Environmental Technologies Research - Issue No.
7
Newsletter issue n° 7 -    
January 08   
   
    
   
NEWS:    
   
FP7 - Environmental Research - calls for proposals FP7-ENV-2008-1    
and the joint call FP7-ENV-NMP-2008-2   
   
The Electronic Proposal Submission Service (EPSS) for these two calls is    
available since 20 December 2007 on    
http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/dc/index.c ...    
.   
   
Candidates are kindly asked to register their interest by submitting a    
proposal as early as possible in view to receive the necessary login in    
time. It is the co-ordinator's responsibility to ensure that he/she has    
sufficient time to prepare and submit the proposal through EPSS once    
his/her username and password have been received.   
   
Proposals must be submitted on or before 25 February 2008 (17:00). The    
EPSS system will be closed for this call on this set deadline. As the    
system allows the submission of successive drafts for one same proposal,    
it is advisable not to wait until the last moment for doing so (each    
successive submission overwrites the previous version).   
   
    
   
FP7 - Environmental Research - next call for proposals:   
   
The EC services intend to publish the next call for proposals in July 2008.    
The estimated budget for the Theme 6 Environment (including Climate    
Change) will be likely similar to the 2007 budget.   
   
    
   
Follow-up of the Info Day FP7- 2nd Call 2008 - Environmental    
Technologies, 13th December 2007, Brussels, Belgium   
   
The information day took place as planned on 13 December at the    
Borschette Conference Centre in Brussels. The event was attended by    
over 250 delegates representing researchers, research institutions,    
companies, SMEs, National and Regional Contact Points interested in the    
FP7 2nd Call 2008 on the activity 6.3 'Environmental technologies'.   
   
General and detailed information was provided by the Commission officials    
on the various topics of the call including the lessons learnt from the first    
call.   
   
The programme was followed by four separate sessions covering the    
various areas and topics of the Environmental Technologies activity in    
more detail:   
   
   
•waste technologies and clean processes;    
   
   
•water, soil and marine technologies;    
   
   
•built environment and cultural heritage; and    
   
•technology assessment, verification and testing.    
   
The sessions provided specific information on the topics and allowed    
participants to make a brief presentation related to their project's ideas, to    
their competence in the specific field or to their interest to join consortia    
on a given subject. The open brokerage event completing the parallel    
sessions was followed by a wrap-up summarising the outcome of the    
discussions.   
   
You can download the final agenda, the list of participants and all the    
presentations that were made on that specific day from the following    
CORDIS webpage:   
   
http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/environmen ...   
   
For additional information, please contact Javier Peinado (   
javier.peinado@ec.europa.eu).   
   
    
   
EC funded research and SMEs:   
   
A new service is available on-line on    
http://ec.europa.eu/research/sme-techw ...    
. The aim is to provide to SMEs targeted information about research    
opportunities in Europe. A 15% share of the overall FP7 budget will    
support the participation of SMEs which are eager to grow and develop    
their capacities. Up to 75% of the costs exposed in carrying out research    
and development activities can be refunded by the 7th Framework    
Programme.   
   
    
   
PUBLICATIONS and AVAILABLE DOCUMENTS   
   
    
   
Environmental research: The catalogue of FP7 selected projects is    
available:   
   
Following the completion of the evaluations related to the FP7-ENV-2007-1    
call, the Commission has opened negotiations with 72 new projects. A    
draft version of the catalogue destined to provide basic information on the    
selected projects (including the objectives, partners and resources) is    
available on:    
http://circa.europa.eu/Public/irc/rtd/ ... 
. The preliminary information presented in the mentioned document is based on the proposals' evaluation results and shall be considered as provisional and subject to potential modifications in the course of projects' negotiation.   The Newsletter of the European Commission Scientific Committees The Newsletter of the European Commission Scientific Committees ( http://ec.europa.eu/health/ph_risk/new ... is published three times a year (January, May and September). It provides updates on the work of the European Commission Scientific Committees managed by the Directorate-General for Health and Consumer Protection. The Scientific Committees provide the Commission with the sound scientific advice it needs when preparing policy and proposals related to consumer safety, public health and the environment. The Committees also draw the Commission's attention to the new or emerging problems which may pose an actual or potential threat. For free online subscription to the Newsletter, please go to http://ec.europa.eu/coreservices/maili ...
•The Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) is systematically consulted on the safety of cosmetics under the Cosmetics Directive and other consumer products such as toys, sun beds etc). •The Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER) provides advice on risk assessment of chemicals, health and environment issues like effects of atmospheric pollution, indoor air quality on the health, etc. •The Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) cov­ers broad multidisciplinary issues and examines new issues like potential electromagnetic fields risks of nano-technology.   LIFE and waste recycling: Innovative waste management options in Europe A new LIFE-Focus brochure on “LIFE and waste recycling. Innovative waste management options in Europe” is available on http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/p ...
. It presents 20 LIFE projects co-funded by the European Union which represent a small but valuable selection of the numerous successful waste-related LIFE initiatives that support the EU’s evolving waste policy. Covering the wide range and scope of activities carried out over the years, these projects not only refer to solutions to waste as a problem, but also to opportunities to see waste as a valuable resource for industry, generating jobs and businesses. The projects help to highlight some of the key principles around which European environment policy is built. They underline the value of sharing and exchanging information and have the potential to contribute to the European Union’s long term vision: to become a recycling society that seeks to avoid waste and to use it as a resource.   EU Report Series available from IWA Publishing: This EU Reports series resulted from a special agreement between the International Water Association and the European Commission and its Directorate-General for Research, aiming to articulate to researchers, policy makers and water practitioners scientific knowledge and innovative technologies for the sustainable management of natural resources, generated by multidisciplinary research projects supported in successive European Union's environmental research programmes. This series als
Posted: 13/02/2008 By: Professor Paul Bardos



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