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									SEcurity REsearch Ncp network


       Frédéric Laurent
     The Security research ‘National Contact Point’ (1)




     ð What is the NCP? / Missions
         §   Nominated by the Member State or the Associated Country
         §   Informing, awareness raising of Security research stakeholders
         §   Advising, assisting and training of participants

     ð Activities (for Security research)
         §   Organization of information days, of training session…
         §   Information push to stakeholders on Security research thematic priority actuality
         §   Support to participants (WP relevance, project management, administrative issues,…)
         §   Support to partner search
         §   …



                 In one sentence:
Supporting you in FP7-SEC calls for proposals
   The Security research ‘National Contact Point’ (2)




        DG Enterprise + REA                       Programme Committee



NCP ‘Basic’ services
  ð Information on ESRP calls
  ð Advises during proposal preparation (WP, administrative, partner search…)
  ð Call results
                              « Your interface »
  ð…




                         Security research community
                           (Industry, SME, academia)
SEREN: context




ð Security research : a new thematic priority within FP
    §   Limited background (PASR: 3 years + 2 call for proposals in FP7)
    §   New research and innovation stakeholders (many from defense background) not used
        to FP procedures

ð Security specificities 
    §   Quite recent research field as such
    §   Few integrated pan European industries (world market) but also many small highly
        specialized SMEs (national markets)
    §   Necessity to involve End-users!
    §   Necessity to closely work together with SHS communities
    §   “Natural” sensitive issues (access to/exchange of information, ethical considerations…)

ð Security research presents close links with other EU policies 
    §   typically DG JLS policies
SEREN: rationale + objectives




ð Improve each level of service
      §    Increase NCPs (and stakeholders) knowledge of Security research landscape and
           actuality: policy notes, exchange of best practices, mapping of national research
           programmes, preparation of competencies mapping…
      §    Identify fields of improvements: stakeholders needs analysis, NCP needs analysis…
      §    Creation of knowledge pool

ð Foster a network approach to NCP services by pooling together resources 
     and cooperating
      §    Cooperate on partner search (brokerage events, database, process)


 ð        Launch of the SEREN network for a limited 18 months duration

               ð     SEREN – phase 1 (February 2008 – July 2009)
      SEREN phase 1 – activities




      ð “Improving the NCP network”
WP1




          §   Objectives : identify network needs and initiate coordination

      ð “Mapping of national systems, programmes and support structures”
WP2




          §   Objectives : increase NCP knowledge and awareness of the European security
              landscape

      ð “Promoting transnational cooperation and training”
WP3




          §   Objectives : training of NCPs in order to increase the added-value of each NCP and
              the network as a whole + improvement of the partner search



      ð “Coordination”
WP4




          §   Objectives : project coordination and monitoring of EU policies having potential impact
              on Security research
  SEREN phase 1 – Work Packages



                         WP2: Mapping of     WP3: Promoting
  WP1: Improving        national systems &    transnational
 the NCP network        support structures    cooperation &
                                                 training

    (MT – LT*)                (MT*)               (ST*)




                           WP4: Project 
                          management &
                          communication



                           (ST-MT-LT*)


(*: expected impact)
Participating Countries (1)




ð “Basic Rules”
    §   1 NCP per country
    §   If NCP able to undertake input tasks -> full partner
    §   If NCP not able to give inputs (e.g.: Finland and Ireland) -> invitation to plenary
        meetings (SEREN support for fares and hotels possible) + access to reports

ð 28 participating NCPs as full partners
    §   24 Member States
    §   3 Associated Countries
    §   1 Third Country

ð …and 5 “SEREN-associated” countries
    §   Croatia , Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland
Participating Countries (2)




                 SEREN network: 27 (MS + AC) + ZA
Recherche de partenaires




                           Pan European dissemination


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- Thank you -


      Contact:

PCN_securite@cea.fr

  +33 1 64 50 25 22

www.seren-project.eu

								
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