-Academia: The action will be implemented through targeted and flexible support for human resources interactions within co-operation programmes between at least two organisations, one from each sector and from at least two different Member States or associated countries. The duration of the programme to be supported will normally be between three and four years.

29 FP7 - People 4.The international dimension –Outgoing fellowships –Incoming fellowships –Reintegration grants: The objective of this action is to reinforce the attractiveness of Europe by encouraging European researchers who have carried out research outside Europe for at least 3 years, to return to a Member State or to an Associated State

30 5.Specific actions –Researchers Night 2007 : no input yet –Marie Curie Awards 2007 FP7 - People

31 FP6 versus FP7: The budget has increased from 1.8bn€ under FP6 (4 year program) to 4.7bn€ under FP7 (7 year program). Much continuity but some actions were transferred from stand-alone actions into a larger action No longer support for Excellence Teams: European Research Council's (ERC) ‘Starting Independent Research Grant’ covers similar aims. FP7 - People

32 PROGRAM "PEOPLE" Actioncall dateclosure date Initial training networks ITN (for early stage researchers(!) and for a limited number of visiting senior scientists) 22 Dec 2006 7 May 2007 (first stage) 25 Sep 2007 (second stage) Marie Curie European Career Development Fellowships IEF (Intra European fellowships for experienced reserachers) 28 Feb 200714 August, 2007 Marie Curie European Career reintegration Grants ERG (Having participated in a Marie Curie action on a fellowship with a duration of at least [18] months either under the Seventh Framework Programme, or under certain other training and mobility actions under the Sixth Framework Programme) 22 Dec 2006 25 April and 17 Oct 2007 Marie Curie Co-funding Action COFUND (encourage existing or new regional and national programmes to open up to and provide for trans-national mobility, as well as to reinforce international programmes) 19 June 200717 Oct 2007 Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways IAPP (Support for training and career development of researchers) 28 Feb200731 May 2007 Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowships for Career Development IOF(Support for training and career development of researchers) 28 Feb 200714 August 2007 Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowships IIF (Support for training and career development of researchers) 28 February, 200714 August, 2007 Marie Curie International Reintegration Grants IRG (Support for training and career development of researchers) 22 Dec2006 25 April and 17 Oct 2007

33 FP7 - People PROGRAM "PEOPLE" Actioncall dateclosure date Researchers' night This action aims at supporting the efforts undertaken since 2005 in order to bring the researchers closer to the large public, with a view to enhancing their important role in society and in particular within the citizens' daily life. The success obtained in 2006 with these actions, the important impact, also in terms of number of people reached and the ratio "investment/return" of this kind of action justifies its continuation. The form of the call for proposals which was applied for first time in 2006 allows for a higher consistency between the actions supported, as well regarding their scale as to the audience targeted and the messages delivered. 22 Dec 20063rd April 2007 Marie Curie Awards This action aims at expressing public recognition of the research excellence achieved by researchers who have benefited from EC mobility support for research training under the Sixth Framework Programme or previous framework programmes. The action gives the opportunity to acknowledge periods of mobility and trans-national training in the scientific community and to disseminate the research results achieved. 22 Dec200626 April 2007

34 . The Seventh Framework Programme will be organised in four programmes corresponding to four basic components of European research: Cooperation: trans-national research Ideas: investigator-driven research People: support of individual researchers Capacities: support of research capacities Duration: 2007-2013 (7 years!) FP7- Structure

35 FP7 - CAPACITIES Aims to enhance research and innovation capacities throughout Europe, and to ensure their optimal use. Research infrastructures: –The objectives are to optimise the use of existing research infrastructures; help develop new research infrastructures, and upgrade existing ones Research for the benefit of SME’s: –The objective is to strengthen the innovation capacity of SMEs by helping them outsource research and increasing their research efforts. Regions of knowledge: –Aims at supporting the development of ‘research-driven clusters’, and enabling European regions to strengthen their capacity to invest in R&D. Actors would include regional authorities, regional development agencies, universities and Industry among others.

36 FP7 - CAPACITIES Aims to enhance research and innovation capacities throughout Europe, and to ensure their optimal use. Research potential of convergence regions: –Activities will include encouraging the exchange of know- how and experience through secondments of staff; recruiting incoming experienced researchers and acquiring new research equipment. There will also be workshops and conferences to facilitate knowledge transfer as well as dissemination and promotional activities. Science in Society: Societal concerns over science therefore have to be addressed International Cooperation: –to develop strategic partnerships with third countries, and to address specific problems faced by third countries, or which have a global character. The emphasis is on strengthening and developing bi-regional/bilateral dialogue, and on the enhancement of S&T Agreements.

37 FP7 - CAPACITIES PROGRAM CAPACITIES: THEME: Infrastructures Activity 1.1: Support to existing research infrastructures Area 1.1.2 ICT based e-Infrastructures INFRA-2007-1.2.1: Scientific Digital Repositories (Combination Collaborative projects & Coordination and support Actions) 22 Dec 2006 2 May 2007 INFRA-2007-1.2.2: Deployment of e- Infrastructures for scientific communities (Combination Collaborative projects & Coordination and support Actions) 22 Dec 2006 2 May 2007

38 FP7 - CAPACITIES PROGRAM CAPACITIES: THEME: Infrastructures Activity 1.2: Support to new research infrastructures Area 1.2.1 Design studies INFRA-2007-2.1.1: Design studies for research infrastructures in all S&T fields(Combination Collaborative projects & Coordination and support Actions) 22 Dec 2006 2 May 2007 INFRA-2007-2.1.2: Design studies for e- Infrastructures(Combination Collaborative projects & Coordination and support Actions)22 Dec 2006 2 May 2007

39 FP7 - CAPACITIES PROGRAM CAPACITIES: THEME: Infrastructures Activity 1.2: Support to new research infrastructures Area 1.2.2 Construction of new infrastructures -preparatory phase INFRA-2007-2.2.1.x: Preparatory phase for research infrastructures in the 2006 ESFRI Roadmap 22 Dec 2006 2 May 2007 INFRA-2007-2.2.2.1: Preparatory phase for "Computer and Data Treatment" research infrastructures in the 2006 ESFRI Roadmap 22 Dec 2006 2 May 2007

40 FP7 - CAPACITIES PROGRAM CAPACITIES: THEME: Infrastructures Activity 1.3 Support to policy development and programme implementation INFRA-2007-3.1: ERA-NET supporting cooperation for research infrastructures in all S&T fields 22 Dec 2006 2 May 2007 INFRA-2007-3.5: Trans-national cooperation among NCPs 22 Dec 2006 2 May 2007 INFRA-2007-3.6: Support to ensure the continuity of FP6 actions 22 Dec 2006 2 May 2007

41 FP7 - CAPACITIES PROGRAM CAPACITIES: THEME: SME’s Research for the benefit of SME’s 2.1 Research for SMEs: The call is open to all research fields Strengthening the innovation capacity of European SMEs and their contribution to the development of new technology based products and markets by helping them outsource research, increase their research efforts, extend their networks, better exploit research results and acquire technological know how, bridging the gap between research and innovation. 22 Dec 2006 8 Sep 2007

42 FP7 - CAPACITIES PROGRAM CAPACITIES: THEME: Knowledge Regions of Knowledge: Analysis, mentoring and integration of research actors Regions-2007-1. Analysis, mentoring and integration of research actors: Bringing the benefits of research to SMEs Research and rural economies 22 Dec 200624 April 2007 Regions of Knowledge: Facilitating the emergence of new clusters and mutual information Regions-2007-2. Facilitating the emergence of new clusters and mutual information Bringing the benefits of research to SMEs Research and rural economies 22 Dec 200624 April 2007 Regions of Knowledge: Trans-national co-operation among NCPs Regions-2007-3. Trans-national co-operation among NCPs 22 Dec 200624 April 2007

43 FP7 - CAPACITIES PROGRAM CAPACITIES: THEME: Potential Research Potential: Unlocking and developing the research potential in the EU´s convergence regions and outermost regions: REGPOT-2007-1. Unlocking and developing the research potential in the EU´s convergence regions and outermost regions. This activity will give the possibility to improve the research capacities of highest quality and/or promising centres, in the thematic priorities’ domains of the FP7, by reinforcing their S&T potential, by supporting and mobilising the human and material resources, by developing strategic partnerships (including twinning) with well established research groups elsewhere in the Union, by disseminating scientific information as well as the results of research, by facilitating communication between the centres having similar scientific interest and by improving their responses to socio-economic needs of the country. 22 Dec 200624 April 2007 Research Potential: Providing evaluation facilities for research organisation in the EU´s convergence regions and outermost regions: This activity will provide evaluation facilities through which any research entity in the qualifying regions, whether or not applying for funding under Activity 4.1, could obtain an international independent expert evaluation of the level of their overall research quality and infrastructures and define an Action Plan to improve their research capacities 22 Dec 200624 April 2007

44 FP7 - CAPACITIES PROGRAM CAPACITIES: THEME: Potential Research Potential: International Co-operation: REGPOT-2007-3. International Co-operation: To contribute to the realization of the FP7’s international dimension by implementing actions - under the ‘Research Potential’ activity - promoting closer S&T cooperation opportunities between Europe and the Western Balkan Countries (WBC). This could improve the WBC participation in the RTD Framework Programme and favor brain-gain environments through trans-national two-way exchanges of research staff between centers established in the EU’s convergence and outermost region’s, in other European regions and in the WBC. The resulting cooperation will be based on a mutual benefit approach within the perspective of further integration of the Balkan region into the European Research Area (ERA) and therefore the European RTD activities and networks. 22 Dec 200624 April 2007 Research Potential: Trans-national co-operation among NCPs. Reinforcing the network of National Contact Points (NCP) for the Seventh Framework Programme under "Research Potential", by promoting trans-national co-operation. The action will focus on identifying and sharing good practices. This may entail various mechanisms such as benchmarking, joint workshops, training, and twinning schemes. Practical initiatives to benefit cross-border audiences may also be included, such as trans-national brokerage events. The specific approach should be adapted to the nature of the theme and to the capacities and priorities of the NCPs concerned. 22 Dec 200624 April 2007

45 FP7 - CAPACITIES PROGRAM CAPACITIES: THEME: International Relation (INCO) Activity: International Cooperation INCO-NET 1.Bi-regional coordination of S&T cooperation including priority setting and definition of S&T cooperation policies Areas: 1.1 Western Balkan countries region 1.2 Mediterranean Partner countries region 1.3 Eastern European and Central Asia region 1.4 Latin America region 1.5 Africa and the Caribbean Pacific region 22 Dec 20062 May 2006 Activity: Trans-national co-operation among NCPs Reinforcing the network of National Contact Points (NCP) under the activities of International Cooperation by promoting trans- national cooperation 22 Dec 20062 May 2006

46 FP7 – BUDGET Maximum overall amount for Community financial participation in the Seventh Framework Programme shall be € 50 521M€ cooperation 32 365 M€ Ideas 7460 M€ People 4728 M€ Capacities 4217 M€ Non-nuclear actions of the Joint Research Centre 1,824 M€ Cooperation 1.Health; 6050M€ 2.Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology; 1935M€ 3.Information and Communication Technologies; 9110M€ 4.Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies;3500M€ 5.Energy; 2300M€ 6.Environment (including Climate Change); 1900M€ 7.Transport (including Aeronautics); 4180M€ 8.Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities; 610M€ 9.Security and Space. 2780M€

47 FP7 – BUDGET Reimbursement of Eligible Costs FP7 will be based on the principle of co-financing. There will be no 100% contributions for any participants No Additional Cost (AC) model will be available. Maximum Funding Rates Research and Technological Activities will be reimbursed at up to 50% of eligible costs except for: Public Bodies, Secondary and Higher Education establishments Research Organisations (non-profit) SMEs up to 75% Demonstration/ Prototyping/ Proof of concept activities - up to 50% of eligible costs Other activities such as training and management activities will be reimbursed at up to 100% of eligible costs. ERC actions - direct costs at up to 100%, but treatment of indirect costs is not yet clear. Co-ordination and Support Actions - up to 100% Training and career development of researchers actions - up to 100%

48 General part: At least 3 indipendent parts from 3 different countries (MS or AC) Natural person; JRC possible Exceptions: ERC: at least 1 legal entity enstablished in a MS or AC CSA and actions in favour of training and career development of reserchers: at least 1 legal entity (except actions to coordinate) INCO: at least 4 participants of which 2 in MS or AC and 2 in INCO countries. For CSA-SICA: 3 entities established in a mS or AC + 3 partners in INCO countries ( see WP, Theme2) Partecipation of Third Countries and International Organisations possible if in addition to minimum FP7 – Conditions for Partecipation

49 The criteria will be specified in each work programme, but are likely to be simplified from FP6, and based around excellence, impact and implementation. Simplified application guidelines and procedures Fewer evaluation criteria seem likely, for example no 'relevance to Commission objectives' criterion. Independent experts will be used in evaluations, perhaps building upon the database of experts created in FP5 and FP6. To register your institution and individual experts use the CORDIS link, as below: https://cordis.europa.eu/emmfp6/index.cfm?fuseaction=wel.welcome https://cordis.europa.eu/emmfp6/index.cfm?fuseaction=wel.welcome FP7 – PROPOSAL EVALUATION

50 Cooperation- Collaborative research (~Thematic areas FP6) –Transnational research (to gain leadership in key scientific and technological areas by supporting co-operation between universities, industry, research centers and public authorities across the European Union as well as the rest of the world) –Instruments: Large or small collaborative projects (~ IP, STREP’s), NoE’s, Coordination/Support actions –Each participant receives funding for personnel, (equipment), (training), (demonstration) consumables, management (depending on the instrument, 1 to several people are paid on the project) –Personnel hired on the project: any age, nationality, diploma –Industrial partner needed Cooperation Collaborative Research People MCN

51 People – Marie Curie Networks (MCN) (~Research training Networks FP6) –Focus on training of early stage researchers (less then 4 years of research exp and no PhD); limited funding for visiting post-doctoral researchers –Personnel hired on the project: ≠ nationality then host institution country; students can not have studied/worked in the country of the host for more then 12 months in the three years prior to their start on the project) –Members of the trans-national networks shall exploit their complementary competences through integrated training programmes. Support will comprise recruitment of early stage researchers, organisation of training events also open to researchers outside the network and senior chairs and/or industry positions for knowledge transfer and supervision. Cooperation Collaborative Research People MCN


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