RIC
Regional Information Centre
for Scientific and Technological Cooperation with EU
 

D. 3.4.



 


Project no. PL 043911

Project acronym: RegionERA

Project title: REGIONAL NETWORK FOR SUPPORT OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL CO-OPERATION BETWEEN EUROPEAN UNION AND RUSSIAN REGIONS

Instrument: FP6 Specific Support Action

Thematic Priority: INCO

 

 

Deliverable 3.4.

Travel report



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 East-West-Science-Centre in Kassel (Germany) in order to study its expertise and German system of information and consulting support of participation in FP7.

A three-day visit programme included presentations on institutions from all levels of arranging information and consulting support of German participation in FP7: the EU Office of the Federal Ministry of Education and Science, KoWi, German NCP Network for Environment and Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities, Hessen Innovation Relay Centre and Euro-Info-Center Berlin, the EU officers in universities of Kassel, Göttingen and Frankfurt and also East-West-Science-Centre, Kassel University.

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


Name Organisation Address Tel., E-Mail

1. German participants

1. Behrendt, Eckhard Euro-Info-Center Berlin Ludwig Erhard Haus Fasanenstrasse 85 10623 Berlin Tel.: +49 (0) 30 39980-275
E-mail: eckhard.behrendt@berlin-partner.de
2. Gorzka, Gabriele, Dr. East-West-Science Centre, Kassel University Gottschalkstrasse 22
D-34109 Kassel
Tel: +49 (0)561 / 804-36 09
Fax: +49 (0)561 / 804-37 92
E-mail: gorzka(at)uni-kassel.de
3. Denecke, Christoph Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Franfurt am Main
EU office
Max-von-Laue-Str. 9 60438 Frankfurt Tel: +49 (0)69 798 29647
Fax : +49 (0)69 798 29546
Mobile:+49 172 6769002
E-mail: denecke@ltg.uni-frankfurt.de
4. Kessler, Margarete, Dr. Hessen Agency, Innovation Relay Centre Abraham-Lincoln-Str. 38-42 D-65189 Wiesbaden Tel: +49 (0)69 798 29647
Fax : +49 (0)69 798 29546
Mobile:+49 172 6769002
E-mail: Margarete. Kessler@hessen-agentur.de
5. Männicke, Claudia, Dr. Hessen Agency, Innovation Relay Centre Abraham-Lincoln-Str. 38-42 D-65189 Wiesbaden Tel: +49 (0)611 774-8631
Fax: +49 (0)611 774-58631
E-mail: claudia.maennicke@hessen-agentur.de
6. Müller, Eva KoWi Ahrstr. 45 D-53175 Bonn Phone: +49 (0) 228-95997-0
Fax: +49 (0) 228-95997-99
E-mail: em@kowi.de
7. Osinski, Elisabeth, Dr. NCP Environment Zimmerstraße 26-27 10969 Berlin Tel.:+49 (0)30 20199 542
E-mail: e.osinski@fz-juelich.de
8. Sandhop, Martin, Dr. EU Office of the Fedral Ministry for Education and Science (BMBF) Heinrich-Konen-Str. 1 53227 Bonn Tel: 0228/3821-469
Fax: 0228/3821-444
E-Mail: martin.sandhop@dlr.de
9. Schindler-Daniels, Angela NCP Socio-economic sciences and humanities Heinrich-Konen-Str. 1 53227 Bonn Tel: 0228/3821-641 Fax: 0228/3821-649
E-Mail: angela.schindler-daniels@dlr.de
10. Scholze, Tim Kassel University
EU office
Mönchebergstr. 19 34 125 Kassel Tel.: +49 (0) 561 804 22 40
E-Mail: tscholze@uni-kassel.de
11. Sültmann, Claudia Goettingen University
EU office
Goßlerstraße 9 37073 Göttingen Tel.+49 (0)551 / 39-10241
E-Mail: claudia.sueltmann@zvw.uni-goettingen.de

2. Russian participants

12. Akulshina, Alla, Dr. Voronezh State University. Regional Information Point for Scientific and Technological Cooperation with EU Russia 394006 Voronezh Universitetskaya pl, 1
Voronezh State University
Phone/Fax: 7-(4732)-20-75-26, 7-(4732)-227-037
E-Mail: alla@main.vsu.ru
13. Batchenko, Alla Southern Federal University 105, Bolshaya Sadovaya Str.,
Rostov-on-Don, 344006,
Russia
+7 (863) 263-32-36
14. Nikonova, Ekaterina, Dr. Altai State Technical University Altai State Technical University +7-(3852)26-05-42
15. Pliaschenko, Tatiana. Dr. Voronezh State University. Regional Information Point for Scientific and Technological Cooperation with EU Russia 394006
Voronezh Universitetskaya pl, 1
Voronezh State University
Phone/Fax: 7-(4732)-20-75-26, 7-(4732)-227-037
E-Mail: pte@main.vsu.ru
16. Sharova, Irina, Dr. The Russian Academy of Sciences. A.N.Bach Institute of Biochemistry, Russian National Contact Point on FP7-TP2 Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology (Bio NCP of Russia) Leninsky prospekt, 33, build. 2, Moscow, 119071, Russia E-Mail: sharova@inbi.ras.ru
17. Vashanov, Gennady, Prof. Voronezh State University Russia 394006
Voronezh Universitetskaya pl, 1
Voronezh State University
Phone/Fax: 7-(4732)-208666
18. Zornikov, Igor, Dr. Voronezh State University. Regional Information Point for Scientific and Technological Cooperation with EU Russia 394006
Voronezh Universitetskaya pl, 1
Voronezh State University
Phone/Fax: 7-(4732)-20-75-26, 7-(4732)-227-037
E-mail: rciabc@main.vsu.ru, Igor.Zornikov@main.vsu.ru


The visit programme

Delegation form 16 to 20 October 2007

Thursday, 16.10.2007 Arrival
Wendsday, 17.10.2007
East-West-Science-Centre,
Gottschalkstr. 22 Raum 1107 34109 Kassel
10.00-13.00







13.00-14.30






14.30-17.30




I. Promoting cooperation between East and West by awareness raising and advising East-West-Science-Centre: objectives, activities and expertise 1992-2007

Welcome address of the university management and lunch in the restaurant Moritz

Visit to the university campus

II. Round table discussion: EU Project initiating in German universities. EU offices in the universities

Kassel - Tim Scholze;

Göttingen
- Nadja Daghbouche, Claudia Sültmann;

Frankfurt - Christoph Denecke
Thursday, 18.10.2007
East-West-Science-Centre,Gottschalkstraße 22 Raum 1107 34109 Kassel









International House of Kassel University Mönchebergstr. 11a Tagungsraum 34109 Kassel
10.00-13.00











14.30-17.30
III. Regional and Federal Contact Centres: objectives and expertise

Hessen Agency, Innovation Relay Centre
Dr. Margarete Kessler, Dr. Claudia Männicke

Euro-Info-Center Berlin Eckhard Behrendt

EU Office of the Fedral Ministry for Education and Science (BMBF)
Jutta Albrecht

KoWi

Eva Müller
Friday, 19.10.2007
East-West-Science-Centre Gottschalkstraße
9.00-11.00



11.00-13.00



Coordination meeting of RegionERA project consortium members


IV. Germany and the EU Seventh Framework Programme

NCPs for Themes:

Environment Dr. Elisabeth Osinski

Socio-economic sciences and humanities Angela Schindler-Daniels
Saturday, 20.10.2007 Departure from Frankfurt at 14.50 Departure


Recomendations on more extend participation of the regional scientific community in FP7

In the light of European experience in arranging information and advising system the most efficient is multilevel model of organizing international S&T cooperation consisting of federal, regional and local levels.

The federal level in Russia is represented by National Contact Points. NCP functions in Russia are rather different from European NCPs tasks, however it is considered essential to extend NCP network in Russia. Thus, NCP network in Germany contains 19 NCPs on all the FP7 Themes, while under the largest priorities such as “Environment including climate change” or “Nanosciences, nanotechnologies new materials and production technologies” there are several NCPs on more specific aspects of the Theme, united in a network and working under common coordination. At present there are 11 NCPs in Russia that considered insufficient taking into account its vast territory and high scientific potential.

There is a need in establishing common coordination centre for NCPs on the basis of the Ministry of Education and Science and providing it with the following functions:

  • Making national policy in the field of international S&T cooperation and coordinating it with national policies of European countries;
  • Coordination of administrative, legal and financial aspects of participation of Russian institutions in FP7;
  • Coordination of the NCPs activities.

In Germany these functions are implemented by the EU Office of the Federal Ministry of Education and Science. The EU Office is a part of the Ministry and funded by it though is located in one of the largest German research centre, German Centre for Aeronautics and Space (Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR))

The regional level is supposed to set up by Regional Information Points acting in each federal district as well as information centres in each region (at a university or research institution). The specific feature of the RIPs is the fact that they deal with all the Themes (that’s why they should collaborate with the NCPs) and are targeted on regional research communities. It is also supposed reasonable to apply experience of German Innovation Relay Centres and Euro Info Centres to information centres on regional level.

The local level can consist of a consulting manager network at universities. Consulting managers play a role of intermediaries between individual researchers, NCPs and RIPs. They are the first who scientists should address on the issues of participation in European RTD programmes.

Major aims:

  1. to disseminate information on European RTD programmes
  2. to advise researchers on the issues of participation in European RTD programmes
  3. to organize and carry out information and training events in universities
  4. to look for partners for joint research and proposal submission, support individual scientists under consortium-building, proposal writing and project life.