Two new European projects: BILAT-RUSSIA and BILAT-UKRAINE
Against the background of the corresponding S&T Agreements, the two projects aim at providing a smooth and flexible frame to foster the S&T cooperation and in particular at strengthening the participation of Russia and Ukraine in Community programmes – most prominently the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7). The major objectives of BILAT-RUS and BILAT-UKR are:
- to facilitate coherent information dissemination and awareness raising.
- to contribute to the optimisation of the framework and the instruments for enhanced future EU-Russian and EU-Ukraine cooperation across all S&T themes.
- to create a knowledge base for emerging horizontal issues of sustainable cooperation.
- to meet the short and medium term needs of existing or upcoming joint thematic Working Groups on S&T cooperation.
The official start of the projects is planned for 1 September 2008.
For further information please contact:
International Bureau of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
c/o German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Dr Jean-Luc Teffo
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)