The European Commission launched the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) for Research and Technological Development to help develop the European Research Area. One of the actions within this program is the instrument of Marie Curie Host Fellowships for the Transfer of Knowledge-Development (ToK-DEV). The aim of the ToK-DEV action is: use of international fellowships that are targeted towards European organisations (universities, research centres, enterprises, etc.), which need to develop new areas of competence. The actions also aim to further the development of research capabilities in the less-favoured regions of the EU and in the Associated Candidate Countries. Knowledge transfer fellowships will allow experienced and senior researchers to be hosted for a period up to 2 years at such organisations for the transfer of knowledge, research competencies and technology. Host institutions may also send experienced researchers from among their own staff to one (or more) partner institutions in another country for the acquisition of new knowledge to be transferred on their return home. The Animal Breeding and Genetics group of the Animal Production section at the University of Palermo (Italy) works mainly on quantitative genetics for small ruminants (dairy sheep and goats). In recent years, the group has attempted to enlarge and diversify its capacities. For this purpose, the group is successfully developing projects and attracting funding.
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