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Mobility Agreement. Mobility Info Day Brussels, 19 October 2009. Doug Bartlett Fusion Association Agreements Research DG European Commission. RTD Unit J4 team for Associations Philosophy and purpose of the mobility agreement A brief word about budgets. Outline. Cluster Associations

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Mobility Agreement

Mobility Info Day

Brussels, 19 October 2009

Doug Bartlett

Fusion Association Agreements

Research DG

European Commission

outline
RTD Unit J4 team for Associations

Philosophy and purpose of the mobility agreement

A brief word about budgets

Outline
unit j4 structure
Cluster Associations

Steer research work in associations

Promote collaborative work between associations

Help small associations

Promote joint tools and equipment (JET, HPC)

Implement recommendations of Facility review report

Contact : R. Giannella

Contact point for Mobility : Ina Grope

Unit J4 - Structure

Head of Unit : Yvan Capouet

Horizontal matters Contact : D. Bartlett

  • Ensure overall consistency
  • Setting-up new legal instruments
  • Contract management
  • Legal implementation of IEA Multilateral Agreement
  • Contribution to Directorate’s communication actions

Cluster IPR, industrial policy

  • To broaden the Industrial involvement in Fusion and make European Industry more competitive
  • Promote technology transfer from Associations to industry partners
  • Training on IPR
  • Managing IPR abroad
  • Contact : C. Ibbott

Cluster EFDA

  • Promote efficient steering by EFDA of research activities
  • Promote efficient use of JET
  • Scientific and technical matters
  • Contact : D. Maisonnier
the team
The Team

Yvan CapouetHead of Unit

Carole DelvauxAssistant to HoU

Doug BartlettProgramme Officer

Ruggero Giannella Programme Officer

Rosa AntidormiProgramme Officer

Ana Garcia SaguarLegal Officer

Steven BoothProgramme Officer

Ina GropeAssistant toAssociations Cluster

Patricia LibertUnit Assistant

your contact points
General administration and procedures:

Ina Grope (Patricia Libert)

Legal aspects:

Ana Garcia Saguar

Matters specific to your Association:

Rosa Antidormi(Belgian State, CEA, DCU, Hellenic Republic)

Steven Booth(CU, FOM, FZK, FZJ, HAS, INRNE, IPP.CR, IPPLM, Latvia, LEI, MEdC, MHEST, TEKES)

Ruggero Giannella(CIEMAT, ENEA, IPP, IST, ÖAW, RISØ, Swiss Confederation, UKAEA, VR)

Your contact points
why do we have a mobility agreement
We have (and want to maintain) an integrated European fusion programme

That means:

many collaborations between Associations,

coordinated activities (ie. several Associations working together under EFDA)

collective actions such as JET (all Associations working together under EFDA)

The financial support provided by the Mobility Agreement makes this possible

The “glue” which helps to hold the programme together!

Why do we have aMobility Agreement?
the purpose of the mobility agreement
From the text of the agreement:“to promote enhanced collaboration and integration of the Programme, and to foster international cooperation”

In practice, this means:

encourage collaboration between Associations on research activities,

support participation in meetings necessary for coordinated activities under EFDA,

support research activities under international agreements, and representation of the EU in specified meetings.

The purpose of the Mobility Agreement
annual budget
Every year the Commission commits funds for use under the Mobility Agreement, according to the available budget.

Therefore, each Association is given a ceiling for the year, based on past use of mobility. The sum of all the ceilings is equal to the mobility budget.

But, adjustments of the ceilings which maintain the total may be made during the year, according to any anticipated over or under spending.

Flexibility

Annual Budget
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