Regional Information Centre
for Scientific and Technological Cooperation with EU

Сoordinating meeting (Kassel, Germany)

Venue: Kassel, Germany

On 16 - 20 October 2007 delegates of the CBS RIP, Voronezh State University, Russian NCP Bio (A.N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry, RAS) and also the South Federal University (Rostov-upon-Don) and Altay State Technical University where will be established Regional Information Points for Scientific and Technological Cooperation with EU in the framework of RegionERA project, visited West-East-Science-Centre in Kassel (Germany) in order to study its expertise and German system of information and consulting support of participation in FP7.

Russian delegates had an opportunity to study experience of arranging information and consulting support of German participation in FP7 on all levels: federal, regional and university.

The federal level was represented by the EU Office of the Federal Ministry of Education and Science, KoWi, and German NCP Network for Environment and Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities; regional level – Hessen Innovation Relay Centre and Euro-Info-Center Berlin; university level was presented by – the EU officers in universities of Kassel, Gottingen and Frankfurt.

There was a discussion on the issues of scientific and technological cooperation and prospects of joint Russian-German participation in FP7.