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1 BOKU, Vienna, 24 October 2007 Asia-Europe - Scientific Cooperation Day Seite 1 The 7th EU Framework Programme for RTD (FP7) – Environment, Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology – New topics and issues for 2008 Astrid Hoebertz and Andrea Hoffmann European and International Programmes FFG – Austrian Research Promotion Agency

2 COOPERATION – Collaborative research Predefined themes, refined instruments Health6.1 Billion Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology (FAFB) 1.9 Information and Communication Technologies 9.1 Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new production technologies 3.5 Energy 2.3 Environment (including Climate Change) 1.9 Transport (including Aeronautics) 4.2 Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities 0.6 Space 1.4 Security 1.4 Total 32.4 Billion Euro!

3 BOKU, Vienna, 24 October 2007 Asia-Europe - Scientific Cooperation Day Seite 3 Consortia composition Member States – EU 27 Associated Countries Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway Switzerland, Israel Turkey, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia (FYROM) International Cooperation Partner Countries (ICPC) ACP Countries (African, Carribean, Pacific) Asia EECA (Eastern Europe and Central Asia) Latin America MPC (Mediterranean Partner Countries) WBC (Western Balkan Countries) Other Third Countries: USA, Canada, etc.

4 BOKU, Vienna, 24 October 2007 Asia-Europe - Scientific Cooperation Day Seite 4 FP7 Specific Programme COOPERATION Rules for Participation 1.Opening of all activities The minimum number of participants shall be 3 independent legal entities established in 3 different EU Member States or Associated Countries 2.Specific international cooperation actions (special rule) The minimum number of participants shall be 4 independent legal entities of which: at least 2 are established in two different EU Member States or Associated Countries and at least 2 are established in two different International Cooperation Partner Countries Third Countries as ADDITIONAL partners Third Countries as COMPULSORY partners

5 BOKU, Vienna, 24 October 2007 Asia-Europe - Scientific Cooperation Day Seite 5 Topics get published in Work programmes for each topic, a description of the technical content and scope of research, any specific participation requirements (if appropiate) and the related expected impact is provided Call Identifier: FP7-KBBE-2008-2B Publication:November 2007 Submission procedure:1-step Funding Scheme: - Small collaborative projects (EC contribution up to 3 Mio ) - Coordination and Support actions (up to 1 Mio ) Deadline:19th of February 2008 (provisional) Budget of call:96,41 Mio (indicative budget) Call Details & Workprogramme of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology (FAFB) Not yet published!

6 BOKU, Vienna, 24 October 2007 Asia-Europe - Scientific Cooperation Day Seite 6 Theme 2: Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology (FAFB) The 3 "pillars" Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest, and aquatic environments 2.1 Fork to farm: Food, health and well being 2.2 Life sciences and biotechnology for sustainable non-food products and processes 2.3 Central objective: Building a European Knowledge-Based Bioeconomy

7 BOKU, Vienna, 24 October 2007 Asia-Europe - Scientific Cooperation Day Seite 7 Area 2.1.1 Enabling research Area 2.1.2 Increased sustainability of all production systems; plant health and crop protection New and converging technologies for Precision Livestock Farming in European animal production systems: ICPC participation recommended Development of appropiate indicators of the relationship between organic/low-input farming and biodiversity: Study of indicators in agro-ecological situations of ICPC (particularly developing countries) is encouraged Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest, and aquatic environments 2.1 DRAFT!!!!

8 BOKU, Vienna, 24 October 2007 Asia-Europe - Scientific Cooperation Day Seite 8 Area 2.1.2 Increased sustainability of all production systems; plant health and crop protection Forecasting forest diversity under the influence of climatic changes and the consequences for stability and productivity of forest ecosystems: ICPC participation recommended Short rotation forestry as a sustainable and eco-efficient land use management system for fossil fuels substitution within CDM-projects: ICPC participation recommended Improved agro-forestry systems for sustainable farming – SICA, minimum 3 ICPC among which minimum 2 from Africa Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest, and aquatic environments 2.1 DRAFT!!!!

9 BOKU, Vienna, 24 October 2007 Asia-Europe - Scientific Cooperation Day Seite 9 Area 2.1.3 Optimised animal health, production and welfare across agriculture fisheries and aquaculture Foot-and-mouth disease: improve and/or develop vaccine, vaccination strategies and diagnostics assays for free and endemic settings – SICA, minimum 2 ICPC countries where FMD is endemic Improve tools and strategies for the prevention and control of classical swine fever: participation of relevant third countries encouraged Area 2.1.4 Socio-economic research and support to policies Deep Sea fisheries management –ICPC relevance Macro-economic analysis of competitiveness, including non-tariff barriers: third country relevance, incl. Russia, Japan, China, India Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest, and aquatic environments 2.1 DRAFT!!!!

10 BOKU, Vienna, 24 October 2007 Asia-Europe - Scientific Cooperation Day Seite 10 Area 2.2.1 Consumers Area 2.2.2 Nutrition Bioactive compounds in traditional food products – SICA Black Sea Region, minimum two ICPC countries in the Black Sea Region Area 2.2.3 Food Processing Area 2.2.4: Food Quality and Safety Area 2.2.5: Environmental impacts and total food chain Fork to farm: Food, health and well being 2.2 DRAFT!!!!

11 BOKU, Vienna, 24 October 2007 Asia-Europe - Scientific Cooperation Day Seite 11 Area 2.3.1 Improved biomass and plant based renewables – Sweet Sorghum – An alternative energy crop for biofuel production in semi- arid and temperate regions – SICA Latin America (minimum two partners), South Africa (minimum one partner), India (minimum one partner) Plant produced vaccines – SICA Russia and other ICPC, minimum two partners from different federal units from Russia Area 2.3.2 Bioprocesses Molecular modelling for rational design of industrial enzymes – SICA Russia, minimum two partners from different federal units from Russia Area 2.3.3 Environmental biotechnologies, Use of waste and by- products Upgrading of wood, wood-related residues and humic-origin substances to value-added chemicals and materials: from biological understanding to innovative applications - SICA Russia, minimum two partners from different federal units from Russia Life sciences and biotechnology for sustainable non-food products and processes 2.3 DRAFT!!!!

12 Cooperation Network of National Contact Points with a special focus on Third Countries in the areas of Food Quality and Safety and Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology

13 BOKU, Vienna, 24 October 2007 Asia-Europe - Scientific Cooperation Day Seite 13 Consortium: The consortium consists of 7 EU Member States and 13 INCO-countries from all parts of the world. Coordinator: Netherlands + 6 other EU Member States: Hungary, Austria (FFG), Belgium, Poland, Italy, Czech Republic + 13 INCO Countries: Argentina, South Africa, Kenya, Tunisia, Marocco, (Serbia), Ethopia, Brazil, Egypt, Jordan, (Croatia), Mexico, China

14 BOKU, Vienna, 24 October 2007 Asia-Europe - Scientific Cooperation Day Seite 14 Aims: Improved access to FP7 by scientists from INCO countries Improved networking between European and INCO scientists for joint FP7 projects Tasks: Improved efficiency of Information Contact Points (ICPs) in INCO countries; FOOD ICPs from INCO-countries will be supported and trained Building of a sustainable network between National Contact Points (NCPs) in Europe and ICPs in INCO countries Presentation and mapping of research activities in INCO countries => EU projects can find the right partners in INCO-countries => Database with research profiles of research institutions outside Europe: www.food-n-co.net

15 BOKU, Vienna, 24 October 2007 Asia-Europe - Scientific Cooperation Day Seite 15 Call Identifier: FP7-ENV-2008-1 Publication:End of November 2007 Submission procedure:1-step Funding Scheme (EC contribution): -Collaborative Projects -Large scale integrating projects (4-7 Mio ) -Small or medium-scale focused research projects (max. 3,5 Mio ) -Coordination and Support Actions (up to 1 Mio ) Deadline:19th of February 2008 (provisional) Budget of call:212 Mio (indicative budget) 2nd Call Environment (including climate Change) Not yet published!

16 BOKU, Vienna, 24 October 2007 Asia-Europe - Scientific Cooperation Day Seite 16 Climate Change, pollution and risks Sustainable management of resources 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 Earth observation and assessment tools Activities Subactivities Theme 6: Environment (including Climate Change)

17 BOKU, Vienna, 24 October 2007 Asia-Europe - Scientific Cooperation Day Seite 17 Sub-activity 6.1.1. Pressures on environment and climate Area 6.1.1.1. The Earth System and Climate Sea-level rise: Trends in contributions from continental ice, processes and links to climate change ICPC participation encouraged Area 6.1.1.2. Emissions and Pressures Area 6.1.1.3. The Global Carbon cycle - Greenhouse Gas budgets Area 6.1.1.4. Future Climate Area 6.1.1.5. Climate Change Natural and Socio-economic Impacts Addressing deforestation in tropical areas: Greenhouse gas emissions, socio- economic drivers and impacts, and policy options for emissions reduction SICA topic Area 6.1.1.6. Response strategies: Adaptation, Mitigation & Policies Impacts of Himalayan glaciers retreat and monsoon pattern change on the water resources in Northern India, and adaptation strategies SICA topic Multiple pathway analysis of emerging economies in a post-Kyoto regime engaging the emerging economies for climate protection ICPC participation encouraged Climate Change, pollution and risks

18 BOKU, Vienna, 24 October 2007 Asia-Europe - Scientific Cooperation Day Seite 18 Sub-activity 6.1.2. Environment and Health Area 6.1.2.1. Health effects of exposure to environmental stressors Health impacts of exposure to radiofrequency fields in childhood and adolescence ICPC participation encouraged Comparison of health risks in populations in the Arctic and selected areas in Europe due to the spreading of contaminants resulting from climate change ICPC participation encouraged New, improved and validated biomarkers to investigate long-term health impacts of exposure to environmental pollutants ICPC participation encouraged Climate Change, pollution and risks

19 BOKU, Vienna, 24 October 2007 Asia-Europe - Scientific Cooperation Day Seite 19 Sub-activity 6.1.3. Natural Hazards Area 6.1.3.1. Hazard assessment and forecasting Development of a common methodology and tools to evaluate earthquake hazard in Europe ICPC (Southern Mediterranean) participation encouraged Area 6.1.3.2. Vulnerability assessment and societal impacts Area 6.1.3.3. Risk assessment and management Prediction of triggering and risk assessment for landslides ICPC participation encouraged Area 6.1.3.4. Multi-risk evaluation and mitigation strategies Climate Change, pollution and risks

20 BOKU, Vienna, 24 October 2007 Asia-Europe - Scientific Cooperation Day Seite 20 Sub-activity 6.2.1. Conservation and sustainable management of natural and man-made resources and biodiversity Area 6.2.1.1. Integrated Resource Management Area 6.2.1.2. Water resources Clustering River Basins Twinning Initiatives and knowledge transfer ICPC participation encouraged Area 6.2.1.3. Soil research and desertification Assessment of methods to combat desertification ICPC participation encouraged Area 6.2.1.4. Biodiversity Area 6.2.1.5. Urban development Area 6.2.1.6. Integrated forest research Sustainable management of resources

21 BOKU, Vienna, 24 October 2007 Asia-Europe - Scientific Cooperation Day Seite 21 Sub-activity 6.3.1 Environmental technologies Water, Soil, Waste, Clean Technologies, Built environment, Marine environment Sub-activity 6.3.2. Protection of cultural heritage Area 6.3.2.1. Assessment and conservation in cultural heritage Development and application of methodologies, technologies, models and tools for damage assessment, monitoring and adaptation to climate change impacts (excluding extreme events) ICPC (Mediterranean partner countries) participation encouraged Sub-activity 6.3.3. Technology assessment, verification and testing Area 6.3.3.3 Environmental Technologies Verification and Testing Harmonised approaches towards the development of international technology verification systems ICPC (having an Environmental Technology Verification system e.g. Japan, Korea, Singapore, etc) participation encouraged Environmental Technologies

22 BOKU, Vienna, 24 October 2007 Asia-Europe - Scientific Cooperation Day Seite 22 Sub-activity 6.4.1. Earth and ocean observation systems Area 6.4.1.4. Developing capacity building activities in the domain of Earth observation in the new EU countries and in the developing countries Developing necessary research activities for capacity building relevant to Earth Observation and GEO in the Black Sea countries SICA Research excellence and major infrastructure in Russia and potential for S&T co-operation with EU partners in the area of the environment ICPC (Russia) participation encouraged Earth observation and assessment tools HORIZONTAL ACTIONS

23 BOKU, Vienna, 24 October 2007 Asia-Europe - Scientific Cooperation Day Seite 23 Duration: October 2007 – September 2009 Consortium: The consortium consists of 29 partner Coordinator: France 13other EU Member States: Austria (FFG), Cyprus, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, UK, Bulgaria, Romania 3 Associated Countries: Croatia, Turkey, Israel 6 INCO Countries: India, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Ukraine, South Africa 3 International Organisations Networking amongst National Contact Points Theme Environment - INT-ER-LINK

24 BOKU, Vienna, 24 October 2007 Asia-Europe - Scientific Cooperation Day Seite 24 http://www.ecoresearchaustria.at ECO Research Austria

25 BOKU, Vienna, 24 October 2007 Asia-Europe - Scientific Cooperation Day Seite 25 Thank you for your attention! Astrid Hoebertz, Andrea Hoffmann FFG – Austrian Research Promotion Agency European and International Programmes Email: astrid.hoebertz@ffg.at, andrea.hoffmann@ffg.atastrid.hoebertz@ffg.atandrea.hoffmann@ffg.at Phone: +43 - (0)57755 - 4104, - 4401


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