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The project “Scenarios for a co-ordinated approach to sustainable S/T cooperation with the Eastern Neighbours of the EU (SCOPE-EAST)” intends to take sustainable steps in view of an enhanced coordination of the R&D co-operation of interested EU-Member States and Associated Candidate States with Russia and Eastern Europe. SCOPE-EAST will address the question of how to achieve optimum coherence between national cooperation strategies and the EU R&D cooperation strategy and of how cooperation in R&D can contribute to other policies of the EU such as the European Neighbourhood policy. Target countries of SCOPE-EAST are in the first step Russia and Ukraine.

IncoNet EECA
The partnership between the countries of the European Union and Eastern Europe/Central Asia (EECA) is of utmost importance for the political, economic and social development of both regions.  The project will address policy stakeholders from the EU/AC and EECA countries. The aim is to establish and sustain three dedicated S&T Policy Dialogue Platforms: one biregional EU/AC with all Eastern European and Central Asian countries, and two bilateral platforms for the respective dialogues of EU/AC with Russia and with Ukraine. The existing policy framework for cooperation will hereby be highlighted and improved. Special focus is the field of S&T to develop new opportunities and links between the scientific and research communities of the countries involved.


International Bureau of BMBF
The International Bureau has been commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to strengthen the international ties of German universities, research institutes and enterprises with the ultimate goal of building competencies and fostering competitive advantages for industry and the research community in Germany in the areas of research and innovation. In doing so, the International Bureau is making an important contribution to cultivating an international dimension within the research programmes of the BMBF.

Higher school of economics
Higher school of economics was founded on 27 November 1992 by the Ordinance of the RF Government. The system of education in SU-HSE ensures competitiveness of Russian education in its most required and, at the same time, its weakest sphere – economic and social sciences.The School was the first in Russia to adopt the commonly accepted world-wide "4+2" practice: four years of studies – bachelor course; and two years – master course.

Russian Reasearch Cetre "Kurchatov Institute" (RRC KI) 
The first state national research Centre of Russia was established on the basis of the I.V. Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy (former Laboratory № 2 of the USSR Academy of Sciences founded in 1943) in November 1991 in accordance with Decree of the President of Russia. The Centre is placed under the direct authority of the Government of Russia and does not enter either the Russian Academy of Sciences or any branch Ministry.

State Technological University "Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys"
The mission of MISA is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship to bear on the world's great challenges. MISA is dedicated to providing its students with an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery. We seek to develop in each member of the MISA community the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind.

Analytical Centre for S&T and Educational Programmes (ICISTE)
The Centre was established in March 2006.

National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research) is a government-funded research organization, under the administrative authority of France's Ministry of Research. CNRS research units are located throughout France, and employ a large body of tenured researchers, engineers, and support staff. Laboratories are all on renewable four-year contracts, with bi-annual evaluation.

Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is the national funding institution for applied industrial research in Austria. It offers a comprehensive range of services for Austrian enterprises, research institutions and researchers – from the management of public funding programmes to consulting services in all phases of technology development and innovation, from support for integration into European research programmes and networks to the promotion of Austria"s interests at the European and the international level.

Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI)
The Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI) is a scientific institute, founded as a not-for profit association under Austrian law in 1990. Institutes, companies, public and international organisations can become supporting members to contribute to ZSI activities in search for social innovations.

As National Contact Point for various EU programmes on behalf of the national government, ZENIT makes an important contribution to increasing the number of German participants by offering a complete service package which includes advice for applicants.Enterprises have a wide variety of different requirements: Market strategies, product development or questions about finance are just some of the topics, if however predominant ones. And the public sector also needs effective and targeted support for its measures in the areas of structural and innovation policy. Both are core tasks for ZENIT GmbH, a consulting firm based in Mülheim an der Ruhr.

Further Organisations

INTAS was an international association which promoted co-operation with scientists in the NIS. It was set up in June 1993 as an independent organisation. As a non-profit, charitable association, based in Brussels and tax exempted, it was funded primarily through the Fifth Framework Programme, and carried out a large part of EU research activities with the NIS. INTAS was not continued in FP7. Its former website domain is now in commercial use not related to the original organisation.
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The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) was established by international agreement in November 1992 as a nonproliferation program. The ISTC coordinates the efforts of numerous governments, international organizations, and private sector industries, providing weapons scientists from Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States new opportunities in international partnership.

The Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU) is an intergovernmental organization dedicated to the prevention of the proliferation of expertise related to weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The STCU vision: for a safer and better world, to assist former WMD experts in the transition to self-supporting, peaceful activities in the international science and business communities. Since 1993, private companies and government agencies from the European Union, United States, and Canada have used the STCU to manage over 1,100 R&D projects, worth over 166 million dollars.


incrEAST incrEAST is an information platform designed to intensify international cooperation in science and technology. The aim is to facilitate the networking of research organizations and institutions in the countries of Eastern Europe / Central Asia (EECA) and the European Union and to promote scientific dialogue between EECA countries and EU Member States and the European Research Area. The incrEAST website provides information about activities in EECA countries and in the European Union. The platform offers regular, detailed and up-to-date information about the most important developments in the area of science and technology.


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