Co-operations of this kind are not ends in themselves, but rather an important prerequisite to, for example, addressing global issues that are becoming increasingly urgent. The web portal thus supports the aim of the 7th EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development of expanding the European Research Area and intensifying collaboration with non-member countries.
However, numerous questions often arise before collaboration can actually begin: How is the research landscape structured in the potential partner country? Who is currently working on which subject there? What sponsorship and exchange programmes are there? Is there any previous experience of co-operation between EU researchers and colleagues from the partner country, and what can be said about it?
Questions to which the new web portal began providing answers on 1st August 2008. Its main focus is on information relating to scientific and research policy co-operations between EU member states, associated states, and those countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia that are to be systematically included in the European Research Area as part of the new EU project IncoNet EECA (see below): Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
- allows interested scientists to contact research managers and national points of contact in the respective countries.
In addition, external users can publish current news and information on their own events, important publications, calls for proposals, projects etc., and thus actively contribute to the information content of the web portal. The comprehensive offering also includes an e-newsletter with relevant and current news, to which users can subscribe.
The "incrEAST" web portal can be found at http://www.increast.eu. Responsible for maintaining and managing it is the International Bureau (IB) of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR).
"incrEAST" is part of the project "Expanding S&T Synergies: S&T International Cooperation Network for Eastern European and Central Asian Countries" (IncoNet EECA), which is sponsored by the EU Commission in the 7th Framework Programme (project no. 212226) and was launched in January 2008 for a period of initially four years. Along with the above-mentioned EECA countries, Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden and Turkey are also participating in the project (for more information on the IncoNet EECA project see http://www.inco-eeca.net).To find out more about the web portal, please contact:
Classroom in Stuttgart with Li-Fi of Fraunhofer HHI opened
03.11.2017 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Nachrichtentechnik, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, HHI
Starting school boosts development
11.05.2017 | Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung
On the way to an intelligent laboratory, physicists from Innsbruck and Vienna present an artificial agent that autonomously designs quantum experiments. In initial experiments, the system has independently (re)discovered experimental techniques that are nowadays standard in modern quantum optical laboratories. This shows how machines could play a more creative role in research in the future.
We carry smartphones in our pockets, the streets are dotted with semi-autonomous cars, but in the research laboratory experiments are still being designed by...
What enables electrons to be transferred swiftly, for example during photosynthesis? An interdisciplinary team of researchers has worked out the details of how...
For the first time, scientists have precisely measured the effective electrical charge of a single molecule in solution. This fundamental insight of an SNSF Professor could also pave the way for future medical diagnostics.
Electrical charge is one of the key properties that allows molecules to interact. Life itself depends on this phenomenon: many biological processes involve...
At the JEC World Composite Show in Paris in March 2018, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be focusing on the latest trends and innovations in laser machining of composites. Among other things, researchers at the booth shared with the Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) will demonstrate how lasers can be used for joining, structuring, cutting and drilling composite materials.
No other industry has attracted as much public attention to composite materials as the automotive industry, which along with the aerospace industry is a driver...
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Tohoku University have developed high-quality GFO epitaxial films and systematically investigated their ferroelectric and ferromagnetic properties. They also demonstrated the room-temperature magnetocapacitance effects of these GFO thin films.
Multiferroic materials show magnetically driven ferroelectricity. They are attracting increasing attention because of their fascinating properties such as...
08.01.2018 | Event News
11.12.2017 | Event News
08.12.2017 | Event News
19.01.2018 | Materials Sciences
19.01.2018 | Health and Medicine
19.01.2018 | Physics and Astronomy