A list of ongoing and completed science and technology projects with participation from Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the South Caucasus. These projects cover a wide range of thematic fields and are being carried out under bilateral and multilateral cooperation agreements.
Every month we feature an EU - Eastern Europe/Central Asia or South Caucasus S&T cooperation project in our category Project of the Month. Would you like to see your S&T project presented here? Please get in touch with us, we look forward to hearing from you!
jump to Projects of the Month
ACCESSRU is one of 11 projects within ACCESS4EU - supporting the access of EU researchers to third country S&T programmes. Objectives are: to assess access opportunities in Russia for EU organisations by screening the Russian S&T landscape and identifying common challenges, needs and opportunities; to raise awareness on access opportunities in Russia amongst European research organisations and to stimulate, encourage and facilitate the participation of European organisations in Russian programmes; to enhance the S&T policy dialogue and to formulate the strategic recommendations on scientific collaboration between Europe and Russia.
The goal of the ACQWA project (Assessing Climate impacts on the Quality and the quantity of WAter) is to quantify how water resources in vulnerable mountain regions, particularly those where snow and ice is a major control on runoff, may change in a warming climate. The project further aims to assess how shifts in water amount and seasonality may affect key economic actors such as agriculture, energy, tourism or mining, and how potential rivalries between these actors may be alleviated through improved water governance.
The aim of the ActionPlan-BS Project has been the preparation of an Action Plan in Science and Technology for the Black Sea countries and its adoption at the level of relevant Ministers. To achieve its goal the project included preparatory work on a draft Action Plan and the organisation of two events: a High Level Officials meeting and a Ministerial Meeting.
Compared to the manifold- potential impacts of climate change on agroecosystems, potential adaptation measures are even more complex because of the high number of options available through the human factor. The aims of ADAGIO (Adaptation of Agriculture in European Regions at Environmental Risk under Climate Change) are therefore: 1. Identifying most vulnerable regional issues through climate change 2. Identifying feasible potential adaptation measures 3. Integration into management strategies and agricultural policy.
Ukraine has a proud heritage in aeronautics dating from the Soviet era. It is one of the few countries in the world to have research, engineering and production capabilities across a wide range of aeronautics technologies. Despite these strengths, the participation of Ukrainian aeronautics actors in the EC’s past framework programmes has been low. Consequently, the main aim of AERO-UKRAINE is to facilitate research co-operation between aeronautics actors from the EU and Ukraine.
Full Title: Production of Amendments on the Basis of Natural Raw Material and Industrial Waste and Their Application for Rehabilitation of Soils Contaminated by Radionuclides. Design objective is preparation and production of a pilot lot of amendments on the basis of natural raw material and industrial waste for the carrying out of field experiments on rehabilitation of radioactive contaminated soils in Belarus with use of the amendments. Realization of the given project allows to create a scientific basis for remediation of contaminated soils and economic revival of contaminated territories.
ASCABOS is an supporting programme for capacity building in the black sea region towards operational status of oceanographic services. ASCABOS is designed to strengthen the communication system ensuring flexible and operative infrastructure for data and information exchange between partners and end users. It aims to increase public awareness and to stimulate and motivate the utilization of operational oceanographic information in regional management and decision-making practices.
BELERA is a Support Action project aimed at stimulating cooperation between Belarus and Europe in the field of nano science. Consequently, BELERA aims to develop cooperation in carbon nanotubes and photonics that are relevant to the research priorities identified in the FP7 ICT Work Programme.
BILAT-UKR*AINA aims to provide a framework to foster cooperation in Research, Technological Development and Innovation(RTDI) between the European Union (EU) and Ukraine. It is firmly based on existing cooperation of the main stakeholders and builds up on the results of previous projects funded under FP7 dealing with Ukraine, in particular BILAT-UKR (2008-2012).
On 22-23 November 2012 the new project 'BILAT-RUS-Advanced' was launched with a Kick-off Meeting in Moscow. It builts on the success of its predecessor 'BILAT RUS' and will promote the science-, technology- and innovation cooperation between Russia and the EU. European competitiveness shall be supported through strategic partnerships with Russia on a bilateral level and on the basis of mutual interest and benefit.The project will support the bilateral STI policy dialogue between the Russian Federation and the EU Member States.
BIO CIRCLE aims at increasing the participation of researchers from outside Europe in research projects under the Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Biotechnology theme (FAFB) of the 7th Framework Programme (FP7). Partners are the FP7 national contact points for FAFB in, amongst others, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine. BIO CIRCLE provides an online researcher profile database, information days and trainings in Third Countries, and a yearly international Brokerage Event in Brussels for the new calls for proposals. For more information, please visit:
The aim of the Bioliquids-CHP project is to adapt a diesel engine and a micro gas turbine to enable the combustion of various bio-liquids including pyrolysis oils and blends. The project also aims at upgrading such oils to make them easier to use in engines and at developing catalysts and a system for NOx removal from diesel engine exhaust gases.
The objective of the BEE project is to harmonise biomass resource assessments, focusing on the availability of biomass for energy in Europe and its neighbouring countries. This harmonisation will improve consistency, accuracy and reliability of biomass assessments, which can serve the planning of a transition to renewable energy in the European Union.
The BSH project has a dual objective: It contributes to the policy dialogue between the EU and the target regions, and it also implements a series of concrete activities to address the specific goals set in the call for proposals. These two objectives need to be implemented in parallel, with the policy dialogue level providing guidance, support and endorsement of the project’s results, and with the operational level feeding the policy dialogue with analytical evidence.
Black Sea Interconnection (BSI) aims at building an international network infrastructure among research and education networks in the South Caucasus region and connecting it to the pan-European research network. The network will interconnect Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia and also provide the connectivity for these countries to GÉANT2. The BSI project intends to introduce new technologies and services to the Information Society in those countries and be an important leap towards the integration of those countries scientific potential with the European Research Area.
BONUS ERA-NET is a project with a full name BONUS for the Baltic Sea Science – Network of Funding Agencies. It is funded by the EU 6th Framework Programme during 2003 - 2008. It has the form of a consortium with 14 partners from all nine Baltic Sea countries. The project’s aim is to build up a network of funding agencies and create conditions for a Joint Baltic Sea Research Programme.
BS-ERA.NET is a networking project aimed at integrating the participating countries from the Black Sea extended region in the European Research Area by linking research activities within existing national, bilateral and regional RTD programmes. Its main objectives are: to reduce the fragmentation of the European Research Area (ERA) by improving the coherence and coordination of national and regional research programmes; to develop and strengthen the coordination of public research programmes; to sustain the communication in order to develop better reciprocal knowledge and promote trust-building among programme owners; to enhance the complementarities and synergy between the Framework Programme and activities; to promote a network and mutually open at national regional research programmes level.
The Research Potential of the BSEC countries (BS-ResPot) is a project coordinated by the ICBSS and funded by the Sixth Framework Programme of the European Commission. BS-ResPot covers the twelve countries that form the Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), namely the Republic of Albania, Republic of Armenia, Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Bulgaria, Georgia, Hellenic Republic, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia*, Republic of Turkey and Ukraine. The aim of BS-ResPot has been to transform the political will for cooperation into concrete actions.
BY-NanoERA is an EU-funded project supported by the European Commission under the 'International Cooperation' within the 'Capacities' Programme of the FP7. It has resulted from the EC pilot ERA-WIDE initiative aiming to reinforce RTD and cooperation capacities of the leading research centers in the neighborhood countries.
From an ancient trade route to a virtual highway: Co-founded by the Europe Aid Cooperation Office (AIDCO) for the period from 2009 to 2011, the CAREN project aims to establish a high-capacity, yet cost-effective, regional data-communications network for research and education in Central Asia. It sets out to provide broadband to about one million researchers, students and faculty at over 200 universities and research institutions in the countries dotted along the old Silk Road.
The project aims at strengthening the regional capacity and performance of marine environmental data & information management, and adoption of international meta-data standards and data-management practices, involving stakeholders from management, research.
From climate change to irrigation performance: In the frame of the project “Central Asian Water”(CAWa) scientists from Germany and Central Asia contribute to the development of the scientific basis for sustainable water management. The CAWa project is funded as part of the German Central Asia Water Initiative (also known as the Berlin Process) by the German Federal Foreign Office for the period 2008-2011.
The main objective of the CEUBIOM (Classification of European Biomass Potential for Bioenergy Using Terrestrial and Earth Observations) project is to develop a common methodology for gathering information on biomass potential using terrestrial and earth observations. This objective will be achieved by the implementation of a systematic assessment work plan and will result in the establishment of a harmonised approach and an e-training tool for dissemination.
Mental retardation (MR) is a highly heterogeneous disorder and is of genetic origin in about 50% of the cases. The objectives of the CHERISH project are to: to develop a standardized approach for MR diagnosis through clinical workshops and courses; to create a large data-base of patients with clinically well defined MR, both syndromic and non-syndromic; identify cryptic genomic rearrangements through molecular cytogenetic analysis; sequence MR genes and analyze the molecular epidemiology of MR in Eastern European populations ; develop diagnostic tools for recurrent/common mutations; identify new MR genes in X-linked and autosomal recessive forms of the disorder; increase awareness on the possible genetic origin of MR and implications for novel therapeutic strategies. The project partners will create a large collection of samples and a database from MR patients.
Clima East is a European Union funded project package assisting the Eastern Neighbourhood Partnership Countries and Russia in approaches to climate change mitigation and adaptation. The EUR 18 million package consists of two components: the 1st, with a budget of EUR 11 million and implemented by UNDP, consists of a number of Pilot Projects that support the development of ecosystems-based approaches to climate change; the 2nd is a Policy component that seeks to foster improved climate change policies, strategies and market mechanisms in the partner countries by improving information access to EU climate change policies, laws and expertise.
The project aims at reducing green house gas (GHG) emissions caused by the uncontrolled exhausting of coal mine methane (CMM) to atmosphere and to explore suitable economically interesting schemes for its energetic use by the development of an universal decision guidance for optimal use of CMM under varying conditions, an analysis and comparison of the current legal and administrative situation in countries with big coal deposits (PL, CZ, RU, UA, RO, KZ and UK), the development, establishment and test of test units for new CMM utilisation technologies (use of CMM vented from a mine and CMM liquefaction) and the analysis of the emission reduction potential of CMM utilisation.
The project aims to establish or reinforce long-term research co-operation through a coordinated joint programme of exchange of researchers for short periods, and in particular strengthening European position in the research activities related to nanosciences, nanotechnologies and nanomaterials. It also supports the strategic objective of the PEOPLE programme to make Europe attractive to the best researchers from outside the EU.
A general project's objective is to develop an efficient and sustainable infrastructure for in-formation support to Russia's participation in FP6 and the ERA, and involvement of Russian enterprises into innovation process via establishing links with EU partners.
The European Commission has given the green light for a new collaborative project under Horizon 2020: The three-year project CREMLIN (Connecting Russian and European Measures for Large-scale Research Infrastructures) will create stronger links between European and Russian research institutions in the area of large-scale facilities and enable a more intensive STI cooperation. While Russia participates in European research facilities such as the European XFEL, FAIR, ESRF or the LHC experiments at CERN, CREMLIN should also support EU scientists to become engaged in major Russian projects.
Project CROSS TRAP tackles the ICT objective of photonic components and subsystems for sensing for environment, well-being safety and security. The project aims at developing a versatile method for standoff chemical identification of trace amounts of airborne pollutants, such as biochemicals, bacterial threats and explosive materials that can be fingerprinted using their characteristic vibrational Raman spectral signatures.
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has taken the initiative of establishing the Dialogue on Science for Sustainability with the emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. A series of structured research policy conferences and workshops aims at: Strengthening binational scientific and technological cooperation, support for national research framework programmes, the formulation of the international research agenda (G8+5) and enhanced dissemination of the results through intensive public relations work.
The FP7 funded EDGeS project has successfully set up a production-level distributed computing infrastructure (DCI) consisting of more than 100.000 PCs from several volunteer and low-cost Desktop Grids, which have been connected to existing Service Grids based on the new 3G Bridge technology and application development methodology. The main aim of the DEGISCO project is the further extension of the European DCI infrastructure and thus, reinforce the global relevance and impact of European distributed infrastructures. Among the project partners are institutions from Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine.
The aim of the DIABIMMUNE project is to assess the role of the hygiene hypothesis in the development of immune-mediated diseases, T1D in particular, and to define the mechanisms behind the potential protective effect conferred by microbial agents. The study design comprises two cohorts: a birth cohort and a cohort comprising young children. The objective is to study 2000 children at the age of 3 and 5 years and to observe 320 newborn infants with increased genetic risk for autoimmune disease from birth up to the age of 3 years. The estimated number of study subjects will altogether be approximately 7000 with Finland, Russian Karelia and Estonia each contributing have 2320 subjects. The children are tested for organ-specific autoantibodies, allergies, infections, gut microflora, and for nutritional factors.
DRIVE4EU is a demonstration project which aims at the development of the production chain of natural rubber and inulin from Russian dandelions. The objective of the project is to set up a new European chain for the production and processing of natural rubber. This will enable the EU to become less dependent on the import of natural rubber and at the same time to respond to the threat of a global rubber shortage. The project consortium comprises patners from the Netherlands (Coordinator), Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany and Kazakhstan.
The Eastern Partnership Connect (EaPConnect) project sets out to create a regional research and education (R&E) network in Eastern Europe and the Southern Caucasus. This will interconnect the national R&E network (NRENs) in six Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries and integrate them into the pan-European GÉANT network. The partner countries are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
These two new ICT projects were launched with a Kick-off Meeting in Thessaloniki, Greece, on 20-21 February 2014. They form a follow-up to the previous FP7 ICT projects, which have been implemented since 2009, namely: EXTEND, SCUBE-ICT, ISTOK-SOYUZ and PICTURE. The new projects are support actions in international cooperation targeting EECA (Eastern European and Central Asian) countries.
The European Drug Initiative on Channels and Transporters, EDICT, allies, for the first time, partners with world-class expertise in both the structural and functional characterisation of membrane transporters and channels. The EDICT project brings together leading biologists, chemists, and experts in three key technologies - X-ray crstallography, nuclear magnetic resonance, and electron microscopy - to work on this problem. EDICT will provide training opportunities for the 35 plus researchers emplyed by the project.
The EECAlink is a coordination action aimed at identification of joint research priorities of the EU and EECA countries and strengthening scientific collaboration among them. International Cooperation Partner Countries targeted by the proposal are: Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. The consortium gathers partners from: Armenia, Belarus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.
EGI-InSPIRE is a four-year project helping to establish the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) as an e-infrastructure to support research and innovation in Europe. EGI-InSPIRE is a collaborative effort involving dozens of partners in Europe and beyond. The project is co-funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme (contract number: RI-261323) to help lay down the EGI operational and support processes, as well as to build a sustainable e-infrastructure, independent from project cycles.
In recent years, a number of political initiatives aimed to realign the spatial planning (territorial planning) system in Russia, e.g. establishing environmental risk and impact assessments for plans and infrastructure projects. The EkoRUS project supports these efforts by developing scientifically based proposals that aim to embed ecologically oriented approaches into Russian territorial planning.
The ener2i project focuses on the need to find innovative and sustainable solutions to these challenges, directly addressing the gap between new energy research and European industry. Existing research results are not being sufficiently transferred into innovative processes and products, and in Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Molsova) cooperation among research institutes, universities, and the business sector are at an early stage of development.
The ENRI-East Project – "Interplay of European, National and Regional Identities: Nations between States along the New Eastern Borders of the European Union" is an FP7-SSH collaborative research project, funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (2008-2011). This international research project is dedicated to the study of socio-ethnic identities in Eastern European countries. By and large, this is a pilot scientific effort: no study like that has been ever done before in terms of its geographical coverage, thematic scope as well as variety of research tools and methods.
The Black Sea Catchment is internationally known as one of ecologically unsustainable development and inadequate resource management, which has led to severe environmental, social and economic problems. The EnviroGRIDS project addresses these issues by bringing several emerging information technologies that are revolutionizing the way we are able to observe our planet.
The ERA.NET PLUS initiative, which will run from November 2013 to October 2018, aims at enhancing the coordination of research programmes between the EU Member States (MS)/ Associated Countries (AC) and Russia. The project will implement a Single Joint Call for excellent transnational research projects in the fields of NMP, Health, Environment, SSH and Innovation. ERA.Net RUS Plus is a follow-up to the current ERA.Net RUS action that was set up from 2009 to 2013 to link Russia to the European Research Area. ERA.Net RUS was the first joint call activity in which prominent Russian Funding Parties participated in a multilateral funding scheme.
ERANIS project is a Specific Support Action (SSA) financed by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Program, whose aim is to contribute to more active involvement of NIS partners into the EU Seventh Framework Programme.
The goal of the recently started support action E-URAL (European Union and Russia Link for S&T cooperation in the area of environment) is to improve the quantity and quality of the participation of Russian researchers and SMEs in the “Environment (including climate change)” theme of the EU FP7.
The development and production of glycoarrays will provide the foreground knowledge necessary to lead to a step change in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases ranging from cancers to autoimmune diseases.
The project objective is to improve the conditions for development of science and technology innovation policies in the Russian Federation, particularly within the Russian Academy of Science, and to support commercialisation of Russian S&T results at national and international market levels.
"Linking R&D Strategies, Foresight and Stimulation of EU-Russia Cooperation in Nanoelectronics Technology". Leading research centres of Belgium (IMEC), France (CEA), Germany (Fraunhofer Society), and Italy (CNR) along with universities and research centres in Moscow (Lomonosov State University and MIKRON JSC), St Petersburg (Academic University Nanotechnology Research Education Centre RAS and the Electrotechnical University ETU), and RAS institutes in Novosibirsk and Ulan-Ude, have created within this FP7 Coordination and Support Action Project networks aiming at strengthening the EU-Russia cooperation in Nanoelectronics.
The EU-STRAT project started on 1 May 2016 and will continue until the end of April 2019. The main ambition of EU-STRAT is to provide an inside-out analysis and strategic assessment of the links between the EU and Eastern Partnership countries. EU-STRAT will address two main questions: First, why has the EU fallen short of creating peace, prosperity and stability in its Eastern neighbourhood? And second, what can be done to strengthen the EU’s transformative power in supporting political and economic change in the six Eastern Partnership countries?
On January 22-23 2009 the European project EXTEND (Extending ICT research co-operation between the European Union, Eastern Europe and the Southern Caucasus), was launched in Athens, Greece, attended by 15 participants from 8 partner-countries. The EXTEND project is a Specific Support Action and is financed by the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development of the European Commission.
The target for the FFAST (Future fast aeroelastic simulation technologies) project is to demonstrate a speed up of 2 to 3 orders of magnitude over high fidelity methods. To meet this target research will be carried out in work packages to: improve identification of critical loads; develop reduced order modelling strategies for unsteady aerodynamic and aeroelastic simulation.
FishPopTrace brings together expertise in fish traceability projects (Fish and Chips, FishTrace, FISH-BOL) to: integrate data from European fish species traceability projects, and to generate a single compatible database and tissue archive managed by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission; examine single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and otolith microchemistry and morphometrics in widely distributed populations of cod, hake, herring and sole (outputs will comprise population-level signatures associated with fish origins in early life and representative spawning groups); undertake validation of traceability tools in relation to end-user technology; develop a population monitoring system based on genetic and otolith data that will assess population stability in a temporal and spatial framework.
FRESH AIR is a 3 year project which addresses the urgent need to prevent, diagnose and treat lung diseases in LMICs and other low-resource settings where the greatest burden of disease is experienced. Our Consortium brings together leading international respiratory researchers, clinicians and policy experts from EU member states and the US who have expertise and experience of the challenges of implementation in LMICs and healthcare providers, policy makers and implementers from four countries that represent very different low-resource settings.
[back to top]
The Enterprise Europe Network is a new European initiative, aimed at providing innovation and business support to entrepreneurs and companies across the European Union. Launched in February 2008, the Network comprises close to 600 partners in over 40 countries who offer a wide range of services to small- and medium-sized enterprises. The project "Gate2RuBIN" was initiated in 2007 by a consortium of three network organizations: Russian Technology Transfer Network (RTTN), Russian Union of Innovation and Technology Centres (RUITC), Russian Agency for Support of Small and Medium Business (RA). RTTN and RUITC associate over 75 Russian innovation infrastructure organisations (Innovation Centres, Technology Transfer Centres, Technoparks) from 30 regions of Russia, covering all the most innovation-active regions of the Russian Federation.
Global SSH is an Action that aims at promoting transnational research cooperation between the Europe, Russia, the CIS countries, and China in the social sciences and humanities. The action intends to identify prerequisites for transnational research networks as well as common agendas for transnational research in the future structuring of the enlarged European Research Area (ERA).
This project aims at a breakthrough in the information capacity of Quantum Communication (QC), well beyond the standard single-mode approach, by exploiting the intrinsic multi-modal and multivariate character of the radiation field.
The HITT-CIS Project – "Health in Times of Transition: Trends in Population Health and Health Policies in CIS Countries" is an FP7-Health collaborative research project, funded by EU-FP7 Programme (2009-2013). This is an international research project that will study, in detail, trends in population health and health policies in 10 countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia).
The HydroNet proposal is aimed at designing, developing and testing a new technological platform for improving the monitoring of water bodies based on a network of autonomous, floating and sensorised mini-robots, embedded in an Ambient Intelligence infrastructure. Chemo- and bio-sensors, embedded in the mobile robots will be developed and used for monitoring in real time physical parameters and pollutants in water bodies. Enhanced mathematical models will be developed for simulating the pollutants transport and processes in rivers, lakes and sea.
The aim of the Project is to develop an exhaustive model to disentangle the genetic bases of a complex disease using population genetic epidemiology as a methodological tool. EH was chosen as the disease model, both because of long-term experience in investigating the genetics of EH and because the cardiovascular complications remain the major cause of death in the EU. Its impact in term of cost and disability are a devastating burden for patients, for their relatives and for the human potential of the EU. Designing a comprehensive genetic epidemiological model of complex traits will also help to translate genetic findings into improved diagnostic accuracy and new strategies for early detection, prevention and eventually personalised treatment of a complex trait.
ICPC Nanonet is a support action funded by the EU under FP7 for four years from 1st June 2008. It brings together partners from the EU, China, India, Russia and Africa and aims to provide wider access to published nanoscience research, and opportunities for collaboration between scientists in the EU and International Cooperation Partner Countries (ICPC).
Ideal-ist is an international ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) network, with more than 65 ICT national partners from EU and Non-EU Countries, including Eastern European Partner Countries. The network has been active under various projects since 1996, thus accumulating a wealth of experience. The current project 'Ideal-ist 2018' especially focusses on helping less experienced NCPs from Member States (MS) and Associated Countries (AC) to access the know-how accumulated in other countries and to apply it in a locally relevant and efficient manner.
ImpactMin will develop new methods and a corresponding toolset for the environmental impact monitoring of mining operations using Earth Observations. Novel technology will be proposed for the combined use of satellite remote sensing, aerial lightweight measurements and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The proposed methods will be validated at four demonstration sites in Sweden, Bosnia&Herzegovina, Romania and Russia.
IncoNet CA/SC addresses the countries of Central Asia (CA) and the South Caucasus (SC) as well as Moldova (MO). The project aims to strengthen their policy dialogue with the EU and to promote science an technology cooperation between the EU and the target regions. The project also benefits from the already ongoing IncoNet EECA project, expanding its activities with a specific focus on CA/SC and Moldova.
June 2012 was the final month for IncoNet EECA, the S&T International Cooperation Network for Eastern European and Central Asian countries. Time to highlight the achievements of the project, including 5 highly aclaimed EU-EECA Policy Stakeholders' Conferences, numerous information and training events in EECA countries, analytical reports to back future policy endeavours, a White Paper on the chances and challenges of EU-EECA STI cooperation and more. IncoNet EECA has also been running this web portal, a task which will be continued by its sister project IncoNet CA/SC (IncoNet for Central Asian and South Caucasus countries).
This project aims at stimulating closer cooperation among INCO NCPs. Within the framework of this closer cooperation, INCO NCPs/NIPs will work together to effect a substantial improvement in the overall quality of NCP services in the field of International Cooperation. The positive effect of these efforts will not be limited to the NCP network alone but the international research community will ultimately benefit from the heightened level of service offered by the network.
InJoy and Train is a 24 months Specific Support Action which aims at improving the quality and quantity the participation of researchers, multipliers and NCPs in the Food sector from R-U-A-B countries in European research.This objective is relevant and responds to the following major needs of policy coordination in the Food sector.
The INNOVER-EAST project targets five Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine) to overcome the bottlenecks of innovation, and intensify the level of cooperation between research and business. The project aims to develop new skills and competences in innovation services at relevant organisations, and to help bridge knowledge and business gaps with a focus on energy efficiency.
link temporarily removed for security reasons
INTERACT is an infrastructure project under the auspices of SCANNET, a circumarctic network of 59 terrestrial field bases in northern Europe, Russia, US, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Scotland. The project specifically seeks to build capacity for research and monitoring in the European Arctic and beyond, and is offering access to numerous research stations through the Transnational Access program.
The Institute for Physical Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia (IPR) is one of the leading research centres of Armenia. The primary aim of the project is to integrate the Institute into the European Research Area (ERA), by developing cooperation capacities with European research and innovation organizations in Quantum information, Atomic and Matter Wave Physics, and Scintillating Materials, which are relevant to the FP7 work programmes ICT and NMP.
The overall objective of the ISTOK-SOYUZ project is to explore new opportunities for ICT collaboration between EU and Eastern Europe/ Central Asia countries and to increase the number of the international collaboration projects involving partners from EECA countries.
The National Aerospace University KhAI is the only university in Ukraine providing the full cycle of higher education in aerospace science. It has over 1150 researchers, 700 teachers and 12,000 students. KhAI has strong relationship with Ukrainian industry and other aerospace stakeholders, and also participates in many national and international R&D projects with public and private partners from abroad. The KhAI-ERA project aims to support KhAI integration into the European Research Area via twinning and capacity building activities with excellent European research and innovation organisations.
After the meetings with the Kazakh leading scientists in November 2008 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, the research and consulting group innowise GmbH has started the match-making with the German research institutions for joint projects in national and in European research programs. Fields of cooperation include biotechnology, medicine, geo-technology, chemistry, catalysis research and nanotechnology. The project “LinKAGE” intends to establish and
to extend scientific links between German and Kazakh research institutions and is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research.
Ukraine is the world 7th country in CO2 emissions, and more than 70% of these emissions come from the energy sector, mainly using the local coal. Other industries such as metallurgy, coal mining and chemical productions are also huge consumers of coal-based energy. An additional factor are the thermal power plants, whose old equipment was not adapted to less emitting technologies – clean coal technologies (CCT) and carbon capture and storage technologies (CCS). In view of this, the project aims at increasing awareness on these challenges, thus preparing the ground for the implementation of CCT and CCS technologies in Eastern Ukraine.
www.donnu.edu.ua/lcoir-ua/ (to be launched soon)
The strategy of ModelPROBE is to provide an integrative tool box for cost effective site screening, site characterisation, and forensics to aid the soil thematic strategy and to be applicable in a future Soil Framework Directive. The concept will also cover survey systems and strategies that will have feedback options for acquiring the information necessary for decision making regarding remediation measures and long-term monitoring.
MOLD-ERA- Preparation for Moldova's integration into the European Research Area and into the Community R&D Framework Programs on the basis of scientific excellence - is a Coordination and Support Action funded by the EU under FP7 for 30 months from 1st November 2010. It brings together partners from the UK, Germany, Israel and Republic of Moldova, being the first project to be coordinated by Republic of Moldova in the framework of the ERA-WIDE activity.
MYPLACE explores how young people's social participation is shaped by the shadows (past, present and future) of totalitarianism and populism in Europe. Conceptually, it goes beyond the comparison of discrete national 'political cultures' or reified classifications of political heritage. It is premised rather on the pan-European nature of a range of radical and populist political and philosophical traditions and the cyclical rather than novel nature of the popularity they currently enjoy. 13 partners from EU Member States, two from Georgia and one from Russia take part in this ongoing project, which will run until end of May 2015.
The overall objective of NANOMAT-EPC is to support the deployment of societally beneficial nano- and materials technologies in the EPC, in order to increase exploitation of their scientific results and contribute to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Consequently, NANOMAT-EPC aims to develop knowledge and technology transfer in nano- and materials technologies for healthcare, clean energy and environment applications. Four pilot projects have been established in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine.
One of the major goals of NESTER was to raise awareness among key-players such as politicians and government officials responsible for policies and funding of research and education in the NECS area. To help achieve this, the Final Recommendations paper, summarising the NESTER findings from a strategic perspective was delivered at the end of the project. The document provides an executive summary about the NESTER activities and studies.
NET4SOCIETY is a networking project of National Contact Points (NCPs) for Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) with the primary goal to promote transnational cooperation by means of a structured and user-friendly network. In the course of the 3 years project duration, the declared mission of NET4SOCIETY will be to ensure that all SSH NCPs have full and easy access to all tools of their trade, e.g. all relevant information from all relevant sources, trainings, workshops, good practices, etc., giving all SSH NCPs the opportunity to be part of a learning network.
NeuroCypres is a large-scale integrated project involving 20 European laboratories in the area of Cys-loop neurotransmitter receptors funded by the European Union as of February 1, 2008. In the seventh research framework programme (FP7), the EU commission devoted a special call to stimulate high-throughput approaches to structure function analyses of membrane-transporters and channels for the identification of potential new drug target sites. The Neurocypres consortium (Neurotransmitter Cys-loop receptors: structure, function and disease) is devoted to studying structural and functional aspects of Cys-loop receptors, a superfamily of ligand-gated ion channels.
The project aims to contribute towards closer and mutually beneficial collaboration between the EU and the Eastern European partner countries, in the field of novel exploratory research within the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development of EU. The trans-national consortium of the project is composed of seven partners originating from: Greece, France, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Belarus and Republic of Moldova.
Project bridging the gap between research and innovation and taking advantage of the innovation potential of SMEs based on a better cooperation with researchers, transferring and using knowledge resulting from research. The overall objective of noGAP is to reinforce cooperation with Eastern Partnership countries to develop a 'Common Knowledge and Innovation Space' on societal challenge 'secure, clean and efficient energy'. The noGAP consortium is composed of 13 organisations from 6 countries of which 3 are EU members (Germany, Romania, Slovakia) and 3 are members of the Eastern Partnership (Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia).
The goal is to expand OpenTox as a community project enabling additional expert and user participants to be involved in developments in as timely a manner as possible. To this end, our mission is to carry out developments in an open and transparent manner from the early days of the project, and to open up discussions and development to the global community at large, who may either participate in developments or provide user perspectives. Cooperation on data standards, data integration, ontologies, integration of algorithm predictions from different methods, and testing and validation all have significant collaboration opportunities and benefits for the community.
PLAPROVA is a collaborative project between the EU and Russia with participation from South Africa that will develop a rapid plant-based system to produce and assess the capacity of different proteins to act as vaccines against important diseases of livestock such as avian influenza and blue tongue. The project is funded under the EU Framework 7 programme (Research area: Cooperation; Theme: Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology) and co-ordinated from the John Innes Centre, Norwich, U.K.
PEGASE is a four year project dealing with the High and Extra High Voltage transmission and sub-transmission networks in Europe (designated as ETN) and implemented by a Consortium composed of 20 Partners including TSOs, expert companies and leading research centre s in power system analysis and applied mathematics.
is an EU-funded marine research project dedicated to supporting policymakers of the Southern European Seas (SES) to combat marine ecosystem degradation through a framework of adaptive policies. PERSEUS is an innovative marine research project and the first of its kind in scope of activities. The new knowledge resulting from PERSEUS research is highly valuable to policymakers, the scientific community, the media and the general public for jointly participating to achieve ‘Clean Seas by 2020’.
PESI provides standardised and authoritative taxonomic information by integrating and securing Europe's taxonomically authoritative species name registers and nomenclators (name databases) that underpin the management of biodiversity in Europe.
The project aims at providing a coherent framework for the strongly fragmented field of Biophotonics in Europe. One of the challenging tasks of PHOTONICS4LIFE is therefore to structure and integrate the research and technological developments throughout the various subdisciplines of Biophotonics with their manifold interdependences.
PICTURE is an EU-funded project supported by the European Commission under the “ICT” theme of the FP7. Thanks to the achievements of the 3 EECA ICT cluster projects funded in 2009-2011, the ICT cooperation between the EU and EECA is quite developed. However, there is still room for its further evolution addressing specific needs and priorities of each country and building on bi-lateral and common cooperation instruments. In order to accelerate the process of enhancing ICT research cooperation there is a strong interest to support an open, constructive bi-regional policy dialogue between stakeholders from the EU MS/AC and EECA countries.
The PRIMA-ERA project is designed to reinforce research collaboration between the Institute of Physics, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (IPA) and research centres in the European Research Area. The IPA is a leading organisation on scientific research, knowledge transfer and graduate education in physics in Azerbaijan. PRIMA-ERA will facilitate the collaboration of the IPA with research centres in EU member and associate countries and reinforce its engagement in the FP7 projects in research topics covered by such thematic priorities as energy and nanotechnologies.
The project's aims are the development and evaluation of mitigation/adaptation (M/A) policy portfolios and the prioritization of research needs and gaps for twelve (12) countries (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine) characterized as emerging economies.
The project aims at developing a technological platform for multi-purpose processing of AB-P, in particular poultry ones, flexible enough to be tailored to different industrial sector needs. Using a novel bio-catalytic approach unmarketable poultry secondary resources will be converted into value added peptide hydrolysates leading to marketable end-products, with programmable nutritional properties, and bio-diesel. Innovative techniques will be used for the molecular characterization of the hydrolyzates.
The main goal of the project is to build tools suitable for EU27 energy import scenario analyses, able to take into account at the same time the technical, economical and environmental aspects of the main energy corridors, for all energy commodities and infrastructures.
The mission of REALISEGRID, a new project co-funded by the European Union (EU) within the 7th Framework Programme, is to develop a set of criteria, metrics, methods and tools to assess how the transmission infrastructure should be optimally developed to support the achievement of a reliable, competitive and sustainable electricity supply in the EU.
The aim of this proposal is to involve researchers of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) and five top technical universities (RTU) based chiefly around Moscow and St Petersburg in EC research proposals under the IST Priority.
RegionERA (Regional network for support of scientific and technological co-operation between European union and Russian regions) is a FP6 project under Specific Support Actions. It lasts form 2006 to 2008. The overall objective of the project is to reinforce S/T co-operation between Russia and EU through opening up scientific potential of Russian regions to ERA, to promote and develop stabilisation of scientific potential of Russian regions and its integration into ERA.
RERAM is an international cooperation project funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission in the field of climate protection, resource efficiency and raw materials. It is one of the few FP7-INCO projects addressing the forest-based sector (forestry, woodworking, furniture, paper, bioenergy). The main objective is to reinforce cooperation and coordination of research and technological innovation between the EU and countries of the European Neighbourhood Policy programme especially in Eastern Europe.
Towards a Topography of Tolerance and Equal Respect. A comparative study of policies for the distribution of public spaces in culturally diverse societies. Tolerance has been increasingly invoked as the inspiring ideal of a number of social policies in European democracies. Appeals to tolerance have animated especially the political debates on those policies addressed to accommodate minorities requests. Among such requests those for the allocation of public spaces have recently acquired pride of place in the political agendas of many European and extra-European countries (e.g. the allocation of space for Roma sites; Muslims requests to build places of worship and housing policies for migrants).
RI-LINKS2UA is a three year project funded under Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The project includes a total of twelve project partners, coming from both the EU Member States (Austria, France, Poland, Estonia, Hungary, Romania, Italy) as well as from Moldova and, of course, Ukraine. The project activities build on the results of previous EU-funded support projects with Ukraine, such as BILAT-UKR*AINA and BILAT-UKR.
The Project aims at contributing actively to the Programme's strategic objectives by targeting a major gap: the lack of RTD-cooperation between advanced and promising Russian regions and the European Union researcher organizations.
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.
The project “Scenarios for a coordinated approach to sustainable S/T co-operation with the Eastern Neighbours of the EU (SCOPE-EAST)” intends to take sustainable steps in view of an enhanced coordination of the R&D cooperation of interested EU-Member States and Associated Candidate States with Russia and Eastern Europe. SCOPE-EAST will address the question of how to achieve optimum coherence between national cooperation strategies and the EU R&D cooperation strategy and of how cooperation in R&D can contribute to other policies of the EU such as the European Neighbourhood policy. Target countries of SCOPE-EAST are in the first step Russia and Ukraine.
SCUBE-ICT is an innovative EU funded project, which started on January 2009 and will last until December 2010. It aims to upgrade the cooperation in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) between European Union, Belarus and Ukraine in key areas of mutual interest in order to create substantial socioeconomic benefits in all three regions.
The project aims at building a comprehensive framework that considers all the issues related to security of supply (e.g. geopolitics, price formation and the economic and technical design of energy markets inside and outside the EU). It develops tools, methods and models to measure and assess security of energy supply for the EU, both inside and outside the Union. These tools aim at evaluating the vulnerability of the EU to the different energy supply risks and to promote the optimisation of EU energy insecurity mitigation strategies, including investment, demand side management and dialogue with producing countries.
The overall aim of the SECURE-R2I project is to reinforce cooperation with Eastern Partnership Countries on bridging the gap between research and innovation for Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 7 'Secure Societies'. The research domains encompassed by 'Secure Societies' are broad and include ICT; Security; Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials (NMP); and Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH).
The main objective of the H2020 funded EU project SEEMLA is the establishment of suitable innovative land-use strategies for a sustainable production of plant-based energy on marginal lands while improving general ecosystem services. The use of marginal lands (MagL) could contribute to the mitigation of the fast growing competition between traditional food production and production of renewable bio-resources on arable lands. The consortium comprises three partners from Germany, one from Italy, two from Greece and two from Ukraine.
The SEMIDEC project ("Stimulating Semiconductors design cooperation between Europe and Russia") is a special support action to stimulate strategic cooperation in the design of semiconductor components and electronic based miniaturised systems between Europe and Russia. Initiated by six European (United Kingdom, France and Germany) and Russian partners, SEMIDEC project aims to develop cooperation between the two regions.
The overall aim of the SENS-ERA project is to integrate the Georgian Technical University (GTU) into the European Research Area, by developing cooperation with European research and innovation organisations in research topics highly relevant to the FP7 ICT, NMP, Security and Environment work programmes.
The SENSUM project is a response to the fact that human society is becoming increasingly exposed to natural hazards through urbanisation, greater dependency on technological infrastructures and environmental change. It is therefore essential to understand the changes in society’s vulnerability, and to integrate this into robust estimates of risk and of losses that follow an extreme natural event. This is especially important in countries such as those in Central Asia, where area-wide knowledge of the existing building stock is lacking, and the urban environment is rapidly changing.
This is the first project of CIVICS – the Caucasus Virtual Institute of Conservation Science. The initiators of the project are Jan Barkmann and Johanna Schott from the Environmental and Resource Economics Group from Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany. Partners from South Caucasus include the International Center for Environmental Research, David-Aghmashenebeli University, Georgian-American University, International Center for Agribusines Research and Education, Ganja Agribusiness Association, Teheran University and the Regional Environmental Center for the Caucasus.
SOLO is a four year integrated, multi-disciplinary project to investigate the risks of radiation exposure. It involves dosimetrists, operational health physicists, statisticians and epidemiologists from nine institutions in the EU, Russian Federation and the USA. The project will study the health of two key radiation exposed populations from the Southern Urals of the Russian Federation. The aim is to derive better estimates of the risks of cancer and some non-cancer diseases from long term exposure to ionising radiation.
Spin Photon Angular Momentum Transfer for Quantum Enabled Technologies – an FP7 Future and Emerging Technologies project. SPANGL4Q is bringing together researchers in Physics and Electronic Engineering across the EU and Russia, to understand the physics behind a quantum computer memory.
The field of biomaterials for biomedical applications has recently developed a major growth potential as demand for cardiovascular, orthopaedic, dental and other implant devices is tremendously increasing worldwide. Ageing of the European and worldwide populations will be a crucial challenge for the health-care providing sector in the 21st century. The INCOMAT endeavor was expecially motivated by problems concerning research/technology resources and capabilities in the Third Countries (Western Balkan or WBS and Newly Independent States or NIS) which have, to date, developed only regional networks.
The STONE project addresses scientific issues related to stone fruit (Prunus species) biodiversity. In a worldwide competitive context, stone fruit breeding programmes have to face new challenges regarding the maintenance of high quality fruit production under a changing climatic environment and increasing threats from pathogens. STONE is a four years programme of staff exchange between two European organisations, an associated and two ICPC third countries. This international project funded under the 7th Framework Programme comprises 6 participants from 5 countries, including project coordinator INRA Bordeaux-Aquitaine, France.
SUAFRI-EPC aims to bridge the gap between research and innovation in Eastern Partnership Countries (EPC) with a focus on Societal Challenge 2 'Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy' of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme. The three year project is being implemented by a consortium of twelve partners from across Europe and the Eastern Partnership region.
This project (formally: Reforming of Crude Glycerine in Supercritical Water to Produce Methanol for Re-Use in Biodiesel Plants) seeks to identify a viable alternative application by investigating whether (crude) glycerine can be reformed in supercritical water for syngas production and conversion into methanol, so that it can be re-used in biodiesel plants.
Spatial-economic-ecological model for the assessment of sustainability policies of Russia (SUST-RUS) is funded under 7th Seventh Framework Programme. The objective of the study is to develop and implement for Russia an integrated spatial-economic-ecological model, which represents the state-of-the-art in different areas of economic, transport, resource-use and environmental modelling. It is the aim that the model will assist the Russian policy makers and international community in their choice of medium and long-term sustainability policies. The SUST-RUS modelling approach will be superior to the current models available for Russia.
The TASIM project is a long term initiative aimed at the creation of a transnational fiber-optic backbone from Western Europe to Eastern Asia. The project envisages building a major transit route from Frankfurt to Hong Kong passing China, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey to Germany. A redundancy northern route passing Russia, Ukraine and Poland is also considered. The implementation of TASIM is supported by Eur@CA, the Eurasian Connectivity Alliance – a platform for policy dialogue and international cooperation between the related governments, UN system organisations and other stakeholders.
The proposed project TECHBRID is aimed at creating prerequisites and technical mechanisms for automated data exchange between existing European online infrastructures and the Russian online infrastructure under development, which should result in stronger integration of Russian and European innovation information resources and better interactions between EU and Russia actors in innovation sphere.
The project 'Development of multifunctional Thermal Barrier Coatings and modelling tools for high temperature power generation with improved efficiency' aims to considerably advance the efficiency of power generation in gas turbine processes by the development of improved thermal barrier coated parts or components of significantly improved performance as well as software products providing optimised process parameters.
Train-to-NZEB aims to provide world-class training on energy efficiency and RES in buildings, based on new training programmes, business plans and up-to-date training equipment for a set of training and consultation centers around Europe. Its goal is to improve the knowledge and skills in the construction sector and to provide practical trainings, demonstrations and comprehensive consulting services for design and construction of Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (NZEB).The main tasks of the project include design and equipment of 4 fully active training centers in the EU and 1 pilot center in Ukraine.
The primary objective of the UKRAINE project is to create a broad acceptance of EGNSS (European Global Navigation Satellite Systems) in Ukraine, leading to increasing adoption of Galileo and EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service) in this rapidly emerging market. The project aims to foster international cooperation in application development while simultaneously creating physical opportunities for knowledge building and commercial relationships. The project was established in January 2015. A unique contest to develop a multi-constellation receiver for release on the Ukrainian market was launched in April 2015.
The overall objective of this project is to provide user-friendly integrated e-Infrastructure platform for regional cross-border Scientific Communities in Climatology, Life Sciences, and Cultural Heritage for the South East Europe/ Eatsern Mediterranean (SEEM) region; by linking compute, data, and visualisation resources, as well as services, models, software and tools. The consortium comprises partners from several EU countries as well as from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and other non-EU countries in the region.
The proposed projects focuses on strategic, high-value photonic components and subsystems for scalable economic broadband access and local area networks. The central objective is research on, development, test and exploitation of system-enabling optical transmitters having a completely novel design and/or largely improved functionality as compared to the state of the art.
The project seeks to enhance the capabilities of the EU in conflict prevention and peacebuilding by the best civilian means. First, it will assess the current capabilities of the EU to implement conflict prevention and peacebuilding measures, and identify gaps, best practices, lessons learned and research priorities. Secondly, a ‘community of practice' and forums for dialogue will bring together policymakers, civilian and military practitioners, academic experts and the beneficiaries of EU interventions. Georgia and Ukraine are among the non-EU partners in this project.
PoM Archive 2008-2011. See all projects in alpahabetical order.
The European Commission's Projects & Results Service is your one stop for information on EU-funded research projects and project results since 1990, including Horizon 2020 projects.