31.08.2009 [News]

New EU-Project with Eastern Europe and Central Asia: EECAlink

The EECAlink is financed by the Seventh Framework Programme (contract No. 223359) as a Coordination and support action under the Health priority theme (www.eecalink.eu). The project had its kick off in the beginning of June 2009 and its planned duration is 30 months (till November 2011). The project focuses upon the three main target groups: (i) Policy makers, (ii) Academia partners and (iii) RTD public. The project is coordinated by the First Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University in Prague and coordinates in total 17 partners from 12 countries.


  • ARMENIA: Center of Ideas and Technologies
  • BELARUS: Institute of Biophysics and Cell Engineering, National Academy of Sciences
  • CZECH REPUBLIC: Charles University in Prague, Technology Centre CR, GRANT Garant s.r.o.
  • GEORGIA: I. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
  • HUNGARY: Hungarian Science and Technology Foundation, University of Debrecen
  • ITALY: Agency for the Promotion of European Research, University of Rome Tor Vergata
  • KAZAKHSTAN: Independent Expert Consulting Board to Promote Scientific Research Activity in Kazakhstan
  • MOLDOVA: State Medical and Pharmaceutical University “Nicolae Testemitanu”
  • POLAND: Cracow University of Technology, Nencki Institute
  • RUSSIA: Faculty of Fundamental Medicine of the Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • UKRAINE: Odessa National I.I. Mechnikov’s University
  • UZBEKISTAN: Indo-Uzbek Centre for Promotion of Science and Technology Cooperation

Project priorities are:

  • Encouragement and promotion of the international collaboration in Health sector through systematic support to creation of new research consortia
  • Stimulation of the further development of research consortia for FP7 calls and supports these in preparation of their project proposals
  • Identification of joint research interest of the EECA and the EU Member States and to assure their effective communication to the relevant policy makers
  • Strengthening and broadening of the existing research collaboration among participating university/academia partners
  • Building up and strengthening the capacities of participating EECA countries for effective collaboration within the FP7 projects and in their administration
  • To promote FP7 among wider research audience targeted by the work programme – SME’s, universities and other research institutes existing beyond the project consortium
  • To stimulate mutual exchange of experience and dissemination of good-practice among the project partners

More information: http://www.eecalink.eu


Project secretariat

Project coordinator
Stanislav Stipek