Environmental Technologies Research - Issue n°3
- May 07
The first call for the FP7 Environment theme is closed:  
More than 600 proposals addressing the 72 open topics for research have   
been successfully submitted in response to the  FP7-ENV-2007-1 call that   
closed on 2 May 2007. The overall requested EC contribution exceeds €1   
700 million.  
In accordance with the FP7 'Rules for submission of proposals, and the   
related evaluation, selection and award procedures' (  
ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/calls/fp7-evrules_en_pdf.zip), the   
EC services will verify the eligibility of the submitted proposals before   
proceeding with its evaluation.  
There will be normally no further contacts between the Commission and   
the applicants regarding their proposal until the evaluation and   
corresponding internal procedures are completed, which is expected by   
the end of July 2007.  
Guidance on FP7 implementation  
A number of guidance documents and preparatory work are carried out by   
the European Commission in view to install the basis of the FP7   
implementation. The following documents are available for consultation on   
http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/find-doc_e ... where they can also be 
downloaded: • a standard Model Grant Agreement, • a draft Guide for Beneficiaries, • a draft Guide to Financial Issues, • a draft Guide to IPR and • a draft Checklist for the Consortium Agreement. Other documents are in preparation in view to address legal and contractual issues, including negotiation and FP7 reporting requirements.   EC initiative on water scarcity and droughts The Commission intends to issue by July 2007 a communication that will focus on drought events and on long-term water unbalances. The communication will aim to identify possible technical, social or legislative options to mitigate the impacts of such events.   So far, a first interim report on this issue has been drafted in collaboration with an expert's group. These preliminary results have been submitted  to a Stakeholders Forum for consultation (this Forum has been invited to contribute) .   Additional information as well as the first interim report and the Stakeholders contributions are available on http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/ ...   Moreover, the EC services are participating in the Waste Water Reuse Working Group established recently under the Mediterranean Joint Process Phase II, a collaboration between the Mediterranean component of the EU Water Initiative and the Common Implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD).   The objectives of this waste water reuse activity are to: • assess  the status of the situation with regard to treated waste water reuse in each of the EU Member States and non-EU countries participating in this activity, • get an overview of the issues at stake (definitions, scope, safety and sustainability) and • prepare the ground for potential more specific actions to be taken at the EU level. Information regarding the Waste Water Reuse Working Group is available on http://www.semide.net/topics/WaterReuse/   Revision of EC financial rules The revision of Financial Regulation and its Implementing Rules entered into application on 1 May 2007 [Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1995/2006 of 13 December 2006 amending Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002 on the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities (OJ L 390 of 30.12.2006, p. 1) and Commission Regulation No 478/2007 of 23 April 2007, amending Commission Regulation No 2342/2002 (OJ L 111 of 28.4.2007, p.1)].   New home URL for the CIRCA production services The DG RTD Unit I.3 used to upload and archive public information, documents and copies of the newsletters in the so-called 'CIRCA server'. We would like to inform external CIRCA users that they should update their 'favourites' list or other stored hyperlinks (in particular http://forum.europa.eu.int/... which should be replaced by http://circa.europa.eu/...).
The e-mail addresses of users from EU institutions in the CIRCA directory as well as the e-mail addresses in the contact information and in the information pages have also been updated.   FOOTPRINT developments The EU project 'Functional Tools for Pesticide Risk Assessment and Management' aims to develop a suite of three pesticide risk prediction and management at farm, river basin and national policies or EU scales, including a comprehensive database of physicochemical and toxicological data related to pesticide active substances ( http://www.eu-footprint.org/ppdb.html) ... A summary of the project's current development is presented in the FOOTPRINT Newsletter: http://www.eu-footprint.org/   PUBLICATIONS and AVAILABLE DOCUMENTS   EC newsletter 'EU Research for the Environment' The first issue of the quarterly e-newsletter edited by DG RTD Directorate I 'EU Research for the Environment' was released on 1 April 2007. The on-line version of the newsletter is also accessible on Europa pages: http://ec.europa.eu/research/environme ...
Should you wish to subscribe to this newsletter, please visit the Mailing Lists page (http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm? ... on the European Commission's Research web site.   Newsletters edited by the EC services of DG Environment: The on-line versions are available for consultation on: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/newsle ... EU Environment Policy Brief: Keeping you informed about developments in EU environment policy: A monthly newsletter from DG ENV with latest news from EU environment policy developments and related issues http://ec.europa.eu/environment/news/b ...   WISE, a newsletter of DG Environment, Water and Marine unit The WISE Newsletter is the information bulletin of the Water & Marine Unit of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Environment and is published twice a year. Its aim is to present progress, evolution and implementation of EU water and marine related environmental policies and initiatives. The latest issue is available on: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/ ...
  Science for Environment Policy - DG Environment News Alert Service This service provides scientific information in the field of the Environmental Action Programme's main themes and relevant to the DG Environment's policy priorities in support of the knowledge based approach. For more information, please visit: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/integr ...   ETAP Newsletter: news about the development and implementation of the EU Environmental Technologies Action Plan: It contains a selection of the latest news on ETAP, related events and calls for proposals as well as highlights on environmental technologies initiatives in Member States or at European level. On-line issues are available on: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/etap/n ...   EU Report Series available from IWA Publishing: This EU Reports series resulted of a special agreement between the International Water Association and the European Commission and its Directorates-General for Research and Environment, aiming to articulate to researchers, policy makers and water practitioners scientific knowledge and innovative technologies for the sustainable management of natural resources, generate
Posted: 31/05/2007 By: Professor Paul Bardos