11.03.2011 | Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Event review: Workshop on enhancing the Uzbek participation in the EU's 7th Framework Programme

The Committee for the Coordination of Scientific and Technological Development under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan held a workshop on "Awareness raising, Information gathering and Communication".
The main purpose of this workshop was the future development of the scientific-technical cooperation between the scientific communities of the Republic of Uzbekistan and those of the EU member states in the frame of FP7.

Taking part in this workshop were representatives from the International Bureau of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) – Senior Scientific Officers  Maria Josten , Kirsten Kienzler and Sema Karaarslan from TUBITAK (Turkey) as well as 25 leading scientists and specialists of the scientific organisations of the Academy of Sciences, of the Ministry of High and Specialized Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan and of theMinistry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The workshop presented information on FP7 in general, on the cooperation  between scientific communities of te EU and of Uzbekistan, priorities for cooperation and other issues for participation in FP7. A focues was laid on web resources which provide scientists with information about application submission for the participation in the FP7 and about partner search tools to form joint research projects to participate in FP7 calls. Besides that, information about the IncoNet CASC project and about an online calendar of upcoming events were given.

The scientists and specialists from the Tashkent State Economic University, the Institute of Genetics and Experimental Biology and the National University of Uzbekistan held presentations on priority fields of the Republic of Uzbekistan in science and technology, Uzbek scientists' achievements, projects, scientific-technological cooperation of institutes with foreign partners, developments of science in Uzbekistan, unique objects and etc.

In the conclusive part of the workshop the representatives of EU and the scientists from the institutes of Uzbekistan exchanged their opinions regarding the problems of participation of Uzbek scientists and specialists in FP 7. According to the participating scientists, the main problems are related to partner search issues and diffculties in creating scientific consortia, as well as involving young specialists in FP 7, and raising the awareness of specialists to the FP 7 calls.

Source: www.uzscience.uz