Supporting EU Access to Brazilian National researc.. (APORTA)
Supporting EU Access to Brazilian National research programmes - Acesso por Ciência e Technologia no Brasil
Start date: Oct 1, 2009,
End date: Sep 30, 2012
APORTA meets the cahallenge of a lack of awareness among EU researchers about the opportunities of participation in Brazilian research and innovation programmes. APORTA aims at enhancing the access opportunities, and hence the active cooperation of EU member states research units (institutions?) in the national research and innovation programmes facilitated by Brazil. Essentially, the project focuses on the substantial collection of information regarding national research and innovation capacities and programmes within Brazil. Together with this, Brazilian authorities are made aware of the advantages of programmes accessible for EU-participation. However, the primary objective is to disseminate this information to the widest possible number of researches and other stakeholders in the European Research Area, aiming at the creation of effective collaboration activities between the EU and Brazilian research community (oder: research groups). In addition the project contributes to the work of the Brazilian-European Steering Commission by identifying how stronger synergies can be achieved between FP7 and Brazilian national and innovation programmes. The results of APORTA will be publicly available on a (proposed) common ACCESS4EU web portal, and presented during information days and relevant events in Europe. The expected impact of the project will be the reinforcement of the current bilateral S&T agreement between Brazil and the EU, an increased participation of EU scientists in Brazilian research and innovation programmes, and a better understanding of the reciprocity of such programmes on both sides.
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