26.05.2009 [News]

The IncoNet EECA Seminar "The way to Europe" for scientists of Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan for participation in the FP7 (23-25 May, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)

The seminar was organized by the National Coordination Center of the Kyrgyz Republic. The seminar's main objective was to provide participants with the necessary information on the Seventh Framework Program of EU, to raise knowledge at all stages of participation in FP7: from reception of the information and a formulation of scientific idea before occurrence in the international consortium, application and realization of the joint project with the European partners. The representatives of the Delegation of the European Commission attended the seminar.

Organizers: National library of the Kyrgyz Republic - the base organization of the National Coordination centre of the Seventh Framework Program of EU in Kyrgyzstan and the Delegation of the European Commission, the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems VINNOVA.

The seminar's program included 1 plenary session and 3 sessions. The plenary session was attended by deputies of Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Minister of Culture and Information the Kyrgyz Republic, the Deputy Minister of Science and Education, the Deputy Minister of the Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Responsible Secretary of the Commission on affairs of science and education of Presidential Administration of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Seminar sessions lasted for 3 days. Following issues was covered: the general rules of participation in FP7, search of partners, creation of partner relations between the research organizations both separate scientific institutions and private persons for participation in scientific projects which will be submitted on forthcoming competitions FP7. Also ways to create international consortia including Kyrgyzstan, the countries of the Central Asia and the European Union, for teamwork in innovative projects and transfer of technologies was discussed.

The seminar contributed to increase the research and innovative possibilities of scientists of the Central Asia working in following research areas: health, food, agriculture and biotechnologies, informational and communicational technologies, nanotechnology, nanoscience, materials and new industrial technologies, energy, safety (including power safety), environment (including climate change), transport, socioeconomic and the humanities.

At the end of the seminar the participants have been given certificates of the European Commission.

Source: National Library of the Kyrgyz Republic