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International Scientific Conference «Russia and EU: problems of structuring of common research and education area»
December 13-14, 2006, Voronezh, Russia

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The Central Black Soil Regional Information Point created in the framework of RCIABC, Voronezh State University, has been included in INTAS FP6 NIS Information Network (ININ) since the 1st of January, 2006

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Since December 2005 there has been started a regular (twice a month) newsletter of informational bulletin to Central Black Soil regional universities and research institutions in order to inform them about opportunities of participation in S/T and educational projects of international and national organisations, foundations and programmes. The bulletin contains information on open calls for proposals and peculiarities of Russian universities participation in international projects and aspects related to S/T cooperation.

Information Bulletins :
06.12.2006 - Information Bulletin №17.
14.11.2006 - Information Bulletin №16.
01.11.2006 - Information Bulletin №15.
05.10.2006
- Information Bulletin №14.
18.09.2006 - Information Bulletin №13.
23.08.2006 - Information Bulletin №12.
03.08.2006 - Information Bulletin №11.
22.06.2006 - Information Bulletin №10.
09.06.2006
- Information Bulletin №9.
26.05.2006 - Information Bulletin №8.
02.05.2006 - Information Bulletin №7.
14.04.2006 - Information Bulletin №6.
30.03.2006 - Information Bulletin №5.
16.03.2006 - Information Bulletin №4.
26.02.2006 - Information Bulletin №3.
25.01.2006 - Information Bulletin №2.
27.12.2005 - Information Bulletin №1.

2007

January

* Greek FP7-ICT launch event Athens, Greece
[Event Date: 2007-01-19]

* Belgian FP7 launch Brussels, Belgium
[Event Date: 2007-01-30] .

2006

May

On the 19th of May, 2006 there was carried out an Informational workshop "Prospects of enhancing participation of higher education institutions and research organizations of the Central Russia in the EU Sixth/Seventh Framework Programmes in the field of scientific and technological development".

December

FP7 first calls:

[2006-12-22]

http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/calls_en.html


December

Council approves FP7

[2006-12-19]

The Seventh Framework Programme for research and technological development (FP7) cleared its final hurdle on 18 December when it was adopted by the Council. The programme will start on 1 January 2007.

The decision was widely expected following an agreement on a common position between the Parliament and Council in November. The common position meant that the decision could be adopted by the Environment Council without discussion.

The Council also adopted a regulation setting out the rules for participation in FP7 by companies, research institutes and universities, and on the dissemination of research results.

The total budget for FP7 is €50.521 billion, and the programme will run for seven years. An additional €2.7 billion has been earmarked for the Euratom programme on nuclear research, which will run for five years.

FP7 will be implemented through four specific programmes:
- Cooperation - collaborative research;
- Ideas - the establishment of a European Research Council (ERC) to support frontier research;
- People - human resources;
- Capacities - research infrastructure and potential research capacity.

The first calls for proposals are due on 22 December.

Political discussions on FP7 were first held back by the lack of agreement on the EU's financial perspectives for 2007 to 2013. Consensus among the EU's Heads of State and Government on the overall budget was needed before the FP7 budget could be set.

Subsequent negotiations addressed ethical questions related to EU funding for human embryonic stem cell research, the structure of the ERC and the risk-sharing finance facility.

The European Commission first submitted its proposals on FP7 in April 2005.

For further information on FP7, please visit:
http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/home_en.html


December

FP7 pages updated:
Towards FP7
FP7 general information
FP7 main objectives
FP7 participance

December

Work programmes on FP7 priorities

December

The informational bulletin #17 can be found on our web-site

December

The European Parliament gave the go-ahead for the EU's research and development funding for the period 2007-2013, when MEPs adopted 10 reports relating to the 7th Framework Research Programme (FP7). This programme, the EU's main instrument for funding scientific research, will have a budget of more than €54 billion over its seven-year life.


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December

EUROPEAN COMMISSION.
Erasmus Mundus
"External Cooperation Window"

Guidelines for grant applicants responding to the Call for Proposals for the implementation of the window in academic year 2007/2008

In English
In Russian (unofficial translation)

December

'It's a great day', EU Science and Research Commissioner Janez Potocnik told journalists immediately after the European Parliament approved amendments to the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) proposal that were drafted together with the Council.

Although the new text still requires formal approval by the Competitiveness Council, this is expected to be achieved without problems at its next meeting on 4 and 5 December. This will then enable the Commission to publish the first calls for proposals on 22 December as planned, and officially launch the biggest ever European research programme.

FP7 is divided into four specific programmes. The 'Cooperation' programme will support research cooperation in a number of specified thematic areas. 'Ideas' will fund investigator-driven research through a newly created European Research Council (ERC). The 'People' programme will support training and researchers' career development, while 'Capacities' will support the coordination and development of research infrastructure, regional research clusters, international cooperation and closer ties between science and society.

The programme's budget of €54.582 billion at current prices is a 'major improvement' according to Mr Potocnik. Of this, €50.521 billion will go to the European Community programme, and €2.751 billion to the Euratom programme (fusion energy research, and fission and radiation protection), which runs from 2007 until 2011. A further €1.31 billion is foreseen for Euratom for 2012 and 2013.

The final changes to FP7 correspond to the Parliament's priorities. Amendments submitted by rapporteur and Polish MEP Jerzy Buzek ensure that children's health, respiratory diseases, neglected diseases and fisheries will receive funding; attempt to ease the participation of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs); and give increased emphasis to the scientific training role of the Joint Research Centre (JRC).

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For more information, please visit:
http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/
http://ec.europa.eu/research/fp7/home_en.html

November

The European Commission has announced the date of the opening of the first calls for proposals under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).

With FP7 reaching the end of its adoption process (the European Parliament expected to give its green light on 30 November), the European Commission has announced 22 December as the day when the first calls for proposals will open.

The Director General of DG Research, Jose Manuel Silva Rodriguez, made the announcement at a briefing session on the biggest EU Research programme to date. 'Tomorrow's answers start today with the Seventh Research Framework Programme,' he said.

He also outlined some of the new elements in the €53 billion programme, which will bundle all research-related EU initiatives together under one roof.

Mr Rodriguez explained how the objectives of FP7 have been grouped into research themes; Cooperation, Ideas, People and Capacities. He went on to explain how the programme will develop research that will meet the needs of European industry through the work carried out by Technology Platforms and the new Joint Technology Initiatives.

The Director General finished on a high note by stating that all procedures would be simplified. Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) would be actively encouraged to get involved and the newly established European Research Council (ERC) would fund the best of European fundamental science.

The Seventh Framework Programme will be fully operational as of 1 January and will expire in 2013.

For more information, please visit:
http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/
http://ec.europa.eu/research/fp7/home_en.html

November

The informational bulletin #16 "Towards FP7" can be found on our web-site

November

The informational bulletin #15 can be found on our web-site

October

FP7 pages updated:
Towards FP7
FP7 general information
FP7 main objectives
FP7 participance

October

FP7 page updated
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October

Interview with Richard Burger, Science and Technology Counsellor, Science, Technology, Transport, Energy and Environment Section, Delegation of the European Commission to Russia about the key differences between the Seventh Framework Programme and FP6. The interview was published in the newspaper "Poisk" of 04/08/2006 (896-897).
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October

Publications on the RIP activities. Newspaper "Poisk" of 01/09/2006
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October

The informational bulletin #14 can be found on our web-site

September

Updated information about Russian NCP.

September

The informational bulletin #13 can be found on our web-site

September

Updated information about Russian NCP.

August

The informational bulletins #1-12 can be found on our web-site.

April

The 3rd International Symposium "EU-Russia prospects for cooperation in Biotechnology in the Seventh Framework Programme" will be held on June 6-8, 2006 in St.Petersburg.
Information about the Symposium

January

Information about Erasmus Mundus programme.

2005

December

On the 28-29th of November in Institute for System Analysis of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow) there was held a workshop "The Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development of EU" by the NCP "Ecotech Global Change and Ecosystems". The CBS RIP delegates I.N.Zornikov and A.V.Akulshina participated in this workshop.

November

Here you can find a booklet about ric activities

October

FELLOWSHIP - 2006 IREX Individual Advanced Research Opportunities (IARO) Fellowships

The deadline for the 2006 competition of the Individual Advanced Research Opportunities (IARO) Program is November 15, 2005. The IARO Program provides fellowships to US students, scholars and professionals for overseas research on contemporary political, economic, historical, or cultural developments relevant to US foreign policy. Limited funding
is also available for non-policy-relevant topics.

IARO applications and supporting materials are available on the IREX website at http://www.irex.org/programs/iaro/index.asp

Fellowships will be awarded to Masters students, Predocs, Postdocs and Professionals with advanced degrees.

The countries eligible for research are Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
Limited funding is also available for the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
Fellowships are also available for cross-regional research in Iran with
one or more of the countries above.
IARO Fellowships cover travel expenses, housing costs and a stipend.
IARO is funded by the United States Department of State Title VIII Program and the IREX Scholar Support Fund.

Questions may be addressed to the IARO Program Staff at IARO@IREX.org or
by calling 202/628-8188.

You may find a list of all IREX International Fellowship opportunities on the website: http://www.irex.org/programs/grants.asp

July

Here you can subscribe our newsletter. Send a letter to rciabc@main.vsu.ru in the subject blank write "News subscription"

June

Informational review of The International Association for the Promotion of Co-operation with Scientists from the New Independent States (NIS) of the Former Soviet Union

June

NCP "Nano" informational bulletin

June

New FP6 calls for proposals are opened.
In Russian on our site

June

On 23-24 June takes place the international seminar "The Opportunities of European Funding for Economics, Social and Human Sciences in Russia"
The venue: Management Faculty, Saint-Petersburg State University, Saint-Petersburg, Volkhovskiy Lane, 3, Russian Federation
Work languages: English and Russian (simultaneous translation)

Coordinators:
National Contact Centre "Knowledge-based society", Centre for Science Research and Statistics, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
Zavarukhin, Vladimir P.
The International Association for the Promotion of Co-operation with Scientists from the New Independent States (NIS) of the Former Soviet Union:
Gulnara Roll
Management Faculty, Saint-Petersburg State University:
Kazantsev, Anatoliy K.

Objectives: to inform Russian researchers about a role of economics, social and human sciences in 7 Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) and the opportunities of research funding in this field within FP7 and other European programmes and foundations. The seminar is also aimed to study interest and collect Russian scientists' proposals on the research topic in order to get EU funding.

Within the seminar there will be hold a discussion about the forthcoming (autumn 2005) INTAS call for proposals in the field of social and human sciences.

Within the seminar there will be Russian scientists speeches, discussions about joint researches, beneficial to European research organisations as well as common problems of methodology and theory of social sciences.

 

May

On 20 May National Contact Centre for human resources and mobility holds the international seminar "Creation of regional network for promoting international human resources and mobility".
The seminar is aimed to promote system of informational and consultancy provision for Russian scientific community on the 6 Framework Programme priority "Marie Curie Programme - human resources and mobility" on the regional level.

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April

Our web site started its work

February

On the 10 - 11th of February the III Days of International Education and Science in the Central Russia were organised with the participation of National Contact Point of RF "Knowledge society".

The following presentations took place:
- the Sixth Framework Programme of the European Union for Research and Technological Development (Jean-Louis Lavroff, Head of Science, Technology, Transport, Energy and Environment section of Delegation of European Commission in Russia)
- INTAS programmes (Dr. Gulnara Roll, Scientific Officer for Economics, Social and Human Science, INTAS)
- TEMPUS programme (R. Butovskiy, Deputy director, TEMPUS National Office in Russia)
- Central Federal District and Central-Blacksoil Region scientific potential (I.N. Zornikov, Director of Regional Centre for International Academic and Business Cooperation, Voronezh State University)

Moreover, the following events took place:
The round-table discussion: "Challenges of the regional HEIs' and research organisations' participation in FP6 and INTAS. Prospective FP7 scientific thematic priorities"
The exhibition of Voronezh HEIs' scientists' research projects was organised.

Training workshop on Russian HEIs and research organisations' participation in FP6 (Zavarukhin) (59 participants were awarded with the certificates).

Regional scientists' meeting with Dr. Gulnara Roll, Scientific Officer for Economics, Social and Human Sciences "Regional scientists' participation in European research programmes in the field of economics, social and human sciences".

Within Mr. Lavroff's visit to Voronezh there was a meeting with Voronezh region senior administrators. There was emphasized a great commitment to developing cooperation with European colleagues in the field of FP6 and other European research programmes.
The presentation materials on regional HEIs' and research organisations' scientific potential and project proposals were passed to the Delegation of European Commission.
More than 110 scientists, rectors, HEIs' vice-rectors for research, senior administrators of research organizations and authority representatives of 10 districts of Central Federal Region participated.
The Days got massive media coverage. There were 5 TV channels, representatives of a number of the federal and regional newspapers and magazines

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About Centre


The Central Black Soil Regional Information Centre for scientific and technological cooperation with EU (CBS RIC) is one of the regional element of national infrastructure to support collaboration between Russian Federation and European Union within the Sixth Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP6) and promoting the involvement of Russian RTD and communities in its projects.
The principle objective is to perfect structure of collaboration between Central Black Soil regional research organizations and HEIs and EU, to give all the necessary methodological, information and consultancy support for research activity of scientific communities of the Central Black Soil Region within the FP6 consortiums on the following thematic priorities:
Priority 1 "Life sciences, genomics and biotechnology for health";
Priority 3 "Nanotechnologies and nano-sciences, knowledge-based functional materials, new production processes and devices";
Priority 5 "Food quality and safety";
Priority 6.3 "Sustainable Development, Global Changes and Ecosystems";
Priority 7 "Citizens and governance in a knowledge-based society";
Marie Curie Actions - Human resources and mobility

(c) 2005-2006 Central Black Earth Regional Center Of International Academic And Business Cooperation of Voronezh State University