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Forum for European - Australian science and technology co-operation, phase II

Forum for European - Australian science and technology co-operation, phase II


The strategic objectives of the Forum for European - Australian Science and Technology Co-operation are to: - highlight existing S&T co-operation between Europe and Australia; and - improve this co-operation by identifying priorities and enhancing the quality, quantity, and visibility of future action. Specific objectives are: - to increase the links between European and Australian scientists; - to better identify and demonstrate co-operation; - to improve the process of providing information on program mes promoting co-operation between Australia Europe; - to exchange best practices; - to provide opportunities for presenting state of the art S&T, and improve the prospects for co-operation in these fields. A series of work packages will ensure effecti ve delivery of these objectives. They will create: 1. A website portal to European - Australian S&T collaboration, the FEAST network, databases, and activities; 2. An online database of researchers and research projects involved in collaborative EU - A ustralian research; 3. Helpdesk services to Australian and EU researchers seeking enhanced research collaboration opportunities; 4. Networks of researchers involved in and interested in collaboration, and forums to share information and experiences; 5. Doc umentation and promotion of existing collaboration, and opportunities for new collaboration; 6. Bilateral research networks to promote collaboration; 7. An Industry - Science network; 8. Thematic networks and expert groups in areas of mutual priority; 9. O rganisation of a bienniel high profile Policy Dialogue Conference; A further work package will manage and coordinate the tasks. FEAST will be managed by a small secretariat assisted by an Executive Board and a Joint Advisory Group representing key stakehol ders. The FEAST Secretariat will be located in and hosted by the National Europe Centre of the Australian National University, in Canberra.





Administrative Contact

Mark Lawton MATTHEWS (Dr)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 518114

  • Start date

    1 May 2005

  • End date

    30 April 2008

Funded under:


  • Overall budget:

    € 836 674

  • EU contribution

    € 340 000

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