Poland launches FP7 in style
Poland launches FP7 in style.
‘Poland is a traditional land who very strongly appreciates science, the production of knowledge,’ said Christian Patermann, Director of the Biotechnology, Agriculture and Food Research Directorate at the Commission, during a press conference. ‘Poland has very much stepped up its efforts and it’s very encouraging to hear there is progress in funding.’
Mr Patermann went on to praise the good organisation of the event, saying it was ‘one of the best we have registered up to now.’ Over 1,300 people attended the event, including over 300 from outside Poland, prompting Mr Patermann to describe it as ‘a true European event.’
Polish participation in the framework programmes has been increasing steadily over the years and the Polish government is keen to see this trend continue into FP7.
‘We have ambitious plans with regard to the Seventh Framework Programme,’ added Professor Krzysztof Jan Kurzydlowski, Undersecretary of State at Poland’s Ministry of Science and Education.
ScanBalt was presented at the Conference by Lise Vinkel Clausen
ScanBalt project Boosting Baltic FP6 was the host of the Health session