The CEI Science & Technology Network (S&TN), launched at the beginning of 2004, is composed of sevenTrieste-based research centres and their partners in the CEI region. With the aim to strengthen scientific and technological cooperation, the S&TN provides financial support for the organization of seminars, conferences, workshops and training courses. Young scientists from CEI countries, especially non-EU member States, are offered the opportunity to attend such activities and carry out scientific research on various topics in one of the seven Lead Institutions (LIs).
The area of cooperation of each Lead Institution is separately defined in a three-year Protocol complemented by an annual Work Programme. During 2004-2009, the Network's Lead Institutions implemented a number of activities, some of which in partnership with other institutions from CEI countries. This cooperation started up the Secondary Network whose further enhancement will be the main challenge in the future years.
The CEI Research Fellowship Programme
The CEI Research Fellowship Programme was established in 2005 to enable mobility across the CEI region by giving selected scientists the possibility of carrying out research in one of the Network's Lead Institutions.
In the time-frame 2005 - 2009, the request for fellowships has constantly increased and witnessed the effectiveness of the Programme.
Taking this into account, in 2008 the CEI-ES started to explore EU funding opportunities in order to develop its Research Fellowship Programme. A joint proposal named CERES (CEI Research Fellowship Programme) was submitted to the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7).
CERES was approved and is currently under implementation.
EU Funding opportunities for the CEI Science & Technology Network
Following the successful experience of CERES, the CEI-ES, along with the Network's Lead Institutions, will continue to look into funding opportunities offered by the EU with the ultimate aim to support mobility of researchers across the CEI area and promote significant progress in the S&T sector.
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