Projects

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.
 

Projects of the Month

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!

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ACCESSRU

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.
http://www.access4.eu/russia/index.php

ACQWA

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.
http://www.acqwa.ch/

ACTIONPLAN-BS

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.
http://icbss.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=18&Itemid=69

ADAGIO

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.
http://global-change.meteo.bg/adagio_en.htm

AERO-UKRAINE

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.
http://www.aero-ukraine.eu/

AMENDMENTS FOR SOILS REHABILITATION

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.
http://www.istc.ru/istc/db/projects.nsf/All/F614C04449FF6B32C32577D50047BDBF?OpenDocument&search=1

ASCABOS

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.
http://www.ascabos.io-bas.bg/index.html

BELERA

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.
http://belera.org/

BILAT-UKR*AINA

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).
http://www.bilat-ukr.eu/index.php

BILAT-RUS-Advanced

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.
http://www.bilat-rus.eu/

BIO CIRCLE/ BIO CIRCLE 2

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:
http://www.biocircle-project.eu/

BIOLIQUIDS-CHP

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.
http://www.bioliquids-chp.eu/ 

Biomass Energy Europe

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.
http://www.eu-bee.info/

BLACK SEA HORIZON

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.
http://blacksea-horizon.eu/

Black Sea Interconnection (BSI)

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.
http://www.blacksea-net.eu/

BONUS/ BONUS PLUS

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.
http://www.bonusportal.org/modules/system/stdreq.aspx?P=336&VID=default&SID=587754166327532&S=0&C=28524

BS.ERA-Net

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.
http://www.bs-era.net/

BS-RESPOT

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.
http://icbss.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=62

BY-NanoERA

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.
http://nano.bsu.by

CAREN

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.
http://caren.dante.net/

CASPINFO

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.
http://www.caspinfo.net/

CAWa

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.
http://www.cawa-project.net/

CEUBIOM

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.
http://www.ceubiom.org/

CHERISH

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.
http://cordis.europa.eu/fetch?CALLER=FP7_PROJ_EN&ACTION=D&DOC=4&CAT=PROJ&QUERY=011fa8f18626:91a7:1a2bc0be&RCN=89726

ClimaEast

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.
http://www.climaeast.eu/ 

Co-Meth

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.
http://www.frp.nrw.de/frp2/de/hom/dtb/det/?CD_PROJ_ID=218935

COMPOSITUM

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.
http://en.kpk.gov.pl/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=sobi2Details&catid=45&sobi2Id=97&Itemid=142&lang=en

CREATION

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.
http://www.fp6-creation.ru/win/eabout.html 

CREMLIN

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.
https://www.cremlin.eu/

CROSS TRAP

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.
http://cordis.europa.eu/fetch?CALLER=FP7_PROJ_EN&ACTION=D&DOC=1&CAT=PROJ&QUERY=01270f639e36:f630:48abbcab&RCN=93598

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D-F

D4S

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.
http://www.dialogue4s.de/en/126.php

DEGISCO

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.
http://degisco.eu/start

DIABIMMUNE

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.
http://www.diabimmune.org/

DRIVE4EU

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.
http://www.drive4eu.eu/

EaPConnect

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.
http://www.eapconnect.eu/

EAST-HORIZON and EECA-2-HORIZON

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.
http://www.increast.eu/en/1695.php

EDICT

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.
http://www.edict-project.eu/

EECAlink

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.
http://www.eecalink.eu/?cat=home

EGI-InSPIRE

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.
http://www.egi.eu/

EkoRUS

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.
http://www.ioer.de/1/projekte/aktuelle-projekte/ekorus-en/

ener2i

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.
http://www.ener2i.eu/

ENRI-East

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.
http://www.enri-east.net

envriroGRIDS

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.
http://www.envirogrids.net

ERA.Net RUS Plus

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.
http://www.era.net-rus.eu/index.php

ERANIS

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.
http://www.kpk.gov.pl/eranis/

E-URAL

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.
http://www.e-ural.vsu.ru 

EuroGycoArrays

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.
http://www.euroglycoarrays.eu/

EuropeAid

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.
http://www.ras-stc.ru/en/about

EU-RU.NET

"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.
http://www.eu-ru.net/

EU-STRAT

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?
http://eu-strat.eu/

EXTEND

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.
http://www.extend-ict.eu/

FFAST

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.
http://cordis.europa.eu/search/index.cfm?fuseaction=proj.document&PJ_LANG=EN&PJ_RCN=11041377&pid=4&q=6ABD613932EFC35FF6F88DB03F545042&type=adv

FishPopTrace

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.
http://cordis.europa.eu/fetch?CALLER=FP7_PROJ_EN&ACTION=D&DOC=45&CAT=PROJ&QUERY=011f897f03a2:d3be:60e891ae&RCN=88407 

FRESH AIR

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.
http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/198786_en.html

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G-I

Gate2RuBIN

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.
http://www.gate2rubin.ru/

Global SSH

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).
http://www.globalsocialscience.org/index.php

HiDEaS

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.
http://hideas.dfm.uninsubria.it/

HITT-CIS

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).
http://www.hitt-cis.net/

HOLO

The overall aim of the HOLO project is to boost the scientific excellence and innovation capacity in digital holographic microscopy of the Institute of Applied Physics of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova (IAP-ASM) by creating a network with the high-quality Twinning partners: Universität Stuttgart, Tampere University of Technology and Intelligentsia Consultants. To achieve this aim, the 3 year project will build upon the existing strong research and innovation base of IAP-ASM and its Twinning partners.
http://www.intelligentsia-consultants.com/index.php/en/news/13-category-eng/news-eng/146-holo-en

HydroNet

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.
http://cordis.europa.eu/fetch?CALLER=FP7_PROJ_EN&ACTION=D&DOC=1&CAT=PROJ&RCN=88876

HYPERGENES

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.
http://www.hypergenes.eu/

ICPC Nanonet

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).
http://www.icpc-nanonet.org/

Ideal-ist

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.
http://www.ideal-ist.eu/

IMPACTMIN

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.
http://cordis.europa.eu/search/index.cfm?fuseaction=proj.document&PJ_LANG=EN&PJ_RCN=11178843&pid=0&q=6ABD613932EFC35FF6F88DB03F545042&type=adv

IncoNet CA/SC

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.
http://www.inco-casc.net

IncoNet EECA

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).
http://www.inco-eeca.net

INCONTACT

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.
http://www.ncp-incontact.eu/nkswiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

INJOY AND TRAIN

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.
http://www.injoyandtrain.eu/injoyandtrain/

INNOVER-EAST

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

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.
http://www.eu-interact.org

IPERA

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.
link removed: URL now in new use not related to the EU project

ISTOK-SOYUZ

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.
http://www.istok-soyuz.eu/

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KhAI-ERA

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.
http://khai-era.khai.edu

LinKAGE

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.
http://www.innowise.eu

LCOIR-UA

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/

ModelPROBE

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.
http://www.modelprobe.ufz.de/

MOLD-ERA

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.
www.mold-era.eu

MYPLACE

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.
http://www.fp7-myplace.eu

NANOMAT-EPC

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.
http://nanomat-epc.eu/index.php/en/

NESTER

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. 
http://www.nester-ru.eu/

NET4SOCIETY

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.
http://www.net4society.eu/public/

NeuroCypres

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.
http://www.neurocypres.eu/

NIS-NEST

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.
http://www.nisnest.gr/

noGAP

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).
http://www.increast.eu/en/1659.php

OpenTox

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.
http://www.opentox.org/

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PLAPROVA

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.
http://www.plaprova.eu/index.htm

PEGASE

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.
http://cordis.europa.eu/fetch?CALLER=FP7_PROJ_EN&ACTION=D&DOC=1&CAT=PROJ&QUERY=011dfd048a92:3e15:33ec457a&RCN=88387

PERSEUS

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’.
http://www.perseus-net.eu/site/content.php

PESI

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.
http://www.eu-nomen.eu/pesi/

PHOTONICS4LIFE

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.
http://www.photonics4life.eu/

PICTURE

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.
http://www.eeca-ict.eu/mainpage

PRIMA-ERA

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.
http://www.prima-era.gov.az/index.html

PROMITHEAS 4

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.
http://www.promitheasnet.kepa.uoa.gr/Promitheas4/

PROSPARE

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.
http://cordis.europa.eu/fetch?CALLER=FP7_PROJ_EN&ACTION=D&DOC=71&CAT=PROJ&QUERY=011f278ccca2:778b:68297f61&RCN=87819

REACCESS

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.
http://reaccess.epu.ntua.gr/

REALISEGRID

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.
http://realisegrid.cesiricerca.it/

RECIST (IST)

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.
http://cordis.europa.eu/fetch?CALLER=FP6_PROJ&ACTION=D&DOC=1&CAT=PROJ&QUERY=1183531168420&RCN=74594

RegionERA

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.
http://www.ric.vsu.ru/en/cbs_rip/regionera/ 

RERAM

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.
http://www.reram.eu

RESPECT

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).
http://cordis.europa.eu/search/index.cfm?fuseaction=proj.document&PJ_LANG=EN&PJ_RCN=11196266&pid=1&q=6ABD613932EFC35FF6F88DB03F545042&type=adv

RI-LINKS2UA

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.
https://ri-links2ua.eu/

RUSERA

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.
http://www.rusera.tpu.ru/index2e.htm

RUSERA-EXE

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.
http://www.rusera-exe.ru/index_en.php

SCOPE-EAST

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.
http://www.scope-east.net/

SCUBE-ICT

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.
http://www.scube-ict.eu/

SECURE

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.
http://www.secure-ec.eu/

SECURE-R2I

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).
http://www.secure-r2i.eu/index.php/en/

SEEMLA

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.
http://seemla.eu/en/

SEMIDEC

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.
http://semidec-ru.eu/

SENS-ERA

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.
http://www.sens-era.eu/

SENSUM

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.
http://www.sensum-project.eu

Socio-economic Tools for Integrated Conservation Planning in the Multi-Ethnic South Caucasus

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.
http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Socio-economic_Tools_for_Integrated_Conservation_Planning_in_the_Multi-Ethnic_South_Caucasus

SOLO

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.
http://www.solo-fp7.eu

SPANGL4Q

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.
http://www.spangl4q.eu

SSA INCOMAT

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.
http://www.ssa-incomat.com/

STONE

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.
http://www.irses-stone.eu 

SUAFRI-EPC

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.
http://suafri-epc.eu/index.php/en/project-summary-en

SUPER-METHANOL

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. 
http://www.supermethanol.eu/

SUST-RUS

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.
http://www.tmleuven.be/project/sustrus/home.htm

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TASIM

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.
http://tasim.net/index.html

TECHBRID

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.
http://cordis.europa.eu/fetch?CALLER=FP6_PROJ&ACTION=D&DOC=3&CAT=PROJ&QUERY=1183448805982&RCN=73722

THEBARCODE

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.
http://www.ebetam.gr/?research_4&project=89&lang=en

Train-to-NZEB

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.
http://www.train-to-nzeb.com/

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.
http://www.project-ukraine.eu/index.php

VI-SEEM

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.
http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/198274_en.html

VISIT

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.
http://cordis.europa.eu/fetch?CALLER=FP7_PROJ_EN&ACTION=D&DOC=5&CAT=PROJ&QUERY=011aa1a0593b:04a5:028d4c5b&RCN=86721

WOSCAP

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.
http://www.woscap.eu/

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Projects of the Month 2012-2016

For previous 'Projects of the Month' please proceed to PoM Archive 2008-2011. See all projects in alpahabetical order.

  • | Project of the Month – August 2016

    Intelum – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) to develop advanced scintillating and Cerenkov fibres

    Intelum is a European Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) and International and Intersectoral mobility to develop advanced scintillating and Cerenkov fibres for new hadron and jet calorimeters for future colliders. It started on 1 March 2015 for a duration of 4 years. Intelum is coordinated by CERN. The international consortium includes sixteen institutes and companies from across Western and Eastern Europe (including partners from Armenia, Belarus, Russia and Ukraine), Japan and the USA, all of which are experts in crystal growth, scintillating mechanisms, radiation damage and detector design.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2893.php)
  • | Project of the Month – July 2016

    SEEMLA – Sustainable exploitation of biomass for bioenergy from marginal lands

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2845.php)
  • | Project of the Month – June 2016

    EU-STRAT: The European Union and its Eastern Partner Countries – An Inside-Out Analysis and Strategic Assessment

    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?
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2799.php)
  • | Project of the Month – May 2016

    EL-CSID – European Leadership in Cultural, Science and Innovation Diplomacy

    The EL-CSID project analyses the relevance of cultural, science and innovation diplomacy for EU external relations, locating developments in these fields in the evolving global context. Cultural and science diplomacy have played an increasing role in the European diplomatic story in recent years, and the European Union has made a major start articulating the relevance of cultural and science for its external relations. Among the project partners is the Graduate School of Public Policy at Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2757.php)
  • | Project of the Month – April 2016

    RI-LINKS2UA – Strengthening Research and Innovation Links towards Ukraine

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2743.php)
  • | Project of the Month – March 2016

    Train-to-NZEB – The Building Knowledge Hubs of Europe

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2676.php)
  • | Project of the Month – February 2016

    Ideal-ist 2018 – Transnational Cooperation among ICT NCPs

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2632.php)
  • | Project of the Month – January 2016

    WOSCAP – Whole of Society Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding

    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. Tbilisi State University,  Georgia, and the Institute of World Policy, Ukraine, are among the partners in this project.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2618.php)
  • | Project of the Month – December 2015

    FRESH AIR – Free Respiratory Evaluation and Smoke-exposure reduction by primary Health cAre Integrated gRoups

    Kyrgyzstan is one of the target countries of FRESH AIR – a new 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. Members will work together to adapt and test innovation and evidence-based practice in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of lung disease in four low-resource settings in Uganda, Kyrgyz Republic, Vietnam and Greece with high levels of tobacco consumption and exposure to Household Air Pollution (HAP).
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2590.php)
  • | Project of the Month – November 2015

    Vi-SEEM – Virtual Research Environment for Regional Interdisciplinary Communities in Southeast Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2565.php)
  • | Project of the Month – October 2015

    NANOMAT-EPC –Deployment of Societelly Benificial Nano- and Material Technologies in European Partnership Countries

    The FP7 NANOMAT-EPC project is focused on the application of nanotechnology and materials research in the fields of health care, clean energy and the environment. It involves four bilateral pilot projects with scientists from Eastern Partnership Countries working together with experts from leading European research institutions. Over the course of the two year project, the partners achieved significant results in synthesis of nanoparticles for oncology treatment, development of novel nanosensory devices, high conductivity zirconia anodes for solid oxide fuel cells, and hybrid carbon nanotube electrodes for supercapacitors. 
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2039.php)
  • | Project of the Month – Sepetmber 2015

    TASIM – Trans-Eurasian Information Super Highway

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2010.php)
  • | Project of the Month – August 2015

    DRIVE4EU – Dandelion Rubber and Inulin Valorization and Exploitation for Europe

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/2011.php)
  • | Project of the Month – July 2015

    UKRAINE – UKraine Replication, Awareness and INnovation based on EGNSS

    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 a rapidly emerging market. The project aims to foster international cooperation in application development while simultaneously creating physical opportunities for knowledge building and commercial relationships. UKRAINE 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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1988.php)
  • | Project of the Month – June 2015

    EaPConnect – Connecting the Education and Research Communities in the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood

    The launch of the EaPConnect project was explicitly welcomed by the Participants of the Eastern Partnership Summit ind Riga, which took place  on 21-22 May 2015. The 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 countries and integrate them into the pan-European GÉANT network. The partner countries are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1951.php)
  • | Project of the Month – May 2015

    BLACK SEA HORIZON – bi-regional STI dialogue

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1941.php)
  • | Project of the Month – March 2015

    CREMLIN – Connecting Russian and European Measures for Large-scale Research Infrastructures

    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. The project is to be launched in autumn 2015.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1901.php)
  • | Project of the Month – February 2015

    MYPLACE – Memory, Youth, Political Legacy And Civic Engagement

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1877.php)
  • | Project of the Month – January 2015

    EECA-2-HORIZON – Bringing the EU-EECA cooperation and policy dialogue in ICT in the HORIZON 2020 era

    The man aim of the EECA-2-HORIZON project is to reinforce the development of strategic and mutually beneficial partnerships in ICT between the EU and the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) countries. The overall goal is to strengthen the links and boost cooperation among the research and industrial communities of both regions to exploit emerging opportunities for international partnerships (both under EU and EECA RTD&I programmes) and jointly address common societal challenges.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1852.php)
  • | Project of the Month – December 2014

    RERAM – research to innovation in resource efficiency

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1826.php)
  • | Project of the Month – November 2014

    INTERACT - International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1798.php)
  • | Project of the Month – October 2014

    SUAFRI-EPC – Supporting the Uptake of Agri-Food Research Results into Innovation with Eastern Partnership Countries

    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. 
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1781.php)
  • | Project of the Month – September 2014

    ClimaEast – Support to Climate Change Mitigation and Adoption in the Eastern Neighbourhood countries and Russia

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1770.php)
  • | Project of the Month – August 2014

    SECURE-R2I – Reinforcing cooperation with Eastern Partnership countries on bridging the gap between research and innovation for inclusive and secure societies

    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).
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1763.php)
  • | Project of the Month – July 2014

    ener2i – Reinforcing cooperation with ENP countries on bridging the gap between energy research and energy innovation

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1741.php)
  • | Project of the Month – June 2014

    STONE for Genetic Diversity of Stone Fruit trees in Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1721.php)
  • | Projects of the Month – April / May 2014

    EAST-HORIZON and EECA-2-HORIZON – expanding ICT cooperation between the EU and its Eastern Neighbours

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1697.php)
  • | Project of the Month – March 2014

    DEGISCO – Desktop Grids for International Scientific Cooperation

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1692.php)
  • | Project of the Month – February 2014

    Socio-economic Tools for Integrated Conservation Planning in the Multi-Ethnic South Caucasus

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1678.php)
  • | Project of the Month – January 2014

    ERA.Net RUS Plus – Further linking Russia to the ERA: Coordination of MS/ AC S&T programmes

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1664.php)
  • | Project of the Month – November 2013

    NoGAP – Knowledge Transfer Community to bridge the gap between research, innovation and business creation

    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 the 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).
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1659.php)
  • | Projects of the Month - October 2013

    IncoNet EaP & IncoNet CA – STI International Cooperation Networks for Eastern Partnership Countries and Central Asia

    The joint Kick-off Meeting of two new INCONET projects, 'IncoNet EaP' (STI International Cooperation Network for Eastern Partnership Countries), coordinated by ZSI/Austria, and 'IncoNet CA' (STI International Cooperation Network Central Asian Countries), coordinated by IPPT-PAN/Poland, took place in Athens from 18-20 September 2013. These new projects will continue the work of their predecessors IncoNet EECA and IncoNet CA/SC and – among many other tasks – also take over the maintenance of the incrEAST web portal.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1653.php)
  • | Project of the Month - September 2013

    eINTERASIA – ICT Transfer Concept for Adaption, Dissemination and Local Exploitation of European Research Results in Central Asian Countries

    The eINTERASIA project supports international cooperation with Developing Economies of Central Asia by creating an innovative ICT Transfer Concept and business model for the adaptation, dissemination and local exploitation of EU research results. Central Asia  is of great importance to the EU as a bridge to China, Afganistan, Vietnam and the Middle East. In the consortium the region is represented by organisations from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1647.php)
  • | Project of the Month - August 2013

    BELERA – Reinforcing carbon nanotubes and photonics research cooperation between the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics and the European Research Area

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1636.php)
  • | Project of the Month – July 2013

    KhAI-ERA – Integrating the National Aerospace University 'KhAI' into ERA

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1613.php)
  • | Project of the Month - June 2013

    IPERA – Integrating the Institute for Physical Research of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia into ERA

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1608.php)
  • | Project of the Month - May 2013

    SENS-ERA – Strengthening sensor research links between the Georgian Technical University and the European Research Area

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1581.php)
  • | Project of the Month - April 2013

    EkoRUS – Integrating ecological concerns into Russia’s territorial planning

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1571.php)
  • | Project of the Month - March 213

    SENSUM - Framework to integrate Space-based and in-situ sENSing for dynamic vUlnerability and recovery Monitoring

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1563.php)
  • | Project of the Month - February 2013

    THEBARCODE – Development of multifunctional Thermal Barrier Coatings

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1546.php)
  • | Project of the Month - January 2013

    PRIMA-ERA: Promoting and Improving Azerbaijan Research Collaboration with European Research Area

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1529.php)
  • | Project of the Month - December 2012

    BILAT-RUS-Advanced: Advancement of the bilateral Partnership in scientific Research and Innovation with the Russian Federation

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1512.php)
  • | Project of the Month - November 2012

    BILAT-UKR*AINA – Enhancing the BILATeral S&T Partnership with UKRraine * Advanced INnovative Approach

    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).
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1502.php)
  • | Project of the Month - October 2012

    PROMITHEAS 4 - Knowledge transfer and research needs for preparing mitigation/adaptation policy portfolios

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1496.php)
  • | Project of the Month - September 2012

    SPANGL4Q - Spin Photon Angular Momentum Transfer for Quantum Enabled Technologies

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1482.php)
  • | Project of the Month - August 2012

    BY-NanoERA - Institutional Development of Applied Nanoelectromagnetics: Belarus in ERA Widening

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1445.php)
  • | Project of the Month - July 2012

    PICTURE - Policy dialogue in ICT to an Upper level for Reinforced EU-EECA Cooperation

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1432.php)
  • | Project of the Month - June 2012

    IncoNet EECA

    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).
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1438.php)
  • | Project of the Month - May 2012

    PERSEUS - Policy-oriented marine Environment Research in the Southern European Seas

    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’.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1385.php)
  • | Project of the Month - April 2012

    COMPOSITUM - Hybrid Nanocomposites and their applications

    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.

    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1371.php)
  • | Project/ Database of the Month – March 2012

    PESI - A Pan-European species-directories infrastructure

    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.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1353.php)
  • | Project of the Month - February 2012

    EGI-InSPIRE - EGI-Integrated Sustainable Pan-European Infrastructure for Research in Europe

    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.
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  • | Project of the Month - January 2012

    BILAT-UKR

    Ukraine as one of the closest and largest neighbours of the EU has a high potential for scientific and technological development. The BILAT-UKR project, which will end in February 2012, focused on further enhancing the bilateral partnership between Ukraine and the EU based on the agreement by means of concrete initiatives in order to prepare the ground for Ukraine’s association to the 7th Framework Programme (FP7). The project's final conference on 31 January - 1 February 2012 will highlight the accomplishments of the project and offer an outlook on the future cooperation.
    [more...] (URL: http://www.increast.eu/en/1306.php)

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