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  1. FP7International Research Staff Exchange SchemeIRSES Elena Brinza FP7 Mobility NCP Moldovan Research and Development Association Center for International Projects of ASM

  2. Where does IRSES come from? FP7 Specific Programs/Priorities CAPACITIES COOPERATION IDEAS PEOPLE

  3. PEOPLE Specific Program Marie Curie Actions Transnational & intersectoral mobility Research training, career development, knowledge-sharing, networking

  4. Marie Curie Actions 1. Initial Training of Researchers Initial Training Networks (ITN) 2. Life-long Training and Career Development Intra-European Fellowships for Career Development (IEF) European Reintegration Grants (ERG) Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programs (COFUND) 3. Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) 4. International Dimensions International Outgoing Fellowships for Career Development (IOF) International Incoming Fellowships (IIF) International Reintegration Grants (IRG) International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) 5. Specific Actions “Researchers’ Night (NIGHT) Other Specific Actions

  5. STEP 1: Understanding IRSES Objective Establish or deepen research partnerships through staff exchanges and networking activities between min. 2 MS/AC research organizations and 1 or more organizations in Countries covered by the European Neighborhood policy or Countries with S&T agreements

  6. STEP 1: Understanding IRSES Which Countries? Countries with EC Agreement on S&TArgentina*, Australia, Brazil*, Canada, China*, Chile*, Egypt*, India*, Japan, South Korea, Mexico*, Morocco*, New Zealand, Russia*, South Africa*, Tunisia*, Ukraine*, United States Countries of the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP): • Eastern Europe & Central Asia (EECA)Armenia, Azerbaijan*, Belarus*, Georgia*, Moldova*, Ukraine* • Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPC) Algeria*, Egypt* , Jordan*, Lebanon*, Libya*, Morocco*, Palestinian-administrated areas*, Syrian Arab Rep. *, Tunisia* * International Cooperation Partner Countries (ICPC)

  7. STEP 1: Understanding IRSES Participation Rules • Partnership: min 2 independent research organizations from different MS/AC and one or more organizations in a third country • Coordinator from one of the MS/AC partners • Duration of partnership 2-4 years MS/AC MS/AC Third Country

  8. STEP 1: Understanding IRSES Activities Multi-annual joint program: • joint research • training activities • joint workshops and seminars • other networking activities

  9. STEP 1: Understanding IRSES Who can be seconded? • Early stage researchers • Experienced researchers • Technical staff • Managerial staff Exchange duration – up to 1 year per person in total

  10. STEP 1: Understanding IRSES Financial Rules • Balanced exchange expected out/in Europe (in person years) • IRSES funding covers only MS/AC partners expenses (fixed 1800 EUR/person/month) • Third country partners fund their own outgoing personnel

  11. STEP 1: Understanding IRSES EU Funding for ICPC and ENP Countries MD partners can receive funding under IRSES; still funding request must be well-justified

  12. Documents to be considered • Call Fiche • Guide for Applicants • PEOPLE Work Program • FP7 Factsheets http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/dc/index.cfm

  13. Marie Curie Actions 2007 Evaluations

  14. Marie Curie Actions 2009/2010 Call Calendar

  15. Is IRSES the right Action for you and your institution ?

  16. STEP 2 Formulate your project idea

  17. STEP 3: Finding partners • Check your own existing international contacts: business & academic contacts, conferences, fairs • Use CORDIS Partners Service http://cordis.europa.eu/partners-service/home_en.html • Browse CORDIS for previous FP project coordinators and participants • Complete Partner Search Form on ASM website http://international.asm.md/files/fp7-irses/IRSES-PS-Form.doc • attend Information Days, Brokerage Events, etc. • ensure that foreign colleagues can contact you: e.g. develop your profile, Internet homepage, ...

  18. STEP 4: Proposal Writing Proposal Structure • Part A:brief description of the proposed activity, contact details of participants, characteristics of participants, project cost details • Part B:scientific and technical content reflecting the evaluation criteria including the nature of the proposed work, participants role, impacts

  19. STEP 4: Proposal Part A Submitted electronically in the online system EPSS Section A2: Information on the partner organisations

  20. STEP 4: Proposal Part B Uploaded in PDF form to the online system EPSS Maximum length – 30 pages B 1 Quality of the Exchange Programme(Evaluation weighting 25%) B 1.1 Objectives and relevance of the joint exchange programme • the description of the Work Packages divided by specific tasks • the list of milestones, where appropriate • the Gantt Chart of secondments B 1.2 Scientific quality of the partners B 1.3 Complementarities/synergies between the partners B 2 Transfer of Knowledge(Evaluation weighting 30%) B 2.1 Quality and mutual benefit of the transfer of knowledge B 2.3 Adequacy and role of staff exchanged with respect to the transfer of knowledge

  21. STEP 4: Proposal Part B B 3 Implementation (Evaluation weighting 15%) B 3.1 Capacities (expertise/human resources/ facilities/ infrastructure) to achieve the objectives of the planned cooperation B 3.2 Appropriateness of the plans for the overall management of the exchange programme B 4 Impact (Evaluation weighting 30%) B 4.1 Relevance of the proposed partnership to the area of collaboration and for the ERA B 4.2 Potential to develop lasting collaboration with the eligible Third country partners. B 5 Ethical Issues Annex (if applicable) Annex 1 Justification for Community contribution towards ICPC third country partner costs.

  22. STEP 5: Proposal Submission • By European Coordinator • Electronically using the Electronic Proposal Submission Service (EPSS) https://www.epss-fp7.org • EPSS Preparation and Submission Guide http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/epss_en.html

  23. CONTACTS Elena Brinza FP7 Mobility NCP Address: 60 Mateevici Str., building 4, of. 115 MD-2009, Chisinau Tel: 57 77 07; fax: 22 63 29 E-mail: lbrinza@mrda.md Elena SeverinDepartment of European Integration and International Cooperation, Academy of Sciences of MoldovaAddress: 1 Stefan cel Mare Ave., of. 338MD-2001, ChisinauTel./fax: 27 05 02E-mail: elena.severin@asm.md; elena.severin@gmail.comWebsite: www.asm.md / www.international.asm.md

  24. Thank you!