Executives/instruments: Joint Committee on scientific and technical cooperation (SCSTC).
Within the framework of the Federal target program" Research and development in priority areas of development of the Russian scientific and technological complex for 2014-2020", participation of organizations from the Russian side is supported.
In the first quarter of 2018, the implementation of projects selected for funding at the end of 2017 based on the results of a multi-stakeholder competition within the ERA initiative began.Net RUS PLUS, aimed at strengthening the coordination of research programmes between EU member States, associated countries and Russia.
The submission of applications for the competition "Conducting research in priority areas with the participation of research organizations and universities of EU member States within the framework of multilateral cooperation in the Horizon 2020 program for 2018-2020, including the ERA-NET initiatives, has been completed. 21 applications were accepted for further participation in the competitive selection process. At the moment, the submitted projects are being verified with the European Commission. At the same time, the EU – Russia coordinated competition in the field of healthcare continues to receive applications.
The projects are scheduled to start in 2019.
The amount of budget funding for this competition is 2.5 million euros.
At the sknts-2017 (23 June 2017, Brussels), the issues of financial support for participation of Russian organizations in the contests of the Federal target program of the IR AND Horizon 2020 programs were discussed. The parties welcomed the first experience of practical implementation of the mechanism of co-financing of Russian organizations in the projects of the Horizon 2020 program and stressed the need for more active promotion of this tool among both Russian and European potential participants of the program.
SKNTS-2017 welcomed the competition for joint scientific and technical projects announced in June 2017 within the framework of the ERA-Net.RUS Plus multilateral initiative, as well as the competition for joint innovation projects planned at the end of July 2017. According to the parties, the activities of the ERA-Net.RUS Plus consortium are a brilliant example of multi-lateral, large-scale and stable cooperation at the pan-European level.
In addition, the agenda of the SKNTS-2017 meeting contained a range of issues related to the implementation of the Maria sklodovskaya-Curie mobility program, the European research Council competitions and the Russian megagrant competition. It should be noted that the EU's Maria Sklodowska-Curie research and innovation support program Horizon 2020 is the largest such program in the world, whose funding is distributed not only to countries that pay a contribution to its budget, but also to the so - called "third countries-developing countries that are net beneficiaries".
Russian scientists and research teams received funding from this program until 2014. Previously, projects of this sub-program were characterized by high Russian participation, especially in the direction of "Research and Innovation Staff Exchange - RISE". The main objective of RISE is to develop international and intersectoral cooperation between different countries to form a common culture of research and innovation that promotes the commercialization of research results, obtaining innovative products, services or processes, However, currently there are no instruments for co-financing Russian participation in RISE projects.
In connection with the expected high effects of attracting European funding, knowledge and technology to Russia, it is noted that it is expedient to develop mechanisms for co-financing the participation of Russian organizations in the joint projects of Maria sklodovskaya-Curie RISE.
|Project name / Expected result||Term of realization|
|Involvement of both sides in each other's research programs and projects in order to facilitate the participation of the Russian and European scientific communities in the process of technological modernization||2013-2020|
Working Plan for implementing the EU-Russia partnership for modernisation initiative"
In accordance with the agreement between Euratom and the Government of the Russian Federation on cooperation in the field of controlled fusion (TCF), meetings of the Russian-European coordination Committee for TCF cooperation are held on a regular basis. The regular 7th meeting of the above-mentioned Committee was held on 27 June 2013 in Brussels.
The parties exchanged information on the status of fusion work carried out in the Russian Federation and the European Union. The course of implementation of the Russian-European cooperation program in the field of controlled thermonuclear fusion was reviewed in detail.
The main areas of bilateral cooperation between Russian institutes and European partners are research on European Tokomak (JET)and work within the framework of the European Agreement on developments in the field of controlled fusion (EFDA). There is a long-term collaboration on the development of diagnostics: neutron, active spectroscopy, Thomson scattering, reflectometry, optical spectroscopy, gamma spectroscopy. Prototypes of the equipment are being tested on the tokamak JET.
The proposals of the European side on the participation of institutes in the IFMIF project, implemented within the framework of the European-Japanese Enhanced approach of cooperation in the field of TCB, were also considered.
Cooperation between the Russian and European (F4E) ITER agencies, established in accordance with the Agreements on the establishment of the ITER international thermonuclear energy organization for the joint implementation of the ITER project, is actively developing.
In order to optimize the implementation of their international obligations, the agencies have signed and are effectively implementing agreements on the production of NbTi superconductor for ITER poloidal field coils, magnetic system components, as well as testing of full-scale divertor prototypes manufactured in the EU by the Russian side.
As part of the implementation of the action plan for the EU-Russia Year of science, approved on 27 February 2014 by O. Golodets, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the National organizing Committee for the preparation and holding of the EU-Russia Year of science, more than 200 events were held in the EU and Russia.
The most striking and interesting events were included in the final brochure, which was presented on November 25, 2014 in Brussels at the closing event of the EU-Russia Year of science.
As part of the development of cooperation in the field of science and technology, the Ministry has submitted proposals to the European Commission on a list of topics of interest within the framework of launching projects of the Horizon 2020 program.
Priority areas of EU-Russia cooperation are listed in the relevant road maps and are presented on the resource http://ec.europa.eu/research/iscp/pdf/policy/annex_roadmaps_sep-2014.pdf.