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Cooperation Network of National Contact Points with a special focus on Third Countries in the area of Food Quality and Safety

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 23114

  • Start date

    1 February 2006

  • End date

    31 January 2009

Funded under:

FP6-FOOD

  • Overall budget:

    € 900 000

  • EU contribution

    € 900 000

Coordinated by:

SENTERNOVEM

Netherlands

Objective

The overall objective of the FOOD-N-CO proposal is to improve the quantity and quality of participation of International Cooperation Targeted Countries (INCO) in Food Quality and Safety related research in the Sixth and Seventh EU Framework Programmes. Participation of INCO-Countries has, so far, been disappointing, despite a dedicated budget and the presence of highly skilled research communities in those countries.

Organisations representing these countries as National Contact Points, have indicated that this is mainly a result of lack of information and lack of contacts. FOOD-N-CO will improve the participation of INCO-countries by building a strong network of National Contact Points in both European and INCO-Countries, by intensifying the relationships between European and INCO-Countries and by supporting the research communities in INCO-Countries with tailor-made information and services.

The network will be built through a series of training sessions, information days, national training sessions, a brokerage event and a final INCO Conference. FOOD NCPs from INCO countries will be supported and trained. They will have the opportunity to promote their national research communities in various European countries and will learn to find the way into FP6 and FP7 projects. By mapping the competences and challenges in the various countries, a clear picture will arise, enabling EU projects to find the right partners in INCO countries.

At the final INCO Conference a Best Practice Guide will form the basis for further improvement of international cooperation in future Framework Programmes. The consortium consists of 7 EU Member States and 14 INCO-Countries from all parts of the world.

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Coordinator

SENTERNOVEM

Address

Juliana Van Stolberglaan 3
93144 The Hague

Netherlands

Participants (18)

HUNGARIAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION

Hungary

AUSTRIAN RESEARCH PROMOTION AGENCY

Austria

THE BRUSSELS ENTERPRISE AGENCY

Belgium

INSTYTUT PODSTAWOWYCH PROBLEMOW TECHNIKI POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK

Poland

AGENZIA PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLA RICERCA EUROPEA

Italy

TECHNOLOGY CENTRE OF THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES CR

Czechia

SECRETARIAT OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATIVE PRODUCTION

Argentina

CSIR - BIOSCIENCES

South Africa

MINISTRY OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, TECHNOLOGY AND COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT

Tunisia

MINISTÈRE DE L'EDUCATION NATIONALE, DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR, DE LA FORMATION DES CADRES ET DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

Morocco

MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND ENIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

BRAZILIAN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CORPORATION

Brazil

ACADEMY OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY

Egypt

HIGHER COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Jordan

MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, EDUCATION AND SPORTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA

Croatia

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO. PROGRAMA UNIVERSITARIO DE ALIMENTOS

Mexico

CHINA-EU S&T COOPERATION PROMOTION OFFICE

China

JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY

India

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 23114

  • Start date

    1 February 2006

  • End date

    31 January 2009

Funded under:

FP6-FOOD

  • Overall budget:

    € 900 000

  • EU contribution

    € 900 000

Coordinated by:

SENTERNOVEM

Netherlands