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Online registration for the EU-Russia aeronautics workshop

On 15-16 October 2009, aworkshopwill be held in Moscow to promote the submission of new proposals for joint EU-Russia research funding. The event is open toparticipants from the EU Member States, FP7 Associated States, ICPC countries and the Russian Federation.

Moscow Red Square © Peter Gutierrez
Moscow to welcome EU-
Russia workshop
© Peter Gutierrez

The European Commission and the Russian Department of Aviation Industry (Ministry of Industry and Trade) have agreed to co-fund research projects in civil aeronautics.

The Moscow workshop will bring together interested stakeholders and facilitate the preparation of research proposals in response to a new coordinated callexternal link for proposals published by the European Commission.

New funding for European co-operation with Russia

Under the call for proposals 'FP7-AERONAUTICS and AIR TRANSPORT (AAT)-2010-RTD-RUSSIA', €4 million will be made available by the European Union to fund research in co-operation with Russian partners in areas such as the greening of air transport, ensuring customer satisfaction and safety through enhanced maintenance and operational procedures, and improving cost efficiency by developing novel composite structures and associated manufacturing methods based on geodesic concepts.

The indicative budget of €4 million will be used to fund participants from the EU and Associated Countries, as well as 5% of the total costs of Russian participants. The Department of Aviation Industry (Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation) will provide about €4 million for the funding of the Russian participants.

Don't miss this key event

High-level representatives of the European Commission will present an overview of the coordinated call processand details of the call topics. The event will also allow participants to mix and meet with potential research partners.

Interested parties are invited to consult the call information packageexternal link on the CORDIS website: The coordinated call with the Russian Federationexternal link

For more about the workshop, click hereexternal link.

Participants are asked to register for the workshop before 1 October 2009:

Go hereexternal link to register on-line.

More on EU Transport Research calls for proposals

The European Commission is also planning two 'information days' on the new transport research calls on 28 and 29 September 2009 in Brussels. Presentations will address the rationale of the calls, modalities for implementation and details on the individual call topics. Experts from the European Commission will respond to participants' questions, and key brokerage sessions will allow participants to present project ideas, build networks and join consortia.