4th INCO Conference and annual NCP meeting in Marseille
The 4th INCO Conference and the annual NCP meeting will take place on 17-19 June 2013 in Marseille, France. The main topic of the 4th INCO conference will be the future of international cooperation in European (DG RTD – DG DevCo) and International Research and Innovation programmes. The 4th INCO conference will try to share and discuss new perspectives of cooperation/partnership between EU and third countries with particular, but not exclusive focus on Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPC) in order to better consider and prepare the future of international cooperation in research and innovation.
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Specific Opportunities for Third Countries - Database
The INCONTACT project's Seventh Framework Programme calls dataset provides a simple way to find calls that are targeted to a specific country or countries.
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The FP7 calls and more specifically, the topics within the calls, can be filtered using different search criteria, e.g.: call's open/closed status, countries targeted to, work programme, and keyword search.
For your every search query there is a link to a custom RSS feed that can instantly inform you when a call that matches your search criteria is added to the INCONTACT dataset.
An intention is to make the information about specific international cooperation calls in the FP7 work programmes available shortly after it is published in the CORDIS database. The time period that is covered is: 20th July 2010 till the end of the Seventh Framework Programme.
What is an NCP?
National Contact Points (NCPs) are experts nominated by the competent national authorities, to provide assistance to potential FP7 participants in their countries. The organisation which hosts the officially nominated NCP(s) is called NCP Host Organisation and it may be any of the following types: ministry, university, research centre, special agency, private consulting company. Due to the wide range of themes and instruments within FP7, Member States and Associated Countries are appointing separate NCPs per thematic priority of the constituent programmes of FP7.
General program guidance
Advice on administrative procedures and contractual issues
Training and assistance on proposal writing
Distribution of documentation (forms, guidelines, manuals etc.)
Assistance in partner search
As the NCPs are national structures, the type and level of services offered may differ from country to country. In general, the following basic services will be available in accordance with the Guiding Principles agreed by all countries:
What is an INCO NCP?
INCO NCPs are particularly supporting the execution of the International Cooperation program of FP7, which aims to enhance participation of third countries(i.e countries that are not EU Member States or Associated countries)in the 7th Framework Program.
Why is important to nominate an INCO NCP in a third country?
Because INCO NCPs in EU are particularly focused to support the participation of third countries in FP7.
Because INCO NCPs in third countries can provide an overall service to local researchers in all the Thematic Areas, especially as it is usually difficult to nominate one NCP for every Thematic Area.
Because INCONTACT (the official project of the INCO NCPs) can provide training to the INCO NCPs and finance their participation in the annual NCP meetings.
For more info Contact INCONTACT or see Support of the work of NCP.
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