E-URAL is a consortium of partners from Europe and Russia that aims at improving quantity and quality of participation of Russian researchers and SMEs in the “Environment (including climate change)” thematic priority of the 7th Framework Programme (FP7).
The main objectives of the project are:
Improve the knowledge among Russian researchers and multipliers on the thematic priority “Environment (including climate change)” of FP7.
Support the Russian National Information Point (NIP) for the Environment theme in order to improve skills that will boost the quality of services offered to FP7 proposers;
Improve capacity building and know-how on submission procedures under EU-FPs in Russia;
Raise awareness in Europe of skilled potential partners from Russia to be involved in EU-FPs in the “Environment (including climate change)” theme.
E-URAL Questionnaire: Have you filled it in?
Launch of Database for Russian Expertise in the sector of Environment
If you are looking for research partners active in the environmental sector for joint participation in FP7 calls you are welcome to visit the E-URAL website and start your search using different selection criteria.
Main Conclusions of the Workshop on Nature and
Biodiversity: Opportunities for EU-Russia
28 June - 2 July 2010, Voronezh, Russia
From June 28 to July 2 2010, the “V Days of European Science in the Central Russia” was held at the University of Voronezh. The event was promoted by the E-URAL project and the project «Scientific information and consulting provision of Russian regional infrastructure of scientific, technological and educational cooperation with the EU» of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science.
More than 80 participants, including representatives of Russian regions of
Arkhangelsk, Astrakhan, Barnaul, Belgorod, Voronezh, Yekaterinburg,
Krasnodar, Moscow, Oriel, Rostov-upon-Don, Saratov, Sochi, and Tambov, and 19 delegates from
Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Greece, participated to the event. EU-Russia scientific and
technological collaboration opportunities were presented. Challenges, trends and practical tools of
mutually beneficial research cooperation between Russia and EU were equally discussed.
During the international workshop “Nature and biodiversity: Opportunities for EU-Russia
Collaboration” (28-29 June 2010), European and Russian researchers presented their projects,
achievements and future objectives of research about different biodiversity issues.
During the second day, the researchers preliminarily discussed potential collaboration topics in the
field, in order to establish long-term partnerships for future research activities.
After the E-URAL project meeting on June 30, the training on the EU Seventh Framework
Programme: «rules of play» for Russian participants, was held on July 1-2 2010, managed by EURAL partners APRE, FORTH and RIC VSU. The participants were awarded by certificates and
received a book “Guidelines on FP7 for Russian participants” in Russian language published by the
All material, including presentations, of both international workshop “Nature and biodiversity:
Opportunities for EU-Russia Collaboration” and training on the EU 7th Framework Programme, can
be found at the E-URAL website: http://www.e-ural.vsu.ru/en/e-ural/voronezh_event/
Marine Research Capacity in a global context
Focus: Europe, Russia, Mediterranean & Black Sea
Regions: 23-24 September, Istanbul, Turkey
The Brokerage event aims at increasing the participation of European and
Russian Scientists in consortia being build with the goal to submit proposals
at the next open call of 6th thematic priority of FP7 ENVIRONMENT (including Climate change).
In particular the brokerage event focuses at the following topics:
Maritime activities and technologies
Earth observation systems
The participants will get the opportunity to receive background information about the upcoming call
on Environment, meet potential collaboration partners on specified issues and learn about relevant
Networks and Best practices of EU funded projects.
The new Environment (incl. Climate change) Workprogramme was launched
on the 20th of July. The overarching theme for all activities across the work
programme for 2011 is 'Transformation to Sustainable Societies in a Changing Environment'.
The overarching theme will be addressed though three objectives:
• to provide integrated solutions for action on adaptation to and mitigation
of climate change
• to support eco-innovation for eco-efficiency in society
• to provide a systemic approach for governance in a changing environment
The calls that will contribute to these objectives are:
The novelty of the 2011 Work Programme is the Eco-Innocation call that has a bottom up approach. In fact, the main topic of this call is open to receive proposals in fixed innovation and technological innovation. During the first stage, only the research excellence and the impact will be considered, a full evalutation will be carried out only in the second stage.
The 2011 Work Programme has a specific topic for Russia under the “Ocean of Tomorrow” call, containing a clear indication to Black Sea. The call is based on the "European Strategy for Marine and Maritime Research" and will involve, beside the Environment theme, also KBBE, Energy and Transport. The regional focus of the call on the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea reflects the huge sustainability challenges in these two sea basins. It is also in line with the Council conclusions on the "European Strategy for Marine and Maritime Research", which invite to put a particular emphasis on the Mediterranean and Black Sea basins.
JOINT CALL: FP7-OCEAN-2011-“OCEAN OF TOMORROW”
This call is implemented jointly by the following FP7 thematic priorities:
Theme 2 – Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology Theme 5 – Energy Theme 6 – Environment (including climate change) Theme 7 – Transport (including Aeronautics)
• Date of publication: 20 July 2010
• Deadline: 18 January 2011 at 17.00.00, Brussels local time
• Indicative budget: EUR 45 million from the 2011 budget
Multi-use offshore platforms
Max requested EU contribution per proposal:
EUR 14 000 000
Marine microbial diversity – new insights into
marine ecosystems functioning and its
International Partnerships for Sustainable
Technologies and Services for Climate Protection and
the Environment (CLIENT)
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research has recently published a new funding mechanism (CLIENT), which provides financing forinternational partnerships in research, development and application ofenvironmental and climate protection technologies and services. BRICcountries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) are eligible to participate andreceive financing.
International Scientific Conference: Climate and Water Balance Changes in the Caspianregion
Astrakhan, Russia, 19-21 October 2010
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