IUNG's delegation awarded with diploma for successful 5thFP projects
26 Nov 2002
IUNG's delegation took part in organized by the State Committee for Scientific Research conference "Inauguration of the 6th Framework Programme" of the European Union. The Conference took place on 25-26 of November 2002 in Warsaw. The President of the Republic of Poland, Mr Aleksander Kwasniewski, has granted his Honorary Patronage to this event. The opening welcome was delivered by the Polish Minister of Science, Mr Michal Kleiber and the EU Commissioner for Research, Mr Philippe Busquin.
The Conference was an occasion to meet the senior ministry officials from Poland, other Central and Eastern European countries and Member States on the one hand and researchers, scientists and business representatives from the Associated States and other Central and Eastern European countries interested in participation in the FP6 on the second.
The Conference was aimed at encouraging the widespread scientific and business entities to uptake the European activity. The event provided information on the idea, budget, rules of participation, the structure of the Programme, as well as its targets and budget. Information on fellowship schemes, Joint Reseach Centre, possibility for enterprises and co-operation with the Newly Independent States was also presented. The second day of the Conference was devoted to details concerning the thematic priorities and other specific actions under the 6th FP. In parallel to the Warsaw Conference a meeting of the Ministers of Science from Central and Eastern European countries invited by the Polish Minister of Science, Mr Michal Kleiber, took place.
The Conference gave a possibility for summarising the 5th Framework Programme, including the presentation of the best Polish research institutions and working groups awarded the "Cristal Brussel" prizes and the exhibition promoting successful 5thFP projects as well.