The TRANS REG NCP project is aimed to create trans-national network of National Contact Points (NCP) for the Seventh Framework Programme under Regions of Knowledge through reinforcing the NCPs and promoting trans-national co-operation. The objective will be reached using the following measures: transfer of knowledge, exchange of experiences and good practices among Regional NCPs, and development and implementation of tools and methodologies for trans-national cooperation. Special attention will be given to helping less experienced NCPs which are requiring the know-how accumulated in other countries. Specific objectives are as follows: - improvement of NCPs expertise concerning EU developments in identification, stimulation and support to research driven clusters. This expertise will be built in a first place on existing results stemming out for example from Regions of Knowledge pilot actions, Innovating Regions of Europe Network, Mutual Learning Platform, Europe INNOVA initiative, etc. - improvement of quality of services provided. Good practices in NCP services will be implemented. Regional NCP Network will learn from experience of the former FP projects such as for example: Trainet Future and Transtrac and from more advanced NCP’s through trainings and transfer of knowledge, - development of common methodology for trans-national activities and networking between NCP’s, - increase of the NCP visibility on regional level and stimulation of regional stakeholders participation in FP7.
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Funding SchemeCSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions