Conference presentations - Day 2, Open day

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Day 2: Thursday 10/6/2010  Open Day for International Research Collaboration

09.00-09.30, Registration of participants


09.30-12.30, Session 1: Research Policies Towards Global Challenges

Chaired by: Prof. Costas Fotakis, Director of Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser (IESL - FORTH) and Professor of Physics

Rapporteur: Dr. Yasser Elshayeb, Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MHESR)

  • Welcome speech,Prof. Achilleas Mitsos, General Secretary, General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs
  • Realizing the European Research Area: key challenges, Dr. Leonidas Karapiperis, Advisor, DG Research, European Commission
  • Collaborations with U.S. Researchers - Obstacles and Opportunities, Dr. David Stonner, Head of the Europe Office, National Science Foundation, USA
  • Improving the governance of multilateral cooperation in STI for global challenges, Dr. Iain Gillespie, Head of Science & Technology Policy Division, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD 11.15-11.45 Coffee break
  • Towards a value-based knowledge based society in the Arab World. Dubai Institute of Technology, Dr. Samir Hamrouni, Senior Advisor – Science & Technology – Dubai Institute of Technology (DIT)/ Technopark, United Arab Emirates
  • Scientific Policy in the Arab Peninsula, Mr Kenneth Wilson, National Research Foundation, United Arab Emirates

    12.30-13.30, Lunch break

    13.30-15.00, Session 2: Scientific policies in third countries and FP7

    Moderator: Michele Genovese, DG Research

    Rapporteur: Mrs Liliana Proskuryakova, HSE

    Round Table discussion: “The Way Forward: a shared vision for enhanced EU-third countries cooperation in FP7”. Issues for discussion:

  • What common global challenges / research priorities may be addressed through FP7?
  • Is there room for enhancing the cooperation? Present state and the perspectives of selected third countries (from Africa, LA and EECA regions) participation in the EU RTD-Framework Programme
  • Effective cooperation in the sphere of S&T and innovation: models and instruments Key contributors INCONET Project Coordinators:
  • Dr. Andy Cherry, CAAST-net coordinator
  • Dr. George Bonas, EECA-net coordinator
  • Dr. Diassina Di Maggio, Director APRE, Central America and Caribbean nets coordinator
  • Prof. Angeles Rodriguez Peña, EULARNET-coordinator Regional INCO NCPs representatives (selected countries):
  • Mr. Daan du Toit, DST, South Africa
  • Mr. Hector Efren Samano Rocha
  • Mrs Liliana Proskuryakova, INCO NCP in Russia, University - Higher School of Economics (EECA region) 15.00-15.30 Coffee break

    15.30-17.00 Session 3: Feedback From Active INCO Projects: learning by doing

    Moderator: Epaminondas Christofilopoulos, PRAXI/HELP-FORWARD Network

    Rapporteur: Mr. Constantine Vaitsas, PRAXI/HELP-FORWARD Network

    Round Table discussion: “Lessons Learned by the BILAT Activites”

  • Disseminating FP7 information to local researches
  • The outcome of cooperation with the Thematic NCPs
  • Synergies or problems appeared in the cooperation between the European and the Local partners or stakeholders
  • Main milestones achieved

    Key contributors

  • India BILAT activity, Mrs Bodil Palmberg, EuropaMedia
  • Morocco BILAT activity, Mrs Sanaa Zebakh, Chef de service -Responsable PIN Maroc sur les PCRD Europeens Direction de la Technologie - MENESFCRS-Maroc
  • USA BILAT activity, Mr Ralf Koenig, FFG
  • Ukraine BILAT activity, Mrs Aurelie Pachkoff, CNRS
  • South Africa BILAT activity, Mr Daan Du Toit, DST
  • Argentina BILAT activity, Mrs Monica Silenzi, MINCYT
  • China BILAT activity, Mr Epaminondas Christofilopoulos, PRAXI/HELP-FORWARD Network

    17.00-17.30 Wrap-up session

    Chaired by: Epaminondas Christofilopoulos, INCONTACT coordinator

  • Rapporteur session 1, Dr. Yasser Elshayeb, MHESR
  • Rapporteur session 2, Mrs Liliana Proskuryakova,HSE
  • Rapporteur session 3, Mr. Constantine Vaitsas, PRAXI/Help-Forward
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