29.07.2011 [News]

The first round of Proposal Writing Workshops organised by MOLD-ERA

During the workshop the practical aspects of participation in the Framework Programme were presented by Michael Remes, from EFP Consulting LTD, which holds vast experience in FP management. The topics presented have aroused the interest of participants and resulted in various questions:
  1. Proposal writing
  2. Ethical aspects
  3. Evaluation process
  4. Project Financial Phases
  5. Project Best Practice

The two events were attended each by almost 30 representatives of the scientific community and academia, among them the State Medical and Pharmaceutical University "N.Testemitanu", State University of Moldova, the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, Information Society Development Institute, Institute of Applied Physics, Institute of Economy, Finance and Statistics, State University from Comrat, State University from Balti, as well as 6 NCPs.

The second and third day of the workshop were focused on practical activities, such as mock evaluation of a project proposal and consensus meeting, as well as determination of project costs, their justification and actually filling financial spreadsheets. The practical activities were especially valuable to the workshop and hopefully will result in a sound impact within Moldovan scientific community.

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) project is a Coordination and Support Action financed under the 7th Framework Programme. This is the first Framework Program project to be coordinated by the Republic of Moldova, namely by the Institute of Electronic Engineering and Nanotechnologies (IEEN).

The project aims to improve the level of training and equipment in the Nanotechnologies field in Moldova, which will lead to increased collaborations with EU institutions and improved career opportunities for young scientists in Moldova. The project will attract new investments and create new jobs, leading to a considerable increase in wealth for the Moldovan economy and society. It addresses the need for an enhanced scientific and research co-operation between Eastern European and the Southern Caucasus (EESC) countries and the EU, focusing on the International Co-operation theme of the FP7's Co-operation Programme.

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