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  • 24.05.2016

    EU eases Visa Rules for Researchers and Students from Non-EU Countries

    The European Parliament has passed a new visa directive on European Union entry and residence that makes it easier and more attractive for people from third countries to study or do research at EU universities. Member states will have two years to implement the directive, which will ensure that students and researchers may stay at least nine months after finishing their studies or research, and can move more easily within the EU during their stay
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  • 20.05.2016

    Armenia joins Horizon 2020

    The agreement associating Armenia to Horizon 2020 was signed yesterday by Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, and Levon Mkrtchyan, Armenian Minister for Education and Science. Thanks to the new agreement, Armenia's research institutes, universities and individual researchers will now have access to all opportunities offered by Horizon 2020 in diverse areas, from fundamental science to demonstration projects, on an equal footing with researchers and organisations from EU Member States and other countries associated to the programme.
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Important events | more...

  • 14.06.2016 - 15.06.2016 | Dushanbe, Tajikistan

    Innovation Training in Tajikistan

    The IncoNet CA project is organising a 2-day Innovation Training in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on 14-15 June 2016. The seminar will tackle basic questions such as 'What is Innovation?' as well as offer insights and advice on business models for international science, technology and innovation cooperation, responsible research, and intellectual property rights. Click 'more' to download the draft agenda.
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  • 22.06.2016 | online | 11:45 AM CET

    Webinar on Horizon 2020 – General Introduction for Ukrainian Participants

    In line with RI-LINKS2UA objectives to further encourage and facilitate cooperation between research actors from the EU and Ukraine and to promote EU-Ukrainian participation in joint projects in Horizon 2020, we are pleased to announce the first RI-LINKS2UA webinar on Horizon 2020 addressing future Ukrainian participants in EU funded S&T projects. This webinar will be the first of many information and mentoring web-sessions on the opportunities for Ukrainian researchers, innovators and project managers in the EU’s framework programme for research, technology and innovation: Horizon 2020.
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Open calls | more...

  • | Deadline: 30 June 2016

    EaP Connect Call for Proposals within the 'Enlighten Your Research' Programme

    Are you a researcher from one of the Eastern Partnership countries, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova or Ukraine? Is your research ready for an international challenge? Do you work in a team that is interested to take part in an international research project and get in touch with National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in Europe? If so, the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Connect (EaPConnect) project invites you to apply for an international programme for researchers titled ‘Enlighten Your Research’.
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  • | Deadline: 14 July 2016

    German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and Armenian State Commitee of Science support R&D Cooperation Projects

    The Armenian State Commitee of Science (SCS) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) have announced a funding measure for research and development projects with at least one German and one Armenian partner. Eligible thematic fields include bio-technologies / life sciences, material sciences, optical technologies, information and communication technologies, as well as environment protection techologies and sustainability research. Project outlines have to be submitted until 14 July 2016.
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Featured projects | more...

  • | Project of the Month – May 2016

    EL-CSID – European Leadership in Cultural, Science and Innovation Diplomacy

    The EL-CSID project analyses the relevance of cultural, science and innovation diplomacy for EU external relations, locating developments in these fields in the evolving global context. Cultural and science diplomacy have played an increasing role in the European diplomatic story in recent years, and the European Union has made a major start articulating the relevance of cultural and science for its external relations. Among the project partners is the Graduate School of Public Policy at Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan.
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