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Dragon-Star Plus will provide the EC and the Member States with tools for setting a long term cooperation strategy with China in research and innovation. The proposed activities take into account the current on-going policy dialogue and the peculiarities of the research and innovation environment in China, and are based upon the outputs and the established mechanism of the previous DRAGON-STAR project.


Newly Published Calls

NSFC- MAECI Joint Research Programme


According to the MoU signed by NSFC and MAECI, both sides will co-fund China-Italy cooperation project to facilitate the cooperation and exchanges for scientists. The fields of cooperation are:
   • New materials, with particular reference to two-dimensional systems and graphene
   • Environment, with particular reference to urban circular economy
   • Physics and astrophysics with particular reference to quantum technology and dark matter
   • Health, with particular reference to personalized medicine, genomics and chronic diseases

The deadline for application is June 22nd, 2017

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NSFC- BBSRC - NSTDA - DA-BIOTECH - DA-BAR Joint Research Programme

The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), in collaboration with the following overseas partners:
   • UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
   • The Philippine Agriculture and Fisheries Biotechnology Programme, Department of Agriculture (DA Biotech Programme)
   • The Philippine Bureau of Agricultural Research, Department of Agriculture (DA BAR)
   • Thailand National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)
The purpose of this call is to build on the combined strengths of academic research groups within China, the Philippines, Thailand and the UK to work collaboratively on research that will underpin the development of novel strategies to diagnose, prevent, manage or treat microbiological diseases of swine and poultry.

The deadline for application is July 13th, 2017


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Health Care and Promotion Scheme

The Health Care and Promotion Scheme (HCPS) provides funding support to evidence-based health promotion projects that help people adopt healthier lifestyles by enhancing awareness, changing adverse health behaviours or creating a conducive environment that supports good health practices. The HCPS invites innovative proposals addressing specific areas of health promotion listed in the thematic priorities which should contain a set of coordinated programmes leading to promotion of good health and prevention of illness in the community.

The deadline for application is July 31st, 2017

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Getting Involved
    Generally speaking, the applicant will be required to fill in a standard application form designated by the national agency managing the programme, and submit it with the required documents to the secretariat of the national agency or a host organization of the funding programme.    
NSFC- MAECI Joint Research Programme

1. Chinese applicants need to log on here to fill the application form online.
2. Both sides should be cooperative in writing the application and submit here.
3. For more information, please refer to here.

Chinese Contact:
E-mail: liwc@nsfc.gov.cn

Belgian contact:
E-mail: DGSP.UST2@esteri.it

NSFC- BBSRC - NSTDA - DA-BIOTECH - DA-BAR Joint Research Programme

1. Chinese applicants need to log on here to fill the application form online.
2. The letter of intent should be submitted through BBSRC Je-S system.
3. For more information, please refer to here

Chinese contact:
Jin Xu
E-mail: xujin@nsfc.gov.cn

UK contact:
Sarah Plowman
E-mail: Swinepoultry.newton@bbsrc.ac.uk

Marie Jumalon
E-mail: biotechpiu@gmail.com

Cynthia de Guia
E-mail: rds.da.bar@gmail.com

Pijarana Samukkan
E-mail: pijarana.samukkan@fco.gov.uk

Health Care and Promotion Scheme

1. All application must be submitted via the electronic Grant Management System (eGMS).
2. Applicants should read the Standard Conditions of Research Grant in the Guidance Notes for Research Grant Application before submitting research grant applications.
3. The Principal Applicant (PA) and the Institution are required to sign an Agreement covering the terms and conditions of the research project.
4. For more information, please refer to here

E-mail: rfs@fhb.gov.hk


'Open To The World booklet´ highlighting international projects


The ´Open To The World booklet´ looks at six areas in which international projects under the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) and Horizon 2020 funding programmes have found innovative solutions to global societal challenges, including those relating to health and the environment.

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19th EU-China Summit brings new flagship initiatives in research and innovation


The 19th Summit between the European Union and the People’s Republic of China has brought a number of important developments to the bilateral relationship, as well as providing fresh impetus to a partnership that has a global impact.

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Online questionnaire on China-Europe water cooperation


The H2020 project PIANO ´Policies, Innovation and Networks for enhancing Opportunities for China-Europe water cooperation’ is aiming to create a strategic cooperation partnership for water research and innovation between Europe and China, promoting the creation of networks of companies (including SMEs), entrepreneurs, not for profit organizations, policy makers, regulators and funding bodies to create business and social opportunities for China Europe Water Cooperation.

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    Forthcoming Events    

EU Green Week


EU Green Week is the annual opportunity to debate and discuss European environmental policy. Organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Environment, this key event in the environment policy calendar attracts policymakers, leading environmentalists, stakeholders and other interested parties from across Europe and the globe.

EU Green Week 2017 will take place from 29 May to 2 June with the theme of ‘Green jobs for a greener future’. It will focus on how EU environmental policies are creating green jobs and contributing to economic, sustainable and socially responsible growth in the EU. It will also highlight the demand for new types of green skills in many professional sectors.

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