Abstract—The main objective of the paper is to assess the National Contact Points (NCPs) capabilities to interact with the European Commission in the field of Science in Society (SiS). Science in Society is a specific knowledge area in the Capacities Programme of the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) of the European Union. The survey method is applied in order to assess the potential and capacities of SiS NCPs. The obtained results from the paper demonstrate that not all SiS NCPs are capable to communicate with the Commission and much more detailed information from the Commission is needed for ensuring the efficient NCPs work. This recommendation is made for the next EU Framework Programme ‘Horizon 2020’.
Index Terms—European commission, national contact points, science in society, seventh framework programme.
S. T. Trifonova is with Finance with the University of National and World Economy (UNWE), Faculty of Finance and Accounting, Department of Finance, Sofia, Bulgaria, and a National Contact Point (NCP) for Science in Society of the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development for Bulgaria (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite:Silvia T. Trifonova, "Assessment of the National Contact Points (NCPs) Capabilities to Interact with the European Commission in the Field of Science in Society," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 150-155, 2013.