New Brazilian Bureau for Enhancing the Internation.. (BB.Bice)
New Brazilian Bureau for Enhancing the International Cooperation with European Union
Start date: Oct 1, 2008,
End date: Dec 31, 2011
This proposal is mainly a continuation of a successful initiative that was supported by the 6th Framework Program. The Project B.Bice (the acronym for Brazilian Bureau to Enhance the International Cooperation between Brazil and Europe) initiated its activities on October 2005 with the aim of fostering and enhancing the cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation – ST&I between Brazil and the European Union. The Bureau acted as a mechanism to improve the participation of Brazil in the 7th Framework Program of Research and Development, through the organization and dissemination of information concerning cooperation research priorities, the identification of financial mechanisms for supporting this cooperation, and the search of Brazilian and European partners for setting up project proposals. Besides, B.Bice helped the Brazilian scientific and technological institutions, and the technological based enterprises in the preparation and negotiation process of project proposals to be submitted to the European Commission. Another additional function of B.Bice was to keep a permanent contact and flow of information with the other three Latin American countries with bilateral cooperation agreement in ST&I with the EU – Argentina, Chile, and Mexico – in order to look for a coordination and integration of the four countries when preparing and presenting project proposals in response to calls. Taking into account the advances made by the Project B.Bice during its two years of functioning (October 2005-September 2007), the intention of this proposal is to keep the Bureau active for an additional period of three years, in order to consolidate the participation of the Brazilian Research institutions and technological based enterprises in the international cooperation activities with the European Union.
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