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.
Creation of a database with Russian Key players in environmental research
Identification of environmental research needs in Russia
Organisation of training activities to educate Russian scientists and multipliers on how to participate in FP7
Organisation of thematic workshops to Identify cooperation opportunities between Russian and European scientists
Organisation of International Events to stimulation networking and awareness raising on Russian research excellence
Organisation of Brokerage Events in the Environmental sector for matchmaking and consortium building
Preparation and Dissemination of an e-Newsletters and News Alerts with updated info on new developments of the FP7 Environmental thematic priority
Provision of support to the Russian National Information Points (NIPs) to develop profession high quality services
Setting up and maintaining a liaison with Russian policy makers and experts
Title:Analysis and optimization of the anaerobic digestion process of wastewater treatment plants sludge by studying several variables (both in the raw sludge and in the dried sludge) for reaching a high biogas production with low presence of contaminants and obtaining a digest with appropriate characteristics for use as a fertilizer
Type of partner sought: Industrial or research partners active in the field of municipal sludge treatment and management
Organization Type: Industry Deadline: 31/12/2009
Title:Monitoring and modelling the air quality and noise in the vicinity of an airport and determining the response of the local community to environmental pollutions from airports
Type of partner sought: Industrial or research partners active in the area of air quality and noise monitoring
Organization Type: Industry Deadline: 30/12/2009
Title:Decision support systems for agro-ecological evaluation concerning soil and climate change (Ref: 09 ES 27F4 3EUG )
Type of partner sought: Industries, companies, research institutions
Specific area of activity of the partner: Soil and Climate Change.
Task to be performed by the partner sought: Project Coordinator. Deadline: 07/09/ 2010
Title:Boosting Life Cycle Assessment use in SMEs: development of sectoral methods and tools
Type of partner sought: -University and Research center with experience with LCA/EPD, especially PCRs, great knowledge of LCA and experience in defining its parameters, settings, limits and potential weaknesses. -SMEs -Consultancy.
The kick off meeting of the consortium took place on the 7th and 8th of September 2009 in Venice Italy. The partners of the consortium, which are experts on FP7 and the environment from Europe and Russia, productively discussed the project development in details, setting up an effective agenda for the next 2 years. The successful meeting was the start of a fruitful collaboration that will significantly contribute to improving Russian participation in EU funded environmental projects.
WHAT’s THIS SPACE: Feedback questionnaire published soon
The E-URAL partners will shortly publish a questionnaire with an ultimate goal to map the niches of excellence existing in Russia relevant to the thematic priorities of environment spread across FP7 Themes. Furthermore, the questionnaire aims at identifying the environmental research needs and support researchers to participate at the FP7 Environment priority calls for proposals.
Information Day on Environment including climate change
Brussels, Belgium, 17/10/2009