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
 
 
13h30
Reception: Hot & cold drinks (coffee/tea, orange juice, water) and small cakes in the room
14:00
- 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
14:25
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
18:30
Visit to "The Grands Moulins - The new University Library"
19:30
End
 
 
 
Friday, 3rd October 2008
 
 
08:30
Hot & cold drinks (coffee/tea, orange juice, water) and small cakes in the room
09:00
Ordinary NCP meeting – DG Research
Feedback from the workshops: 10 minutes each workshop report
Discussion on issues emerging
10:15
Coffee break
10:45
Discussion (contd.)
Summary and agreed actions
Any other business
13:00
Buffet lunch and networking
14:30
Departure for the visit to the French National Library (15h00)

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Office: SDME 2/53. Telephone: direct line (32-2) 2995827. E-mail: Clara.de-la-Torre@ec.europa.eu