Climate Impact Research Coordination for a Larger Europe

Type of Structure: network / framework activity
Regional Scope: continental in the area: Europe
Parent Organisations: EraNET
Child Organisations:
Duration : 2004 to present
Contact Address: no office contact defined

holding an official function in CIRCLE

General information and objectives

Climate change impacts have enormous economic implications – at the regional, national and European level (cp. various analysis of re-insurance companies). Impacts of Climate Change do not stop at borders but require cross-border cooperation in all aspects. CIRCLE-SSA plans to foster such European cross-border cooperation regarding national research activities taking a crucial look on the topic of socio-economic developments from Climate change impacts.

Presently, numerous excellent groups work at national level on Climate Change impacts. The FP6 funds research projects with European consortia, but there is a strong lack of cooperation between national research programmes on climate change impact and weak administrative linkages between national research programmes and the FP6. CIRCLE will initiate enhanced cooperation of national programmes within the EU (including the new member states). It will provide a platform for cooperation activities among programmes, establish a sound knowledge base on national activities and prepare the base for a multi-national network of research programmes throughout Europe. Aim of CIRCLE is the submission of a proposal for an ERA-NET-CA by 2005. Besides the present partners, all European countries, new and associated member states with planned or running national programmes on climate change impact research will be invited to join this initiative. Longterm objective is a strong network of European research programmes in this field with multinational joint calls and strong cooperation with the FP7. To reach this goal, CIRCLE will establish new contacts, arrange conferences and workshops with research programme managers and research policy makers, analyse funding mechanisms and structures for the different national programmes, establish working groups regarding management/financing mechanisms and evaluation structures of programmes, exchange best practices and set up a preliminary database of experts, advisors and evaluators.

For further details, link to the CIRCLE Home Page

Last update: 4/6/07
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2020)

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