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2010 publications

The International Cooperation staff has developed over 100 brochures and publications.

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Publications from 2010


Research cooperation with the Western Balkans

This brochure provides an overview of the ongoing research cooperation between the EU and the Western Balkans. It also explains why we engage in research with this region and how we do it. The political commitment to give a European perspective to the Balkan region goes hand in hand with increased support for research cooperation: this is illustrated by facilitating future integration into the European Research Area and in the section on concrete research cooperation. Strengthening research capacities and excellence are part and parcel of enhancing the contribution of research and innovation cooperation to building stable and prosperous futures for Western Balkan countries and the region as a whole in Europe.

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Reinforcing Strategic Partnerships - International Cooperation BILAT projects, Call 2009

This brochure presents the activities of five BILAT projects which aim at developing and enhancing S&T Partnerships with third countries, which have signed or are in the process of negotiating an EC S&T cooperation agreement. The third countries targeted by these projects are: Argentina, Egypt, Japan, Jordan, and the USA

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Opening Horizons: ACCESS4EU - Exploring New Opportunities for European Researchers in International S&T Cooperation

This brochure gives an overview of the ACCESS4EU projects, which are funded under the FP7 Capacities programme. This unique instrument aims at increasing European researchers' awareness of funding opportunities for international research projects in third countries. More specifically, the ACCESS4EU projects should help give access to national research and innovation programmes in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and United States of America.

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The changing face of EU-African Cooperation in science and technology

Africa is a continent with a great pool of untapped scientific talent. The brain-power is there, but the means to translate it into scientific input for socio-economic development need further enhancement. Increasing S&T capacity through cooperation will give African countries and people the tools and skills to create/adapt and disseminate knowledge to mitigate current weaknesses. It will help Africa to develop its resources and provide ways and means to deliver prosperity and sustainable development to its people.

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Brochure: Towards the EU-LAC Knowledge Area

Towards the EU-LAC Knowledge Area

Climate change, demographic transitions, expectations for better health and greener and more inclusive economies are among the drivers for more scientific and technological cooperation and innovation. The Guadalajara Summit in 2004 therefore placed the development of an EU-Latin America-Caribbean Knowledge Area on the political agenda of bi-regional relations. In 2010, this concept gains fresh momentum through the endorsement of a new Joint Initiative for Research and Innovation. A new publication traces the development of cooperation and illustrates the link between policy and action through a sample of concrete research collaborations, mostly from the 6th and 7th Research Framework Programmes. They represent a sizeable innovation potential for sustainable development and social inclusion, the focus of the 2010 EU-LAC Summit in Madrid.

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