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European programs

Build the Europe of knowledge

 

Lorraine actively contributes to the construction of this "most competitive and dynamic economy of knowledge in the world" that the members of the Union wished for during the European Council in Lisbon (March 2000). The region encourages and supports the people and structures that participate in the great European programs.
 
Principal financing instrument of European research, the seventh Framework Program for Research and Technological Development (FP7) is endowed with a budget of 53.2 billion euros. Covering the 2007-2013 period, this program has four aspects : cooperation (industry – university collaboration), ideas (support for fundamental research), people (favour mobility and career) and capacities (improve the capacities of research and innovation).
"Why not you ?" with its title in the form of an invitation, this guide summarises the offer quite well. You will find in it all the Lorraine resources that are likely to assist you in mounting a project within the framework of the 7th PCRDT (Framework Technological and Research Programme). The document, which is free of charge and can be downloaded on the Internet, is intended for small and medium-sized enterprises, groups and higher education or research establishments. It has been prepared by the PASTEL Network.
 
Promote the spirit of enterprise, use of information and communication technologies and resorting to renewable energies: here are the 3 objectives of the framework program for competitiveness and innovation (CIP). Mainly destined for small and medium enterprises (SME), the CIP fully participates in the realisation of European objectives as far as research and education are concerned.
 
European initiative, Interreg IV is the main lever of the European territorial cooperation policy for the 2007-2013 period. It has three aspects : Interreg IV A makes it possible to support the trans-border cooperation in the Greater Region, Interreg IV B the trans-border cooperation in Northwest Europe, Interreg IV C the interregional cooperation throughout Europe.
 
It aims at supporting interesting projects, for example innovation and research, energy efficiency and renewable energies or even the fight against the greenhouse effect. The "Lorraine Regional Competitiveness and Employment Objective 2007/2013"  Program is another tool of the European regional policy. Its objective: to reduce the development differences between the different European regions by mainly supporting actions of research and innovative projects.
 
 
Large network of players from Lorraine, PASTEL (European Technical Assistance Program in Lorraine) informs and accompanies the bearers of projects interested by the European cooperation and sector programs for the 2007-2013 period.
 
With set-up support of European projects , the Regional Council grants financial aid to postsecondary educational and research institutions in order to build collaborative applications. Lorraine also financially accompanies the set-up of European cooperation projects through the system of first steps towards transnational Cooperation  (DACT). This device could benefit every Lorraine project carrier who might submit a European financing request so that they might find their future European partners.
 
Moreover, the Lorraine Region financial accompaniment is equally solidified by the possibility of :
• Co-financing some European cooperation projects that haven’t yet found national, regional or local counterparts from traditional financiers ;
• Supporting the promotion of European cooperation and sector programs (inputting information sessions on European programs, creating teaching and methodological tools on community policies...) ;
• Supporting the distribution of the good practices and the creation of interregional and European networks for beneficiaries of European programs.
For this, please don’t hesitate to contact the PASTEL team
 
The Europe missions of the Universities Paul Verlaine in Metz and Henri Poincaré in Nancy bring advice and assistance to the set-up of European research projects.
 
The search for partners, propositions of partnerships, current events… the Lorraine Delegation leads an activity of supervision and support over all the European programs.