|Welcome to the web pages of the Hellenic National Contact Point (NCP) for the 'PEOPLE' Programme of the 7th Framework Programme for the region of Attica in Greece.
The role of Mobility NCP in Attica region is assigned to the NATIONAL HELLENIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION (www.eie.gr).
The PEOPLE programme is one of the most popular specific programmes of the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission (2007-2013) that provides funding opportunities for all stages of an individual's research career, seeking to promote the development of abundant and dynamic world-class human resources in the European research system.
What is the scope of the PEOPLE specific programme?
The programme ''PEOPLE'' aims to improve the quality of the human potential in European R&D and increase the number of researchers and others working in the R&D sector. It aims to do this by stimulating people to enter into research professions, encouraging European researchers to stay in Europe and making Europe more attractive for the best researchers from around the world. At the same time, training and career development of researchers will be actively supported.
PEOPLE programme with €4.7 billion will enable tens of thousands of researchers to benefit from fellowships for research training. The programme will help with training and career development in different sectors both public and private. The FP7 programme's activities will be based on the long and successful experience of the Marie Curie actions and will cover all stages of a researcher's professional life, from initial research training to life long learning and career development.
How will PEOPLE specific programme benefit researchers?
The expanded programme of 'Marie-Curie' activities funded under FP7's PEOPLE programme will support researcher training, career development and mobility through a variety of fellowships and networking activities. These will be for researchers across the board - from those at the beginning of their careers to the more advanced.
How will PEOPLE specific programme benefit industry and SMEs?
The Marie-Curie actions funded under the PEOPLE programme aim to increase mobility between public and private sectors, as well as between countries. To this end they will support industry training, joint research partnerships and staff secondments between the two sectors.
A strong participation in the actions of PEOPLE programme by enterprises, in particular SMEs, is considered an important added value. The enhancement of industry-academia cooperation in terms of research training, career development and knowledge-sharing is encouraged throughout the "Marie Curie Actions". In the implementation of this programme, the definition of "industry" is to be seen in a wider scope than just the traditional manufacturing and/or production industries and is to comprise enterprises in the general sense of commercial economic actors.
EU National Contact Points Network (NCPs)
The EU Í etwork of National Contact Points (NCPs) is the main provider of advice guidance, individual assistance and practical information in all Member States and Associated States and on all aspects of participation in FP7.
NCPs are national structures established and financed by governments of the 27 EU Member-States and the states associated to the Framework Programme. NCPs give personalised support on the spot and in proposers' native languages.
By clicking here (http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ncp_en.html) you can find the contact details of the National Contact Points for all countries and Programmes of FP7.
National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) - Mobility NCP for Attica region / GREECE & the Hellenic Mobility-NCP Network
The National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF, www.eie.gr) is a member of the EU Network of National Contact Points for the 7 th Framework Programme of the European Commission. In particular, the NHRF, following a national call and selection procedure, has been assigned by the General Secretariat of Research & Technology Hellas (www.gsrt.gr) of the Greek Ministry of Development (www.ypan.gr) as the National Contact Point for the "PEOPLE" specific programme in the region of Attica in Greece.
The NHRF with respect to this decision is honored to undertake the role of Mobility-NCP for the region of Attica and will put all its effort in providing excellent support and services for all stakeholders in its region of responsibility (Individual Researchers, Academic Institutions, Universities, enterprises, etc.).
NHRF is a member of the Network of Mobility-NCPs in Greece and is responsible for the Network's coordination for the period 2007- 2009 (CERTH will be the Network's coordinator for the period 2009-2013). The members of the Network are:
NHRF in cooperation with the other members of the Hellenic Mobility-NCPs Network and with the support of the EC and the General Secretariat of Research & Technology of the Greek Ministry of Development, will provide its services in a multiple way. In particular, its work plan includes various dissemination and supportive actions, such as:
- web-site (www.ncp-people.gr)
- press releases / leaflets / publications / Newsletters
- events / seminars / workshops
- in-site visits
- supportive actions & assistance for proposal submission (partner searches, legal & financial issues, etc.)
For this reason a HELPDESK service has been set up in NHRF from the very beginning in order to give timely and valid information and support to every interested party.
Georgia Tzenou (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
, Tel.: +30 210 7273965), Maria Samara (E-mail: email@example.com
, Tel.: +30 210 7273904).