17.06.2008 [News]

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:


Stefan Klumpp
International Bureau of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
c/o German Aerospace Center (DLR)
E-mail: Stefan.Klumpp@dlr.de


Dr Jean-Luc Teffo
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
E-mail: jean-luc.teffo@cnrs-dir.fr