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1 International Bureau of the BMBF at PT-DLR 1/13 LEANES Workshop Brussels, 27 April 2011 Christoph Elineau, PT-DLR Facilitating the Bi-Regional EU-ASEAN Science and Technology Dialogue

2 International Bureau of the BMBF at PT-DLR 2/13 agenda 1) The SEA-EU-NET project – background, objectives and activities 2) Evidence on EU-SEA S&T cooperation 3) Lessons learnt 4) Next steps – SEA-EU Year of Science and Technology, 2012

3 International Bureau of the BMBF at PT-DLR 3/13 1) SEA-EU-NET (INCONET Southeast Asia) Project funded by the European Commission ( ) to foster S&T cooperation between Europe and South East Asia one of ten running INCONETs (major world regions) Involving 10 partners from Europe, 3 from associated countries and 9 from South East Asia Run by policy makers and science administrators 3 main objectives: –Stakeholders dialogue between European countries and countries from SEA on S&T cooperation –Increasing participation of researchers from SEA in FP7 –Scientific analysis; developing and providing policy recommendations

4 International Bureau of the BMBF at PT-DLR 4/13 1) SEA-EU-NET - Consortium No.ParticipantParticipant Organisation NameCountry 1 Coord PT-DLRThe International Bureau of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research Germany 2KNAWRoyal Netherlands Academy of Arts and SciencesThe Netherlands 3BHCThe British High Commission SingaporeSingapore/United Kingdom 4COLBUDCollegium Budapest, Institute for Advanced StudyHungary 5TUBITAKThe Scientific & Technological Research Council of TurkeyTurkey 6NSTDANational Science and Technology Development AgencyThailand 7ZSIZentrum für Soziale InnovationAustria 8RISTEKMinistry of State for Research and TechnologyIndonesia 9NACESTINational Centre for Scientific and Technological InformationVietnam 10GIGAInstitute of Asian Studies GIGA German Institute of Global and Area StudiesGermany 11CIRADCentre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement France 12DEMOSDEMOS – Think tank for everyday democracyUnited Kingdom 13CNRSCentre National de Recherche ScientifiqueFrance 14TUBITAK-UMEThe Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey UMETurkey 15PANPolska Akademia NaukPoland 16NML-SIRIMNational Metrology Laboratory – SIRIM BerhadMalaysia 17DOSTDepartment of Science and TechnologyThe Philippines 18AITAsian Institute of TechnologyRegional Institution 19NTUNanyang Technological Univesity Singapore 20EUResearchVerein EUResearchSwitzerland 21STINational Science, Technology and Innovation Policy OfficeThailand 22NASTNational Authority for Science and TechnologyLaos

5 International Bureau of the BMBF at PT-DLR 5/13 1) SEA-EU-NET - Summary and objectives 1)Stakeholders Dialogue – long-term strategic approach –Stakeholders Dialogue between policy makers, science administrators and researchers – towards a long-term perspective on S&T collaboration –Yearly conference on overarching subjects how to foster S&T collaboration 2)FP 7 Participation – short term action –Advocating FP7 in SEA – Setting up of National Contact Points –Scientific workshops / Matchmaking activities towards FP7 calls –Identifying areas/topics with potential for SEA-EU cooperation – support to priority setting by EU Commission 3)Scientific analysis, recommendations –Generating and disseminating knowledge on S&T systems in SEA and structures/priorities of SEA-EU S&T collaboration –Evidence/Recommendations for policy makers (EU Commission, ASEAN Sec, Policy makers from EU and ASEAN member states)

6 International Bureau of the BMBF at PT-DLR 6/13 Fig. 1 Number of FP7 participation per country and priority (ASEAN) 2) Evidence on SEA-EU cooperation

7 International Bureau of the BMBF at PT-DLR 7/13 2) Evidence on SEA-EU cooperation Fig. 3 Co-publication figures of SEA countries (Scopus data, 2009)

8 International Bureau of the BMBF at PT-DLR 8/13 1) Stakeholders dialogue -High-level political support is necessary to get things going (parallel top-down and bottom-up approach) -Platform to link different bi-regional and bilateral initiatives -Need for an ongoing dialogue between policy makers, scientists and stakeholders 2) Strengthening of FP7 participation -FP7 National contact points in SEA are key to reach out to SEA research community -FP7 is not an easy sell (no ASEAN-specific priorities, global competition, collaborative research in big teams, high entrance barrier) -Some thematic areas/priority themes for cooperation are clearly of mutual benefit (Health/EID, Environment/Biodiversity, Food safety/Quality) -FP7 alone is not sufficient (esp. to strengthen cooperation with weaker ASEAN countries) – FP cooperation has to be set in a wider framework (mobility schemes, long-term institutional cooperation) 3) SEA-EU-NET - Lessons learnt

9 International Bureau of the BMBF at PT-DLR 9/13 3) Scientific analysis, recommendations -Data analysis (FP7, Bilateral projects,. co-publication data) shows that S&T cooperation between EU and SEA countries is very diverse and strong and focuses on a selected number of subject areas (Environment/Climate Change, Biotech/Agriculture, Health/Infectious diseases) -Little knowledge among EU policy makers (and scientists) about dynamics in SEA S&T systems -Relatively low visibility of S&T cooperation between the two regions General observations -Consortium structure is key for success – project needs to be driven by organisations responsible for implementing international S&T cooperation (own interest in fostering S&T collaboration) -Little policy coherence on EU Com level (Cooperation priorities vary greatly among different DGs – f.e. energy cooperation) 3) SEA-EU-NET - Lessons learnt

10 International Bureau of the BMBF at PT-DLR 10/13 4) Next steps - Southeast Asia – Europe, Year of Science and Technology, 2012 An idea born within the SEA-EU-NET based on our dialogue activities Proposed as a bi-regional joint approach The overall objective of the Southeast Asian Science & Technology Year 2012 is to highlight, promote and extend the EU-SEA S&T cooperation The Year of Science and Technology should focus on: –Political Dialogue on S&T – Bi-regional high-level political dialogue –S&T cooperation - concrete instruments and activities to support scientists; (e.g. scientific workshops, events and establishment of new funding mechanisms like fellowship schemes) –Science awareness/Science communication - Building broad public awareness for S&T cooperation.

11 International Bureau of the BMBF at PT-DLR 11/13 The approach for managing the Year of S&T: Agreed and supported by policy makers from both regions Integrating a wide range of actors and activities under the umbrella of the S&T year SEA-EU-NET as a facilitator/platform to support the implementation What SEA-EU-NET is offering: 1.Management & Communication (Secretariat for the Year of S&T) 2.Marketing (YoS website, Logo, Promotional materials) 3.Evidence on S&T cooperation as a background for political action (Analysis, Studies, Bibliometrics) 4.Running own activities (Kick off meeting (Hanoi 2011), Road shows, Summer schools) 5.Prepared to take the lead on new instruments/activities (Fellowship schemes, S&T agreement, ERA-NET) 4) SEA-EU Year of Science and Technology, 2012

12 International Bureau of the BMBF at PT-DLR 12/13 Your contribution Feedback, ideas, brainstorming Label an event - suggest, propose ideas for the Year of S&T Participate in an event, activity organised within the Year of S&T Your benefit Access to new cooperation partners – enlarging from bilateral to biregional cooperation Increased visibilty to policy makers and the wider public Synergies with other ongoing cooperation projects 4) SEA-EU Year of S&T, 2012 – whats in for you?

13 International Bureau of the BMBF at PT-DLR 13/13 SEA-EU-NET contacts Website Project coordination Gerold Heinrichs, Christoph Elineau PT-DLR Bonn, Germany +49/(0)228/ Thank you very much!


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