SEE-ERA.NET Initiatives Pilot Joint Call for Research Proposals IGLO Open Session, 5.12.2006 Southeast European Era-Net Florian Gruber, Dissemination and

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<ul><li><p>SEE-ERA.NET InitiativesPilot Joint Call for Research ProposalsIGLO Open Session, 5.12.2006Southeast European Era-Net Florian Gruber, Dissemination and Communication</p></li><li><p>Some spotlights on the SEE-ERA.NET projectSEE-ERA.NET is a European Commissions networking project for the integration of the Southeast European countries into the European Research Area</p><p>SEE-ERA.NET is a network of 14 ministries and 3 agencies in 14 European countries that includes all Western Balkan countries and works directly on the level of policy makers</p><p>SEE-ERA.NET provides new perspectives for scientists and already existing networks in Southeast Europe by opening up a European-wide perspective for scientific cooperation and funding</p><p>SEE-ERA.NET partner countries provide national funding for multinational research teams through the Joint Call for Proposals</p></li><li><p>Nature shows us the way: Birds coordinating their efforts</p><p>71 % gain of efficiencyCoordination of National Programmes-ERA-NET</p></li><li><p>Why is there a need for strengthening the cooperation in Southeast Europe? Some spotlights:Only 1992 end of Communist rule in Albania1995 end of the civil war in Bosnia and Herzegovina1998 the last Serb held enclave in eastern Slavonia was returned to Croatia1998-99 NATO bombing on Belgrade during Kosovo conflict2001 end of ethnic civil unrest in FYRo Macedonia 2006 Serbia and Montenegro become independent states</p><p>There is still a need for trust-building cooperation measures in Southeast Europe; especially in the region of the Western Balkan countries. </p></li><li><p>The Southeast European Era-Net consortium (I)</p><p> Ministry of Education and Science in Albania Ministry for Education, Science and Culture in Austria Centre for Social Innovation in Austria, SEE-ERA.NET Coordinator Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bosnia and Herzegovina Ministry for Education and Science in Bulgaria Ministry of Science, Education and Sports in Croatia Ministry of Foreign Affairs in France Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in France Ministry of Education and Science in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia</p></li><li><p>The Southeast European Era-Net consortium (II) Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany International Bureau of the Ministry of Education and Research in Germany Ministry of Development, General Secretariat for Research &amp; Technology in Greece National Office of Research and Technology in Hungary Ministry of Education and Science in Montenegro Ministry of Education and Research in Romania Ministry for Science and Environmental Protection in Serbia Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology in Slovenia</p></li><li><p>2. SEE-ERA.NET Transparency, Interactivity, SynergyObjectives of SEE-ERA.NET:integrating Southeast Europe into the European Research Areaadding value to existing bilateral S&amp;T agreementsimproving interregional research cooperationcontributing to the EU-Balkan countries Action Plan in S&amp;T, adopted at EU Ministerial Conference in Thessaloniki in 2003.</p></li><li><p>3. Examples of Joint SEE-ERA.NET activitiesA Comparative Summary Report (incl. SWOT-analysis and short explanation of the national research system) about the structures and procedures of existing bilateral RTD programmes targeting Southeast EuropeReport on the national systems of research of all West Balkan Countries (incl. analysis of research priorities and programmatic activities) and a mapping of their main RTD stakeholders (mapping)Report on the specific RTD co-operation needs of the West Balkan CountriesSEE-ERA.NET Project Database: Set of data on projects funded under bilateral RTD programmes in a common data-base and analytical assessment of these funded projects (incl. Clustering)</p></li><li><p>4. Political strategy papers, lobbying on EU level: Conference in the European Parliament in February 2005, organised by Greece, Austria and SloveniaEU Presidency Conference European University Association, in February 2006In view of the success of the SEE-ERA.NET (the European network for integration of WBC into the ERA) project in establishing a sustainable network...IX Conference of European Ministers of Education Strengthening Education in Europe, March 2006... support of the Southeast European Era-Net (Final Communiqu)J Potocnik: SEE-ERA.NET should feed into the Steering Platform for Research, June 2006</p></li><li><p> 5. SEE-ERA.NET Pilot Joint Call 2006/2007</p><p> All SEE-ERA.NET partner countries have confirmed their participation with national financial contributions</p><p> The design of the call is based on research on the priorities and needs of the Western Balkan countries with a view to their better integration into the European Research Area.</p><p> The call will be monitored externally by an independent expert</p></li><li><p>Timeline for the Pilot Joint Call:</p><p>Launch of the Call: November 30, 2006</p><p>Deadline for proposals: March 31, 2007 </p></li><li><p>Funding will be provided for:</p><p>Research projects: conducted by a project consortium with at least three participants from three different countries (at least one from a Western Balkan countryNetwork projects: conducted by at least five partners from three different countries (two from Western Balkan countries)Summer Schools: conducted by a project consortium with at least three participants from three different countries (at least one from a Western Balkan country)</p></li><li><p>In the following thematic priorities:Environment: Environmental TechnologiesInformation and Communication Technologies: Applications ResearchFood, Agriculture and Biotechnology: Sustainable production and Management of Biological Resources from Land, Forest and Aquatic Environments </p><p>Indicative budget is 20.000 per project within a period of maximum 9 months.</p></li><li><p>Further information on the Pilot Joint Call:SEE-ERA-NET information days in most of the participating countriesSEE-ERA.NET NCPs training workshop in Greece, November 23-24, 20063 brokerage events (thematic conferences for researchers before the deadline of the call, in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia (ICT) and Montenegro)INTAS electronic web based tool (call managment system) supports the central administration,joint project applications reviewing system, where the assessment procedures of the review system will be transparent, fair and dedicated to scientific excellence </p></li><li><p>Where to get more information:All the necessary information for the submission of proposals can be found on the SEE-ERA.NET website www.see-era.net/pjc from November 30, 2006 onwards.</p><p>In case of further questions please contact your SEE-ERA.NET National Contact Point</p></li><li><p>National SEE-ERA.NET Contact Points I</p><p>Albania</p><p>Edmond Agolli</p><p>Ministry of Education and Research</p><p>eagolli@mash.gov.al </p><p> Bulgaria</p><p> Lora Pavlova</p><p> Ministry of Education and Science</p><p> l.pavlova@minedu.government.bg </p><p>Austria</p><p>Florian Gruber</p><p>Centre for Social Innovation</p><p>gruber@zsi.at </p><p> Croatia</p><p> Tanja Ivanovi</p><p> Ministry of Science, Education and Sports</p><p> tanja.ivanovic@mzos.hr</p><p>Bosnia and Herzegovina</p><p>Ammar Miracija</p><p>NIP FP6 BiH</p><p>ammar.mirascija@nip-fp6.ba </p><p> France</p><p> Cline Delacourt-Gollain</p><p> Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique</p><p> celine.delacourt@cnrs-dir.fr</p></li><li><p>National SEE-ERA.NET Contact Points II</p><p> Germany</p><p> Ralf Hanatschek</p><p> International Bureau of the BMBF</p><p> ralf.hanatschek@dlr.de</p><p>Montenegro</p><p> Tatjana Knezevi</p><p> Ministry of Education and Science</p><p> tatjanak@cg.ac.yu</p><p> Greece</p><p> Paraskevi Afentaki</p><p> General Secretariat for Research and </p><p> Technology/Ministry of Development</p><p> pafe@gsrt.gr</p><p> Romania</p><p> Alexandra Gurau</p><p> Ministry of European Integration</p><p> agurau@mct.ro </p><p> Hungary</p><p> Sndor Szigeti</p><p> National Office of Research and Technology</p><p> sandor.szigeti@nkth.gov.hu </p><p> Serbia</p><p> Suzana Vojinovi</p><p> Ministry of Science and Environmental </p><p> Protection</p><p> suzana.vojinovic@mntr.sr.gov.yu</p><p> Former Yugoslav Republic of </p><p> Macedonia</p><p> Katerina Sumanovska</p><p> Ministry of Education and Science</p><p> ksumanovska@mn.gov.mk</p><p> Slovenia</p><p> Slavi Krui</p><p> Ministry of Higher Education, Science and </p><p> Technology</p><p> slavi.krusic@gov.si</p><p> Marjetka Primoi</p><p> Slovenian Research Agency</p><p> marjetka.primozic@gov.si </p></li><li><p>More information about SEE-ERA.NET can be found on our project website:</p><p>www.see-era.net</p><p>Thank you for your attention!</p></li></ul>