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Transatlantic Methods for Handling Global Challenges in the EU and the U.S.

Aug 2, 2011

2 closed circles of Pilot projects promoting mutual understanding and learning among EU and U.S. policy researchers and policy makers

12 projects have been awarded a grant since 2008 fostering common approaches and facing global challenges in areas such as Environment, Energy, Health, IPR policies and other global issues of importance between the EU and the U.S.

The first wave of Pilot projects implemented in 2008/2009 allocated a sum of €2.5 million to five projects covering five different topics. The projects consisted of comparative analyses of current EU and U.S. policies, conferences where findings were discussed and recommendations made, and publications to disseminate the results of the projects to the relevant policy community.

The European Parliament decided to continue in 2009 with a second year of Pilot projects and allocated a sum of €3 million. Grants have been awarded to seven projects implemented between 1 January 2010 and 30 June 2011.

Interesting results on EU-U.S. S&T cooperation and recommendations are available in published reports and project descriptions! 


BILAT-USA (Grant Agreement no: 244434) and Link2US (Grant Agreement no: 244371) Projects are co-funded by the European Union’s Capacities Programme on International Cooperation under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Cooperation.