Meeting of FP7 NCP National Coordinators

PARIS - University Paris-Diderot – Paris 7
 Meeting room: Salle des thèses

Thursday 2nd October & Friday 3rd October 2008
Draft Agenda

Thursday, 2nd October 2008
Reception: Hot & cold drinks (coffee/tea, orange juice, water) and small cakes in the room
- Opening by Clara DE LA TORRE, Director RTD A - DG Research
- Welcome by Laure REINHART, MESR – DGRI - Strategy Director
- Further words: Guy Cousineau, President of the University Paris-Diderot
Practical information by Paul JAMET
14:30-18h00 (including a 30 minutes break)
Parallel workshops:
Workshop A: Communicating EU Research
Moderator: Michel Claessens, DG RTD, Deputy Head of unit Communication
Topics to be addressed:
  • What is expected of project participants?
  • New forms of communication
  • The role of NCPs
Workshop B: Networking with other EC funding systems:     
Moderator: Jean-David Malo, DG RTD, Head of Unit Regions of Knowledge and Research potential
Topics to be addressed:
  • Research, entrepreneurship and innovation: the FP7 and CIP interface
    • Introduced by Yannis Tsilibaris, Deputy Head of Unit, DG ENTR, Business cooperation and support network
  • Synergies between FP7, CIP and structural funds
    • Introduced by Jean-David Malo
  • How to ensure better signposting
Workshop C: Streamlining the work of NCPs
Moderator: Clara de la Torre, DG RTD, Director, Inter-institutional and legal matters; Framework Programme
Topics to be addressed:
  • Overview of thematic NCP Coordination actions
  • Experience to date: Progress made; challenges that remain
  • Simplification
Visit to "The Grands Moulins - The new University Library"
Friday, 3rd October 2008
Hot & cold drinks (coffee/tea, orange juice, water) and small cakes in the room
Ordinary NCP meeting – DG Research
Feedback from the workshops: 10 minutes each workshop report
Discussion on issues emerging
Coffee break
Discussion (contd.)
Summary and agreed actions
Any other business
Buffet lunch and networking
Departure for the visit to the French National Library (15h00)

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