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    FP6 Open Calls (November 2004)

    This overview of FP6 Open Calls is prepared by the EU Delegation in Beijing for researchers in China who may wish to join the EU‟s collaboration research projects. It allows you to check quickly if your subject of

    research is within an open call. For the complete and official information please look at the “call text” and the

    “workprogramme” on

For more information see: 中文网站?


    for the research calls see: please read the “workprogramme”

    to find partners: -> also see Expressions of Interest (EoI) EU Delegation

We publish an easy description of FP6 and how to participate on

    Chinese partners should apply for funding from the EU in the same way as the European partners.

Overview of FP6 open calls and main deadlines:

Life Science, Genomics and Biotechnology for Health (next deadline November 2005)

    Developing Countries Clinical Trial partnership (EDCTP) on HIV, Malaria, Tuberculosis


Information Society Technologies (IST 4 call: 1120 Meuro, deadline 22 March 2005)

    Nanoelectronics; Technologies and devices for micro/nano-scale integration; Towards a global dependability and security framework; Broadband for All; Mobile and Wireless Systems and Platforms Beyond 3G; Networked Audio Visual Systems and Home Platforms; Semantic-based Knowledge and Content Systems; Cognitive Systems; ICT Research for Innovative Government; Technology-enhanced Learning; Integrated biomedical information for better health; eSafety

    Co-operative Systems for Road Transport; Strengthening the Integration of the ICT research effort in an Enlarged Europe; FET Proactive Initiatives: Advanced Computing Architectures; Presence and Interaction in Mixed Reality

    Environments; Situated and Autonomic Communications

    (IST 5 call: 638 Meuro, deadline 21 September 2005)

    Photonic components; Micro/nano based sub-systems; Embedded Systems; Advanced Grid Technologies, Systems and Services; Software and Services; Research networking testbeds; Multimodal Interfaces; ICT for Networked Businesses; Collaborative Working Environments; Access to and preservation of cultural and scientific resources; eInclusion; ICT for Environmental Risk Management; FET Proactive Initiative: Simulating Emergent Properties in Complex Systems;

Nanotechnologies, materials, production processes (370 Meuro, deadlines 17 March and 15 September 2005)

    interdisciplinary research, nano-biotechnologies, new applications, development of fundamental knowledge, production technologies, materials development, new processes, multifunctional materials.

Aeronautics and Space (64 Meuro, deadline 8 December 2004)

    Open Upstream Research: innovative air traffic management research, SSA for the Single European Sky and ATM Master Plan; Integrated Focuses Downstream Research: Co-operative ATM (C-ATM phases 2 and 3), Airport efficiency (phase 2)

    The next aeronautics call is expected for March 2005 with a deadline in June 2005. The third Galileo call is

    expected for May 2005.

Food Quality and Safety (206 Meuro, deadline: 8 Feb 2005)

    Total food chain, epidemiology of food-related diseases, impact of food on health, traceability along the production chain, methods of analysis, safer and environmentally friendly production, impact of animal feed on human health, environmental health risks (See attached list for more details)

Please find the complete information in the Work Programmes a (see find a call”).

    Before the call is published, please see all Work Programmes at

Sustainable Development: Surface Transport (56 Meuro, deadline 8 December 2004)

    New technologies and concepts for surface transport modes (CIVITAS II), re-balancing and integrating different transport modes, increasing road/rail/waterborne safety and avoiding traffic congestion

Sustainable Development: global change and ecosystems (no open call)

Sustainable Development: energy (360 Meuro, deadline 8 December 2004)

    renewables, integration of renewable energy sources and efficiency, fuel cells, hydrogen, electricity, photovoltaic, biomass, geothermal, ocean, solar, CO2 sequestration

Citizens and Governance (120 Meuro, deadline 13 April 2005)

    knowledge based society and social cohesion; citizenship, democracy and new forms of governance

Scientific Support to Policies (77.8 Meuro, deadline 1 February 2005)

    sustainable management of natural resources, providing health to the people, underpinning the economic potential…(see details in the following pages)

New and Emerging Science and Technology NEST (65 Meuro, deadline 13 April 2005)

    ADVENTURE research on “visionary” future technologies, INSIGHT research on newly discovered

    phenomena outside of FP6 thematic priorities, PATHFINDER research on emerging technologies: synthetic

    biotechnology, what it means to be a human, measuring the impossible, NEST SUPPORT actions.

Euratom nuclear energy (no open call)

    see expressions of interest at:

International co-operation for Developing Countries INCO-DEV (60 Meuro, deadline 13 September 2005)

    Health and public health: health care systems, rational use of natural resources: managing arid and semi-arid ecosystems, food security: bio-diverse and bio-safe and value added crops, aquatic farming systems. More calls for other regions. The INCO call applies the “3+3” rules, i.e. minimum of 3 countries from developing countries and 3 partners from EU countries. See for details in the call and in the work programme.

Fellowships (deadline 19 January 2005)

    Incoming International Fellowships of up to two years for top Chinese scientists to perform research at a institute in Europe.

    Outgoing International Fellowships of up to two years for European scientists to perform research in an institute in China.

All fellowship applications (incoming and outgoing) must be prepared jointly by the individual candidate and

    the hosting institution. Instructions and forms are in under “Marie Curie

    Actions Human Resources and Mobility”.

Host driven FP6 fellowship:s Chinese scientists can apply for EU fellowships advertised at:

The European mobility portal has more fellowship opportunities. Please check:

Wishing you much success.

Jurgen SANDERS CUI Xiaohui and Qian Wenjie

    Counsellor for Science and Technology Assistants for Science and Technology

    Alison Birkett EU Delegation Beijing

    Counsellor for Information Society, alison

    Please find the complete information in the Work Programmes a (see find a call”).

    Before the call is published, please see all Work Programmes at

    Overview of details in selected calls

    please look in the workprogramme

    for more information about each call,



     Project types: IP = Integrated project (large research project with integration, often with more than 10 partners) .

NE = network of excellence

     (networking project with up to 50 partners)

STREP = Specific Targeted Research Project

     (normal research project with ca. 5-10 partners)

SSA = Specific Support Action

     (to support the research, e.g. with workshops, meetings,

    dissemination/information actions, etc.)

CA = Coordination Action

     (actions to coordinate research like from different

    national programmes or different industries, or for

    different applications)

please see for more details

    Please find the complete information in the Work Programmes a (see find a call”).

    Before the call is published, please see all Work Programmes at

Information society technologies, IST-4 call: 1120 Meuro deadline 22 March 2005

    Area/Budget Topic Instrument 2.4.1. process and device technologies: IP, STREP

    Nanoelectronics (74 Meuro) new materials integration of non-conventional

    silicon-based devices for generic logics,

    memories, analogue, RF and high power


    process and device technologies: IP

    equipment and materials R&D for

    manufacturing of next generation chips

    design technologies for advanced IP, STREP

    nanoelectronic circuits:

    system-on-chip (SoC) or system-in-package


    design technologies for advanced IP, STREP

    nanoelectronic circuits:

     mastering technological shortcomings of


    design technologies for advanced IP, STREP

    nanoelectronic circuits:

    addressing specific “high values” design and

    test competences for analogue and mixed

    signal, high frequency and RF circuits, smart

    power and low power

    access services, stimulation actions SSA

    use actions IP

    2.4.2. heterogeneous technologies and devices for IP, STREP

    Technologies and devices for mixed-technology micro/nano systems (e.g. micro/nano-scale integration microfluidic/ICT/micro-nano, bio/ICT/micro-

    (75 Meuro) nano, chemical/ICT/micro-nano combined)

    technology for very high density hybrid IP, STREP

    integration (toward e-grains, e-dust)

    integrating micro/nano devices in various IP, STREP

    materials and in or on large surfaces

    manufacturing and design of mixed IP, STREP

    technology-based mocro/nano systems

    validation and demonstration of networked IP

    micro/nano systems

    roadmaps, specific coordination and support SSA, CA


    2.4.3. integrated interdisciplinary frameworks for the IP, NoE, STREP, CA Towards a global dependability provision of resilience, dependability and and security framework security in complex networks and information (64 Meuro) infrastructures

    novel modelling/simulation techniques and IP, NoE, STREP, CA

    synthetic environments for critical

    infrastructure protection

    testing and verification of technologies and IP, STREP

    architectures for sharing of digital assets across

    different platforms

    multidisciplinary research on secure and IP, STREP

    interoperable biometrics with respect to

    privacy and data protection

    Please find the complete information in the Work Programmes a (see find a call”).

    Before the call is published, please see all Work Programmes at

    IST Call 4 (1120 Meuro, deadline on 22 March 2005)

    security and privacy technologies for future STREP

    wireless and mobile application and service

    provisioning scenarios, leading to ambient


    security assurance and certification leading to STREP, SSA

    mutual recognition and supporting network

    forensics to combat cyber-crime

    2.4.4. low-cost access and edge network equipment IP, NoE, STREP, SSA

    Broadband for all (65 Meuro) for a range of technologies

    new concepts for network management, IP, NoE, STREP, SSA

    control and protocols,…

    service-enabling technologies and platforms IP, NoE, STREP, SSA

    based on convergence

    increased bandwidth capacity (including IP, NoE, STREP, SSA

    optical burst and packet switching)

    2.4.5 generalised access network based on a IP, NoE, STREP, SSA

    Mobile and Wireless Systems common, flexible and seamless IP

    beyond 3G (138 Meuro) infrastructure supporting scalability and


    advanced resource management techniques IP, NoE, STREP, SSA

    global roaming for all access technologies IP, NoE, STREP, SSA

    inter-working between access technologies IP, NoE, STREP, SSA

    advanced architectures and technologies that IP, NoE, STREP, SSA

    enable reconfigurability at all layers (terminal,

    network and services)

    advanced wireless network technologies IP, NoE, STREP, SSA

    enabling technologies for mobile service IP, NoE, STREP, SSA


    2.4.6 audio visual data handling IP, NoE, STREP

    Networked Audio Visual optimised audiovisual and home network IP, NoE, STREP

    Systems and Home Platforms architectures

    (63 Meuro) audio visual data access IP, NoE, STREP

    comprehensive interoperable architecture for IP, NoE

    end to end content protection and rights


    evolution towards advanced applications, such IP, NoE, STREP

    as 3D-TV, on-line mobile gaming, advanced

    applications for distributed storage devices,

    electronic cinema, virtual/tele presence or

    future mixed reality services

    2.4.7 knowledge acquisition and modelling IP, NoE, STREP

    Semantic-based Knowledge and knowledge sharing and use IP, NoE, STREP, SSA

    Content Systems (112 Meuro) exploring and bringing to maturity the IP, STREP, SSA

    intelligent content vision

    2.4.8 developing models and architectures for IP, NoE, STREP, SSA, Cognitive Systems (45 Meuro) artificial cognitive systems, emphasising CA

    higher-level cognitive functions

    viable methods living up to demanding IP, STREP

    applications for autonomous or semi-

    autonomous systems in industrial inspection,

    complex system control, medicine or the life


    2.4.9 innovative ICTs for democratic involvement NoE, STREP

    ICT research for innovative intelligent, inclusive and personalised IP, STREP

    Government (46 Meuro) eGovernment services

    adaptive and proactive eGovernment support IP, STREP


    Please find the complete information in the Work Programmes a (see find a call”).

    Before the call is published, please see all Work Programmes at

    IST Call 4 (1120 Meuro, deadline on 22 March 2005)

    secure pan-European eGovernment IP, STREP

    complementary measures (SSA and CA) SSA, CA 2.4.10 research exploiting the synergies between IP, STREP Technology-enhanced Learning learning and knowledge management systems

    (54 Meuro) research exploring the links between learning STREP, NoE, CA

    and cognition

    2.4.11 methods and systems for improved medical IP, STREP Integrated biomedical knowledge discovery and understanding

    information for better health through integration of biomedical information

    (75 Meuro) innovative systems and services for disease IP, STREP

    prevention, diagnosis and treatment based on

    integrated biomedical data and information on

    several levels (molecular, cellular, tissue,

    organ and person levels).

    roadmaps and coordination SSA, CA 2.4.12 research on advanced communications IP, NoE, STREP eSafety Co-operative Systems concepts

    for Road Transport (82 Meuro) research in consistent accident causation STREP


    research to assess the potential impact and STREP

    socio-economic cost/benefit, up to 2020, of

    stand-alone and co-operative intelligent

    vehicle safety systems

    actions which will sustain the work of the SSA

    eSafety Forum

    2.4.13 eLearning STREP Strengthening the Integration of eHealth STREP the ICT research effort in an eGovernment STREP Enlarged Europe eBusiness STREP FET pro active (Future Emerging Technologies)

    Advanced Computing processor architectures: low power, low-cost IP Technologies or high-performance processors

    scalable multiple processor system IP


    embedded systems IP

    system architecture tools for heterogeneous IP

    parallel design of highly complex computing


    highly flexible operating systems IP Presence and Interaction in persistent hybrid communities IP Mixed Reality Environments presence for conflict resolution IP

    mobile mixed reality presence environments IP

    personalised learning and training IP


    Situated and Autonomic security and trustworthiness of distributed IP, NoE Communications communication system by embedding security

    and trust rules in network functionality

    overall stability and resilience of the network IP, NoE

    as it evolves within its design envelope

    positive interactions of new communication IP, NoE

    paradigms on human and social aspects

    Please find the complete information in the Work Programmes a (see find a call”). Before the call is published, please see all Work Programmes at

IST Call 5 ( 638 Meuro, deadline on 21 September 2005)

    Area/Budget Topic Instrument 2.5.1. Manufacturing technologies and device IP, STREP, CA, SSA Photonic components: concepts

    - bio-photonic components Hybrid and monolithic photonic integration IP, STREP, CA, SSA

    for health care technologies

    - communications „Photonic systems on a chip‟ for IP, STREP, CA, SSA - sensors for environment applications in communications and

    and security healthcare

    (47 Meuro) Advanced components for optical networks, IP, STREP, CA, SSA

    low-cost components for broadband

    wireless/wired access

    Advanced sources to increase compactness, IP, STREP, CA, SSA

    brightness, tunability and spectral purity;

    advanced solid-state lighting for ICT


    2.5.2 Integrated systems and tools for point-of-IP, STREP

    Micro/nano based sub-care diagnosis, monitoring, and drug systems (58 Meuro) delivery

    Bio-compatibility, attached or implanted

    devices, integration of different sensors into

    diagnostic/therapeutic tools; new bio-

    microsystems for proteomics, DNA

    screening, drug screening and delivery and

    early diagnostics

    Autonomous and miniaturised (micro-) IP, STREP

    robotic systems

    “smart” pills, miniature instruments, and

    autonomous mobile miniaturised vehicles

    Innovative mass storage systems IP, STREP

    Novel 3D visualisation systems; very large IP, STREP

    area displays and highly-integrated display


    Validation and demonstration IP

    coordination and support activities SSA and CA

    2.5.3 concepts, methods and tools for system IP, STREP, SSA, CA Embedded Systems design: language representations; (68 Meuro) component-based and modular design;

    verification of functional correctness

    Middleware and platforms for smart homes, IP, NoE, STREP,

    civil security, air and highway traffic SSA, CA

    management, and similar applications

    2.5.4 Grid Foundations: Architecture, design and IP, STREP

    Advanced Grid Technologies, development of technologies and systems Systems and Services for building the invisible Grid.

    (62 Meuro) Grid-enabled applications and services for IP, STREP

    business and society.

    Network-centric Grid operating systems: IP, STREP

    - research and conceptualisation on new


    - development, testing and validation of

    an enhanced fabric

    coordination of relevant research activities CA, SSA

    exploitation of results especially

    encouraged for international cooperation

    Please find the complete information in the Work Programmes a (see find a call”).

    Before the call is published, please see all Work Programmes at

IST Call 5 ( 638 Meuro, deadline on 21 September 2005)

    2.5.5 intelligence-based features such as dynamic IP, NoE, STREP Software and Services composability and adaptability, context

    (67 Meuro) awareness, autonomy and semantic


    principles, methodologies and tools for IP, STREP

    design, management and simulation of

    complex user-friendly software systems

     IP, STREP

    open source software investigation

    self-adaptability, flexibility, robustness, NoE, STREP

    dependability and evolvability of software


    support actions SSA, CA 2.5.6 Integrating, testing, validating and IP, NoE, STREP Research networking testbeds demonstrating new fixed and wireless

    (18 Meuro) networking technologies

    Provisioning of open test infrastructures for IP, NoE, STREP

    third party researchers

    interoperability of solutions across different IP, NoE, STREP

    scientific and industrial disciplines

    roadmaps and strategic guidance for SSA, CA

    infrastructure development in Europe

    2.5.7 Natural interaction between humans and the IP, STREP Multimodal Interfaces physical or virtual environment

    (54 Meuro) Multilingual communication systems for IP, STREP

    unrestricted domains; novel learning


    2.5.8 Digital business ecosystems for SMEs STREP, NoE ICT for Networked Extended products and services: recent IP, STREP Businesses (46 Meuro) progress in ambient intelligence

    technologies in relations to new products,

    services and the business environment

    Horizontal actions, new legal challenges SSA, CA 2.5.9 Design and development of innovative IP, CA, STREP Collaborative Working concepts, methods and core services for Environments (40 Meuro) distributed collaboration at work

    tools for collaborative work in rich IP, CA, STREP

    virtualised environments

    innovative validating applications for IP

    collaborative work in content-rich, mobile

    and fixed collaborative environments,

    especially in “ICT rich” domains

    joint research activities with national SSA/CA

    programmes to define future research

    agendas, emerging topics

    collaboration with international research SSA/CA

    and standardisation activities

    2.5.10 digital cultural and scientific STREP Access to and preservation of objects ….digital libraries…

    cultural and scientific methods and systems for guaranteeing the IP, CA resources (36 Meuro) long-term preservation of digital objects;

    2.5.11 large scale demonstrators to mainstream IP eInclusion (29 Meuro) accessibility in the areas of smart

    environment, next generation mobiles,

    Digital TV and future related services

    innovative solutions for persons with STREP

    cognitive disabilities Please find the complete information in the Work Programmes a (see find a call”). Before the call is published, please see all Work Programmes at

IST Call 5 ( 638 Meuro, deadline on 21 September 2005)

    organising the assistive technology industry CA

    (mainly SMEs)

    structuring the co-operation among centres CA

    for accessibility resource and support

    adequate technology platforms to meet the SSA

    challenges posed by the ageing population

    2.5.12 IP, STREP GMES in-situ monitoring systems based on ICT for Environmental Risk self-organising, self-healing, ad-hoc Management (40 Meuro) networking of sensors

    terrestrial and aircraft-based sensor

    networks for both sensor platforms in

    general and communications backhaul dur-

    ing crisis/emergency operations

    IP, STREP RTD on public safety communication:

    on the integration of (i) alert systems, (ii)

    communication to and from the citizen and

    (iii) rapidly deployable emergency

    telecommunications systems

    CA, SSA, STREP actions to support common open

    architectures a….interoperability

    FET (Future and Emerging Technologies)

    2.5.12 IP, STREP GMES in-situ monitoring systems based on FET pro active self-organising, self-healing, ad-hoc ICT for Environmental Risk networking of sensors Management (40 Meuro) terrestrial and aircraft-based sensor

    networks for both sensor platforms in

    general and communications backhaul dur-

    ing crisis/emergency operations

    FET Open new ideas involving high risk; embryonic STREP

    research and proof-of-concept; high quality

    long-term research of a foundational nature

    shaping of research communities and CA, SSA

    coordination of national research


Please find the complete information in the Work Programmes a (see find a call”).

    Before the call is published, please see all Work Programmes at

    Citizens and Governance (120 Meuro, deadline 13 April 2005) preliminary information

    (the publication of the call is planned for 8 December 2004)

    Area Topic Instrument

    Knowledge-based society and social cohesion

    Improving the generation, Knowledge based policies for the knowledge IP or NE distribution and use of based society: policy learning and the sources of

    knowledge and its impact on policy knowledge

    economic an social Growth, employment and competitiveness in a IP or NE development knowledge based society

    Emerging dynamic growth regions and their role STREP or CA

    in a global economy

    Understanding knowledge STREP or CA Options and choices for the The relations between the labor market, IP or NE development of a knowledge-employment and welfare regimes

    based society Educational strategies for inclusion and social IP or NE

    cohesion and their relation to other policies

    Societal trends, quality of life and public policies STREP or CA

    Inequalities in society and their consequences STREP or CA

    The dynamics of youth in the context of STREP or CA

    intergenerational relations in European society

    The variety of paths towards a Linguistic diversity in a European knowledge IP or NE knowledge society based society

    Development models to meet combined societal STREP or CA

    and economic objectives

    Citizenship, democracy and new forms of governance

    The implications of European Democracy in a supranational context NE or IP integration and enlargement New EU borders, new visions of neighborhood STREP or CA for governance and the citizen Governance for sustainable development STREP or CA Articulation of areas of Privatization and public policy in different STREP or CA responsibility and new forms contexts

    of governance Regulatory processes and the use of impact STREP or CA


    Economic governance, articulation of STREP or CA

    competences and role of expertise

    Issues connected with the Approaches to conflict analysis: prevention and IP or NE resolution of conflicts and resolution of violent conflicts

    restoration of peace and justice Transnational terrorism, security and rule of law STREP or CA

    Human rights and conflicts STREP or CA

    Crime and criminalization STREP or CA New forms of citizenship and Towards a European public sphere IP or NE cultural identities Gender and citizenship in a multicultural context IP or NE

    Values and religions in Europe STREP or CA Actions to promote the Understanding and measuring social sciences and STREP or CA European Research Area in the humanities and their impact

    social sciences and humanities Promotion and support for comparative research, STREP or CA and their contribution to the methodologies and data generation

    knowledge based society in Increasing the visibility and impact of research SSA Europe infrastructures and activities for social sciences an

    d humanities in Europe

    New approaches for policy-research dialogues in SSA

    the ERA: targeted dissemination of EU research

    in national and multi-national contexts

    promoting international research and policy co-SSA

    operation in social sciences and humanities

    Please find the complete information in the Work Programmes a (see find a call”). Before the call is published, please see all Work Programmes at

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