RegionERA (REGIONAL NETWORK FOR SUPPORT OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL CO-OPERATION BETWEEN EUROPEAN UNION AND RUSSIAN REGIONS)
is a FP6 project under Specific Support Actions. It lasts form 2006 to 2008.Overall objective of the project is
to reinforce S/T co-operation between Russia and EU through opening up scientific potential of Russian regions to ERA, to promote and develop stabilisation of scientific potential of Russian regions and its integration into ERA.Specific objective of the project is
To create a network of regional information centres for information and advisory support of S/T cooperation between EU and Russian regions. The project intends to extend the number of potential Russian participants through creating better conditions for regional scientist involvement in FP7 and other research schemes on all the thematic priorities, focusing on food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology.This objective will be achieved by
- Set up of network of Regional Information Points which will map participation capabilities of Russian regions in FP7 and facilitate involvement of regional research community into European RTD consortia, complementing and reinforcing existing 10 Russian NCPs otherwise unable to operate effectively across vast Russian territory;
- Development of multifunctional interactive information system for providing of S/T cooperation between Russian regions and EU;
- Target training of Russian regional multipliers in the field of European research project management (in the FP7 context) will provide quality support of regional researchers and the widest spread of information on the existing cooperation opportunities offered by FP7 and EU programmes;
- Creating a system of regular and sustainable information and facilitation support of potential regional participants in FP7.