Published on March 18, 2008
Slide1: Presentation of the ASO Call 2006/2007 Research Cooperation and Networking between Austria and South Eastern Europe Austrian Science and Research Liaison Offices (ASOs) Ljubljana and Sofia Austrian Science and Research Liaison Offices : established since 1990 in several countries, Bulgaria: since 1994 on behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture (bm:bwk) Tasks: to support integration of scientific communities into international networks of scientific co-operation to promote scientific co-operation of Austrian scientists with scientists of the host countries and with scientists from the WB SEE Region (since 2004 cooperation WB countries is the new key competence of ASO Sofia and ASO Ljubljana which are since 2004 coordinated by Centre for Social Innovation, Vienna) Instruments: Calls for proposals, consulting services to researchers and S&T policy makers, organisation and financial support to conferences, workshops, exploratory workshops, exchange of scientists, publications etc. Austrian Science and Research Liaison Offices ASO Call 2006/2007 "Information Science and Society ": ASO Call 2006/2007 "Information Science and Society " The main goal is to foster in a sustainable way research cooperation and networking in and with South Eastern European countries and to promote networking, the exchange of research results and know-how, and to initiate comparative studies and know-how exchange on European standards and practices in the specified areas. Topics of the Call: Media/Information Literacy Digital Libraries and Content eInclusion Topics of the Call ASO Call for Proposals 2006/2007: "Information Science and Society in SEE countries" Scientific approach: Multi-disciplinary approaches with focus on socio-economic dimensions targeting the Intersection of Information Technologies and Social and Economic Sciences Slide5: 128.000 Euro for 10 projects funding of individual project depends on the content, duration and number of teams (countries) involved; up to 12.000€ /project co-financing should be provided by consortia for projects with budgets that exceed the above mentioned financial framework of ASO Call funding ASO Call for Proposals 2006/2007: "Information Science and Society in SEE countries" Slide6: Eligible participants universities non-university research institutions tertiary education organisations The consortium composition must include at least: one partner from Austria, one partner either from Slovenia or Bulgaria and at least one partner from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Romania*, Serbia (including Kosovo) and Montenegro. ASO Call for Proposals 2006/2007: "Information Science and Society in SEE countries" Slide7: minimum: one partner Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Romania, Serbia (including Kosovo) and Montenegro Austria (Slovenia) Bulgaria Consortium Coordinator: BG or A or SLO Option: Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia can not claim costs in the call, but there are other ASOs which have resources available to this end in CZ, HU, SL.. ask for more information A+BG+SLO+ regional partners A+BG+ regional partners ASO Call for Proposals 2006/2007: "Information Science and Society in SEE countries“ Most of the funded activities 2004/2005/2006 have 4-7 partners in their consortias Slide8: Eligible costs Personnel Costs (detailed requirements!) Travel and Subsistence (most economical way) Consumables (200€ or more if logical) Other costs: for publication, printing, copying, communications, rental of meeting rooms, materials and supplies, banking fees etc. of the project Overheads: For the occurring running costs of the institutions (indirect costs): a lump sum for overheads of max.10% of the total eligible direct costs covered under this call Not eligible Equipment Subcontracting ASO Call for Proposals 2006/2007: "Information Science and Society in SEE countries“ Slide9: Criteria for evaluation: Scientific excellence of the proposal (including also the aspect of planned follow-ups!) Extent of Regional collaboration Qualification Management Budget ...and: Integration of West Balkan countries Added value for EU policies and EU integration Interdisciplinarity, interinstitutionality Female/male ratio Integration of young scientists to 35 years Evaluation: Austrian Ministry bm:bwk, ASO´s, Scientists from Austria ASO Call for Proposals 2006/2007: "Information Science and Society in SEE countries“ ASO Call: ASO Call How to start: Read the original call text on our webpage Use the submission form Submit a hardcopy (at ASO Sofia or by registered mail) and an electronic version Questions: Use the FAQ´s on the ASO homepage Contact ASO Sofia or the ZSI head office for questions not answered… Thank you for your attention!: Austrian Science and Research Liaison Offices ASO Ljubljana Miroslav Polzer ASO Sofia Martin Felix Gajdusek firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com www.aso.zsi.at Initiatives for future co-operation are welcome! Thank you for your attention!