Break out: Participation in European projects - Wendy Ruys


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Break out: Participation in European projects - Wendy Ruys

  1. 1. Participation in European projects
  2. 2. WelcomeIntroduction of our speakers todayWhat to expect of today’s session?- Short introduction to EU funding- Pre-proposal stage- Proposal stage
  3. 3. European funding for R&D&I3 main funding channels- FP7 (Framework Programme)- CIP (Competitiveness & Innovation Programme)- Cohesion policy (ERDF/ESF,…)Useful link to the Practical Guide to EU funding Opportunities for Research and Innovation:
  4. 4. 7th Framework programmeTotal budget: over € 50 billion for the period 2007-2013 (with a gradual increase of available resources towards the end of the programming period)Support for collaborative and individual research projects, but also for the development of research skills and capacityFunding is allocated through the publication of ‘calls for proposals’European added value: trans-national nature
  5. 5. 7th Framework ProgrammeMajor building blocks (programmes)- Cooperation (collaboration between industry & academia)- Ideas (basic research at the frontiers of science)- People (mobility and career development)- Capacities- Euratom (fusion energy, nuclear fission and radiation protection)
  6. 6. 7th Framework programme: cooperation- By far the largest component- Research in a number of key thematic areas- Also includes Joint Technology Initiatives and Joint Undertakings- Also coordination of non-community research programmes (e.g. ERA-net)- Multidisciplinarity and cross-theme research
  7. 7. 7th Framework programme: Ideas- investigator-driven research- Very flexible- In any area of science or technology- Emphasis on cross-disciplinary, emerging and fast- growing fields- No obligation of cross-border partnerships
  8. 8. 7th Framework Programme: People- Support for research mobility and career development (Marie Curie)- Help build researchers’ skills and competences- Activities such as initial researcher training, transfer of knowledge, networking, lifelong training and development…- Foster collaboration with research groups outside Europe
  9. 9. 7th Framework programme: Capacities- Helps strenghten and optimise the knowledge capacities- Six specific knowledge areas: Research infrastructures, Research for the Benefit of SMEs, Regions of knowledge, Research Potential, Science in Society and Internationale Cooperation activities
  10. 10. 7th Framework Programme: fundingschemes- Collaborative projects: focused research projects, clear scientific and technological objectives and expected results- Networks of Excellence: aimed at research organizations that are willing to combine (part of) their activities- Coordination and Support Actions: do not cover the research itself, but the coordination and networking of projects, programmes and policies- Individual projects: by individual national or multinational research teams- Support for training and career development of researchers- Research for the benefit of specific groups, in particular SMEs
  11. 11. Competitiveness and Innovation FrameworkProgrammeTotal budget: over €3.6 billion for the period 2007-2013It aims at fostering the competitiveness of (existing and new) European enterprises (main target: SMEs)Funding is allocated through calls for proposals, but also through tenders and others types of support.
  12. 12. Competitiveness and Innovation FrameworkProgrammeMajor building blocks:- Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (EIP): facilitates access to finance for SMEs and encourages investment in innovation activities- Information Communication Technologies Policy Support Programme (ICT-PSP): aims to foster innovation and competitiveness through the wider uptake and best use of ICT- Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE): focuses on fostering energy efficiency and the rational use of energy sources
  13. 13. Cohesion policyAims to reinforce economic and social cohesion by redressing the main regional imbalancesDecentralized management and programmingThree objectives:- Convergence Objective- Regional Competitiveness and Employment- European Territorial CooperationThree funds:- ERDF- Cohesion Fund- ESF
  14. 14. Cohesion policy: Convergence Objective- Not applicable for Flanders
  15. 15. Cohesion Policy: Regional Competitivenessand Employment Objective- ERDF: economic development programmes, helping regions to anticipate and promote economic change through innovation, promotion of the knowledge society, entrepreneurship, protection of the environment and the improvement of their accessibility- ESF: more and better jobs by adapting the workforce and by investing in human resourcesBudget at disposal of Flanders: € 265 million
  16. 16. Cohesion Policy: the European TerritorialCo-operation Objective- Interreg IV A: cross-border cooperation for neighboring countries (e.g. Flanders-France)- Interreg IV B: international cooperation within a European region (e.g. North western Europe)- Interreg IV C: international cooperation between European regionsApplications are made through the Managing Authorities (do not send them to the Commission)
  17. 17. What’s next?- Way too complicated- Simplification- Green Paper on the Common Strategic Framework (online consultation open until 20 May)
  18. 18. It’s all about the money- Overall European budget is built up by a certain percentage of the Member States’ Gross National Income (GNI): for this period 1.23% max- For the period beyond 2013: less than 1%??? Evil rumors!!!! This would mean that much less money will be available in the coming framework programme- One point of comfort: ICT = important sector
  19. 19. IBBT in FP7- Figures from EC database- Interim status (dating October 29th 2010)- 31.29% of the total budget foreseen = allocated
  20. 20. Evolution Flemish participation FP4 – FP7
  21. 21. Interim Flemish participation in FP7
  22. 22. Flemish assigned budget per priority and per participatingcategory
  23. 23. Flemish return per priority and per participating category
  24. 24. Flemish top participants
  25. 25. Flanders in the European order (allocated budget/ GDP)
  26. 26. Flanders in the European order: allocated budget/#inhabitants