The project goal is to support the collaboration of NGOs and research institutions from Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, and FYR Macedonia in the renewable energy field, with a special emphasis on the involvement of NGOs in the Seventh EU Framework Programme (FP 7).
The particular objectives of the proposed project are the following:
To identify and assess the NGOs research needs in the field of renewable energy. This will be achieved by:
- identification and collection of information about all NGOs engaged with the promotion of renewable energy;
- identification and systemization of the information/research needs of these organizations; and
- assessment of the research needs in view of their importance, availability of information, and availability of research capacity and funding.
To identify the research areas in the field of renewable energy of a common interest for NGOs and research institutions. This objective includes:
- collection of information about all relevant research institutions;
- assessment of the relevance of the priorities of the research institutions to NGO needs;
- assessment of the capacity of the research institutions to meet the research needs of NGOs;
- definition of research areas that both fall under the FP7 priorities and are of common interest for both research institutions and NGOs.
To promote FP7 to the researchers and NGOs and to help them identify particular proposal topics. This objective will be achieved through:
- training of these stakeholders on FP7 , including objectives and scope of FP7, rules for participation, instruments, etc; and
- discussions on the opportunities to submit particular proposals under FP7
To disseminate information. This includes development of a handbook, webpage and e-mail dissemination to all relevant stakeholders.
Field of science
- /social sciences/political science/political policy/civil society/nongovernmental organization
- /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
Call for proposal
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