Below you will find a compilation of relevant information for those interested in acquiring knowledge on the areas covered by the project.
The work of the Directorate-General is directed towards the creation of a Europe of knowledge, in which all of Europe’s scientific and technical resources contribute fully to its industrial competitiveness, to the sustainability of its development, and to the welfare of its citizens.
The Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) is designed to support a wide range of participants: from universities, through public authorities to small enterprises and researchers in developing countries.
Delegation of the European Commission to China
The European Commission is represented in China by the Delegation in Beijing. The Delegation keeps the European Commission abreast of significant political, economic and other developments in China and facilitates the operation and development of bilateral co - operation agreements.
The Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) is a ministry of the Chinese government which coordinates science and technology activities in the country. MoST is the major funding agency of the central government that supports several national level science and technology programmes.
The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) was set up under the State Council in 1986. It coordinates and financially supports basic research and applied basic research, and aims to identify and foster scientific talents in China.
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) is a leading academic institution and comprehensive research and development centre in natural science, technological science and high-tech innovation in China. CAS provides support to promote the exchange of researchers between CAS and international institutes.
China Scholarship Council (CSC) is a non-profit institution affiliated to the Ministry of Education (MoE). With different types of funding programmes, it offers financial support to Chinese citizens studying abroad and to international students and scholars studying in China.
National S&T Major Projects
The National S&T Major Projects were identified by the State Council of China in 2006 and are considered as the most important S&T tasks in the Chinese mid-and-long-term S&T development planning. They address major technologies of strategic importance for the Chinese economy and overall competitiveness by centralising funds and resources.
The National High-Tech Research and Development Programme (863 Programme), managed by the MoST, focuses on the application of cutting-edge technologies in certain key areas in the “National Long-term Scientific and Technological Development Plan (2006-2020)”.
The National Basic Research Programme (973 Programme), managed by MoST, focuses on key basic research projects in the field of agriculture, energy, information technology, resources and environment, population and health, and materials, among others, and aims to find comprehensive solutions to major issues in China's development.
National Key Technologies R&D Programme
National Key Technologies R&D Programme, managed by the MoST, focuses directly on industrial needs, promotes technical upgrading and restructuring of industries, and tackles major S&T issues in national economic construction and social development.
ERA-NET aims to develop and strengthen the coordination of national and regional research programmes. Under the ERA-NET scheme, national and regional authorities could identify research programmes they wish to coordinate or open up mutually.
The Science & Technology Fellowship Programme in China (STF Programme), funded by the European Union, is the pilot phase of an EC action in the People's Republic of China aiming at building bridges between the EU and the People's Republic of China in the Science & Technology domain.
EURAXESS Links China is an information and networking tool for European researchers in China. It provides information on science and technology news, events, opportunities for research funding and for international collaboration in China and the EU.
CO-REACH is a network of European S&T policy and funding organisations involved in promoting research co-operation with China. It aims to promote the co-ordination of China related policies and associated research funding programmes of individual European countries, and to integrate these efforts with those of other multi-lateral European initiatives.
China-EU Science and Technology Cooperation Promotion Office (CECO) is a non-profit organization specialized in offering consultation and guidance to Chinese research institutions, enterprises/companies and scientists for participation in the Framework Programme. CECO is attached to the China Science and Technology Exchange Center.
"Governance in China" research network
The objective of the “Governance in China” research network is to explore the preconditions for – as well as the successes and limitations of – institutional adaptability and innovation, together with the methods and content of governance in China.
China IPR SME Helpdesk
Funded by the European Commission, the China IPR SME Helpdesk supports European Union (EU) small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to both protect and enforce their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in or relating to China, through the provision of free information and services. These take the form of jargon-free, first-line, confidential advice on intellectual property and related issues, plus training, materials and online resources.