Centre for Scientific and Technical Information and Innovation Promotion of Ukraine
The National Information Centre for Ukraine-EU S&T Cooperation (NIP Ukraine) was established on 01 August 2003 by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine on the base of the Kyiv Centre for S&T, Economic Information (now UKRTECHINFORM) to support the integration of the Ukrainian scientific community to the ERA by facilitating access of the scientific community of the country to the FPs. NIP Ukraine closely cooperates with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the National Aerospace Agency of Ukraine, the European Commission and partner institutions in and outside Ukraine. NIP Ukraine runs the Internet information service, conducts infodays, workshops and seminars in the regions of Ukraine and provides general support to Ukrainian would-be participants of the FPs. For the period from March 2005 through December 2006 NIP Ukraine had served as the INTAS Helpdesk in Ukraine.
NIP Ukraine has a positive experience implementing and coordinating international academic and scientific activities as well as disseminating S&T-related information and signposting up to date information to authorised bodies and institutions within scientific networks. NIP Ukraine runs the general information services on FP procedures and requirements, networking with educational and research institutions, as well as providing partner-search assistance to Ukrainian potential FP participants. More specific activities include: organisation and conducting specialised conferences, workshops and seminars for target groups, training and consulting potential FP project participants, publishing information bulletins on FP and issuing guides on FP rules, procedures and requirements.
NIP Ukraine has previous experiences as FP7 National Coordinator as well as INCO NCP, Mobility NCP and Legal and Finance NCP.
NIP Ukraine has acquired experience as a partner in the following FP6 and FP7 projects: "Support for participants in ICT priority by network for IST under the transition to the 7th Framework Programme – Idealist7fp”, "Scenarios for a co-ordinated approach to sustainable S&T cooperation with the Eastern neighbours of the EU – SCOPE-EAST", "Strengthening co-operation between the European Research Area and NIS – ERANIS", "Promoting International Cooperation for Environmental Research Through Dissemination and Networking Activities - INT-ER-LINK", "S&T International Cooperation Network for Eastern European and Central Asian Countries - IncoNet EECA", “Extending ICT research co-operation between the European Union, Eastern Europe and the Southern Caucasus – EXTEND”, “Enhancing the bilateral S&T Partnership with Ukraine – BILAT-UKR”, Enhancing the BILATeral S&T Partnership with UKRraine * Advanced INnovative Approach”, BILAT-UKR*AINA, "STI International Cooperation Network for Eastern Partnership Countries Joint Support (IncoNet EaP), Joint Support Office for Enhancing Ukraine`s integration EU Research Area (EUAid).