Analysis of Preparation and Conduct of Coordinated Calls in Aeronautics within the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme
In this paper, organizing and conducting coordinated calls and projects between Russia and the European Union (EU) under the 8th EU Framework Programme (FP) for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020” are considered as an instrument for international cooperation in aeronautics. Relevance of the work is determined by the novelty of holding Russia-EU coordinated calls and lack of knowledge about them in the Russian organizations.The paper aims at considering Russia’s position in the global aviation market, determining prerequisites for holding coordinated calls, comparing Russian and European financing. To do this, Russia-EU interaction at coordinating general project themes and compliance with the goals set in the Russian strategic documents in aeronautics are detailed. Besides, the procedure for scientific organizations’ participation in coordinated calls and projects is given.The main approach to studying preparation and implementation of coordinated calls was a comparative analysis of European and Russian fundamental documents using the experience of international cooperation accumulated in Russia. Advantages and disadvantages of coordinated calls and projects are given in a PEST-analysis broken down by internal and external factors. Role of the National Contact Point (NCP) “Aeronautics” at the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute named after Prof. N.E. Zhukovsky is underlined. The analysis results can be useful for organizations wishing to participate in coordinated projects and Russian and European governmental bodies regulating international scientific cooperation.