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1 Interlink I Kick off meeting I 3 rd of december 2007, Sofia The European Unions Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) with a focus on the Environment Theme SA Environment NCP The European Unions Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) with a focus on the Environment Theme Renee Le Roux SA Environment NCP

2 Interlink I Kick off meeting I 3 rd of december 2007, Sofia Content What is FP7 International S&T Cooperation in FP7 Participation and Consortium Contacts

3 Interlink I Kick off meeting I 3 rd of december 2007, Sofia What is FP7? What is FP7? i.e. the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development EUs main instrument for funding R&D Will run from 2007 to 2013 Total budget: 50,5 billion EURO Addresses social, economic, environmental and industrial challenges

4 Interlink I Kick off meeting I 3 rd of december 2007, Sofia EU & Associated Countries Member States – EU 27 Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom Associated Countries - (same conditions as EU Member States) Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Israel, Turkey, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia

5 Interlink I Kick off meeting I 3 rd of december 2007, Sofia International Cooperation Partner Countries ACP Countries (African, Carribean, Pacific) EECA (Eastern Europe and Central Asia) MPC (Mediterranean Partner Countries) WBC (Western Balkan Countries) Latin America Asia Third Countries USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, NZ Third Countries

6 Interlink I Kick off meeting I 3 rd of december 2007, Sofia International S&T Cooperation Why Third Countries in the FP7? to support strategic partnerships to facilitate access to research environments outside Europe to address specific problems third countries face or that have a global character

7 Interlink I Kick off meeting I 3 rd of december 2007, Sofia Specific Programmes Cooperation – Collaborative research Ideas – Frontier Research People – Marie Curie Actions Capacities – Research Capacity + JRC non-nuclear research Euratom direct actions – JRC nuclear research Euratom indirect actions – nuclear fusion and fission research Support investigator-driven frontier research over all areas of research Collaborative projects (large, medium and small) Networks of Excellence Co-ordination/support actions Research Infrastructure Research for the benefit of SMEs Regions of Knowledge Research Potential Science in Society Coherent development of research policies, International cooperation

8 Interlink I Kick off meeting I 3 rd of december 2007, Sofia Cooperation Health Biotech, Food, Agriculture Information Society Nanomaterials Production Energy Environment Transport Socio-economic Research Space Security1.400 Ideas7.510 People4.750 Capacities Total: 50,521 billion EUR Budget of FP7

9 Interlink I Kick off meeting I 3 rd of december 2007, Sofia Environment (including Climate Change) Objective of the Environment Theme (according to FP7 Specific Programme for 'Cooperation'): To promote sustainable management of the natural and human environment and its resources by advancing our knowledge on the interactions between the biosphere, ecosystems and human activities, and by developing new technologies, tools and services, in order to address in an integrated way global environmental issues.

10 Interlink I Kick off meeting I 3 rd of december 2007, Sofia 6.1.Climate Change, pollution and risks 6.2.Sustainable management of resources 6.3.Environmental Technologies Conservation and sustainable management of natural and man-made resources Evolution of marine environments Earth observation Forecasting methods and assessment tools Pressures on environment and climate Environment and health Natural Hazards Water, Soil, Waste, Clean Technologies, etc. Protection of cultural heritage Technology asessment, verfication, testing 6.4.Earth observation and assessment tools Activities Subactivities Environment (Climate Change)

11 Interlink I Kick off meeting I 3 rd of december 2007, Sofia Content What is FP7 International S&T Cooperation in FP7 Participation and Consortium Contacts

12 Interlink I Kick off meeting I 3 rd of december 2007, Sofia FP7 is open to all International Organisations and Legal Entities in every Programme / Activity International S&T Cooperation

13 Interlink I Kick off meeting I 3 rd of december 2007, Sofia Cooperation Thematic areas open to all Third Countries Dedicated actions and coordinated calls with Third Countries are called Specific International Cooperation Actions (SICAs) SICAs are a mode to enable and encourage the participation of low and middle income countries to participate and get funding in FP7 SICAs are the continuation of the INCO actions in FP7

14 Interlink I Kick off meeting I 3 rd of december 2007, Sofia Rules of Participation 1.Opening of all activities 2. Specific International Cooperation Actions (SICAs) Third Countries as ADDITIONAL partners Third Countries as COMPULSORY partners Cooperation

15 Interlink I Kick off meeting I 3 rd of december 2007, Sofia Cooperation Funding Third country participants on the list of (targeted) International Cooperation Partner Countries (ICPCs) are funded by the European Commission They are funded on exactly the same basis as participants from an EU Member State Alternatively they may opt for a lump-sum payment

16 Interlink I Kick off meeting I 3 rd of december 2007, Sofia Process Steps Implementation through defined calls for proposals- Work Programmes Stakeholders study call for interest Identify requirements (required partners etc) Identify and develop consortium to meet minimum requirements Develop proposal Full electronic submission on CORDIS at e_en.html by the closing date e_en.html

17 Interlink I Kick off meeting I 3 rd of december 2007, Sofia Content What is FP7 International S&T Cooperation in FP7 Participation and Consortium Contacts

18 Interlink I Kick off meeting I 3 rd of december 2007, Sofia More information INTER-LINK website FP7 – Seventh Framework Programme FP7 Specific Programme Cooperation FP7 Specific Programme IDEAS FP7 Specific Programme PEOPLE FP7 Specific Programme Capacities


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