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FP7 Overview (March 2007)


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FP7 Overview (March 2007)

  1. 1. Training Session CPN-YAS-PRD The European Union (EU) and the 7th Framework Research Programme (FP7) Ingrid Zwoch <ul><ul><li>National Contact Point </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lifesciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tel. +49 (0)228 3821 690 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fax +49 (0)228 3821 699 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. How the European Union works <ul><li>the EU is founded on its treaties </li></ul><ul><li>its three pillars represent different policy areas with different policy making systems </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Treaties <ul><li>the EU is founded on four treaties: </li></ul><ul><li>the treaty establishing the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), which was signed on 18 April 1951 in Paris, came into force 1952 and expired on 23th July 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>the treaty establishing the European Economic Community (EEC), which was signed on 25 March 1957 in Rome and came into force 1st January 1958 </li></ul><ul><li>the treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM), which was signed in Rome along with the EEC treaty </li></ul><ul><li>the treaty on European Union (EU), which was signed in Maastricht on 7 February 1992 and came into force on 1 November 1993 </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Treaties <ul><li>the treaties have been amended each time new member states have joined </li></ul><ul><li>almost every 10 years the treaties have been amended to reform the EU institutions and give them new areas of responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>the Single European Act (1987) amended the EEC treaty and paved the way for completing the single market </li></ul><ul><li>the treaties of Amsterdam (1999) and Nice (2003) further amended the other treaties, especially streamlining the EU‘s institutional system so it works effectively after the wave of new member states which joined the EU after 2004 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Institutions – the European Parliament <ul><li>the European Parliament is the directly elected legislative arm of the EU </li></ul><ul><li>parliamentary elections are held every five years and every EU citizen who is registered as a voter is entitled to vote </li></ul><ul><li>the Parliament expresses the democatic will of the Unions citizens and represents their interests in dicussions with the other EU institutions </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Institutions – the European Parliament <ul><li>the Parliament has three main roles: </li></ul><ul><li>it shares with the Council the power to legislate . The fact that it is a directly elected body helps guarantee the democratic legitimacy of European law </li></ul><ul><li>it exercises democratic supervision over all EU institutions and in particular the Commission. It has the power to reject the nomination of Commissioners and it has the right to censure the Commission as a whole </li></ul><ul><li>it shares with the Council authority over the EU budget and can therefore influence EU spending </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Institutions – the Council of the EU <ul><li>the Councils is the EU‘s main decision making body </li></ul><ul><li>it shares with the Parliament the power to legislate </li></ul><ul><li>it represents the member states , its meetings are attended by one minister from each of the EU‘s national governments </li></ul><ul><li>the Presidency rotates every six months (actual Germany) </li></ul><ul><li>which ministers attend which meetings depends on the subjects of the agenda </li></ul><ul><li>each minister in the Council is empowered to commit his/her country </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Institutions – the Council of the EU <ul><li>the Council has six key responsibilities: </li></ul><ul><li>to pass European laws </li></ul><ul><li>to co-ordinate the broad economic policies of the member states </li></ul><ul><li>to conclude international agreements between the EU and one ore more states or international organisations </li></ul><ul><li>to approve the EU‘s budget, jointly with the Parliament </li></ul><ul><li>to develop the EU‘s common foreign & security policy </li></ul><ul><li>to co-ordinate cooperation between the national courts and police forces in criminal matters </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Institutions – the European Commission <ul><li>the European Commission is the executive arm of the EU and the driving force within the EU‘s institutional system </li></ul><ul><li>it has 27 members, one „Commissioner“ of each member state ( President Jose Manuel Barroso) </li></ul><ul><li>the Commission President-designate, in discussion with the member state governments, chooses the members of the Commission </li></ul><ul><li>the Commission remains answerable to the Parliament, which has the power to dismis it by adopting a motion of censure </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Institutions – the European Commission <ul><li>the European Commission has four main roles: </li></ul><ul><li>to propose legislation to Parliament and Council </li></ul><ul><li>to manage and implement EU policies and the budget </li></ul><ul><li>to enforce European law </li></ul><ul><li>to represent the EU on international stage </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Institutions – the European Commission <ul><li>the Commissions staff is organised into 36 departments, known as „Directorates Generales“ (DGs) and „Services“ </li></ul><ul><li>each DG is responsible for a particular policy area and is headed by a Director General </li></ul><ul><li>it is the DGs that actualy device and draft the Commission‘ s legislative proposals </li></ul><ul><li>the DG responsible for research is the </li></ul><ul><li>„ Research Directorate General“ </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  12. 12. Policies <ul><li>Agriculture and Rural development </li></ul><ul><li>Competition </li></ul><ul><li>Economic and Financial Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Education and Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise and Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Fisheries and Maritime Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Health and Consumer Protection </li></ul><ul><li>Information Society and Media </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Market and Services </li></ul><ul><li>Joint Research Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Justice, Freedom and Security </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Taxation and Customs Union </li></ul><ul><li>Transport and Energy </li></ul>
  13. 13. Directorate General for Research Director General: J.M. Silva Rodriguez Officers Officers Officers Officers Officers Officers Dir. A Dir. B Dir. C Dir. D Directorate F Health Dir. G Dir. H Dir. I Dir. J Dir. K Dir. L Dir. R Dir. S Dir. E Dir. T F1 Horizontal aspects and coordination Head of Unit: Stephane Hogan F 5 Health Biotechnology Head of Unit: Arnd Hoeveler F 3 Infectious Diseases Head of Unit: Bernd Mulligan F 4 Genomics and Systems Biology Head of Unit: Patrik Kolar F 2 Medical and Public Health Research Head of Unit: Manuel Hallen F 6 Administration and Finance Head of Unit: Giorgios Zisimatos
  14. 14. FP7 – 7th Framework Programme (2007 – 2013) <ul><li>since 1984 the research funding of the EU is implemented through so called Framework Programmes </li></ul><ul><li>the COM has the right to propose legislation, also for implementing new Framework Programmes </li></ul><ul><li>the legal justification to implement new Framework Programmes is laid down in the Treaty of the European Community (Art. 163-173): </li></ul><ul><li>the goal of strengthening the scientific and technological bases of industry and the international competitiveness of the EC </li></ul><ul><li>the implementation of a multiannual framework programme for research </li></ul><ul><li>the framework programme shall be implemented through specific programmes developed within each activity </li></ul>
  15. 15. FP7 - Process of Adoption FP evaluations Proposal Consultations European Research Advisory Board Council European Parliament Proposal 07/04/05 EU-Commission Co-decision Marimon Report Report 21/06/04 Report 03/11/04 Adoption 18.12. 2006 Lisbon evaluation Kok Report FP7 Online consultation Questionnaire 12/10/04 Response 16/03/04 (1800 contributions received) Report 15/12/04 FP evaluations Ormala Report
  16. 16. Principal Structure of the European Funding of Research „ Matroschka Principal“ Treaty of Nice Research and Technological Development Article 163 - 171 Projects Work Programmes topics for the calls for proposals Specific Programmes detailed information about research priorities, rules for project execution Framework Programme Structure, principal research modalities, modalities for execution Rules for Participation Legal and financial rules, regulations concerning IPR
  17. 17. FP 7 Structure JRC (nuclear) JRC (non-nuclear) Euratom + Cooperation People Ideas Capacities
  18. 18. Specific Programme “Ideas” Cooperation People Ideas Capacities <ul><li>Frontier Research </li></ul><ul><li>Target group: single or a group of legal entities, national or international – depending on the scientific requirements </li></ul><ul><li>„ bottom-up“- approach “investigator-driven” </li></ul><ul><li>Approval of the Work Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Positions regarding implementation of the Work Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Approval of the annual implementation report </li></ul><ul><li>Information of the Programme Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Support for proposers </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation Report </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation of the work programme </li></ul><ul><li>Establishment of the peer review process </li></ul><ul><li>Data base of evaluators </li></ul><ul><li>Selection of Evaluators </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Report </li></ul>Scientific Council * Executive Agency ** Commission * Decision of the Commission ** In responsibility of the COM
  19. 19. Specific Programme “People” Cooperation People Ideas Capacities Initial training of researchers Marie Curie Networks Life-long training and career development Individual fellowships for experienced researchers Co-funding of regional/national/international programmes Industry-academia partnerships and pathways Measures for industry-academia The international dimension Outgoing international fellowships; incoming international fellowships; international cooperation, return and reintegration grants Specific Actions Scientific awards
  20. 20. Specific Programme “Capacities” Cooperation People Ideas Capacities Research Infrastructures Support to existing / new Infrastructures Research for the Benefit of SMEs Collective and Cooperative Research Regions of Knowledge Support of regional „research-driven clusters“ Research Potential Convergence regions and outermost regions Science in Society Activities of International Cooperation Specific horizontal support activities
  21. 21. Specific Programme Cooperation Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest and aquatic environments Fork to farm: Food, health and well being Life sciences and biotechnology for sustainable non-food products and processes Cooperation People Ideas Capacities 1. Health 2. Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology 3.Information and Communication Technologies 4. Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies 5. Energy 6. Environment 7. Transport 8. Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities 9. Security and Space Biotechnology, generic tools and technologies for human health Translating research for human health Optimising the delivery of health care to European citizens
  22. 22. Specific Programme Cooperation – Theme Health <ul><li>Aim of theme 1 - Health </li></ul><ul><li>Improving the health of European citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing the competitiveness of European health-related industries and businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Addressing global health issues including emerging epidemics </li></ul>Biotechnology, generic tools and technologies for human health Translating research for human health Optimising the delivery of health care to European citizens Cooperation People Ideas Capacities 1. Health 2. Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology 3.Information and Communication Technologies 4. Nanoscience, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies 5. Energy 6. Environment 7. Transport 8. Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities 9. Security and Space
  23. 23. Theme 1: Health <ul><li>Aim: Developing and validating the necessary tools and technologies that will make possible the production of new knowledge and its translation into practical application in the area of health and medicine </li></ul><ul><li>High-throughput research </li></ul><ul><li>Detection, diagnosis and monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative therapeutic approaches and interventions </li></ul><ul><li>Predicting suitability, safety and efficacy of therapies (including alternatives to animal testing) </li></ul>Activity 1 Biotechnology, generic instruments and technologies for human health
  24. 24. Theme 1: Health Aim: Increasing knowledge of biological processes and mechanisms involved in normal health and specific disease solutions, to transpose this knowledge into clinical applications, and to ensure, that clinical data guide further research Activity 2 Translating research for human health
  25. 25. Theme 1: Health <ul><li>Integrating biological data and processes: large-scale data gathering, systems biology </li></ul><ul><li>Research on the brain and related diseases, human development and aging </li></ul><ul><li>Translational research in major infectious diseases (HIV/Aids, malaria, tuberculosis etc.) anti-microbial drug resistance and new emerging epidemics (SARS etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Translational research in other major diseases: Cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes und obesity, rare diseases, other chronic diseases (e.g. rheumatoid diseases) </li></ul>Activity 2 Translating research for human health
  26. 26. Theme 1: Health <ul><li>Aim: Providing the necessary basis both for informed policy decisions on health systems and for more effective strategies of health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis and therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced health promotion and disease prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Translating clinical research into clinical prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Quality, solidarity, and sustainability of health systems </li></ul>Activity 3 Optimising the delivery of health care to European citizens
  27. 27. Cooperation – funding instruments Joint Technology Initiatives European Technology Platforms (ETP)  Joint Technology Initiatives (JTIs) Collaborative Research Collaborative projects (CP), Networks of Excellence (NoE), Coordination/Support Actions (CA/SSA) Coordination of Research Programmes ERA-Net, ERA-NET+, Article 169 <ul><li>In each theme sufficient flexibility to address emerging and unforeseen policy needs </li></ul><ul><li>Across all 10 themes support will be implemented through: </li></ul>International Cooperation
  28. 28. NKS-L <ul><li>Nationale Kontaktstelle Lebenswissenschaften </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bürogemeinschaft PTJ / PT-DLR im </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deutschen Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heinrich Konen Str. 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>53227 Bonn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tel. 0228 3821 697 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fax 0228 3821 699 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>Thank you very much for your attention!