Proceed as a success story on ENV-NCP TOGETHER portal

Published 27 February 2012      
PROCEED focuses on the communication and dissemination of environmental research results and practices originating in Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC)towards industry, policy makers and public and private research centers (including Academia),with the aim to enhance the uptake of research results and foster the participation of CEEC in EU-funded research projects through S&T cooperation with other European partners.

The specific research sectors on which PROCEED will focus are Air pollution, Chemical pollution, Environmental Technologies. The partners will create a data base of all innovative environmental research practices and results originating in CEEC and will lead a SWOT analysis of the existing channels and tools used to communicate environmental research results in Europe with specific focus to Academia, policy makers and industry. The PROCEED communication system will be made of personal communication in national and international workshops and a web 2.0-based research social network, an interactive communication channel specifically targeted at creating research opportunities Among other, results will be the signing of TT agreements and the collaborative participation in FP environment project proposals.

The project partnership covers 9 CEEC (6 new Member States and 3 Associated countries) and 3 EU- 15 Member states All 12 project countries are represented by at least one partner member of the Enterprise Europe Network which will be the main communication channel in the project, with its 600 members present in all European countries and beyond (including China and United States) and an extended network of contacts and partners. Partners will engage other EEN members, the Fp7 National Contact Points Network and other relevant FP7 coordination and support actions to create an integrated communication system. Partners will plan the exploitation of the project after its lifetime through the integration of PROCEED tools in the EEN activities.

National Contact Point (NCP): Viorel.vulturescu@ancs.ro

European Impact:

The whole concept of the PROCEED project is based on a European-based approach which is necessary to
trigger an effective involvement of Central and Eastern European countries (but not only!) in S&T collaboration
at EU level and increase the uptake of environmental research results. The European added value can be
demonstrated by: 1. Increased collaboration on, access to, and use of environmental research results in an
enlarged Europe. 2. Improved dissemination and use of tailor-made tools for communication and dissemination
activities for the environment

About: ARAD Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, Romania

ARAD Chamber of Commerce is an autonomous organization that supports the market economy and its
activities, and has a rich experience in European financial programs. ARAD is the initiator and coordinator
of this project. Gender issues: the coordinator of this project is a woman. Words from the partner “We
expect good results from the Research Social Network as a way to bring together actors in the research
world (with specific focus on environmental technologies), including researchers but also enterprises,
financial institutions, etc. A list of National events will also provide good opportunities for TT and
matchmaking actions which hopefully will result in success stories to tell”.

Coordinator

ARAD Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, Romania

Partners

TERA TEHNOPOLIS DOO ZA PROMICANJE NOVIH TEHNOLOGIJA INOVACIJA I PODUZETNISTVA, HR
PLOVDIV CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND IND USTRY, BG • SOGESCA S.R.L., IT • NSTITUTUL NATIONAL
DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU PROTECTIA MEDIULUI, RO • FOUNDATION FOR MANAGEMENT
AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH SKOPJE, MK • AGRO BUSINESS PARK AS, DK • GOSPODARSKA ZBORNICA
SLOVENIJE - CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY OF SLOVENIA, SI • UNIONE REGIONALE DELLE
CAMERE DI COMMERCIO INDUSTRIA ARTIGIANATO E AGRICOLTURA DEL VENETO, IT • LATVIJAS
TEHNOLOGISKAIS CENTRS, LV • BULGARIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, BG
INSTITUT MIHAJLO PUPIN, RS • UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI, PL • EMPORIKO KAI VIOMICHANIKO
EPIMELITIRIO HERAKLIOU, GR • VIESOJI ISTAIGA LIETUVOS INOVACIJU CENTRAS, LT

Technical details

EU# 265352 Call: FP7-ENV-2010
Funding scheme Instrument:
Coordination (or networking) actions
Starting date: 1/1/2011
Expected Date of completion: 30/6/2013
Total cost: 729,923 €
EC funding: 729,923 €

 


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