Welcome to the website of the "NIS-NEST" Project

Welcome to the website of the project NIS-NEST. 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 7 th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development of EU.

The project is co-funded by the European Commission (DG Research) under the NEST Programme of the 6 th Framework Programme for Research (FP6). The transnational consortium consists of seven (7) partners originating from: Greece, France, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Belarus and Republic of Moldova.

The NISNEST Database

The NIS-NEST Database (http://researchers.nisnest.gr) is a "pool" of potential partners, containing the contact details and the scientific interests of the researchers and organisations in the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Belarus, the Republic of Moldova and other Eastern European countries. It aims at assisting researchers from both EU and Eastern European countries in identifying counterparts in order to formulate consortia and jointly participate in FP7 research areas. The Database is accessible through the NIS-NEST website and will operate during and beyond the project's lifecycle.

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7th Framework Programme

The Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), the European Union's main instrument for funding scientific research and technological development, is designed to build on the achievements of the predecessor Framework Programmes towards the creation of the European Research Area , and carry it further towards the development of the knowledge economy and society in Europe. It will be fully operational as of 1 January 2007 and will expire in 2013.

The Seventh Framework Programme is organised in four Specific Programmes corresponding to four basic components of European research: Cooperation, Ideas, People and Capacities.

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