Establishment of the National Contact Point System for EU Framework Programme in BiH (Phase II)

Contract partner: SUS - Svjetski Univerzitetski Servis - Bosnia and Herzegovina)Country: Bosnien und Herzegowina Funding amount: € 400.000,00Project start: 01.07.2006End: 30.06.2009

Short Description:

Overall goal

This project is designed to support the integration of Bosnia-Herzegovina into the European Research Area by further development of a National Contact Point System (NCP) responsible for the provision of information and advice on participation of BiH researchers in Europe's largest fund for research and technological development: European Framework Programme for RTD.

Second phase of the project "FP6 National Information Point for Bosnia-Herzegovina", supported by the Austrian Development Agency, is supposed to last 30 months.This will enable proper establishment of a Bosnian-Herzegovinian NCP system and timely reaction to the calls for proposals launched by the European Commission in this period, and it is also intended to bridge the critical transition between the current 6th and forthcoming 7th Framework Programme.

The task of an NCP is to provide its potential clients, which are first of all researchers from academia and industry, with all relevant information and knowledge needed to get actively engaged in collaborative European research projects and to access European RTD funds. NCP system is an organisational structure in which expertise is pooled and accessible for the researchers interested in EU project participation. Due to the disaggregated political and administrative structure in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the NCP system should consist of a central headquarter in Sarajevo and regional branch offices (Focal Points) at all 8 the BiH universities.

In addition, by involving Bosnian-Herzegovinian research organisations from industry and academia in European RTD projects, knowledge transfer on state-of-art technologies and scientific methods and technology transfer will be enhanced.

project number7998-00/2006
source of fundingOEZA
sector Andere multisektorielle Maßnahmen
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.