Relevant Networks and INCO Projects
This is the
official Network of National Contact Points (NCP) for International
Scientific Cooperation Activities (INCO) funded in the 7th Framework
Programme of the EU
The New Phase of INCONTACT, INCONTACT- One World will start its
operations at the 1st of January 2010, having a duration of 48 months,
and integrating a far more ambitious plan including:
4 Annual INCO
conferences with the participation of all the INCO NCPs.
The conferences will be held in Greece, South Africa, Germany and
France, and aime to give the opportunity for personal interaction, NCP
professional training, discussion of global science policy issues, and
presentation of research capacities from ICPC countries.
the Online Encyclopedia on International Cooperation will move to a
step further offering more complete practical information to the INCO
NCPs/NIPs, aiming to become a live tool for the transfer of knowledge
and best practices on International Cooperation. It will also act as a
tool for publishing information and as a discussion platform.
trainings for the professional development of the NCPs
will be offered.
communication channel with all the thematic NCPs will be
set for facilitating the information flow on specific aspects of
HELP-FORWARD Network, Greece
incrEAST is an
information platform designed to:
intensify international cooperation in science and technology
facilitate the networking of research organizations and institutions in
the countries of Eastern Europe/ Central Asia (EECA) and the European
promote scientific dialogue between EECA countries and EU Member States.
The platform is geared towards researchers, developers and scientists
who are interested in carrying out cross-border research projects,
gaining experience in cooperating with the European Union, and
conducting further research on the results of joint projects. incrEAST
is also aimed at decision-makers in politics and the private sector.
detailed and up-to-date information about the political development of
research and technology in the target countries,
information about collaborative projects, programmes and partner
organizations, as well as about potential Host Institutions in EECA
countries for EU researchers
contact information for local experts
Dr. Anna Pikalova
Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge
State University -
Higher School of Economics (HSE)
Address: Myasnitskaya, 20,
Moscow, 101000 Russia
Tel.: +7 495 6283254
Fax: +7 495 6250367
incrEAST website: http://www.increast.eu
International Cooperation Network for Eastern European and Central
The project will address policy stakeholders from the EU/AC and EECA
The aim is to establish and sustain three dedicated S&T Policy
Dialogue Platforms: one biregional EU/AC with all Eastern European and
Central Asian countries, and two bilateral platforms for the respective
dialogues of EU/AC with Russia and with Ukraine. The existing policy
framework for cooperation will hereby be highlighted and improved.
Special focus is the field of S&T to develop new opportunities
and links between the scientific and research communities of the
Centre for Black Sea Studies - ICBSS, Greece
project focuses on enhancing the bilateral S&T partnership
between the Russian Federation and the EU Member States, Candidate
Countries and other Associated countries.
The project BILAT-RUS aims at contributing to the sustainable
implementation of the Common Space on Research, Education and Culture
between the EU and Russia and at further strengthening the
participation of Russia in Community programmes - most prominently the
7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development
The major objectives of BILAT-RUS are:
to facilitate coherent information dissemination and awareness raising.
INCO-Wikito contribute to the optimisation of the framework and the
instruments for enhanced future EU-Russian cooperation across all
to create a knowledge base for emerging horizontal issues of
to meet the short and medium term needs of existing and upcoming joint
thematic EU-Russian Working Groups on S&T cooperation.
Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany
improve their effectiveness
The main aim of this project is to reinforce the cooperation between
the people and institutions appointed as national contact points (NCP)
for the theme Environment in 7th Framework Programme (FP 7).
The network of National Contact Points is the main channel of
communication between the European Commission and Members States at
"executive level", respectively contacts with the community of
The concept of the work plan is to mix training, practical work
side-by-side with experienced NCPs and effective work to ensure that
services offered by NCPs reach similar qualitative across Europe.
The main objectives
of this proposal are:
Strengthening the cooperation between NCPs from EU MS, by promoting
Reinforcing international cooperation with NCPs from some of the
International Cooperation Partner Countries (ICPC) with high potential
of participation to FP 7
Increasing the number and improving the quality of project proposals
submitted to FP 7 calls for proposals by a better service offered by
National Contact Points to potential proposers (scientific community
industry, NGOs, etc.)
Nationala pentru Cercetare Stiitifica, Romania
Linking Russia to the ERA
ERA.Net RUS aims at intensifying and strengthening S&T
cooperation between Russia and Europe by the coordination of MS/AC
S&T programmes towards and with Russia. The project is funded
under the 7th EU Research Framework Programme and runs from February
2009 until January 2012. The project consortium comprises eigtheen
partners from European countries and the Russian Federation.
objectives of the project ERA.Net RUS are:
Raising knowledge on bilateral and national S&T programmes with
or towards Russia and on relevant activities of other programme owners
Identifying common ground across bilateral S&T programmes of
MS/AC with Russia and providing a basis for a joint programmatic
Learning lessons from ongoing (thematic) ERA-NETs involving Russian
programme owners and identifying good practice from other international
Developing an appropriate instrumental setting for joint funding
Testing a scenario and learning lessons from a pilot joint call
Developing and promoting a sustainable joint programme with Russia
Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany
The objective of RUSERA-EXE is to increase the quantity and quality of
cooperation between Russian and EU researchers by creating long lasting
"researcher-to-researcher" RTD partnerships. The project will focus on
the 5 most promising and advanced RUSERA FP6 Regional Information Nodes
(RINs) (Tomsk, Krasnoyarsk, St.Petersburg, Uljanovsk, Ulan-Ude) who
actually will cover the whole territory of the existing RUSERA Network.
Association for Engineering Education of Russia (AEER)
Prof. Yuri Pokholkov
For contacts: Ms. Olga Mazurina
The German-Russian Network "Environmental Research and Technologies"
was set up in 2006, focusing on established contacts of Kassel
Activities of the
German and Russian scientific institutes, enterprises, and institutes
are welcome to join the Network. Especially young scientists are
invited to participate.
Workshops and presentations
East West Science
Dr. Gabriele Gorzka
Union of Black Sea
and Caspian Confederation
UBCCE is a non-governmental organization composed of central, private,
voluntary, nationally representative, horizontal business organizations
from the countries neighboring or having strong geographical ties with
the Black Sea and Caspian Region.
UBCCE, with its headquarters based in Istanbul, Turkey ensures
permanent contacts with 22 member organizations in 17 countries that it
to establish institutionalized cooperation between central, voluntary,
private, non-governmental, horizontal business organizations from
member countries with a view to assisting the economic and social
development of the region.
to permit concerted action by these central, voluntary, private,
non-governmental, horizontal business organizations vis-à-vis
governments and the business community, favoring the adoption, where
necessary, of policies conducive to the better functioning of a market
economy under optimal conditions for member countries.
to promote the social and economic interests of the companies
represented by its members.
to provide its members with information, carry out commissions studies,
adopt positions and promote these.
Europe Network is a key instrument in the EU's strategy to
boost growth and jobs. Bringing together 570 business support
organisations from 45 countries, we help small companies seize the
unparalleled business opportunities in the EU Single Market.
EEN can help you find international business partners, source new
technologies and receive EU funding or finance. And they can advise you
on issues so diverse as intellectual property, going international, or
EU law and standards.
The Enterprise Europe Network brings together business support
organisations from across 45 countries. They are connected through
powerful databases and know Europe inside out. What's more, they have
been working together for years, some even for decades.
Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC) is the forum for intergovernmental
cooperation in the Barents Region. BEAC was established in 1993 in
order to "provide impetus to existing cooperation and consider new
initiatives and proposals".
BEAC wishes to provide you with extensive information about the history
of the co-operation, its organisational structure, terms of reference
and basic documents. And also information about the Region itself,
maps, photos etc. This Website covers ongoing co-operation in several
important fields such as energy, environment, economy etc. It is also a
portal to numerous other fields of co-operation in the Barents Region.
International Cooperation for Environment Research Through
Dissemination and Networking Activities
INTERLINK is a network of Eurocjpean and Third Countries contact points
built in order to promote International Cooperation on the Environment
theme of the Seventh Framework Programme. INTERLINK is a two-year
project funded by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework
Programme. The consortium gathers 27 partners and is coordinated by the
French Environment and Energy Management Agency.
The project will focus in particular on two groups of Third Countries:
Africa and the Newly Independent States since enhanced cooperation with
these third countries would have a high impact on the implementation of
both Research and Sustainable Development policies of the European
In order to have direct access to the Environmental scientific
community a consortium has been composed of National Contact Points,
International Organisations and National Information Points, spanning
across Europe, Africa and the Newly Independent States.
The networking activities will help build interfaces/linkages between
The dissemination and networking activities will pave the way to an
enhanced cooperation with Third Countries. The project does not cover
the normal duties of NCPs but the additional networking activities.
the European scientific community and the Third Country scientific
the scientific and the development cooperation communities
the network of National Contact Points to other networks in Third
countries who are active in the promotion of the Framework Programme or
could potentially play this role
the NCP community for environment, and related fields
Europa Media Non-profit Ltd. is Europe's leading provider of training
programmes and courses on EU project design and implementation.
Through the EMT website you can find information about our numerous
training activities, in-house and online services, free publications
and other events held throughout Europe to help organisations and
individuals access the EU financing available to them.
ECO Research Austria
provides an insight into numerous excellent Austrian companies and
research organisations active in the field of Environmental research.
Current and detailed information on contact persons, expertise, EU
project experiences, patents, publications, project ideas etc. make it
a useful tool for finding appropriate partners for your R&D
This database is a service provided by the Austrian Research Promotion
Agency/European and International Programmes (FFG/EIP/Unit Environment)
to support researchers and enterprises in establishing and
strengthening international co-operations for research and
— Health and Environment Network, is a project funded under the 6th
framework programme. The main objective of HENVINET is to establish a
long-term co-operation between researchers, policy-makers and other
stakeholders in the area of environment and health research and
assessment. In both projects: ERA-ENVHEALTH and HENVINET, there are
tasks aiming at improving the exchange of E&H information and
facilitating contacts and networking among experts working in the
E&H field. HENVINET has developed the H&E networking
portal, and ERA-ENVHEALTH has developed the ERA-ENVHEALTH Research
database and Expert database. Possibilities for cooperation have been
explored to facilitate sharing information and resources developed
within each of the projects.
The SNOWMAN network is a transnational group of research funding
organizations and administrations in the field of soil and groundwater
in Europe. The SNOWMAN network wants to develop and share knowledge for
the sustainable use of soil and groundwater. For the development of
knowledge the SNOWMAN network has established a research programme that
is executed by organizing calls for projects. Already two calls have
been launched successfully. More information on the history and
accomplishments of the SNOWMAN group and the finalised and ongoing
projects can be found on the this website.
Environment and health (E&H) research is a broad and complex
field of study, defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as those
aspects of human well-being and disease that are determined by
environmental factors. Activities related to assessment and management,
such as defining policies and strategies, are also part of the
E&H field. Actors in the field are therefore dispersed across
several (often segregated) organisational structures, including
governmental guidance bodies, funding and programming bodies, and
public or industrial research operators. Stakeholders in the field also
include many non-governmental organizations and the general public
The objectives of the ERA-ENVHEALTH project are to join together the
financers and programmers of research in health environment to
establish a perennial collaboration between the various organizations
by studying the results and methods in these various organizations, by
defining priority sets of themes and while answering there by joint
activities and transnational calls for projects of research.
ERA-ENVHEALTH will bring dynamism to Environment and Health research in
Europe by promoting collaboration between research programmes and
fostering innovative idea.
The originality of ERA-ENVHEALTH is to start with a trans-national
joint call in order to experiment joint funding and to fully assess the
implementation of this joint programme. ERA-ENVHEALTH is a contribution
to the European E&H Action Plan 2004-2010, promoting the better
use of E&H research results to support policy development, and
to better anticipate issues affecting the public.