29.10.2014 | Yerevan, Armenia

HORIZON 2020 NCP Meeting in Yerevan

On 29 October 2014, a meeting of the H2020 National Contact Points of Armenia took place at the State Committee of Science of the Republic of Armenia (SCS RA). This meeting of NCPs was an opportunity for the newly appointed H2020 NCPs to get to know each other, as well as to discuss the format and manner of their work and cooperation to further promote participation of Armenian organisations and researchers in H2020 Programme.
Prof. Samvel Harutyunyan, the Chairman of SCS RA , opened the meeting with a welcome speech and stressed the importance of NCP activity to raise awareness on EU programmes, and support more active participation of Armenian entities in H2020. The NCP Coordinator, Mr. Tigran Arzumanyan made a presentation on standards and guiding principles established for operation of NCP network, overview of H2020 and main responsibilities of NCPs.

A lot of points were discussed, including the core functions of the NCPs, trainings and reporting as well as possibilities for allocation of national funding to support core NCP activities.

The development and maintenance of a local H2020 website, which will further serve as communication platform for the NCPs was also on the agenda.

Source: International S&T Programmes Department, NAS RA