Modern scientists (Tajikistan)

Non-profit organisation in Tajikistan

Akronym: MS

Public Organization "Modern scientists" (MS) is a voluntary, self-directed, non-governmental and nonprofit social organization. The main aim of MS is the development of science and education in Tajikistan, including the development of international cooperation in the field of science and education. In order to achieve these aims MS implements the following activities: - organization and carrying out of national and international seminars, symposia, educational courses, conferences and videoconferences; - organization and carrying out of languages and computer courses; - development of education, including distance learning; - development of science and scientific cooperation; - information dissemination and participation in international scientific and educational projects and programmes, including FP7; - information and consulting activity; - other activity, which is not prohibited by the legislation of the Republic of Tajikistan. In general the project activities cover the following: - Raising awareness about the European Community’s RTD programmes; - Organizing promotional activities such as info days, seminars, conferences, newsletters, websites, fairs, etc.; - Increasing international contacts and collaborations with RTD organizations in EU member states and FP7-associated countries; - Assisting in partner search activities, notably by creating internet-accessible databases of R&D organizations, disseminating FP7 and other relevant calls for expressions of interest and calls for proposals, and using and encouraging the use of tools such as the CORDIS website; - Answering queries about FP7 calls for proposals and other funding opportunities. - Organizing training sessions on EU RTD programmes to ensure comprehensive outreach and good quality of advice. - Where appropriate, assisting the European Commission in assuring transparency and equal access to calls for new partners in on-going IP, NoE, or other instruments. Giving researchers information about relevant regulatory, legislative and cultural differences impacting on international S&T cooperation.