Name of the organization/project in the original language: 
Fundo Regional para a Ciência e Tecnologia - Governo Regional dos Açores
Name of the organization/project in English: 
Regional Fund for Science and Technology - Regional Government of the Azores
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Government Body
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The Regional Fund for Science and Technology (FRCT) is an administratively and financially independent public institute in the sphere of the Regional Secretariat for the Sea, Science and Technology (SRMCT), Regional Government of the Azores. FRCT was created in order to coordinate and manage financial resources available for scientific research, technological development and innovation from Regional, European and International programs. As such, it is a privileged channel for the participation in projects and collaborative activities with entities that are external to the Regional Government. With an annual turnover of about 2M€, it is run by a board of three members, with administrative support from the Regional Directorate of Science and Technology. One of the main goals of FRCT is to facilitate the link between regional public entities and the scientific community in order to improve the performance of regional participation in European programs and thereby promote the excellence of research and innovation in the Azores. The main areas were FRCT develops its activities in the Azores comprehend: i. Support to advanced training, through the attribution of research grants; ii. Financing and/or organization of international events relevant to the regional scientific community; iii. Participation in regional, national and international projects, as coordinator or partner; iv. Support to the participation of other regional public entities and the scientific community in funding programs external to RAA, among which HORIZON 2020 stands out. To enhance its international networking capability, FRCT became a member of the Macaronesia Marine and Maritime Cluster and of the Smart MED Cluster (Smart Cities). The Azores region is also a founding member of NEREUS (Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies), namely via the Regional Directorate for Science and Technology that shares its presidency with FRCT.
How are you performing research on Citizen Science, taking part in Citizen Science activities and/or supporting Citizen Science?: 
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