Elisabetta Balzi of the European Commission, DG Research Biotechnologies, Agriculture, Food was interviewed during the BIOCIRCLE Meeting Rome , 25-26 May 2009 about African participation to the EU Framework Programme 7. She answers following questions:
- What is the next call for proposals under the Framework Programme 7 theme 2: Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Bio technology about?
- How open is FP 7 towards participation of African scientists?
- Climate change is part of the upcoming call?
- FP 7 encourages multi-lateral cooperation?
Background: BIO CIRCLE is a project funded by the European Commission. It aims at increasing the participation of researchers from outside Europe in research projects under the Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Biotechnology theme (FAFB) of the EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and extend the network to include National Information Points (NIP) for major Third Country partners in two years.
BIO CIRCLE organises trainings on FP7 for researchers outside Europe (in Third Countries); helps Third Countries identify national research topics that are also of interest to the European Union; helps agro-food researchers to network and find new partners! Click here for more information about BIO CIRCLE activities.