Sustainable maNagement of sOil and groundWater under the pressure of soil pollution and soil contaMinAtioN
Funded by the
The umbrella of the current SNOWMAN
SNOWMAN can be seen as an EU project on the one hand. On the other hand,
it functions as a funder by doing trans-national research funding. An umbrella can be used to picturise SNOWMAN's function
as a funder:
The SNOWMAN project visualized as an umbrella for trans-national research funding.
Independant from the funding model itself (compare: '
common pot' and
'virtual common pot'
entries in the glossary), the
partners of the SNOWMAN project do form one funding structure in which different European countries are working together
committing themselves to use the same set of procedures.
In case of SNOWMAN, the funding part of the umbrella is realised by the different partner countries giving funding money
to national researchers each. The researchers do form a consortium and subscribe a
Consortium Agreement. The research
consortium is led by a coordinator communicating with the SNOWMAN Call Secretariat.
No matter which or which number of researchers from the different SNOWMAN partner countries participate a project, they
have to deliver reports/deliverables as one copy to the SNOWMAN Call Secretariat for being approved by the
Steering Committee. Products from trans-national research projects, canalised in such way can then be easily disseminated
by the SNOWMAN ERA-Net.