In this section, you will find a list of projects in which Russia was participating. For current international STI cooperation projects with Russian participation please check out the related websites in the right hand side bar.

Projects of the Month

Every month the web portal incrEAST features a different EU cooperation project with Eastern European and Central Asian countries. Many of these "Projects of the Month" are related to Russia:

Individual Projects

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The aim of the ActionPlan-BS Project has been the preparation of an Action Plan in Science and Technology for the Black Sea countries and its adoption at the level of relevant Ministers. To achieve its goal the project included preparatory work on a draft Action Plan and the organisation of two events: a High Level Officials meeting and a Ministerial Meeting.    


Compared to the manifold- potential impacts of climate change on agroecosystems, potential adaptation measures are even more complex because of the high number of options available through the human factor. The aims of ADAGIO (Adaptation of Agriculture in European Regions at Environmental Risk under Climate Change) are therefore: 1. Identifying most vulnerable regional issues through climate change 2. Identifying feasible potential adaptation measures 3. Integration into management strategies and agricultural policy.


ASCABOS is an supporting programme for capacity building in the black sea region towards operational status of oceanographic services. ASCABOS is designed to strengthen the communication system ensuring flexible and operative infrastructure for data and information exchange between partners and end users. It aims to increase public awareness and to stimulate and motivate the utilization of operational oceanographic information in regional management and decision-making practices.


BONUS ERA-NET is a project with a full name BONUS for the Baltic Sea Science – Network of Funding Agencies. It is funded by the EU 6th Framework Programme during 2003 - 2008. It has the form of a consortium with 14 partners from all nine Baltic Sea countries. The project’s aim is to build up a network of funding agencies and create conditions for a Joint Baltic Sea Research Programme. 


BS-ERA.NET is a networking project aimed at integrating the participating countries from the Black Sea extended region in the European Research Area by linking research activities within existing national, bilateral and regional RTD programmes. Its main objectives are:  to reduce the fragmentation of the European Research Area (ERA) by improving the coherence and coordination of national and regional research programmes;  to develop and strengthen the coordination of public research programmes;  to sustain the communication in order to develop better reciprocal knowledge and promote trust-building among programme owners; to enhance the complementarities and synergy between the Framework Programme and activities; to promote a network and mutually open at national regional research programmes level .


The Black Sea Interconnection project intends bridging the digital divide that exists between the South Caucasus countries and Europe by establishing a regional research and education network in the South Caucasus and connecting it to GÉANT2. The project involves the development of strategies for interconnecting the existing infrastructures in the region, realization of the connections and supplying operational support for the established network.


The Research Potential of the BSEC countries (BS-ResPot) is a project coordinated by the ICBSS and funded by the Sixth Framework Programme of the European Commission. BS-ResPot covers the twelve countries that form the Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), namely the Republic of Albania, Republic of Armenia, Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Bulgaria, Georgia, Hellenic Republic, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia*, Republic of Turkey and Ukraine. The aim of BS-ResPot has been to transform the political will for cooperation into concrete actions.


The project aims at strengthening the regional capacity and performance of marine environmental data & information management, and adoption of international meta-data standards and data-management practices, involving stakeholders from management, research.


Mental retardation (MR) is a highly heterogeneous disorder and is of genetic origin in about 50% of the cases. The objectives of the CHERISH project are to: to develop a standardized approach for MR diagnosis through clinical workshops and courses; to create a large data-base of patients with clinically well defined MR, both syndromic and non-syndromic; identify cryptic genomic rearrangements through molecular cytogenetic analysis; sequence MR genes and analyze the molecular epidemiology of MR in Eastern European populations ; develop diagnostic tools for recurrent/common mutations; identify new MR genes in X-linked and autosomal recessive forms of the disorder; increase awareness on the possible genetic origin of MR and implications for novel therapeutic strategies. The project partners will create a large collection of samples and a database from MR patients.


The project aims at reducing green house gas (GHG) emissions caused by the uncontrolled exhausting of coal mine methane (CMM) to atmosphere and to explore suitable economically interesting schemes for its energetic use by the development of an universal decision guidance for optimal use of CMM under varying conditions, an analysis and comparison of the current legal and administrative situation in countries with big coal deposits (PL, CZ, RU, UA, RO, KZ and UK), the development, establishment and test of test units for new CMM utilisation technologies (use of CMM vented from a mine and CMM liquefaction) and the analysis of the emission reduction potential of CMM utilisation.


A general project's objective is to develop an efficient and sustainable infrastructure for in-formation support to Russia's participation in FP6 and the ERA, and involvement of Russian enterprises into innovation process via establishing links with EU partners.


Project CROSS TRAP tackles the ICT objective of photonic components and subsystems for sensing for environment, well-being safety and security. The project aims at developing a versatile method for standoff chemical identification of trace amounts of airborne pollutants, such as biochemicals, bacterial threats and explosive materials that can be fingerprinted using their characteristic vibrational Raman spectral signatures.

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The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has taken the initiative of establishing the Dialogue on Science for Sustainability with the emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. A series of structured research policy conferences and workshops aims at: Strengthening binational scientific and technological cooperation, support for national research framework programmes, the formulation of the international research agenda (G8+5) and enhanced dissemination of the results through intensive public relations work.


The aim of the DIABIMMUNE project is to assess the role of the hygiene hypothesis in the development of immune-mediated diseases, T1D in particular, and to define the mechanisms behind the potential protective effect conferred by microbial agents. The study design comprises two cohorts: a birth cohort and a cohort comprising young children. The objective is to study 2000 children at the age of 3 and 5 years and to observe 320 newborn infants with increased genetic risk for autoimmune disease from birth up to the age of 3 years. The estimated number of study subjects will altogether be approximately 7000 with Finland, Russian Karelia and Estonia each contributing have 2320 subjects. The children are tested for organ-specific autoantibodies, allergies, infections, gut microflora, and for nutritional factors.


The European Drug Initiative on Channels and Transporters, EDICT, allies, for the first time, partners with world-class expertise in both the structural and functional characterisation of membrane transporters and channels. The EDICT project brings together leading biologists, chemists, and experts in three key technologies - X-ray crstallography, nuclear magnetic resonance, and electron microscopy - to work on this problem. EDICT will provide training opportunities for the 35 plus researchers emplyed by the project.


The project aims at intensifying and strengthening S&T cooperation between Russia and Europe by the coordination of MS/AC S&T programmes towards and with Russia. The project is funded under the 7th EU Research Framework Programme. The project focus will be on exploring options for linking bilateral S&T programmes in a variable geometry.

ERANIS FP6 project

ERANIS project is a Specific Support Action (SSA) financed by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Program, whose aim is to contribute to more active involvement of NIS partners into the EU Seventh Framework Programme.


The development and production of glycoarrays will provide the foreground knowledge necessary to lead to a step change in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases ranging from cancers to autoimmune diseases.


The project objective is to improve the conditions for development of science and technology innovation policies in the Russian Federation, particularly within the Russian Academy of Science, and to support commercialisation of Russian S&T results at national and international market levels.


The target for the FFAST (Future fast aeroelastic simulation technologies) project is to demonstrate a speed up of 2 to 3 orders of magnitude over high fidelity methods. To meet this target research will be carried out in work packages to: improve identification of critical loads; develop reduced order modelling strategies for unsteady aerodynamic and aeroelastic simulation.


FishPopTrace brings together expertise in fish traceability projects (Fish and Chips, FishTrace, FISH-BOL) to: integrate data from European fish species traceability projects, and to generate a single compatible database and tissue archive managed by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission; examine single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and otolith microchemistry and morphometrics in widely distributed populations of cod, hake, herring and sole (outputs will comprise population-level signatures associated with fish origins in early life and representative spawning groups); undertake validation of traceability tools in relation to end-user technology; develop a population monitoring system based on genetic and otolith data that will assess population stability in a temporal and spatial framework.

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The Enterprise Europe Network is a new European initiative, aimed at providing innovation and business support to entrepreneurs and companies across the European Union. Launched in February 2008, the Network comprises close to 600 partners in over 40 countries who offer a wide range of services to small- and medium-sized enterprises. The project "Gate2RuBIN" was initiated in 2007 by a consortium of three network organizations: Russian Technology Transfer Network (RTTN), Russian Union of Innovation and Technology Centres (RUITC), Russian Agency for Support of Small and Medium Business (RA). RTTN and RUITC associate over 75 Russian innovation infrastructure organisations (Innovation Centres, Technology Transfer Centres, Technoparks) from 30 regions of Russia, covering all the most innovation-active regions of the Russian Federation.

Global SSH

Global SSH is an Action that aims at promoting transnational research cooperation between the Europe, Russia, the CIS countries, and China in the social sciences and humanities. The action intends to identify prerequisites for transnational research networks as well as common agendas for transnational research in the future structuring of the enlarged European Research Area (ERA).


This project aims at a breakthrough in the information capacity of Quantum Communication (QC), well beyond the standard single-mode approach, by exploiting the intrinsic multi-modal and multivariate character of the radiation field.


The HydroNet proposal is aimed at designing, developing and testing a new technological platform for improving the monitoring of water bodies based on a network of autonomous, floating and sensorised mini-robots, embedded in an Ambient Intelligence infrastructure. Chemo- and bio-sensors, embedded in the mobile robots will be developed and used for monitoring in real time physical parameters and pollutants in water bodies. Enhanced mathematical models will be developed for simulating the pollutants transport and processes in rivers, lakes and sea.


The aim of the Project is to develop an exhaustive model to disentangle the genetic bases of a complex disease using population genetic epidemiology as a methodological tool. EH was chosen as the disease model, both because of  long-term experience in investigating the genetics of EH and because the cardiovascular complications remain the major cause of death in the EU. Its impact in term of cost and disability are a devastating burden for patients, for their relatives and for the human potential of the EU. Designing a comprehensive genetic epidemiological model of complex traits will also help to translate genetic findings into improved diagnostic accuracy and new strategies for early detection, prevention and eventually personalised treatment of a complex trait. 


Ideal-ist reduces the barriers faced by organisations wishing to participate in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) programme by offering transnational partner search. The project provides an entirely web-based platform and thus making it the ideal tool for: joining ICT projects, finding partners for your project idea, finding services to support you in your ICT project within the Seventh European Framework Programme.


ImpactMin will develop new methods and a corresponding toolset for the environmental impact monitoring of mining operations using Earth Observations. Novel technology will be proposed for the combined use of satellite remote sensing, aerial lightweight measurements and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The proposed methods will be validated at four demonstration sites in Sweden, Bosnia&Herzegovina, Romania and Russia.


The field of medical biomaterials has recently developed a major growth potential as the demand for cardiovascular, orthopaedic as well as dental implant devices is tremendously increasing worldwide. The ageing of Europe's population will be a crucial challenge for the 21st century. Furthermore there are specific problems concerning RTD resources and capabilities existing in the Third countries (Western Balkan, Newly Independent States) having been isolated and excluded from the cooperation with EU, their networking works rather on regional level. INCOMAT contributes to eliminate these deficiencies and will create cooperation teams of excellence with experts from EU, Third countries and US.


Project Full Name: Trans-national co-operation among NCPs for International Cooperation. Project Target: Cooperation among the FP7 International Cooperation (INCO) National Contact Points (NCPs). Project Duration: 2 years (1 January 2008-2010). INCONTACT aims at the development of a platform for: Stimulating closer cooperation among all INCO national NCPs; Improving the overall NCP network’s capacity; Raising regional awareness in FP7; Understanding the cultural effect on research collaborations.


This project aims at stimulating closer cooperation among INCO NCPs. Within the framework of this closer cooperation, INCO NCPs/NIPs will work together to effect a substantial improvement in the overall quality of NCP services in the field of International Cooperation. The positive effect of these efforts will not be limited to the NCP network alone but the international research community will ultimately benefit from the heightened level of service offered by the network.


InJoy and Train is a 24 months Specific Support Action which aims at improving the quality and quantity the participation of researchers, multipliers and NCPs in the Food sector from R-U-A-B countries in European research.This objective is relevant and responds to the following major needs of policy coordination in the Food sector.


The overall objective of the ISTOK-SOYUZ project is to explore new opportunities for ICT collaboration between EU and Eastern Europe/ Central Asia countries and to increase the number of the international collaboration projects involving partners from EECA countries.

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The strategy of ModelPROBE is to provide an integrative tool box for cost effective site screening, site characterisation, and forensics to aid the soil thematic strategy and to be applicable in a future Soil Framework Directive. The concept will also cover survey systems and strategies that will have feedback options for acquiring the information necessary for decision making regarding remediation measures and long-term monitoring.


One of the major goals of NESTER was to raise awareness among key-players such as politicians and government officials responsible for policies and funding of research and education in the NECS area. To help achieve this, the Final Recommendations paper, summarising the NESTER findings from a strategic perspective was delivered at the end of the project. The document provides an executive summary about the NESTER activities and studies.


NET4SOCIETY is a networking project of National Contact Points (NCPs) for Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) with the primary goal to promote transnational cooperation by means of a structured and user-friendly network. In the course of the 3 years project duration, the declared mission of NET4SOCIETY will be to ensure that all SSH NCPs have full and easy access to all tools of their trade, e.g. all relevant information from all relevant sources, trainings, workshops, good practices, etc., giving all SSH NCPs the opportunity to be part of a learning network.


NeuroCypres is a large-scale integrated project involving 20 European laboratories in the area of Cys-loop neurotransmitter receptors funded by the European Union as of February 1, 2008. In the seventh research framework programme (FP7), the EU commission devoted a special call to stimulate high-throughput approaches to structure function analyses of membrane-transporters and channels for the identification of potential new drug target sites. The Neurocypres consortium (Neurotransmitter Cys-loop receptors: structure, function and disease) is devoted to studying structural and functional aspects of Cys-loop receptors, a superfamily of ligand-gated ion channels. 


The project aims to contribute towards closer and mutually beneficial collaboration between the EU and the Eastern European partner countries, in the field of novel exploratory research within the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development of EU. The trans-national consortium of the project is composed of seven partners originating from: Greece, France, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Belarus and Republic of Moldova. 


The goal is to expand OpenTox as a community project enabling additional expert and user participants to be involved in developments in as timely a manner as possible. To this end, our mission is to carry out developments in an open and transparent manner from the early days of the project, and to open up discussions and development to the global community at large, who may either participate in developments or provide user perspectives. Cooperation on data standards, data integration, ontologies, integration of algorithm predictions from different methods, and testing and validation all have significant collaboration opportunities and benefits for the community.

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PLAPROVA is a collaborative project between the EU and Russia with participation from South Africa that will develop a rapid plant-based system to produce and assess the capacity of different proteins to act as vaccines against important diseases of livestock such as avian influenza and blue tongue. The project is funded under the EU Framework 7 programme (Research area: Cooperation; Theme: Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology) and co-ordinated from the John Innes Centre, Norwich, U.K.


PEGASE is a four year project dealing with the High and Extra High Voltage transmission and sub-transmission networks in Europe (designated as ETN) and implemented by a Consortium composed of 20 Partners including TSOs, expert companies and leading research centre s in power system analysis and applied mathematics. 


The project aims at providing a coherent framework for the strongly fragmented field of Biophotonics in Europe. One of the challenging tasks of PHOTONICS4LIFE is therefore to structure and integrate the research and technological developments throughout the various subdisciplines of Biophotonics with their manifold interdependences.


The project aims at developing a technological platform for multi-purpose processing of AB-P, in particular poultry ones, flexible enough to be tailored to different industrial sector needs. Using a novel bio-catalytic approach unmarketable poultry secondary resources will be converted into value added peptide hydrolysates leading to marketable end-products, with programmable nutritional properties, and bio-diesel. Innovative techniques will be used for the molecular characterization of the hydrolyzates.


The main goal of the project is to build tools suitable for EU27 energy import scenario analyses, able to take into account at the same time the technical, economical and environmental aspects of the main energy corridors, for all energy commodities and infrastructures.


The mission of REALISEGRID, a new project co-funded by the European Union (EU) within the 7th Framework Programme, is to develop a set of criteria, metrics, methods and tools to assess how the transmission infrastructure should be optimally developed to support the achievement of a reliable, competitive and sustainable electricity supply in the EU.


The aim of this proposal is to involve researchers of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) and five top technical universities (RTU) based chiefly around Moscow and St Petersburg in EC research proposals under the IST Priority.


RegionERA (Regional network for support of scientific and technological co-operation between European union and Russian regions) is a FP6 project under Specific Support Actions. It lasts form 2006 to 2008. The overall objective of the project is to reinforce S/T co-operation between Russia and EU through opening up scientific potential of Russian regions to ERA, to promote and develop stabilisation of scientific potential of Russian regions and its integration into ERA.


Towards a Topography of Tolerance and Equal Respect. A comparative study of policies for the distribution of public spaces in culturally diverse societies. Tolerance has been increasingly invoked as the inspiring ideal of a number of social policies in European democracies. Appeals to tolerance have animated especially the political debates on those policies addressed to accommodate minorities requests. Among such requests those for the allocation of public spaces have recently acquired pride of place in the political agendas of many European and extra-European countries (e.g. the allocation of space for Roma sites; Muslims requests to build places of worship and housing policies for migrants).


The Project aims at contributing actively to the Programme's strategic objectives by targeting a major gap: the lack of RTD-cooperation between advanced and promising Russian regions and the European Union researcher organizations.


The objective of RUSERA-EXE is to increase the quantity and quality of cooperation between Russian and EU researchers by creating long lasting "researcher-to-researcher" RTD partnerships. The project will focus on the 5 most promising and advanced RUSERA FP6 Regional Information Nodes (RINs) (Tomsk, Krasnoyarsk, St.Petersburg, Uljanovsk, Ulan-Ude) who actually will cover the whole territory of the existing RUSERA Network.


The project “Scenarios for a coordinated approach to sustainable S/T co-operation with the Eastern Neighbours of the EU (SCOPE-EAST)” intends to take sustainable steps in view of an enhanced coordination of the R&D cooperation of interested EU-Member States and Associated Candidate States with Russia and Eastern Europe. SCOPE-EAST will address the question of how to achieve optimum coherence between national cooperation strategies and the EU R&D cooperation strategy and of how cooperation in R&D can contribute to other policies of the EU such as the European Neighbourhood policy. Target countries of SCOPE-EAST are in the first step Russia and Ukraine.


The project aims at building a comprehensive framework that considers all the issues related to security of supply (e.g. geopolitics, price formation and the economic and technical design of energy markets inside and outside the EU). It develops tools, methods and models to measure and assess security of energy supply for the EU, both inside and outside the Union. These tools aim at evaluating the vulnerability of the EU to the different energy supply risks and to promote the optimisation of EU energy insecurity mitigation strategies, including investment, demand side management and dialogue with producing countries.


This project (formally: Reforming of Crude Glycerine in Supercritical Water to Produce Methanol for Re-Use in Biodiesel Plants) seeks to identify a viable alternative application by investigating whether (crude) glycerine can be reformed in supercritical water for syngas production and conversion into methanol, so that it can be re-used in biodiesel plants.


Spatial-economic-ecological model for the assessment of sustainability policies of Russia (SUST-RUS) is funded under 7th Seventh Framework Programme. The objective of the study is to develop and implement for Russia an integrated spatial-economic-ecological model, which represents the state-of-the-art in different areas of economic, transport, resource-use and environmental modelling. It is the aim that the model will assist the Russian policy makers and international community in their choice of medium and long-term sustainability policies. The SUST-RUS modelling approach will be superior to the current models available for Russia.

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The proposed project TECHBRID is aimed at creating prerequisites and technical mechanisms for automated data exchange between existing European online infrastructures and the Russian online infrastructure under development, which should result in stronger integration of Russian and European innovation information resources and better interactions between EU and Russia actors in innovation sphere. 


The proposed projects focuses on strategic, high-value photonic components and subsystems for scalable economic broadband access and local area networks. The central objective is research on, development, test and exploitation of system-enabling optical transmitters having a completely novel design and/or largely improved functionality as compared to the state of the art.

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