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EU seminar raises environmental issues in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

2 December 2010

EU seminar raises environmental issues in Eastern Europe and Central AsiaOn 7 October Armenia hosted a scientific brokerage event in the field of environment and climate change. The seminar concentrated on the 7th Framework Programme (FP7), the EU’s main instrument for funding research, and gathered scientists from Eastern Europe and Central Asia to discuss technological progress on environmental issues and climate change. Moreover, this was an opportunity for stakeholders from the EU, Eastern Europe and Central Asia to strengthen cooperation on environmental issues within the scope of FP7.
FP7 has a budget of € 53.2 billion for 2007-2013 – the largest funding allocation of a framework programme so far. The funding is aimed at advancing scientific boundaries and solving challenges such as climate change, energy and food security, health and an ageing population. The Head of EU Delegation to Armenia Raul de Luzenberger noted that the field of environment is of great importance for the EU and that it needs high-level scientific input.
The International Brokerage Event was part of the project EU IncoNet EECA – “Science and Technology International Cooperation Network for Eastern European and Central Asian Countries”. Over 90 participants from Eastern Europe and Central Asia attended at the workshop.

EU seminar raises environmental issues in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

EU seminar raises environmental issues in Eastern Europe and Central AsiaOn 7 October Armenia hosted a scientific brokerage event in the field of environment and climate change. The seminar concentrated on the 7th Framework Programme (FP7), the EU's main instrument for funding research, and gathered scientists from Eastern Europe and Central Asia to discuss technological progress on environmental issues and climate change. Moreover, this was an opportunity for stakeholders from the EU, Eastern Europe and Central Asia to strengthen cooperation on environmental issues within the scope of FP7. FP7 has a budget of € 53.2 billion for 2007-2013 - the largest funding allocation of a framework programme so far. The funding is aimed at advancing scientific boundaries and solving challenges such as climate change, energy and food security, health and an ageing population. The Head of EU Delegation to Armenia Raul de Luzenberger noted that the field of environment is of great importance for the EU and that it needs high-level scientific input. The International Brokerage Event was part of the project EU IncoNet EECA - "Science and Technology International Cooperation Network for Eastern European and Central Asian Countries". Over 90 participants from Eastern Europe and Central Asia attended at the workshop.