EECAlink - new project under FP7 priority "Health" promotes EU-EECA research cooperation
The EECAlink is a coordination action aimed at identification of common research priorities of the European Union and Eastern European and Central Asian countries (EECA) and strengthening collaboration among them. The EECAlink is financed by the Seventh Framework Programme (contract n°223359) under the Health
priority theme. The coordinator of the project is prof. Stanislav Stipek from the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague. In total, the project unites 17 partners from 12 countries – Armenia, Belarus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
The project focuses on three stakeholder groups: (1) policy makers, (2) university and academic partners and (3) the wider research public.
The project had its kick-off meeting in the beginning of June 2009 and is planned to run until November 2011.
(totally 30 months).
- To encourage and promote the international collaboration in health sector through
systematic support to creation of new research consortia for FP7 calls
- To stimulate the further development of research consortia and support these in preparation
of their FP7 project proposals
- To assure identification of joint research interest of EECA and EU and to assure their effective
communication to the relevant policy makers
- To strengthen and broaden the existing research collaborations among participating
universities and academic partners
- To build up and strengthen the university and academic capacities for effective
participation in FP7 projects
- To promote FP7 among programme targeted wider research audience – SME’s, universities
and other research institutes beyond the project consortium