topic 24.10.2019 - 31.01.2020 | call now closed!
ERA.Net RUS Plus 3rd Joint Call – now closed!
In October 2019, the ERA.Net RUS Plus initiative announced the 3rd ERA.Net RUS Plus call, which ended on 31 January 2020 at 15:00 CET. Continuing the record success of the previous calls and responding to the interest of the scientific community, the call 2019 followed the concept of the previous ones. It encouraged long-term Science and Technology (‘S&T’) collaboration between EU Member States/Associated Countries and Russia.
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topic | Deadline: 3 September 2019
EIC Horizon Prize - Blockchains for Social Good
The objective of the prize is to develop scalable, efficient and high-impact decentralized solutions to social innovation challenges leveraging Distributed Ledger Technology (DLTs), such as the one used in blockchains. Applicants are expected to put in place software platforms or services, accessible online on the web or through mobile apps, in the form which is most convenient for the intended purpose. The prize amount is €5 million, to be allocated in five awards of €1 million each.
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topic | February 2017 - July 2019
EaP Plus Succeess Story - 11 Webinars on Horizon 2020 & 6 Wenibars on RDI
The EaP Plus project organised a series of 11 Webinars promoting an enhanced participation of Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries in Horizon 2020. The customized trainings were geared towards participants with academic or industrial backgrounds and especially addressed young researchers. In addition, 6 RDI-related webinars tackeled innovation topics, exploitation paths and other horizontal issues important for EU-EaP RDI cooperation. The very successful EaP Project is currently wrapping up its activities and will be concluded in September 2019.
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topic 24.07.2019 | online | 10:00 Warsaw time
Webinar – Last calls in SWAFS and what’s new with Horizon Europe
On Wednesday, 24 July 2019 (10:00 Warsaw time), the EaP Plus project would like to invite you to its 11th webinar dedicated to the last available calls under the ‘Science with and for Society’ (SWAFS) programme. The Webinar will also present the latest information on the Horizon Europe - the next research and innovation framework programme. EaP Plus webinars are free of charge and open to all.
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topic 23.07.2019 | online | 10:00 Warsaw time
Webinar - 2019 Calls in Widening participation and Widening Fellowships
The EaP Plus team would like to invite you to a webinar dedicated to Widening participation and Widening Fellowships. Widening consists of three main actions, i.e. Teaming, Twinning and ERA Chairs, for which specific eligibility conditions apply. This ensures a targeted approach towards Widening Member States and Associated Countries. EaP Plus webinars are free of charge and open to all.
[more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/3264.php)
topic 18.07.2019 | online | 10:00 CEST
Webinar – Exploring the models of international innovation partnerships
Are you a researcher or a project manager working in research, development and innovation projets? Do you want to increase the impact of your research? Investigate new collaborative innovation project opportunities? Or find out how to approach potential European partners and attract funding? Then this webinar series is exactly what you're looking for! The EaP Plus project are happy to invite you to the last webinar of this series: “Exploring the models of international innovation partnerships.” EaP Plus project webinars are free of charge and open to all. However, registration for this event is mandatory!
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Ukrainian university looking for EU partners in H2020 call on forest fires – get in touch!
The 'Regional Eastern Europe Fire Monitoring Center' at the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (NULES) are looking for EU partners to participate in a Horizon 2020 call on forest fire risk reduction (SC5 LC-CLA-16-2020). The Ukrainian partners have extensive experience in international projects (TASIS, FP7, CoE, OSCE, Horizon 2020) related to sustainable forest management, integrated fire management, safety issues in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, areas of military conflict, and areas of ecological danger.
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topic 11.06.2019 | Brussels, Belgium
EaP PLUS Final Event: EU & Eastern Partnership Science Technology Innovation Cooperation: Beyond 2020
During a one day conference EaP Plus partners will present the state-of-affairs and strengths of the cooperation between the EU and EaP countries. The EaP PLUS project, dedicated to the STI cooperation between EU MS and the Eastern Partnership Countries, is moving towards its conclusion. The project will be end in September 2019.
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topic | extended until 22 March 2019
EU-EaP International Cooperation Barometer - take part in the survey!
The EaP Plus project cordially invites you to participate in a regional survey under the title 'EU-Eastern Partnership International Cooperation Barometer in Science Technology and Innovation' (STI). The questionnaire has been designed to collect information about the development of framework conditions, cooperation opportunities and potentials of STI between the two regions. Take part until 22 March 2019!
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topic 28.01.2019 | call open - apply now!
"Green Innovation Vouchers" – EU provides grants of up to 50,000 euros to green companies
The "Green Innovation Vouchers" are a funding scheme under the EBRD’s “Finance and Technology Transfer Centre for Climate Change” (FINTECC) funded by the European Union and implemented by the NGO Greencubator. The Green Innovation Vouchers help SMEs access R&D services to develop and improve products and technologies that will reduce environmental impact and enable a more efficient use of resources (energy, water and materials). Eligible SMEs can apply for up to €20,000 for standard and up to €50,000 for mega vouchers (excl. VAT). The current call started in November 2018 and remains open until full disbursement of available funding.
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topic 19.03.2019 | online | 10:30 am (Warsaw time)
Webinar on Financial and Legal Issues of Horizon 2020
This webinar addresses both administrative staff and researchers who wish to advance their knowledge on financial and legal issues of H2020. It will take place on Thursday, 21 February 2019 (10:30 Warsaw time). Experts from the Polish National Contact Point will address topics such as correct budget calculation and project management.
[more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/3236.php)
topic 13.02.2019 | online | 10:30 am (Warsaw time)
Webinar on Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) Opportunities
Learn more about the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA), which contribute to excellent research, boosting jobs, growth and investment by equipping researchers with the new knowledge, skills and international and intersectoral exposure to fill the top positions of tomorrow and solve current and future societal challenges. The webinar will also discuss the RISE scheme, which promotes international and cross-sector collaboration through exchanging research and innovation staff, and sharing knowledge and ideas from research to market (and vice-versa).
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topic 05.02.2019 | online | 10:30 am (Warsaw time)
Webinar presenting a Success Story of Developing Industry 4.0 in Ukraine
This webinar will be held by Alexandre Yurchak, the CEO of Association of Industrial Automation of Ukraine. It will focus on the successful development of its own concept of Center 4.0 by the Association of Industrial Automation of Ukraine – similar to that of Digital Innovation Hubs but more specified to local environment in Ukraine. The Association of Industrial Automation of Ukraine is a cofounder of the national «Industry 4.0 in Ukraine» initiative.
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topic | Deadline: 14 March 2019
BMBF-MESU joint call for proposals
Within the framework of the German-Ukrainian Cooperation in Science and Technology (WTZ) the respective ministries in both countries have announced a joint call for proposals. This funding call is aimed at preparing new and intensifying existing project-related or institutional cooperation. applications in the following thematic areas are invited: biotechnology, technologies for effective resource and energy use, sustainable environmental technologies, health research and medical technology, information and communication technologies, new materials and production technologies.
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topic 13.12.2018 | 10:00 CET | online
Webinar on Opportunities for developing Research Infrastructures in H2020
Research infrastructures are facilities, resources and services that are used by the research communities to conduct research and foster innovation in their fields. They play an increasing role in the advancement of knowledge and technology and their exploitation. This webinar will discuss the related Horizon 2020 calls presented in the Work Programme 2018-2020 for European research infrastructures (including e-Infrastructures) with the deadlines in 2019. The webinar will be conducted by the experts of the Polish National Contact Point. The language of the event is English and participation is free of charge.
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topic 06.12.2018 | Vienna, Austria | register until 30 November
Eastern Partnership Business Forum 2018
The Eastern Partnership Business Forum 2018 takes place in Vienna on 6 December, organised by the Austrian Presidency of the EU Council. The Forum and B2B Matchmaking platform will be an opportunity for representatives of companies, experts and public institution from EU member states and the EU’s six Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine) to exchange knowledge and views in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy, and IT and the digital market.The conference is free of charge. Advance registration is advised.
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topic | deadline: 20 January 2019
“Ukraine Calling” – last call
The “Ukraine Calling” programme is aimed at employees of German and international organisations in the fields of civil society, education, culture, politics, media, administration and economics, who would like to acquire or expand their knowledge of Ukraine. This is the last call in this format. Continuing education provides professionals in responsible positions with well-founded knowledge through interdisciplinary exchange, to serve as a solid basis for further study of Ukrainian-relevant topics. Apply by 20 January 2019.
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topic 04.12.2018 | 14:00 and 15:15 CET | online
Webinar on Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions
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, the project announces its next RI-LINKS2UA webinar on Horizon 2020 addressing future Ukrainian participants in EU funded S&T projects. This is the 6th webinar organised under the RI-LINKS2UA project. These web-sessions are free, easily accessible and open to all Ukrainian STI actors interested in Ukraine-EU cooperation. They will be performed in English language. Registration is requested.
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topic | Deadline: 30 May 2019 (or until budget is consumed)
EaP PLUS announces last call for 'Networking Grants'
The EaP PLUS Team announces the 4th and last round of its call for ‘Networking Grants’. These grants financially support the participation of local researchers from Eastern Partnership countries in Brokerage Events related to Horizon2020 and Preparatory Meetings for the development of H2020 project proposals.
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topic | Deadline:15 November 2018
Horizon 2020 Projects Preparation Grant Scheme - 4th Call for proposals launched
Within this RI-LINKS2UA fourth call for Horizon 2020 project preparation grants, a total of 10 proposals for project preparatory meetings in the EU will be supported to stimulate cooperation between research actors from the EU and Ukraine. This grant's main objective is to financially supports the participation of Ukrainian researchers in Preparatory Meetings for the development of concrete project proposals for selected thematic calls within H2020.
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topic 08.11.2018 | Warsaw, Poland
Brokerage Event: Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies
This international information-day event will highlight research topics covered within the 2019 calls for proposals in Societal Challenge 6 Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies of Horizon 2020. Participants will have the possibility to join in a matchmaking event dedicated to the topics of the 2019 Societal Challenge 6 call for proposals. The matchmaking event will give participants the opportunity to join pre-arranged meetings with other participants in order to facilitate the setup of Horizon 2020 project consortia.
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EU-Russia Joint Science and Technology Cooperation Committee meets in Moscow
Research infrastructures, health and aeronautics were the key topics discussed at the 2018 meeting of the EU-Russia Joint Science and Technology Committee, which took place at the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Moscow on 28 September.
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topic 24.10.2018 | online | 10:00 to 11:00 (CEST)
Webinar on Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency (SPIRE)
This webinar focuses on the SPIRE calls within the Work Programme 2018-2020 on Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing. These calls particularly encourage international cooperation between partners from EU and Eastern Partnership countries (Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus). The second round of SPIRE calls will be open from 16 October 2018 until 21 February 2019.
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Autumn Edition of the EaP Plus Project Newsletter
The EaP Plus project has published the autumn edition of its newsletter. Highlights include: A presentation of Horizon 2020 and EaP PLUS instruments to support EU-EaP cooperation; Voices from the H2020 Widening Programme Info Day & Workshop; EU-STRAT report No. 5; and the project's 3rd call regarding grants for networking in brokerage events or preparatory meetings. In addition, you will find more current news, calls and documents.
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topic 05.10.2018 | Brussels, Belgium
H2020 Energy Info Day
The Horizon 2020 Energy info day will present upcoming funding opportunities offered by the EU's H2020 Programme to projects focusing on smart energy systems, smart cities and communities concepts. The event will also give an overview on the application and evaluation process, offer a recap on lessons learnt from previous evaluations, and provide tips for writing a good proposal. Two funded projects will share their experience. Registration is open to a maximum of two participants per organisation.
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The 'Funding & Tender Opportunities Portal' replaces the 'Participant Portal'
As those of you active in current Horizon 2020 projects will already know, the European Commission has recently presented a new corporate portal covering EU funding programmes beyond Research & Innovation, which replaces the current Participant Portal. The new 'Funding & Tender Opportunities Portal' provides all the functions available under the Participant Portal, which will be discontinued at the end of 2018, whilst implementing new features. Check it out!
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RI-LINKS2UA E-Journal Summer Edition 2018 published
The RI-LINKS2UA eJournal informs you on a regular basis about the project's activities, upcoming events and recent developments on the EU-Ukraine cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation. This edition’s highlight is the recent announcement made by the European Commission about its ambition to allocate a budget of €100 billion to Research and Innovation. Other news include the establishment of a National Research Fund in Ukraine, the selection of a Ukrainian SME for funding under the SME instrument, and the update of the Horizon2020 Work Programme 2019.
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topic 28.08.2018 | 10:30 am CET (11:30 Ukraine Time) | online
4th RI-LINKS2UA Webinar: ERC Grants and the new Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2019
RI-LINKS2UA are pleased to announce their 4th webinar on Horizon 2020. It addresses Ukrainian STI actors who are strongly interested in expanding their cooperation with European partners under the umbrella of Horizon 2020 and provides firsthand information about the ERC Grants and the new Work Programme 2019. All RI-LINKS2UA webinars are free of charge, easily accessible and open to any Ukrainian STI actor interested in cooperation with EU counterparts. Webinars will be held in English.
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topic 20.10.2018 - 22.10.2018 | Kyiv, Ukraine
Forum of Ukrainian Research Diaspora - Advancing Science through International Cooperation
This Forum is aimed at researchers working in Ukraine and abroad. It will include thematic scientific sessions, panels and round-table discussions to address important aspects of science and higher education reform currently undertaken in Ukraine. There also will be a session dedicated to German-Ukrainian collaboration to mark the 25th anniversary of the S&T Cooperation Agreement between Ukraine and Germany.
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topic 11.09.2018 - 12.09.2018 | Brussels, Belgium
Information Day on Horizon 2020 SC5 Calls 2019: Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials
The event targets potential applicants to the 2019 calls for project proposals under the Horizon 2020 Challenge 5 'Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials'. Registration is now open until 4 September 2018 or until an earlier date when the maximum number of participants has been reached.You are invited to join the bilateral pre-arranged meetings and present your interests in certain topics, your expertise on specific matters and/or your project ideas to possible project partners.
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Horizon Europe – The next European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2021-2027)
Earlier this month, the European Commission has published its proposal for 'Horizon Europe', the EU's 9th Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, which will succeed the current Horizon 2020. It proposes roughly €100 billion billion over seven years, plus a range of related programmes in digital innovation, innovation finance and regional development. The budget will be divided into three main areas: Open Science, Global Challenges/Industrial Competitiveness, and Open Innovation. The debate on this plan is in full swing and will continue over the next months.
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topic | Deadline: 15 October 2018
3rd Call: Grants for networking in Brokerage Events or Preparatory Meetings
The EaP PLUS Team announces the 3rd and last round of the Call for ‘Grants for networking’ in Brokerage Events or Preparatory Meetings. The grants for networking financially support the participation of local researchers from Eastern Partnership countries in Brokerage Events related to Horizon2020 and Preparatory Meetings for the development of H2020 project proposals. The 3rd round of the scheme continues to give special priority to applications concerning SPIRE calls which are explicitly encouraging participation from EaP countries.
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topic 18.09.2018 - 19.09.2018 | Cracow, Poland
International Conference: The Circular Economy – Rational Use of Raw Materials
The purpose of this conference is to exchange knowledge and experience on effective methods of management in accordance with the rules of the circular economy and their future directions. Day1: Rational use of raw materials from primary and secondary sources i.e. metals, energy, chemicals, industrial raw materials, water and biomass including social and economic changes and technological and innovative solutions. Day2: Implementation of the circular economy: new business models, education, CE indicators, eco-innovation, economic symbiosis and the use of new IT tools.
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topic 13.09.2018 - 15.09.2018 | Baku, Azerbaijan
18th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability
TECIS 2018 aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from industry and academia to give an overview of the state of the art; present new research results; exchange ideas in the fields of technology and international stability; and propose new approaches in dealing with globalisation effects. The conference is organised by IFAC, the International Federation of Automatic Control. It targets an international audience, including reserachers from major European countries and the USA.
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topic 06.09.2018 - 07.09.2018 | Baku, Azerbaijan
This year's conference is entitled 'Agriculture Trade and Foreign Investments for Sustainable Regional Integration in Caucasus and Central Asia'. The event is funded by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and organised in close cooperation with the Institute for Scientific Research on Economic Reforms (ISRER) under the Ministry of Economy of Azerbaijan. It adresses senior researchers, business companies, and policy makers from the Caucasus and Central Asia, as well as researchers from Europe.
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topic 24.05.2018 | 10.00 – 11.30 AM CET | online
Webinar on Impact Maximisation in R&I Collaborative Projects
EaP PLUS will hold its fourth webinar focused on research and innovation on the 24th of May 2018. This webinar will explore the topic of 'impact maximisation in R&I collaborative projects' (e.g. Horizon 2020) with innovation expert Svetlana Klessova from France. Participants from the EaP countries are welcome to share their experience regarding impact maximisation activities in Horizon 2020 projects and to present their examples/cases at the webinar. All webinars in this series are free of charge and open to all.
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topic | Deadline: 23 May 2018
Green Talents 2018 (submission period closed)
Become a Green Talent, promote your research in Germany and benefit from an exclusive network of excellent green researchers. The goal of sustainable development is to find a balance between the need for socio-economic development and the need to preserve the environment, and to thus meet the requirements of present and future generations.
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topic 17.05.2018 | 10:00 am CET | online
Webinar on Horizon 2020 Energy Calls with September 2018 deadlines
The webinar will be conducted by the experts of the Polish National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU (IPPT PAN). It will focus on Horizonn 2020 calls for proposals in the field of energy with September 2018 deadlines, but also tackle basic questions regarding Horizon 2020 and leave ample room for questions and answers. All webinars in this series are free of charge and open to all.
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topic | Deadline: 15 April 2018
Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership
The Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership is designed to train the next generation of leaders in sustainability and transformation research. Per intake, 20 researchers will be selected. To be eligible you should be an early career researcher with a sustainability focus. In addition to EU Member States eligible countries of origin include - among others - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine.
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topic 08.07.2018 - 21.07.2018 | Baku, Azerbaijan | registration until: 15 May 2018
Baku Summer Energy School 2018
Baku Summer Energy School is an annual two-week certificate program of the Caspian Center for Energy and Environment (CCEE) of ADA University held in July in partnership with the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), British Petroleum in Azerbaijan and ExxonMobil. It brings together world-renowned scholars, academicians and policy makers to examine and gain a better understanding of global energy and environment issues and their practical application including the fundamentals of energy, energy law and economics, geopolitics of energy, environmental issues, and strategic management.
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Peer Review Database open to Experts interested in the Black Sea Region
The EU project BLACK SEA HORIZON contributes to the policy dialogue between the EU and its target region. One concrete aim of the project is to establish a peer review database that is accessible to funding agencies of the Black Sea region. A special access for interested peer reviewers from the Black Sea Region and from EU countries has now been implemented within a well established Expert Database developed by the DLR Project Management Agency, which is part of the German Aerospace Center (DLR).
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topic | Deadline: 25 April 2018
Call supporting Georgian Scientists’ participation in Horizon 2020
The Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia announces a new call to faciliate the participation of Georgian scientists in 'Horizon 2020', the EU framework programme for Research and Innovation. The aim of the call is to support the internationalisation of Georgian science and to enable Georgian scientists’ participation in international high quality scientific consortia, projects and events.
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topic 14.05.2018 - 17.05.2018 | Copenhagen, Denmark
EUBCE 2018 - 26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
The EUBCE is the leading platform for the collection, exchange and dissemination of scientific and industrial know-how in the field of biomass. It combines one of the largest biomass science and technology conferences with a high quality industry exhibition, attracting biomass professionals from around the globe. The event is supported by European and international organisations such as the European Commission, UNESCO, Natural Sciences Sector, EUBIA, WCRE, and further organisations. The Technical Programme is coordinated by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.
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'Life Science Talk' at German Embassy in Moscow
The 'Life Science Talk' was held in Moscow on 21 February 2018 by the German Embassy, together with the German Science and Innovation House (DWIH), the Helmholtz Association and the companies Bayer and Merck. Over 200 guests attended the event. The aim was to present successful models of cooperation between science and industry in Germany and Russia and trigger new partnerships.
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topic | Deadline: 31 May 2018
Grants for networking in Brokerage Events and Preparatory Meetings
The EaP PLUS Team is encouraging you to take part in the 2nd round of the 'Call for Grants for networking in Brokerage Events or Preparatory Meetings'. This grant for networking financially supports the participation of researchers from Eastern Partnership countries in Brokerage Events related to Horizon 2020 and Preparatory Meetings for the development of H2020 project proposals. The 2nd round of the scheme will give special priority to applications concerning SPIRE calls which are explicitly encouraging participation from EaP countries. Apply until 31 May 2018!
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topic 11.01.2018 | online | 10:00 am CET
Webinar: Horizon 2020 Health, demographic change and wellbeing – Active partner search for new 2018 calls
This webinar will focus on new calls in Horizon 2020 'Health, demographic change and wellbeing', new Work Programme for 2018-2020 and information how to find project partners. It will be the 15th of a series of 15 Black Sea Horizon project webinars providing information and good practices about Horizon 2020 in general and on specific calls launched thereunder in particular with potential for bi-regional cooperation. The goal of the webinars is to promote and enhance the participation of researchers from academia and industry from the Black Sea countries in Horizon 2020. The webinars in this series are free of charge and open to all.
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Success Story: 28 'Science & Technology' projects funded under the ERA.Net RUS Plus Call 2017
The ERA.Net RUS Plus Group of Funding Parties selected 28 'Science & Technology' projects with a financial volume of EUR 11 million for funding. The Joint Call Secretariat (JCS) again received more than 200 project proposals. With this huge response, the largest geographical ERA.NET and flagship initiative in the EU-Russia science cooperation continues its success story of Joint Calls under the ERA.Net RUS and ERA.Net RUS Plus flag.
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topic 04.12.2017 | 10:00 am CET | online
Webinar: Secure, clean and efficient energy - how to find your topic and partners to join a successful proposal?
This webinar will focus on new calls in 'Secure, clean and efficient energy' under Horizon 2020, the new Work Programme for 2018-2020 and information on how to build or how to join a succesful consortium. It is the 12th of a series of 15 Black Sea Horizon project webinars providing information and good practices about Horizon 2020 in general and on specific calls launched thereunder in particular with potential for bi-regional cooperation. The webinars in this series are free of charge and open to all.
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Admission period for ADA International Fellowship Programme now open
ADA University in Baku, Azerbaijan, has launched an International Fellowship Programme meant to prepare global leaders who have a strong commitment to serve a public cause. This fellowship is open to all international undergraduate and graduate applicants who have been admitted to one of ADA University’s degree-granting schools and are renewable for the duration of studies when certain criteria are met upon availability of funds. Alimardan Bay Topchubashov Fellowship covers the tuition fee and rent of housing, recipients are expected to cover all other expenses.
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topic 01.12.2017 | online | 10.00-11.30 CET
Webinar on Exploitation Strategies in collaborative Research and Innovation Projects
Do you want to increase the impact of your research? Investigate new collaborative innovation project opportunities? Or find out how to approach potential European partners and attract funding? Then the EaP+ RDI-related webinar series might be just what you are looking for! It addresses all researchers and project managers working in research, development and innovation projects. Key speakers of the webinar on 1 December are Svetlana Klessova (Director and Senior Innovation Consultant at inno TSD, France) and Alexandra Petkevich (Chief Project Manager at ADANI, Belarus).
[more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/3146.php)
topic 27.11.2017 | webinar review
Successful Webinar on 'Sustainable Process Industry' (SPIRE) Calls 2018
On 23 November, the EaP Plus project held a webinar on 'Sustainable Process Industry (SPIRE)' 2018 Calls for EU and EaP participants.The new Work Programme 2018-2020 on 'Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing' particularly encourages international cooperation with Eastern Partnership countries (Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus) in the frame of the SPIRE calls.
[more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/3140.php)
topic 17.11.2017 | online | 10:00-11:00 CET
Webinar on Legal and Financial Aspects of Horizon 2020
The Black Sea Horizon project is organising a webinar related to ‘Legal and financial aspects of Horizon 2020’, which will take place on 17 November 2017 at 10am CET. Financial and legal aspects of participation in H2020 are the topics most frequently asked for as training subject. This webinar will be conducted by National Contact Points in Poland – experts with more than 10 years of experience in training on Framework Programmes of the European Commission.
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SEnECA – New project aims to strengthen EU-Central Asia relations
While they are situated thousands of kilometres apart and characterised by different political values, Central Asia and the European Union have become important partners. In the Horizon 2020-project 'SEnECA – Strengthening and energizing EU-Central Asia Relations' researchers and think tanks will analyse how the relationship between the EU and the Central Asian countries can be further intensified.
[more...] (URL: https://increast.eu/en/3139.php)
topic 31.10.2017 | 14:00 CET | online
2nd Virtual Event for Clients – NMBP Work Programme 2018-2020
The European Commission will officially publish the new Horizon 2020 Work Programmes 2018-2020 this Friday. The NMP TeAm project invites you to participate in a Virtual Event focused on the next Work Programme 2018-2020, for the area of Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing (NMBP). The event is scheduled for the 31 October 2017 at 14:00 (CET). A project officer from the European Commission will present the next funding priorities and answer your questions. Register before 27 October!
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topic 07.12.2017 - 10.02.2018 | Ukraine & Germany
The German-Ukrainian Forum of Young Researchers
The University of Tübingen and the German-Ukrainian Academic Society are organising the German-Ukrainian Forum of Young Researchers, supported by the DAAD with funding of the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). This event will consist of two parts: 1. An exploratory and networking tour, visiting some of the leading Ukrainian Universities and research institutes (Kyiv and Lviv/Kharkiv, 7-12 December 2017) and 2. An intensive grant-writing and coaching workshop in Berlin, Germany (9-10 February 2018).
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topic | First deadline (SPIRE calls): 22 February 2018
A unique opportunity for researchers in the EaP countries is coming up soon! EU and EaP partners should now start to form consortia to prepare joint proposals in two thematic fields of Horizon 2020: 'Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing' and 'Smart, Green and Integrated Transport'. In the new Work Programmes 2018-2020 (published on 27 October 2017) there is a whole batch of calls recommending 'in particular' the cooperation with the Eastern Partnership countries.
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Students from Georgia attended 'Autumn School' at Forschungszentrum Jülich
For the first time, 22 students from 4 Georgian universities – the Agrarian University, the Technical University, the Ilia State University and the Tbilisi State University – were guests at Forschungszentrum Jülich as part of the autumn school 'QUALI-Start-Up Science Lectures' from 11-15 September 2017. 'QUALI' stands for the further qualification of already qualified students.
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topic 30.11.2017 - 01.12.2017 | Brussels, Belgium
Digital Infrastructures for Research 2017
Under the theme 'Connecting the building blocks for Open Science', the 2017 edition of the DI4R conference will showcase the policies, processes, best practices, data and services that, leveraging today’s initiatives – national, regional, European and international – are the building blocks of the European Open Science Cloud and European Data Infrastructure. The overarching goal is to demonstrate how open science, higher education and innovators can benefit from these building blocks, and ultimately to advance integration and cooperation between initiatives.
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topic 22.09.2017 | Almaty, Kazakhstan
Do you want to help Almaty become a clean, eco-friendly, sustainable, entrepreneurial 21st century city? The forum will bring together researchers, policy makers, social activists, creative talents and the business community to help Almaty to realise its 2020 development vision of becoming a more liveable city by supporting engagement between local authority leaders and civil society.
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topic 21.09.2017 | Minsk, Belarus
International Conference on Financing Innovative Start-ups in EaP countries
The small business sector in the EaP countries is gradually increasing, but the share of innovative companies among SMEs is still far below the EU average. This conference aims to share best practices in supporting innovative SMEs at their early stages, demonstrate the role that EC instruments can play in this, and discuss possible joint activities of the EaP countries, EU Member States and the European Commission in addressing these challenges.The event is organised by the EaP Panel on Research & Innovation in cooperation with the European Commission, the State Committee on Science and Technology of Belarus, BelISA and the EaP PLUS project.
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topic 07.09.2017 | Online | 10-11.45 AM CET
Webinar on Innovation Strategies and Innovation Managment
Do you want to increase the impact of your research? Investigate new collaborative innovation project opportunities? Or find out how to approach potential european partners and attract funding? EaP PLUS is launching its second webinar focused on research and innovation on 7 September 2017. It is part of a series of 6 webinars on specific innovation-related topics, exploitation paths and other issues important for Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) in EaP countries and for the EU-EaP RDI cooperation
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The funding line 'Science & Technology' of the ERA.Net RUS Plus Call 2017 closed on 4 July 2017. Researchers from Russia and Europe had been invited to submit their ideas for a joint research project in nanotechnology, health, environment/climate change, humanities/social sciences, or robotics. A call for proposals for Russian-European innovation projects is expected to open on 20 July 2017. The new calls follow the huge success of a similar support measure implemented in 2014-2016 that resulted in the funding of 18 'Innovation' and 45 'Science & Technology' projects.
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Double issue of 'The UKRAINE Network' Newsletter published
With a double 9/10th issue of their newsletter 'The UKRAINE Network' invite you to their annual meeting on 6 October 2017 in Augsburg (Germany), inform you about major developments in Ukraine such as the election of members of the scientific committee for the newly-founded National Council on Science and Technology, and the establishment of the Evaluation Office at the NAS of Ukraine. Also featured in this issue: the high-profile visit of the DFG delegation to Ukraine and a digest of the latest news and selected funding opportunities related to academic cooperation with Ukraine.
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topic 06.07.2017 | Kyiv, Ukraine
Kick-off Workshop to launch 6 Projects strengthening Ukraine's Innovation and Science System
On 6 July 2017, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is organising a kick-off workshop in Kiev together with the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science (MBW). Invited are the German-Ukrainian project partners, who successfully applied for so-called "structural projects" in the context of the bilateral announcement for the promotion of scientific-technical cooperation with Ukraine.
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topic 08.06.2017 | Kyiv, Ukraine
RI-LINKS2UA Training: Horizon 2020 proposal writing
The Horizon 2020 proposal writing training is organised by the RI-LINKS2UA project. Partners involved in the training are Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, ZSI – the Centre for Social Innovation (Austria) and the National Information Center for Ukraine-EU S&T Cooperation (NIP). This workshop offers practical information for all those, who want to successfully participate in Horizon 2020: from project design, via application form and proposal structure to Q&A and individual consultations.
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topic 14.07.2017 - 24.07.2017 | Yerevan, Armenia
Summer School on 'European Integration and Energy Security'
The Centre for European Studies of the Yerevan State University invites BA level and post-graduate students to apply for the second DESCnet Summer School on 'European Integration and Energy Security'. The school is open to participants from all countries of the Caucasus as well as to international students from the EU and beyond. It aims to examine interrelated processes of European Integration and Energy security issues in the South Caucasus, Russia and Turkey with a special emphasis on challenging geopolitical situation in the region. Apply until 2 June 2017.
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topic | deadline: 31 August 2017
ERC Advanced Grants – Support for Excellent Experienced Researchers
Are you an established, leading principal investigator who wants long-term funding to pursue a ground-breaking, high-risk project? Then the ERC Advanced Grant could be for you. Advanced Grants may be awarded up to € 2.5 million for a period of 5 years. Research must be conducted in a public or private research organisation (known as a Host Institution) located in one of the EU Member States or associated countries.
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topic 30.05.2017 - 31.05.2017 | Chisinau, Moldova
Conference on 'Sharing Experiences from the Association to Horizon 2020'
The Horizon 2020-funded project 'EaP PLUS' and the Academy of Sciences of Moldova are organising this event, which is dedicated to the EaP countries newly associated to Horizon 2020. 4 out of the 6 EaP countries are currently associated: Moldova, Ukraine, Armenia, and Georgia. For them it is important to exchange views and share experiences about the ways national authorities are organising themselves in order to take full advantage of the association.
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topic 10.07.2017 - 12.07.2017 | Yerevan, Armenia
Black Sea Horizon H2020 Summer School on 'Social Sciences and Humanities'
The main objective of the summer school is to support partnering opportunities, networking and a reinforced cooperation between EU-Member States/Associated Countries and non-EU Black Sea countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Turkey, Russia and Ukraine) for joint Horizon 2020 applications. Participants will learn more about the EU's research and innovation programme 'Horizon 2020' and upcoming calls for proposals.
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topic | registration in expert database
ERA.Net RUS Plus – Call for Evaluators 2017
Do you have experience in European-Russian research cooperation? Are you interested in the evaluation of 'S&T' and 'innovation' projects? ERA.Net RUS Plus is looking for independent experts to participate in the evaluation of the ERA.Net RUS Plus Call 2017. Check, if you have the required skills and register yourself in the expert database.
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topic | Deadline: 23 May 2017
Are you an up-and-coming scientist with innovative ideas and a strong focus on sustainable development? Does your research have the potential to change the world? Convince the high-ranking expert jury and become one of the 25 Green Talents 2017! The prestigious 'Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development' is hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award is open to all disciplines related to sustainable development. Award-winners are granted unique access to Germany’s research elite.
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topic 09.07.2017 - 21.07.2017 | Baku, Azerbaijan
Baku Summer Energy School 2017
Baku Summer Energy School (BSES) is an annual two-week certificate programme of the Caspian Center for Energy and Environment (CCEE) of ADA University held in July in partnership with the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), British Petroleum in Azerbaijan and ExxonMobil. It brings together world-renowned scholars, academicians and policy makers to examine and gain a better understanding of global energy and environment issues and their practical application.
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First issue of the 'EaP Plus newsletter' published
The EaP Plus project has published the first isue of its newsletter.The 'Highlights' section of the newsletter sums up major news from the project and the EU-EaP science, technology and innovation sector in general. The sections 'Latest News', 'Latest Documents', 'Latest Calls' and 'Upcoming Events' provide a variety of up-to-date information from the project and beyond including articles, reports, open calls (the project's own calls, as well as Horizon 2020 funding opportunities etc.) and relevant events . Subscribe to this e-publication on the EaP Plus project website.
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topic | Deadline: 15 April 2017 | 17:00 (Baku time)
Khazar University in Baku, Azerbaijan, is the first private University in the South Caucasus that started implementing English language international education programmes. The 'Khazar University International Scholarship Program' for 2017-2018 reaches out to nationals of all countries worldwide. Applications wiil be accepted until 15 April 2017.
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topic 27.04.2017 | Tbilisi, Georgia
EaP GREEN: Final National Conference on Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production in Georgia
The Conference will gather the key stakeholders engaged in promoting the green economic development in Georgia including the representatives of central and local governments, enterprises, professional organisations, experts, donor organisations, representatives of academic sector and general public.The results and experiences of the EaP GREEN in Georgia will be presented along with perspectives of further work on Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) in Georgia.
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topic 11.04.2017 | online | 10.00-11.45 am CET
Webinar: 'Innovation strategy in research and innovation projects – increasing the impact of your research '
Are you a researcher or a project manager working in research, development and innovation projets? Do you want to increase the impact of your research? Investigate new collaborative innovation project opportunities? Or find out how to approach potential european partners and attract funding? Then the EaP Plus RDI-related webinar series might be exactly what you're looking for!
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topic | Deadline: 15 March 2017
Armenia: Get your Startup promoted!
The EU-funded project 'Support to SME development in Armenia' (SMEDA) invites Armenian technology-based startups to participate in Startup Olé 2017 on 26-27 April in Salamanca, Spain. This entrepreneurship event aims to connect startups and match them with funders and business advisers to help them to grow. All costs related to event participation are covered by SMEDA.
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topic | Deadline: 7 April 2017
The 2017 Call for Participation is open for Eastern Partnership research collaborations to submit Enlighten Your Research proposals. The deadline is midnight CET on Friday, 7 April 2017. Winning applicants will get free participation at this year’s Eastern Partnership E-infrastructure Conference, EaPEC2017, in Minsk, Belarus on 27-28 September 2017, organised by the Eastern Partnership Connect (EaPConnect) project. Here the winners will present their submitted research project proposal.
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topic 08.05.2017 | Athens, Greece
International Conference 'EU- Black Sea Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation – towards a jointly agreed STI Programme'
The Black Sea Horizon Project announces a high-level International Conference, organised by the International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS), on 8 May 2017, in Athens, Greece. Through interactive sessions, participants from the field of STI policy making, STI policy delivery and STI policy analysis will have the opportunity to reflect, discuss and endorse recommendations to improve the framework conditions and to mitigate remaining obstacles for bi-regional STI cooperation.
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Overview of 'Science Policies and International Cooperation in the Eastern Neighbourhood' published by EU-STRAT project
The EU-STRAT project has published its first working paper for 2017, titled 'Science Policies and International Cooperation in the Eastern Neighbourhood of the European Union: An Overview'. The authors Tatsiana Chulitskaya, Honorata Mazepus, Ina Ramasheuskaya and Dimiter Toshkov find that Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine have registered a considerable degree of participation in the science and research programmes of the EU, but they also identify a number of barriers and structural impediments to a more successful partnership.
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2017 'Year of Science' in Belarus: Event plans approved by Council of Ministers
After Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed a decree to declare 2017 the 'Belarus Year of Science' in December, now the plan for its implementation has been approved. It aims at maximum involvement of the scientific sphere, which is seen as the most important driving force of economic and social development of the country, in the work on ensuring the competitiveness of the Republic of Belarus on the world market.
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topic | 15 March 2017 | 10:00 CET
BSH Webinar: 'Widening Participation – Opportunities for Black Sea Countries'
In order to promote and enhance the participation of researchers from academia and industry from the Black Sea countries in Horizon 2020, the Black Sea Horizon project organises a series of webinars. Now upcoming: 10th BSH Webinar: 'Widening Participation – opportunities for Black Sea Countries (15 March 2017, 10 am CET). The BSH Webinars are free of charge and open to all.
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topic 10.05.2017 - 12.05.2017 | Tashkent, Uzbekistan
III. Tashkent International Innovation Forum
The III. Tashkent International Innovation Forum (TIIF 2017) will be held in conjunction with the 10th Fair of Innovative Ideas, Technologies and Projects. The event is organised by the Committee for Coordination of Science and Technology Development under the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan. It will feature more than 400 new technologies and ideas presented by different scientific and educational organisations. TIIF 2017 will provide plenty of opportunity for the industrial and science sectors to meet and develop joint projects.
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EU Bank launches new scheme to support private sector in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine
An EU-backed programme enabling the European Investment Bank to support small and medium-sized enterprises in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine was launched in Kyiv last Friday. The EIB Group has joined forces with the EU’s Neighbourhood Investment Facility to provide a comprehensive package of instruments designed to help companies in Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia make the most of their opportunities.
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topic 21.02.2017 | 10:30 am CET | online
EaP Plus Webinar: Horizon 2020 – Energy and Environment – important dates in 2017
This webinar will be the 1st in a series of 11 webinars planned within the EaP Plus project providing information on possibilities for EaP researchers and innovators in the Horizon 2020 programme, such as basic information on H2020; call dependent information on selected thematic topics of interest for the EaP countries; career development and mobility issues (e.g. MSCA, EURAXESS, etc.), and others. These webinars are free of charge and open to all.
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topic | Deadline: 28 February 2017
'Ukraine Calling' – Training for Employees of German and International Organisations
'Ukraine Calling' is aimed at managers in organisations from politics, media, government, business and civil society who want to improve their skills with regards to Ukraine. A range of seminars and workshops will help to deepen the partcipants' kowledge about Ukraine. The programme facilitates interdisciplinary exchange and cross-sectoral networking between German and Ukrainian stakeholders, which will result in the implementation of concrete projects. The training languages are German and English. Applications will be accepted until 28 February 2017.
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topic 07.02.2017 | Minsk, Belarus
EaP GREEN Belarus: Final National Conference 'Towards a "Green" Economy through Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production'
The event is organised by the Centre of Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production in the Republic of Belarus within the framework of the Demonstration component of the regional programme 'Greening the economy in the European Union´s Eastern Partnership countries' (EaP GREEN). Representatives of government ministries and departments, enterprises participating in the programme, international UNIDO experts, national experts on Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production, and representatives of non-governmental associations will attend the event.
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topic 15.02.2017 | Kyiv, Ukraine
Clusters Managers Seminar for the Black Sea Region
The aim of this event is to promote the dialogue between selected industrial research clusters from the Black Sea Region, fostering cooperation opportunities and providing recommendations on how to establish, manage, sustain and internationalise these industrial clusters. The vent is jointly organised within the frame of the 'Black Sea Horizon' and 'RI-Links2Ukraine' projects.
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EaP Plus launches project website and social media campaign
The EaP Plus project support STI cooperation between partners in the EU and in the Eastern Partnership region. The new website offers the latest news, calls, events and documents as well as comprehensive background information. It also links to the project's own YouTube channel and social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and ResearchGate. The EaP Plus dissemination activities are coopdinated by the Regional Centre for Information and Scientific Development (RCISD), Hungary.
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topic 08.02.2017 | Moscow, Russia
Helmholtz Wintergespräche (Helmholtz Winter Talks)
A new project was launched in Moscow in February 2016 - the 'Helmholtz Winter Talks'. The new event format offers a strategic platform to promote the exchange of views between German and Russian representatives from science, education, politics and business. On 8 February 2017, the 'Helmholtz Winter Talks' will take place in Moscow for the second time under the patronage of Andrej Fursenko, advisor to the President of the Russian Federation for Science, and Edelgard Bulmahn, Vice-President of the German Bundestag.
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National Academy of Sciences of Belarus publishes top 10 results 2016
The Competition Bureau of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus has recently announced the Top-10 fundamental research results of the Academy of Sciences for the year 2016. The list covers a wide spectrum of scientific fields including physics, biotechnology, medical and material sciences as well as archaeology.
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topic 17.01.2017 | Duesseldorf, Germany
Meet-up for Ukrainian Scientists in NRW/Germany
How about getting to know each other in an informal atmosphere, share research ideas and even perhaps find like-minded professionals for the future projects? The UKRAINE Network invite you for a 'Stammtisch' (an informal meeting) on 17 January 2017, 19:00, at the brewery pub 'Zur Uel' in the old town of Duesseldorf, North Rhine Westphalia. At the meeting, the organisers plan to also discuss the possibilities of establishing the UKRAINE Network NRW chapter.
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A ‘Policy Support Facility’ has been set up under Horizon 2020 by the Directorate-General for Research & Innovation of the European Commission Its aim is to support Member States and Associated Countries in reforming their national science, technology and innovation systems. The Peer Review of the Ukrainian Research and Innovation system was carried out between May and November 2016 by a dedicated PSF Panel, consisting of nine independent experts and national peers.
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Ukrainian Government creates Coordination Centre for the implementation of Horizon 2020
On 30 November 2016, Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers adopted a resolution to create a Coordination Centre to support the implementation of the current EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation in the country. 'The Coordinating Centre will provide fast and efficient solutions for problematic issues that arise during the implementation of projects under Horizon 2020, facilitate the consideration of the interests of the Ukrainian participants in the programme, and become a platform for the development of agreed positions and activities of the authorities', said Liliya Grinevich, Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine.
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topic 16.02.2017 - 19.02.2017 | Vinnytsia | Apply until: 27 January 2017
Ukraine: Call for Applications for the 17th EU Study Days’ Session
The Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine has announced a call for applications for the EU Study Days. The session will take place on 16-19 February in the city of Vinnytsia. Students and graduates from all Ukrainian regions will learn about the European Union and EU-Ukraine relations in fields of politics, economy, energy policy, mobility, education and human rights. Applications can be submitted online through a special questionnaire on the EU Delegation to Ukraine website before 27 January.
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New Analysis Report reveals tough competition for Horizon 2020 funds
Winning a research grant from the European Commission is no 'easy money': The Horizon 2020 grant application success rate drops to 10.7 per cent, according to an analysis of the first 2 years of Horizon 2020. The chances of securing a grant are now around half what they were in FP7, Science|Business pointed out in an article yesterday. The EC's tone is more upbeat, laying the emphasis on the ever growing interest in EU research funding: In 2015 there was an increase in proposals by 25% compared to 2014, including a large number of first time participants and SMEs.
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topic | Deadline: 16 December 2016
Call for Tenders for an External Quality Control Reviewer of EaP PLUS
The new project EaP PLUS (STI International Cooperation Network for EaP Countries Plus) aims to stimulate cooperation between researchers from the EaP countries and EU MS and enhance the active participation of the Eastern Partnership countries in Horizon 2020. With this Call for Tenders, the project is looking for an experienced expert from the field of STI cooperation with profound research strategy analysis capabilities, who will act as a Quality Control reviewer for a series of main Deliverables that will undergo a formal QC before their finalisation.
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topic 30.11.2016 - 02.12.2016 | Bratislava, Slovakia
SET Plan Conference 2016
SET Plan , the Central European Energy Conference X, will be hel das an international platform for open discussion on the most important issues regarding current EU energy policy and research and innovation policy between stakeholders. The conference will examine the process of creating the European Energy Union, looking specifically at the research and innovation strategy which is key to producing a breakthrough in transforming the EU energy sector.
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topic 29.11.2016 - 30.11.2016 | Bratislava, Slovakia
H2020 Training & Networking for Eastern Partnership Experts at Energy Networking4Innovation Event
With the support of the IncoNet EaP project, energy experts from Eastern Partnership countries participated in the Networking4Innovation event in Bratislava. This international brokerage event focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy. The EaP energy experts also took part in a Horizon 2020 training provided by RCISD back-to-back with the brokerage event.
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topic 30.11.2016 | Bratislava, Slovakia
Energy Networking4Innovation – Brokerage Event at SET Plan 2016
This Networking session is jointly organised by the Enterprise Europe Network and Danube-INCO.NET as a side event to 'SET Plan 2016 – Central European Energy Conference X'. It will target a wide spectrum of companies, universities and researchers in the field of energy from all over Europe and beyond who are interested in sharing new project ideas and finding cooperation partners to participate in the upcoming calls under Horizon 2020.
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Update on Statistics and Analyses of Ukrainian Participation in Horizon 2020
Ukraine is really making the most of its association to Horizon 2020. After 274 concluded calls, Ukraine ranks 3rd among all Associated Countries, with 383 Ukrainian organisations participating in the preparation of 604 project proposals (808 participations), expecting an EC contribution of 236.95 M €. This is the result of the latest analytical report about Ukrainian participation in H2020, which has been published earlier this week by the RI-LINKS2UA project.
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New 'EU4Innovation' initiative bundles efforts to boost innovation in Eastern Partnership countries
The new 'EU4Innovation' initiative will combine all EU activities that support the development of Eastern Partnership countries (EaP) innovation capacities, notably those funded under the Horizon 2020 programme and the European Neighbourhood Instrument. Eu4Innovation 'will stimulate innovative ideas and support them on the way to market, while at the same time drawing on the existing knowledge and networks we are building in the EU', said Science Commissioner Carlos Moedas at the eighth Eastern Partnership Informal Dialogue, which took place in Yerevan yesterday.
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topic 17.11.2016 | Yerevan, Armenia
The Informal Eastern Partnership Dialogue on 17 November in Yerevan, Armenia, brought together EU Commissioners Johannes Hahn and Carlos Moedas, the EEAS Deputy Secretary General Jean-Christophe Belliard, and the Ministers and high ranking officials of the EaP partner countries for a high-level exchange on future developments in the Eastern Partnership and key areas of cooperation.
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FP9 – European University Association calls for better balance in EU research funding
The European University Association (EUA) has called on the European Commission to ensure that the next European Union Framework Programme, FP9, provides long-term policies and funding instruments for research, reinforces collaboration and minimise discrepancies across the EU, and seeks a stronger alignment of policies for education, research and innovation. The EUA has presented its initial vision on the design of FP9 in a paper outlining the key challenges ahead and priority areas to be considered by the European Commission in planning the programme.
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Belarus: National Academy of Sciences publishes Catalogue of 'Top 100 Results of Fundamental and Applied Research 2011-2015'
The new 'Catalogue of Top 100 Results of Fundamental and Applied Research of the NAS of Belarus' compiles information on the top 100 results of fundamental and applied research, completed in 2011-2015 by the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus organisations in all areas of scientific and applied research. It is available for download in Russian language from the website of the Republican Centre for Technology Transfer (RCTT).
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topic 10.11.2016 - 11.11.2016 | Yerevan, Armenia
Horizon 2020 Association Conference and Training Seminar in Yerevan
The IncoNet EaP project organised a Horizon 2020 Association Conference and Training Seminar devoted to Armenia's association to Horizon 2020, the EU's current Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The events were held in Yerevan on 10-11 November 2016. The main objective was to present the additional opportunities arising from Armenia's association to Horizon 2020 to the Armenian authorities, policy makers and STI stakeholders. About 140 participants attended the events.
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topic 08.11.2016 | Tbilisi, Georgia
Training Seminar 'How to prepare a Horizon 2020 proposal'
On 8 November 2016, a training titled ‘How to prepare a Horizon 2020 proposal’ took place at Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation Conference Hall. The event was organised by the IncoNet EaP project (STI International Cooperation Network for Eastern Partnership Countries). The training agenda included presentations e.g. on widening the participation instruments and developing a project idea into a proposal. The training was attended by representatives of the Georgian scientific and research institutions.
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topic 07.11.2016 | Tbilisi, Georgia
Conference 'Associated to Horizon 2020: What’s next – from association to impact generation'
On 7 November 2016, a conference titled 'Associated to Horizon 2020: What’s next - from association to impact generation' took place in Tbilisi. It was organised by the IncoNet EaP project (STI International Cooperation Network for Eastern Partnership Countries). The conference was attended by the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, representatives of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation, representatives of the IncoNet EaP Project partner institutions,the EU Delegation to Georgia, researchers and stakeholders from Georgian scientific research institutions.
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'The Ukraine Network' – up to speed with German-Ukrainian Academic Cooperation
The UKRainian Academic International NEtwork (The UKRAINE Network) is an informal professional community, open to researchers from any field—irrespective of nationality—interested in collaboration with Ukraine. It aims to foster academic cooperation, support reforms in Ukrainian science, and improve knowledge about Ukraine abroad. The network has recently launched its own website and published the October issue of its newsletter.
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Danube-INCO.NET publishes Policy Recommendations on Performance-based Research Funding
'Performance-based research funding – Towards more effective national research and innovation systems in the Danube region' is the title of a document on policy recommendations recently published by the Danube-INCO.NET project. Danube-INCO.NET is a coordination and support action funded under the 7th Framework Programme and addresses the official EU Strategy for the Danube Region in the field of research and innovation. The project seeks to overcome obstacles hindering the social and economic development of the Danube region.
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topic 03.11.2016 | Brussels, Belgium
Seminar 'Find your partner from Ukraine. Why not?'
This seminar will be held on 3 November 2016 from 14.30 to 17.00 at the premises of the Estonian Liaison Office for EU RTD in Brussels. This event is organised within the framework of project 'Ukraine in Horizon 2020', funded by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, under the coordination of Estonian Research Council (ETAg). The aim of the seminar is to give an overview about Ukraine RTD landscape, to introduce Ukraine as potential partner to Horizon 2020, and to provide an overview of ongoing projects. A group of the Ukrainian science policy makers will participate in the seminar.
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topic 03.11.2016 - 04.11.2016 | Bratislava, Slovakia
5th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region
The 5th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region will be jointly organised by the European Commission and the Slovak Republic on 3 and 4 November 2016 on the premises of the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava. The forum entitled 'Innovative Flows - Water, Knowledge and Innovation in the Danube Region' will focus on water management and research and innovation in the Danube region. The participants will have the opportunity to discuss the results and future of the strategy.
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topic 02.11.2016 - 04.11.2016 | Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Samarkand Conference 2016
The conference entitled 'Regional and International Cooperation in Central Asia and South Caucasus: Recent Developments in Agricultural Trade' will be held from 2 to 4 November 2016 in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Agricultural trade in the Caucasus and Central Asian countries is highly dependent on regional markets, and particularly on Russia. However, substantial changes have occurred in trade policies of the CCA countries during the last 2-3 years. The conference provides an opportunity for knowledge exchange to researchers, as well as policy makers from the Caucasus and Central Asia. Researchers from Europe and other countries are also invited.
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Success Story: Horizon 2020 funding helps Ukrainian start-up expand to European markets
While many Ukrainian research institutes complain about a lack of funding, the national scientific centre 'Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology' launched a start-up and joined a €5 million research consortium through the EU-funded Horizon 2020 programme. Serhiy Pugach, Head of Technology Transfer at KIPT, advises Ukrainian companies not to be intimidated by the prospect of participating in Horizon 2020: 'You should promote yourself and the solutions that your company can suggest.You should also participate in Horizon information sessions and brokerage events.'
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European Commission publishes Work Programme 2017: 'protect, empower, defend'
Every year, the Commission adopts a Work Programme setting out a list of actions it will take in the coming twelve months. The Work Programme informs the public and the co-legislators of the Commission's political commitments to present new initiatives, withdraw pending proposals and review existing EU legislation. This year's Work Programme proposes 21 key initiatives to improve the quality of existing EU legislation. 'In this challenging era, we must work harder together and help to protect, empower and defend Europe's citizens', said First Vice-President Frans Timmermans.
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topic 27.10.2016 - 28.10.2016 | Bonn, Germany
Preparatory Workshop 'EU-Black Sea Joint Call: Scientific, Regulative and Financial Framework Conditions'
The Black Sea Horizon International Workshop EU-Black Sea Joint Call: Scientific, Regulative and Financial framework conditions. Preparation of Terms of Reference' was organised by the BSH project partner DLR Project Management Agency and took place on 27-28 October 2016 at the Gustav Stresemann Institute (GSI) in Bonn, Germany. The workshop aimed to provide input on different options for a joint call for proposals to the group of potential funding parties.
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topic 26.10.2016 - 28.10.2016 | Moscow, Russia
Open Innovations Forum 2016
The 5th annual Open Innovations Forum will take place on the 26–28 of October. This year the Forum will be held at Skolkovo Technopark. For three days Skolkovo Innovation Centre will become the place to share knowledge and experience in the sphere of technology entrepreneurship and innovative development. The Forum will open its doors for more than 12 thousand guests from 30 countries. The Open Innovations 2016 Forum will host more than 90 various events: from panel discussions, presentations and lectures to workshops, pitch sessions and hackathons. All events are organised and designed to have interactive formats.
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Happy with Horizon 2020? Have your say!
On 20 October 2016, the European Commission has launched a public stakeholder consultation which will feed into the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, the EU's €77 billion research and innovation funding scheme running from 2014 to 2020. This interim evaluation will help improve the functioning of Horizon 2020, and will also be an important element in preparations of a next EU research and innovation programme. The public stakeholder consultation on the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020 will be open until 15 January 2017.
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topic 18.10.2016 | Luxembourg
First ever EU-Eastern Partnership Ministerial Meeting dedicated to Environment and Climate Action
The first ever Eastern Partnership (EaP) formal ministerial meeting on environment and climate change took place in Luxembourg on 18 October 2016 with the participation of Commissioners Karmenu Vella and Johannes Hahn. The EU and the Eastern Partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) adopted a Ministerial Declaration, confirming their joint commitment to stepping up cooperation on environmental challenges and climate change, and promoting sustainable and inclusive economic development.
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At a Science|Business meeting in Brussels on 12 October, Robert Jan-Smits, Director-General for Research at the European Commission, said that the groundwork for the 2021- 2028 EU research programme is already being laid, with a foresight study in hand, plans to develop new models of how R&D contributes to the economy, and a public consultation due to open next month. FP9 issues being chewed over at the moment include: more capacity building research money for Central and Eastern European countries; and ways to bump up international participation.
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European Union–led research partnerships have played a key role in mobilising and aligning international efforts and financing to tackle global challenges, such as combatting infectious diseases, ensuring food security, and fighting climate change. This is the main conclusion of the European Commission's second progress report on the strategy for EU international cooperation in research and innovation, which was published on 13 October 2016
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topic 13.10.2016 - 14.10.2016 | Baku, Azerbaijan
Workshop on 'Preparing the inclusion of Black Sea and Eastern Partnership Countries in Thematic COFUND ERANETs'
A 'Workshop for the Participation of Non-EU Black Sea and EaP Countries in Thematic COFUND ERANETs & JPIs' took place on 13-14 October 2016, in Baku, Azerbaijan. This event marked an important step towards the association of Black Sea and Eastern Partnership countries to Horizon 2020. It served both as an informative meeting for ERANET/JPI schemes, as well as a networking event with EU Member State funding agencies in view of increasing the participation of Black Sea/EaP countries in ongoing or forthcoming co-funding schemes.
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On 21 September 2016, the Georgian Science Minister Alexander Jejelava and Prof. Sebastian Schmidt, board member of Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, opened the SMART|EDM_Lab at Tbilisi State University. SMART stands for 'Science, Medicine, Applied Research and Technology' and EDM is short for 'electric dipole moment'. The concept of these laboratories is to offer young Georgian scientists who received training at Forschungszentrum Jülich an attractive return option to their homeland. The Georgian Ministry of Education and Science funds the SMART|Labs, while equipment and know-how are delivered by FZ Jülich.
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topic 12.10.2016 | Brussels, Belgium & online
Science|Business Network Conference 'Europe 2030 and the next Framework Programme' – join the Live Webcast today!
What will Europe, and its science and technology, be like in 2030 and beyond? How are companies, universities and governments preparing for a better future? What should the EU do to help them? As the European Commission is just now beginning to draft its next big R&I effort, Framework Programme 9, Science|Business offers a unique opportunity to debate policy options for the future.
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Statistics & Analyses of Ukraine's participation in Horizon 2020 published by RI-LINKS2UA project
Since March 2015 Ukrainian organisations have been able to fully participate in Horizon 2020 on equal terms with EU Member States and other Associated Countries. 308 Ukrainian organisations participated in preparation of 497 project proposals (609 participations). Ukraine submitted 72 proposals for project coordinations of which 3 were classified for funding. With these results Ukraine ranks third among Associated Countries just after Israel and Norway in both: number of participations and gained EC contribution.
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This report summarises evidence on the situation in the field of science, technology and innovation (STI) in Ukraine and provides a background for the PSF Peer Review of Ukraine’s research and innovation system, conducted in 2016 by a panel of independent experts and national peers. The Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF) has been set up by the Directorate-General for Research & Innovation (DG RTD) of the European Commission under the EU Framework Programme for Research & Innovation ‘Horizon 2020’. It supports Member States and countries associated to Horizon 2020 in reforming their national science, technology and innovation systems.
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topic 05.10.2016 | Kyiv, Ukraine
On 5 October 2016, an Information Day on the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) took place at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in Kyiv. The aim of the event was to inform national stakeholders about EIT and KIC (Knowledge and Innovation Communities) activities as well as about how to get involved. During the meeting, participants were able to get insights from representatives of the KICs and received an update on future plans from Martin Kern, the EIT's Interim Director.
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topic 28.09.2016 - 29.09.2016 | Dushanbe, Tajikistan
On 28-29 September 2016 the Tajik national kick-off meeting of an EU-funded project worth 5 million euros was successfully conducted in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The event was co-organised by the implementer ISTC, the EU Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Centers of Excellence Initiative (CBRN CoE) and Tajik Governmental partners. The meeting was opened by Dr. Sufiev, head of section Licensing and Control of the Agency for Nuclear and Radiation Safety at the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan, Mr. Madalinski, EU Delegation representative, and Mr. Visser, P53-project manager, ISTC.
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Belarus: New Catalogue of Technology Offers published by National Academy of Sciences
The 2016 edition of the 'Catalogue of Innovation Technology Offers by Organisations of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus' has been published. It is available for download in Russian language on the web portal of the Republican Centre for Technology Transfer (RCTT) and lists about 200 products.
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The European Commission has just updated its 'Country Page' on research cooperation with Russia. This is a 'must read' document for anyone active in EU-Russia STI cooperation. The PDF lists local programmes or funds that support Russian Horizon 2020 participants; defines current priorities for EU-Russia STI cooperation and lists all related calls; links to brochures or other communication materials aiming at to support Russian participation in Horizon 2020; and offers a comprehensive list of contact persons at local National Contact Points including for the European Research Council and Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.
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topic 19.09.2016 | Tbilisi, Georgia
Georgian-German Day of Science
Georgia is an important partner for Germany in the Eastern Partnership region. The science and technology cooperation between both counties started in the early 1990s, when Germany was the first country in the European Community to recognise Georgia under international law after it gained independence. On 19 September 2016, a 'Georgian-German Day of Science' in Tbilisi brought together research funding organisations, higher education and scientific institutions as well as individual researchers to present their joint success stories and discuss opportunities for future Georgian-German STI cooperation.
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On 13 September 2016, the European Investment Fund (EIF) and ProCredit Bank Ukraine signed a loan guarantee deal that will offer small and medium-sized companies in Ukraine easier access to risk capital for the development of innovative ideas. The EU-funded deal will allow the bank to more securely enter into loan agreements with companies of below 500 employees, as any potential losses on loans for innovative activities will be guaranteed by 50% by the EU under the loan guarantee scheme. Overall, the scheme is to generate a portfolio of €50 million in loans to innovative companies over the next two years.
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topic 26.09.2016 | Athens, Greece
'EaP PLUS' – New Horizon 2020 Project with Eastern Partnership Countries kicks-off in Athens
'EaP PLUS' (STI International Cooperation Network for Eastern Partnership Countries – PLUS) is a new coordination and support action funded under Horizon 2020, which was launched on 1 September 2016. The 17 partners of the project took part in a kick-off meeting on 26 September in Athens. EaP PLUS aims to stimulate cooperation between researchers from the Eastern Partnership countries and EU Member States and enhance the active participation of the EaP countries in the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme.
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IncoNet Central Asia project concludes its activities
The IncoNet CA project has recently been completed. It aimed to support the bi-regional STI (Science, Technology, and Innovation) policy dialogue between the EU Member States/Associated Countries and Central Asia. The project's focus was on three Societal Challenges that had been identified to be of mutual interest, namely: Climate Change, Energy and Health. With three successful EU-Central Asia Policy Stakeholders' Conferences, a Policy Mix Peer Review of the scientific system in Kyrgyzstan, capacity building activities and grant schemes, the IncoNet CA project played a vital role in promoting EU-Central Asia STI cooperation.
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topic | Deadline: 20 Oct 2016 | Training: 29 Nov 2016
Horizon 2020 training for Eastern Partnership Energy Experts at the Energy Networking4Innovation Brokerage Event
This grant scheme financially supports the participation of local researchers from Eastern Partnership countries in a Horizon 2020 training and brokerage event in Bratislava, Slovakia on 29-30 November 2016. Networking4Innovation is organised by Danube-INCO.NET and the Enterprise Europe Network on 30 November. The training on 29 November will be conducted back-to-back with the Energy Networking4Innovation Brokerage Event (a side event to the SET Plan Conference 2016). Maximum funding per grant is 1,500 EUR.
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topic | Deadline: 31 October 2016
Grant Scheme to facilitate the participation of Eastern Partnership countries in EU Brokerage Events
This grant scheme financially supports the participation of local researchers from Eastern Partnership countries in brokerage events related to Horizon2020 in the EU Members States or Associated Countries. The thematic priorities of the call are the three Societal Challenges targeted by the projects, namely 'Health', 'Energy' and 'Climate Change'. Maximum funding per grant is 1,500 EUR.
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topic | Deadline: 30 September 2016
IncoNet EaP Targeted Call for EU-Eastern Partnership Twinning Teams
This targeted call opened on 1 September 2016 and closed on 30 September 2016. The main goal of the call 'EU-EaP Twinning Grants' is to identify EU and Eastern Partnership cooperation teams and to support the preparation for proposals of open and upcoming calls of the Horizon 2020 Work Programmes focusing on the three societal challenges: 'Climate Change', 'Health' and 'Energy'. The duration of the twinning projects is 15 October to 30 November 2016. The grants will be paid in lump sums of 2,000 Euro for each twinning project.
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topic 19.10.2016 - 23.10.2016 | St. Petersburg, Russia | Deadline: 9 Sep 2016
BarCamp St. Petersburg: Alternative Event Formats of Science Communication
In cooperation with policult, paper Media, and ITMO University, the German-Russian Forum will host a BarCamp in St. Petersburg for young professionals interested in alternative formats of science communication. The BarCamp is intended to provide participants with the potential for realising such formats in their own countries. The organisers are looking to recruit 40 participants from Belarus, Germany, Russia, and Ukraine. The BarCamp is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
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topic | Deadline: 12 December 2016
The German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Russian Science Foundation (RSF) have launched a new call for proposals in the fields of Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities on 15 September 2016. The submission deadline is 12 December 2016.
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Conclusions of EU-Central Asia Policy Stakeholders Conference on 'Health' published
On 16-17 May 2016, an EU-Central Asia Policy Stakeholders Conference (PSC) on 'Health' took place in Warsaw. The event was organised by the EU-funded IncoNet CA project as the third in a series of similar policy dialogue platforms. Earlier PSCs had tackled 'Climate Change' and 'Energy' issues. The aim of the latest conference was to take stock and showcase best practices regarding EU-CA scientific cooperation, discuss concrete innovation cooperation projects, and promote international collaboration, networking, and matchmaking. A new brochure sums up the discussions and presents the results of the event.
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Olga Vasilyeva appointed as new Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
On 19 August, Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed Olga Vasilyeva as the new Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
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topic 15.08.2016 - 19.08.2016 | Shekvetili, Georgia
Seminar on the Policy Mix Peer Review of the Georgian STI System
On 15-19 August 2016, the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) organised a seminar dedicated to the document 'Policy Mix Peer Review of the Georgian STI System'. The aim of the seminar was to discuss international experts’ recommendations and develop a bottom-up draft action plan with relation to the key messages provided in the PMPR document.
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New: Country Report Kyrgyzstan updated
Kyrgyz expert Professor Jyldyz Bakashova from the Eurasian Institute of International Relations (EIMO) has updated the incrEAST Country Report for Kyrgyzstan, which is now available online as well as for download in PDF format, both in English and in Russian. The report provides detailed information about the scientific landscape, research structure, STI policies and international cooperation activities of Kyrgyzstan.
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topic | Deadline: 15 September 2016
The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung invites young leaders from politics, law, civil society, media, economy and science from the countries of the Eastern Partnership and Russia to take part in its programme 'KAS Eastern Partnership School of Excellency', which aims to further the European idea and democratic values through the facilitation of a new generation of elite leaders and future propagators. KAS are looking for the future elites who wish to actively champion for their country within the European context and who have already proven their past engagement in this area.
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topic | Deadline: 14 October 2016
Two corresponding calls by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (MON) support reserach cooperation between the two countries in the field of Bioeconomy. The focus is on methods and processes in industrial biotechnology that lead to the development of bio-based products and materials. German and Russian partners are encouraged to submit identical applications to their respective ministries. Details of the calls will be available in German and in Russian.
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As part of the Newton – Al-Farabi Partnership Programme, the British Council are working with the UK Higher Education International Unit and the Centre for International Programmes to offer a free support service to Kazakhstani students who would like to study for a PhD in the UK through the 'Bolashak Presidential Scholarship Programme'.
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Georgia has not only been associated to the EU's Framework Programme Horizon 2020 this year. It also has long lasting relations with individual European countries. One of them is Germany. In 2015 both countries decided to celebrate their multi-facetted relationship with the '2017 Germany-Georgia Friendship Year'. This decision was confirmed at a recent meeting of the foreign ministers of both countries, Mikheil Janelidze and Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
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NoGAP Project publishes final Newsletter
Previous issues of the NoGAP newsletter brought the readers up to speed on the latest developments in enery research and related policies, both in the EU and in the Eastern Partnership countries. This last newsletter sums up the achievements of the project after its final conference on 27 July 2016 in Cluj Napoca, Romania.
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topic 27.07.2016 | online
Webinar: Coordinators share their views about IncoNet EaP/CA Twinning Grants
The IncoNet EaP and IncoNet CA projects jointly organised two calls for twinning grants. A third call – targeting the Eastern Partnership region – has been pre-announced for September 2016. The main objective of the twinning instrument is to increase the participation of Eastern Partnership and Central Asian countries in EU calls. In order to evaluate the effectiveness and usefulness of this funding instrument, the DLR Project Management Agency organised a short webinar session with coordinators of projects supported by the twinning grants on 27 July 2016.
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topic 27.07.2016 | Cluj Napoca, Romania
NoGAP Final Conference – Bridging the gap between research and innovation in EU and Eastern Partnership countries
The importance of international cooperation for better technology transfer between science and industry was underlined by all speakers at the NoGAP Final Conference in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, on 27 July 2016. The EU funded NoGAP project aimed to bridge the gap between research and innovation in the energy sector in EU and Eastern Partnership countries. The project completes its acitivities at the end of August 2016.
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topic | Deadline: 12 September 2016
The Centre for German and European Studies (St. Petersburg State University—Bielefeld University) together with the Council of Young Scientists of the Faculty of Sociology (St. Petersburg State University) invite submissions to a Russian- European competition of research papers by junior scientists focusing on Russian society and culture. The papers (unpublished as well as recently published) should address topical issues in social sciences and humanities.
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topic 19.09.2016 - 23.09.2016 | Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Regional ISTC/BACAC Capacity Building Training Seminar on CCHFV, Zika virus and Ebola
The training seminar on biosafety and biosecurity is jointly organised by ISTC and BACAC. It is aimed to train specialists, including young professionals, who work with particularly dangerous pathogens in BACAC member countries. The focus will be on especially dangerous infections such as Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), Zika virus and Ebola. Training sessions will include practical exercises and lectures by leading experts from BACAC, UK and WHO. The event adresses specialists from all BACAC member and neighbouring countries (including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan).
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New: Country Report Georgia updated
Experts at the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) have updated the incrEAST Country Report for Georgia, which is now available online as well as for download in PDF format. The report provides detailed information about the scientific landscape, research structure, STI policies and international cooperation activities of Georgia.
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topic 06.10.2016 - 07.10.2016 | Tbilisi, Georgia
1st Eastern Partnership E-Infrastructure Conference (EaPEC 2016)
The 1st Eastern Partnership E-Infrastructure Conference (EaPEC 2016) aims to serve as a platform for collaboration on policy and research and supports community building in e-Infrastructures between the Eastern Partnership region and the EU member states. This two-day conference will focus on e-Infrastructures for Open Science in Europe. Speakers will lead interactive discussions about Open Science and foster the exchange of ideas in research areas such as physics and seismology, biomedical sciences, robotics, data analytics, climate and ecology.
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On 26 July 2016, Günther H. Oettinger, European Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, and the Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman spoke at a high-level policy event in Kiev which explored the challenges and opportunities that the European Union's Digital Single Market (DSM) represents for Ukraine. On this occasion, Commissioner Oettinger said that he was 'delighted [...] to begin discussions on the creation of the Digital Community, which could extend the benefits of the DSM beyond EU borders.'
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Success Story: The EU-Central AsiaTwinning Grants
Twinning has a long tradition in Europe as an efficient instrument in the capacity building process. It was successfully used in the building of the governmental capacities in the New Member States and afterwards it was inherited in many other areas (governmental institutions, municipal organisations, universities, schools etc.). Furthermore many FP7 NCP projects use twinning as an instrument to build capacities in other countries. The IncoNet CA consortium used this instrument to enhance EU-Central Asia S&T cooperation and to increase capacities on both sides.
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On 25 July 2016, the European Research Council (ERC) announced its 2017 grant competitions with a total budget of around €1.8 billion, the highest ever since the ERC's inception in 2007. It is also the record ERC annual funding reserved for young researchers with two to seven years of post-PhD experience (Starting grants) and the first increase of the ERC annual budget since 2013. The ERC grants, part of the EU's research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, support ambitious researchers from anywhere in the world, who are ready to carry out their research projects in the EU or associated countries.
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Today, on 25 July 2016, the European Commission announced an investment of €8.5 billion to be released during 2017 into research and innovation, following an update to the Work Programme of Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation funding programme. The updated Work Programme introduces important novelties: A particularly important change is the introduction of open research data in all new Horizon 2020 calls.
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topic 12.10.2016 | Brussels, Belgium
As the European Commission is just now beginning to draft its next Framework Programme, this conference is designed as a dialogue platform to plan corporate, academic and government R&D strategies for the future: What will Europe, and its science and technology, be like in 2030 and beyond? How are companies, universities and governments preparing for a better future? What should the EU do to help them?
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Conclusions of EU-Eastern Partnership Policy Stakeholders Conference on 'Health' published
The third Policy Stakeholders Conference organised by the IncoNet EaP project took place in Budapest on 19-20 April 2016. It addressed 'Health' as a focus area of EU-Eastern Partnership Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation. A brochure on this conference has now been published. It summarises the discussions, recommendations and conclusions of the event.
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German and South Caucasus institutions are working on new ways to implement Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) that meets international standards in the South Caucasus. At a workshop in Magdeburg, Germany, on 7 July 2016, representatives from the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and Magdeburg University as well as from Ministries of Education, universities and related institutions of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia discussed possible scenarios and requirements for developing and setting up joint Master Degree study programmes in continuation of the ongoing programme 'Master Trainer in TVET'.
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On 12 July 2016, the Ukrainian Minister of Education and Science, Liliya Hrynevych, met with the German Federal Minister of Education and Research, Johanna Wanka, in Berlin. The meeting took place in the framework of a ministerial level meeting on Ukrainian-German cooperation in the sphere of education and science, titled 'German-Ukrainian Dialogue: Prospects for Education and Science'.
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topic | Deadline Russia: 1 Aug 2016 | Germany: 15 Aug 2016
Two corresponding calls by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (MON) support marine and polar reserach cooperation between the two countries. German and Russian partners are encouraged to submit identical applications to their respective ministries. Details of the calls are available in German and in Russian.
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topic | First Deadline: 26 September 2018
On 5 July 2016, the European Commission launched three Horizon Prizes to encourage innovation and find solutions to challenges in the area of energy.These so-called challenge prizes (also known as 'inducement' prizes) offer a cash reward to whoever can most effectively meet a defined challenge. They prescribe a goal but not how the goal should be achieved. Worth a total of 3.25 million EUR and funded under Horizon 2020, the prizes will reward innovative approaches to integrating solar energy into historical buildings, using renewable energy in hospitals, and developing products that help cut emissions by reusing carbon dioxide.
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Penultimate edition of the NoGAP Newsletter published
The NoGap project, which will complete its activities in August 2016, has published the final issue of its newsletter. Previous issues featured energy related events, open calls, information on innovation clusters and cooperation success stories, bringing an interested audience up-to-date with the latest developments in enery research, both in the EU and in the Eastern Partnership countries. This one sums up the achievements of the project and announces its final conference on 27 July 2016 in Cluj Napoca, Romania.
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topic | Deadline: 6 September 2016
The Science and Technology Center of Ukraine (Kyiv) and the International Science and Technology Center (Astana) have issued a joint request for proposals for audit services for the years ending 31st December 2016 and 2017. Completed proposals must be received by 17:00 Kyiv time on Tuesday 6th September, 2016. Any contract awarded will be awarded to the Auditor, who, based upon evaluation of all proposals, is determined to have submitted the proposal with the lowest evaluated price, considering both technical merit and cost.
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Memorandum of Understanding signed at Eastern Partnership STI Evaluation Platform Meeting
In the framework of the EU funded IncoNet EaP project, the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation hosted an international workshop of the 'Eastern Partnership Science, Technology and Innovation Evaluation Platform' in Tbilisi, Georgia on 27-28 June 2016. The IncoNet EaP project had started preparations for a Memorandum of Understanding among the active research funding agencies and research commitees in the EaP countries in 2014. Two previous workshops led up to the current event, which aimed to progress the drafted documents and to find ways to establish an active network functioning beyond the existence of IncoNet EaP.
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Exchange of academic staff and university cooperation within the framework of Horizon 2020 are the issues discussed by the Polish and Ukrainian science ministers. They announced the signing of a new agreement between the ministries and collaborative work on its content. The Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education Jarosław Gowin met with Ukrainian Minister of Education and Science Liliya Hrynevych.
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The international organisation Energy Community has signed a contract with the European Commission to provide technical assistance to the Eastern Partnership (EaP) region in the framework of the EU4Energy Programme, which is a continuation of the previous regional energy cooperation programme INOGATE, which had lasted for 20 years and ended in March 2016. The new initiative will focus on improvement of energy legislative and regulatory frameworks, implementation of policy recommendations and investment promotion for key energy infrastructure strategic projects.
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New: Update of incrEAST Country Reports 2016
The incrEAST Country Reports are currently being updated. New data for Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are now online, updates for more countries are expected soon. The country reports for Armenia and Ukraine have already been updated in 2016. incrEAST Country Reports provide detailed information about the scientific landscape, research structure, STI policies and international cooperation activities of 12 countries in Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Central Asia.
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On 27 June 2016, the European Union and Ukraine have concluded an agreement on the association of Ukraine to the Euratom Research and Training Programme. The agreement was signed in Brussels by Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, and Pavlo Klimkin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, in the presence of Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine.
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topic 27.06.2016 - 28.06.2016 | Tbilisi, Georgia
Eastern Partnership STI Evaluation Platform Meeting
On 27-28 June 2016, the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation will host an international workshop on the 'Eastern Partnership Science, Technology and Innovation Evaluation Platform'. The event is planned as part of the IncoNet EaP Project. The main goal of the platform is to facilitate the exchange among the participating organisations exploring the potential of evaluation in the STI domain and to set concrete actions that facilitate learning from current practice and improved utilization of the potential of STI evaluation.
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topic 13.06.2016 - 17.06.2016 | Vienna, Austria
Summer School on 'Energy Efficiency: International Project Management – from Theory to Practice' held in Vienna
The IncoNet Eap Summer School on 'Energy Efficiency: International Project Management – from Theory to Practice' was held between 13-17 June 2016 in Vienna under the co-organisation of ZSI and TUBITAK. 24 participants, with academic, NGO, and private sector backgrounds, attended the summer school. They came from 18 different countries, the majority of them from the Eastern Partnership region.
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topic 29.09.2016 | Kyiv, Ukraine
Falling Walls Lab is a platform for excellent young scientists and social scientists, academics, entrepreneurs and professionals from all disciplines to present their research work, business model, innovative project or idea to peers and to a distinguished jury from academia and business. Each participant has three minutes on stage to present their research work. The application deadline for the Falling Falls Lab in Kyiv, which will take place on 29 September 2016, has been extended to 31 August.
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topic | Deadline: 28 September 2016
The 18th IraSME call is organised and funded by national & regional ministries & agencies participating in the IraSME network through their existing funding programmes. Therefore it is important for all candidate project partners to consult in an early stage with their respective agencies during the preparation of the proposal to secure compliance with the applicable national and regional criteria. Russia: Only small enterprises (< 100 employees) are eligible, research organisations only as subcontractors.
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On 13 June 2016, the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) signed an agreement to strengthen their scientific cooperation. The cooperation extends over a wide range of research fields, from material research via life sciences to climate research, space law and planetary research. Intended are the planning and implementation of joint scientific projects, but also exchange programmes for scientists, students and doctoral candidates. The Framework Agreement also enables the exchange of scientific data and the organisation of joint symposia and workshops.
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topic 03.10.2016 - 07.10.2016 | Dushanbe, Tajikistan
The OSCE Office in Tajikistan in cooperation with the German Kazakh University (GKU) in Kazakhstan will organise a 5-days scientific writing course with a focus on water resources management issues for the most talented researchers and academics from Central Asia and Afghanistan. The training course will take place in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on 3-7 October 2016. OSCE will cover the travel costs and will provide a per diem for the course participants while GKU disseminate the Call and participate in their selection for the workshop.
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The European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is a month-long series of activities to build a secure energy future for Europe. It brings together public authorities, private companies, NGOs and consumers to promote initiatives to save energy and move towards renewables for clean, secure and efficient power. For the fifth year in a row Ukraine will join in: Between 12 and 17 June, the EU Delegation to Ukraine and their partners have organised a number of events across Ukraine, which showcase the energy efficiency potential of the country. Georgia is another EaP country to join the events in 2016.
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New: Country Report Ukraine now also in Russian
Experts at the 'National Information Centre for Ukraine-EU S&T Cooperation' (NIP) have updated the incrEAST Country Report for Ukraine, which is now available online as well as for download in PDF format in English and in Russian language. The report provides detailed information about the scientific landscape, research structure, STI policies and international cooperation activities of Ukraine.
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Policy Stakeholders Conference on ‘EU-Central Asia STI Cooperation in addressing Health’ – presentations now online
This Policy Stakeholders Conference (PSC) organised by the IncoNet CA project addressed 'Health' as one of the societal challenges that are of mutual importance to Europe and Central Asia. Earlier PSCs had tackled 'Climate Change' and 'Energy' issues. The aim of the latest conference was to take stock and showcase best practices regarding EU-CA scientific cooperation, discuss concrete innovation cooperation projects, and promote international collaboration, networking, matchmaking. The event also provided an opportunity to present projects from the region as well as best practice examples. Presentations and photos are now available.
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topic | Deadline: 1 July 2016
This grant scheme financially supports the participation of local researchers from Black Sea countries in brokerage events related to Horizon2020 in the EU Member States or Associated Countries. Such events will allow researchers to network with EU consortia, to build-up partnerships for subsequent joint research activities and to make their institutions and/or their research networks better known.
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Scientists, experts and policy makers from Ukraine, the region and NATO member states gathered for the Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme Information Day 2016 in Kyiv, Ukraine on 27 May. The event provided an opportunity for the dissemination of the tangible results achieved through practical cooperation and the implementation of SPS projects in Ukraine. The SPS Information Day allowed participants to learn more about the work of the SPS Programme, to develop new initiatives for practical cooperation, and to create networks of experts to address security-related civil science and technology issues.
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topic 02.06.2016 - 03.06.2016 | Yerevan, Armenia
The Horizon 2020 Association Launching Workshop and Information Day devoted to Armenia's association to the European Union Framework Programme on Research and Innovation HORIZON 2020 was held on 2-3 June 2016, at the conference hall of Matenadaran in Yerevan. The main objective of the events was to present to the Armenian authorities and STI stakeholders the additional opportunities arising from association of Armenia to the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.
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topic 31.05.2016 | Tbilisi, Georgia
On 31 May 2016, a workshop about Georgia’s association with Horizon 2020, the EU's framework programme for research and innovation, was held at the Ministry of Education and Science. The event was organised by the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss the practical aspects of participation in Horizon 2020 by Georgian scientists with policy makers and organisations from the field of technology and innovation.
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topic 30.05.2016 | Tbilisi, Georgia
Horizon 2020 Information Day and NCP Workshop in Georgia
On 30 May 2016, an EU Research and Innovation Framework Programme Horizon 2020 information day and NCP workshop took place in Tbilisi, Georgia. The event hosted a wide range of participants and speakers from the European Commission, EU Delegation to Georgia, representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, European Investment Bank InnovFin programme, National contact points from Georgia as well as from the Horizon 2020 associated countries. Scientists and innovators from Georgia, representatives of various research institutions, universities and SMEs attended the information day.
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topic | Deadline: 14 July 2016
The Armenian State Committee 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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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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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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topic 20.05.2016 | Bonn, Germany
EU-Central Asia Expert Group Meeting on 'Health'
On May 20th 2016 an expert group meeting was conducted on the premise of the United Nations University in Bonn, bringing together scientific stakeholders from European and Central Asian countries to discuss both, the outcome of Health-related activities within the IncoNet CA and the thematic and methodological focus of future scientific cooperation between the EU MS/AC and Central Asia (CA) in the field of health. 16 experts from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, several EU countries (Austria, Germany, Portugal), the United Nations University as well as Turkey were present.
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Kyrgyzstan is one of the target countries of FRESH AIR – a new 3 year project which addresses the urgent need to prevent, diagnose and treat lung diseases in LMICs and other low-resource settings where the greatest burden of disease is experienced. The project was recently presented at the National Center of Cardiology and Therapy of the Kyrgyz Republic. The event was organised by project partners from Kyrgyzstan, the USA, The Netherlands and Switzerland.
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topic 16.05.2016 - 17.05.2016 | Warsaw, Poland
Policy Stakeholders Conference on ‘EU-Central Asia STI Cooperation in Addressing Health’
The Conference will provide the opportunity for an in-depth exchange of views among high-level policymakers, representatives of the research communities in the EU/MS AC and the CA countries, as well as other key stakeholders active in the region on regional and international policies, research programmes and projects addressing Health. The aim of the Conference is to increase synergies among stakeholders and actions as well as to shape future cooperative initiatives addressing Health.
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English-Russian Online Glossary of Terms frequently occurring in International STI Cooperation Activities
A glossary of terms frequently used in international science, technology and innovation cooperation, has recently been published by IncoNet CA partner InExCB-KZ (Independent Expert Consulting Board to Promote Scientific Research Activity in Kazakhstan). It lists frequently used terms in English and Russian, plus a short definition of the respective term in both languages.
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The Torino Process is a biannual participatory analytical review of the status and progress of vocational education and training in the 31 partner countries of the European Training Foundation (ETF). In Azerbaijan the mechanism was officially launched in April, when the country’s Ministry of Education also announced the government’s approval of a new VET Agency. This new body will be responsible for the coordination of vocational education policy development and its implementation in the country, according to the European Training Foundation.
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topic 04.05.2016 - 06.05.2016 | Birmingham, UK
A series of talks, meetings and workshops were held at Aston University for 27 representatives from the consortium running the Harmony project. Running for three years, the Harmony project’s focus is to improve the development of approaches to the harmonisation of internationalisation strategies in Higher Education, research and innovation in EU countries and Armenia, Belarus and Russia.
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On 6-7 April 2016, Brussels hosted the first meeting of the Belarus-EU Coordination Group, a new format to advance a structural and comprehensive dialogue between Belarus and the European Union on trade, energy, customs, innovation and standardisation issues, as well as to boost cooperation in modernisation, technical assistance and human rights. Belarus was represented by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alena Kupchyna. The EU delegation was led by the Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service, Helga Schmid.
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Researchers and innovators from Georgia will now be able to participate in Horizon 2020, the EU's framework programme for research and innovation, under the same conditions as their counterparts from EU Member States and other associated countries. The agreement associating Georgia to Horizon 2020 was signed by Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, and Tamar Sanikidze, Georgian Minister for Education and Science, on 29 April 2016.
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The inauguration ceremony of the Moldova Sustainable Energy Information Centre took place on 15 April 2016. Housed in the Moldovan Agency of Energy Efficiency, the Chisinau Sustainable Energy Information Centre will serve as a hub for a number of initiatives by NGOs, businesses and education institutes. The Sustainable Energy Information Centre (SEIC) in Georgia opened on 22 April 2016. It is housed in the main hall of the Tbilisi City Hall, as an extension of the City Hall services already being provided. Both centres were set up with the support of INOGATE , the longest running energy technical assistance programme funded by the EU.
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The first meeting of the Hungarian-Belorussian Science, Technology & Innovation Joint Working Group (STI JWG) was held on 19 April 2016. The parties agreed upon announcing a joint call for proposals in 2017 both in Hungary and Belarus in the specific domains of energy research, renewable energies; agricultural sciences, food industry; medicine and medical technologies, bio-technologies and pharmacy; chemical technologies, nano- and new materials.
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The Arctic is both a frontier and gateway to Europe which is threatened by climate change. Today the EU has unveiled an integrated Arctic policy that will focus on climate change, environmental protection, and international cooperation. EU High Representative Federica Mogherini stressed the international dimension: 'The Arctic is crucial in terms of our foreign and security policy as the only place in the world were three continents meet, where the major players like the US, Canada and Russia meet and where several EU members and non-EU members meet.'
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'Go-East' is an initiative of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The programme encourages students from Germany to broaden their academic perspective by conducting part of their studies in countries in Central-Eastern, South- Eastern, and Eastern Europe and the CIS. The 'Go-East Summer Schools 2016' will – among others – take place in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine.
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The network of National Contact Points (NCPs) is the main structure to provide guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in Horizon 2020. NCPs are also established in many non-EU countries. An awareness raising and promotion campaign on the national network of NCPs in Belarus was launched in Minsk this month with the support of the IncoNet EaP project. Among other activities, the campaign includes a training for NCPs to be held in Minsk in June and travel grants for participation in the NCP-related events organised by the European Commission and NCP thematic networks in May – July 2016.
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topic 19.04.2016 - 20.04.2016 | Budapest, Hungary
Policy Stakeholders Conference on 'EU-EaP STI cooperation in addressing Health'
The third Policy Stakeholders Conference (PSC) organised by the IncoNet EaP project took place in Budapest at Danubius Hotel Gellért on 19-20 April 2016. The conference addressed 'Health' as a focus area of EU-Eastern Partnership Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation. The main aim of the Policy Stakeholders Conferences was to bring together policy makers, representatives of the research community and the private sector to address specific problems that countries in the region face and that are of mutual interest and benefit.
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topic | Deadline: 27 June 2016
Researcher Links Travel Grants provide financial support for early-career researchers to undertake an international research placement to strengthen links for future collaboration, build research capacity in developing economies, and enhance the researcher's career opportunities. Researchers that reside in the UK can apply for funding to visit a university or research institution in one of the partner countries (including Kazakhstan), and those residing in one of the partner countries (including Kazakhstan) can apply for funding to come to the UK.
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topic | Deadline: 16 May 2016
CIFE and the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) start the PhD Support Programme 'The EU, Central Asia and the Caucasus in the International System' (EUCACIS). Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and the Erasmus+ programme, the EUCACIS PhD Support Programme offers scholarships of 300 Euro per month for three years and a travel grant of up to 500 Euro for field research to excellent postgraduates who are working on a doctoral thesis in political science, contemporary history or economics on a topic related to the programme’s thematic focus at a university or academy of sciences in the Southern Caucasus or the wider Central Asia.
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topic | Deadline France: 2 June | Deadline Georgia: 3 June
On 18 April 2016, the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) announced a joint call for proposals in the frame of 'International Programme for Scientific Cooperation' (PICS). PICS is a joint research programme aimed at supporting joint research projects carried out by two teams, one from CNRS and one from another country. Funding required by the cooperation to support exchanges comes from both partners.
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topic | several workshops May-September 2016
Workshop Series in Kazakhstan under the Newton – Al-Farabi Partnership Programme
The Newton – Al-Farabi Partnership Programme has awarded funding to support several upcoming workshops as part of the British Council’s Researcher Links Programme. These workshops will bring together early career researchers from the UK and Kazakhstan to discuss their research, build contacts for future collaboration, and work on some of the key development challenges affecting Kazakhstan. The organisers are inviting early career researchers to apply to participate in the workshops. The funding will cover expenses related to participation in the workshop for all successful participants, including accommodation, travel and subsistence.
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topic | Deadline: 20 May 2016
On 7 April 2016, the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) announced a tender to contract legislative and biosafety/biosecurity expertise support in the context of the EU-ISTC Delegation Agreement IFS/2015/369-100, titled 'Strengthening the National Legal Framework and Provision of Specialised Training on Biosafety and Biosecurity in Central Asian Countries' (CBRN CoE Project 53, overall project budget € 5,000,000).
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topic | Deadline for German applicants: 3 June 2016
This funding measure for structural and strategic support (option A) or project-related mobility (option B) is published in the framework of the 'Strategy for the Internationalisation of Science and Research' of the German Federal Government and in line with the action plan 'International Cooperation' of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). It also represents a contribution to the action plan 'Ukraine' of the Federal Government, which supports the political and economic stabilisation of the country.
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topic | Deadline: 27 May 2016
Call for Papers: Launch event 'Building Bridges in Social Welfare Policy in Eastern Europe'
The European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research will organise a launch event to further focus its activities in the countries of Eastern Europe and countries of the Eastern Partnership. The Workshop 'Building Bridges in Social Welfare Policy in Eastern Europe' will take place in Vienna on 19 September 2016 . The organisers invite scholars from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and some other countries in the region with expertise in innovative approaches to labour market policy, health and social care arrangements to submit an abstract for an academic paper or a good practice until 27 May 2016.
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topic | Deadline: 31 May 2016
The internship programme 'Doing Business in Russia' is part of the initiative GO EAST 'Russland in der Praxis' jointly developed by the Higher School of Economics, the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) and the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce. The Programme provides the unique opportunity to conduct a six-month internship in internationally oriented (German) companies operating in Russia. Students enrolled at German universities receive financial support by DAAD.
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topic | Deadline: 24 May 2016
Become a 'Green Talent', promote your research in Germany and benefit from an exclusive network of excellent green researchers! The competition aims to encourage 'Green Talents' from all over the world to cooperate with research institutions and companies in Germany. Thus you become part of a global, interdisciplinary network of highly talented researchers who are pursuing a common goal: to develop solutions for a sustainable future.
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topic | Deadline:14 June 2016
M-ERA.NET is an EU funded network to support and increase the coordination of European research and innovation programmes and related funding in materials science and engineering. The M-ERA.NET Call 2016 opened on 15 March 2016. 35 funding agencies from 26 countries participate with a preliminary total budget of around 40 million €, including an EU contribution. The aim is to fund ambitious transnational RTD projects addressing materials research and innovation.
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An English-language Master’s Programme on 'Governance of Science, Technology, and Innovation' was launched at the National Research University 'Higher School of Economics' (HSE), Moscow, in 2014. New updated information on the programme is now available. Next application deadline is 1 May 2016 for classes beginning in October 2016.
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topic 01.04.2016 | Riga, Latvia
EU Global Strategy and Central Asia: Vision and Instruments
On 1 April 2016, the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union Institute for Security Studies and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung jointly hosted an international conference on 'EU Global Strategy and Central Asia: Vision and Instruments.' Among others, the Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan, Roman Vassilenko, identified science and technology as areas for 'close cooperation', as The Astana Times reports.
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topic | Deadline for applications: 31 May 2016
Academy Robert Bosch Fellowships at Chatham House
Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs (UK), in partnership with the Robert Bosch Stiftung (Germany), hosts fellows from the 6 countries of the Eastern Partnership and Russia.The fellowship offers an opportunity for the next generation of scholars from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine to advance their knowledge of post-Soviet politics, develop research skills, contribute to Chatham House research, and build links with policy and academic communities in the UK, Germany and the EU more broadly.The fellows spend nine months working at Chatham House with the Russia and Eurasia Programme team.
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topic 25.04.2016 | 1 pm CET | online
Webinar: Information and Communication Technologies in H2020 – open calls and cross-cutting issues
This webinar will provide general information about ICT in the Horizon 2020 programme: open calls, ICT as a cross-cutting issue; and potential opportunities of STI cooperation. It will be the 6th of a series of 15 Black Sea Horizon project webinars about Horizon 2020 in general and on specific calls with potential for bi-regional cooperation between EU and Black Sea partners. The webinars in this series are free of charge and open to all.
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Info on Horizon 2020 Opportunities for Russian Researchers updated in March 2016
The European Commission's country page for Russia has recently been updated. The PDF contains links to current funding opportunities and important background information for Russian participants. To support Russian participation in Horizon 2020 and in view of the fact that participants from Russia are no longer automatically funded by the EU, the Russian Ministry of Education and Science publishes dedicated calls to offer funding support for Russian Horizon 2020 participants in accordance with its own call procedures.
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topic | upcoming: 18 May 2016 | online
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, named after the double Nobel Prize winning Polish-French scientist famed for her work on radioactivity, support researchers at all stages of their careers, irrespective of nationality. Researchers working across all disciplines are eligible for funding. The 1st webinar on 14 April 2016 concentrated on MSCA opportunities for individual researchers, the 2nd webinar on 29 April 2016 focused on opportunities for institutions from Central Asian and Eastern Partnership countries. A webinar on the functionalities of the Participant Portal will take place on 18 May 2016.
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An intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in science and technology between Belarus and Georgia was signed on 22 March 2016 during the visit of Georgia's Prime Minister Mr. George Kvirikashvili to Minsk. In contrast to similar framework agreements signed by Belarus earlier, the one with Georgia does not contain the direct obligation of the parties to provide the financial support for joint activities, e.g. for implementing the joint R&D projects. It states however that the parties will develop a mechanism to ensure the implementation of joint of S&T projects.
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topic | surveys open until 1 April 2016
The sister projects InoNet CA and IncoNet EaP are conducting a survey each about the framework conditions and cooperation opportunities of STI in general and more particularly between the EU and their respective target countries. With the related questionnaire they would like to measure the development of potentials of bi-regional Science, Technology and Innovation cooperation over time. Following the first round in 2015 the survey is repeated now to get comparative data for analysis.
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topic 17.03.2016 | Brussels, Belgium
On 17 March 2016 a high-level conference on energy cooperation with the countries in the Eastern Neighbourhood and Central Asia marked the end of the EU-funded Energy Cooperation Programme INOGATE that lasted for 20 years. On this occasion the European Commission confirmed that energy remains the EU’s priority for future relations with these countries. A new EU regional energy cooperation programme is expected to start in May 2016, according to Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission Vice President of the Energy Union.
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Ukrainian Education and Science Ministry suggests new Financing Scheme for Universities
According to multimedia platform 'ukrinform.net' the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science puts forth its new concept of financing university-level education for public discussion: Under the new funding scheme each university would receive 80% of the previous year's financing volume. The remainder 20% would be expected to be financed according to a number of criteria, inter alia: the number of students with the highest Independent External Assessment grades choosing a particular university; the scope of scientific research at the university; and quality levels of scientific publications.
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topic 16.03.2016 - 17.03.2016 | Kyiv, Ukraine
The annual event 'Horizon 2020 NCPs training' of the EaP Panel on Research and Innovation took place on 16-17 March in Kiev (Ukraine) with the active participation of the National Contact Points of the EaP Countries. The event was organised jointly from the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the DG Research and Innovation, EC. In addition, Coordinators of the IncoNet EaP Project (FP7) and of the RI-LINKS2UA Project (H2020) together with NCPs from France, Germany, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden contributed with their experience to the Training.
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The Black Sea Horizon project contributes to the STI policy dialogue between the EU and the Black Sea region. One concrete aim of the project is to establish a peer review database accessible for funding agencies of the target region. This will be an important tool to conduct evaluations of scientific proposals, to enhance the transparency of the evaluation process, and to respond more effectively and flexibly to the growing workload, particularly in cases where very specialised, unexpected and urgent evaluations may be required. Experts can now register for the peer review database.
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On 25-26 February 2016 the new project 'RI-LINKS2UA - Strengthening Research and Innovation Links towards Ukraine' was launched with a kick-off meeting in Vienna. RI-LINKS2UA is a three year project funded under Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The project joins twelve project partners, coming from the EU Member States (Austria, France, Poland, Estonia, Hungary, Romania, Italy), the EU-Eastern Partnership (Moldova) and, of course, Ukraine. It is coordinated by ZSI (Centre for Social Innovation), Austria.
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topic | Deadline: 1 May 2016
Grant Scheme to facilitate the participation of EaP countries in Brokerage Events
This grant scheme financially supports the participation of local researchers from Eastern Partnership countries in brokerage events related to Horizon2020 in the EU Member States or Associated Countries. The thematic priorities of the call are the three Societal Challenges targeted by the projects, namely 'Health', 'Energy' and 'Climate Change'. Maximun funding per grant is 3000 EUR.
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New Russian-German Cooperation on Magnetic Hybrid Materials
At the beginning of March 2016, a German-Russian research cooperation in engineering, funded by the DFG, is being launched for the first time. For a period of presumably six years, three German and four Russian research groups will jointly enter uncharted territory in the field of magnetic hybrid materials. In Germany, two research groups at TU Dresden and one group at TU Ilmenau will participate. Their undertaking is financially supported by DFG funds. In Russia, universities in Yekaterinburg, Moscow and Perm will partake in the programme, financed by the Russian funding institution RFFI (Russian Foundation for Basic Research – RFBR).
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Ukraine's austerity budget threatens Academy of Sciences reforms
As science magazine 'nature' reports, Ukraine's parliament passed a law to modernise the ailing National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU) in January. Yet an austerity budget imposed around the same time makes this impossible to achieve, at least this year. The academy employs some 20,000 scientists. On 26 November, Parliament began to debate a 'law of Ukraine on scientific and technical activity', to strengthen the organisation. But before the law took effect, Ukraine passed its 2016 austerity budget, which allocates a meagre 2.05 billion hryvnia (ca. EUR 69 million) to the NASU – about 12% less than in 2015.
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Black Sea Horizon Project publishes its 1st Policy Brief: 'Obstacles, drivers and opportunities to enhance EU-Black Sea STI cooperation'
The aim of this policy brief prepared within Black Sea Horizon project (BSH) is to support the structured, efficient and effective Science-Technology-Innovation (STI) dialogue focusing on obstacles, drivers and opportunities to enhance EU-Black Sea STI cooperation. The current analysis of policy documents reveals that the research fields: transport; climate change and environment; secure, clean and efficient energy; as well as ICT can be considered as priorities for the region.
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topic 23.06.2016 - 26.11.2016 | Deadline for applications: 31 March 2016
'Ukraine Calling' is aimed at managers in organisations from politics, media, government, business and civil society who want to improve their skills with regards to Ukraine. A range of seminars and workshops will help to deepen the partcipants' kowledge about Ukraine. The programme facilitates interdisciplinary exchange and cross-sectoral networking between German and Ukrainian stakeholders, which will result in the implementation of concrete projects. The training language is German. Applications for participation will be accepted until 31 March 2016.
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EU-funded programme helps with sustainable forest use in Moldova
Solutions to illegal logging – a major issue affecting sustainable forest management in Moldova – were in the focus of a recent workshop organised in the framework of the EU-funded Forest Law Enforcement and Governance Programme, FLEG II, as the EU Neighbourhood Info Centre reports. The event brought together local public authorities as well as various initiatives and international projects, including the EU-funded Clima East project.
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'Energy Community' invites Armenia to become fully-fledged member
The Energy Community's Director Janez Kopač met in Yerevan with Armenian Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Yervand Zakharyan, and invited the country to apply for full membership of the organisation, as the EU Neighbourhood Info Centre reports. Currently, Armenia holds observer status and full membership will benefit the country’s energy market. The 'Energy Community' is an international organisation dealing with energy policy. It was established by an international treaty in October 2005, bringing together the European Union, on the one hand, and countries from the South East Europe and Black Sea region on the other.
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topic | Deadline: 17 June 2016
The FP7 funded ERA-NET Sumforest has launched a call for transnational collaborative research projects. It focuses on basic and applied research to inform policy decisions and also addresses research issues spanning the whole value chain from forest management to product and service development. Proposals are expected to be transnational, and innovative forms of cooperation are encouraged. Belarus and Russia are involved as funding partners, thus the call is open to participation from Belarus and Russia. Consortia may also include partners from other non-EU countries, but they will have to cover their own expenses.
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topic | Deadline for applications: 9 May 2016
In the framework of the Young Researchers Forum in Central Asia that will take place on 9 June 2016, in Bishkek/Kyrgyzstan, up to 5 young researchers from Central Asia will be selected by the organising committee of the forum to present their research in the fields of climate change, energy or health.
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topic 03.07.2016 - 09.07.2016 | Kharkiv, Ukraine | apply until: 15 April 2016
The International Social Science Summer School in Ukraine was launched in 2009 by a multi-disciplinary team wishing to create a space of exchange and networking for young scholars in the area of Soviet and post Soviet studies. The school is interdisciplinary, non-hierarchic and follows a workshop format with roundtables, field visits, local interviews and excursions. This year's edition will be held in Kharkiv on 3-9 July 2016. The Summer School is open to PhD or kandidat nauk students and young researchers. Working language: English, deadline for applications: 15 April 2016.
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Georgia will introduce German model of Higher Education
Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili says Georgia will introduce the German model of higher education where the Government will fund the most needed professions, as 'Agenda.ge' reports. While meeting businessmen in capital Tbilisi, PM Kvirikashvili spoke about the necessity of a systemic reform of higher education in Georgia. He said Germany’s higher education system was the 'most effective' model and Georgia would adopt this model to develop the country’s tertiary education sector.
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EBRD, EU and GEF promote climate change mitigation in Ukraine
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is owned by 65 countries, the European Union and the European Investment Bank. The Global Environment Facility (GEF) was established on the eve of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, to help tackle our planet’s most pressing environmental problems. Ukraine has become the newest member of the EBRD’s Finance and Technology Transfer Centre for Climate Change (FINTECC) programme designed to transfer technology in the area of climate change mitigation and adaptation. It successfully operates in 14 countries where the EBRD invests.
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European Union and Kyrgyz Republic cooperate on the environmental remediation of uranium mining legacy sites
Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, recently met Erlan Abdyldaev, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, to discuss their common support for the creation of a multi-donor Fund, the Environmental Remediation Account for Central Asia (ERA), which will finance physical environmental remediation projects. Commissioner Mimica and Minister Abdyldaev welcomed the joint cooperation on the environmental remediation of uranium mining legacy sites, which nonetheless still pose a grave threat to the environment in Central Asia.
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New: Country Report Armenia updated February 2016
Experts at the 'National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia' (NAS RA) have updated the incrEAST Country Report for Armenia, which is now available online as well as for download in PDF format, both in English and in Russian language. The report provides detailed information about the scientific landscape, research structure, STI policies and international cooperation activities of Armenia.
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CREMLIN project now online
The CREMLIN project ('Connecting Russian and European Measures for Large-scale Research Infrastructures') aims to create stronger links between European and Russian research institutions in the area of large-scale facilities and enable a more intensive STI cooperation, both at a scientific level and at a research policy level. While Russia participates in European research facilities such as the European XFEL, FAIR, ESRF or the LHC experiments at CERN, CREMLIN should also support EU scientists to become more engaged in major Russian projects. The new website will feature project information and offer a forum for discussion.
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topic | Deadline: 1 March 2016
Scholarships in Poland for Young Scientists from Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus
The Polish government grants scholarships to young scientists for a research stay at Polish universities from September 2016 till June 2017. The programme is dedicated to citizens of: Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Candidates have to have a Bachelor or Master diploma in humanities or social sciences. Knowledge of the Polish language is also required in order to be able to understand the lectures.
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OECD Main Science and Technology Indicators continue downwards trend
Provisional data for 2015 published in January 2016 indicates that public R&D budgets in the OECD area continued their downward trend since 2010 after briefly stabilising in 2014. Among countries for which 2015 data are available, two thirds have decreased their R&D budgets in real terms and the estimated area total has dropped by 1.3%. In a number of cases, this decline may have been mitigated through growing support through R&D tax incentives, which have been increasing in relative importance over time.
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AAAS-TWAS Course on Science Diplomacy 2016 – apply until 4 March 2016
Given the growing role of science and technology in international relations, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Washington DC, USA, and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Trieste, Italy, formed a partnership in 2011 focused on science diplomacy and engagement between the North and the South. Part of this initiative includes this annual short-course on science diplomacy. This year's event will be held in Trieste, Italy, from 11 to 16 July 2016. The application deadline is 4 March 2016. Successful candidates will be contacted by early April.
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Russian Parliament discusses plans to fight brain drain
As University World News report, the Russian Duma is to draw up proposals to impose restrictions on the employment of graduates of national universities abroad, with the aim of preventing further brain drain out of the country. It is planned that these restrictions will mainly involve imposing financial sanctions on graduates of Russian universities who studied at state-funded Russian colleges and universities and did not pay for their education. Data from the Russian Ministry of Education and Science suggests that about 15% of graduates of Russian universities find a job abroad each year.
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Deadline extended for Call 'Grants & Coaching of EU-EaP Twinning Teams' – apply until 22 January!
The IncoNet EaP project has today announced an extension for its targeted call 'Grants & Coaching of EU-EaP Twinning Teams' , which will now will close on 22 January 2016. EU-Eastern Partnership teams active in the fields of 1. Climate Change, 1. Health or 3. Energy will be supported in preparing proposals for the Horizon 2020 calls of the Work Programme 2016-2017. With the new extended deadline the project especially hopes to give twinning teams that have already signalled their interest a chance to submit their applications on time.
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New project ahead – EU-STRAT ‘The EU and Eastern Partnership Countries: An Inside-Out Analysis and Strategic Assessment’
A team of 11 partners will conduct research on developments in the Eastern Neighbourhood. The EU-STRAT project (‘The EU and Eastern Partnership Countries: An Inside-Out Analysis and Strategic Assessment’) will address two main questions: First, why has the EU fallen short of creating peace, prosperity and stability in its Eastern neighbourhood? And secondly, what can be done to strengthen the EU’s transformative power in supporting political and economic change in the six Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries? Research under EU-STRAT is expected to start in May 2016, as Leiden University reports.
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Research Commissioner Moedas advances plans for new European Innovation Council
As 2016 gets under way, the EU Research Commissioner will start to lay the foundations for an ambitious new institute. The aim is to create a cohesive pan-European body for innovation that will parallel what the European Research Council has done for science, according to a report in 'Science | Business'.
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topic | Application Deadline: 15 January 2016
Job opportunities for CA experts: 'Team leader for EU-Central Asia Cooperation Programme' and 'Expert on Environment Governance and Climate Change'
SOFRECO, a consultancy and technical assistance company for sustainable economic and social development based in France are looking for two Central Asia experts: The first job opportunity is for a 'Team leader for EU-Central Asia Cooperation Programme (environment, climate change and water)', the second for an 'Expert on environment governance and climate change capacity development (EU-Central Asia)'. Both are long term contracts. Application deadline for both is 15 January 2016.
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EU Bank supports Ukraine's agri-food sector as EU-Ukraine Free Trade Area comes into force
The European Investment Bank (EIB) lends EUR 400 million to Ukraine to finance projects implemented primarily by SMEs and Mid-caps in the agri-food sector, in order to help the country benefit from the opportunities offered by the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) which has come into force on 1 January 2016 as part of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. Potential beneficiaries include not only farmers, processors, storage and logistics operators, but also testing laboratories, research and education institutions and extension services that contribute to the functioning of target value chains.
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IncoNet EaP publishes Conclusions of EU-Eastern Partnership Policy Stakeholders Conference on Energy
The Policy Stakeholders Conference 'Energy Research and Innovation in the Eastern Partnership' was held in Minsk, Belarus on 12-13 October 2015. It was the second PSC organised by the IncoNet EaP project and the seventh in a series of similar successful forums for policy dialogue organised in the framework of its predecessor Project 'S&T International Cooperation Network for Eastern European and Central Asian Countries' (IncoNet EECA). Participants represented public policy coordination bodies at national and EU level, international organisations, and major international projects in the energy sector.
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EU and Kazakhstan sign Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement
Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission and her counterpart, Erlan Idrissov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, have signed the 'EU-Kazakhstan Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement' in Astana on 21 December 2015. The Agreement will reinforce cooperation in some 29 key policy areas, including energy, environment and climate change, education and research.The new Agreement will replace the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement that has been in force since 1999. Learn more from an article in the Astana Times.
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topic 21.12.2015 | Astana, Kazakhstan
11th EU-Central Asia Ministerial Meeting
On 21 December 2015 Federica Mogherini, the High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, was in Astana, where she chaired the 11th EU-Central Asia Ministerial Meeting. Ministers and Deputy Ministers from the five Central Asian Republics, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan also participated in the meeting.
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Armenia to join Horizon 2020 soon
As the website 'Horizon2020 Projects' reports, the European Commission will soon sign a deal with Armenia to enable its participation in Horizon 2020. The original announcement was made by the Armenian Minister of Education and Science, Armen Ashotyan, following talks in Brussels. According to his Facebook page, the deal will be signed in 2016. The minister wrote: 'The agreement is to be signed in January next year. Our scientists are expected to become full beneficiaries of the mega-project.' Brussels and Yerevan have been negotiating Armenia’s participation in the EU research and innovation framework programme during the last few months.
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Changing the Mindset – Commercialisation of Innovation in Kazakhstan
A feature article on the World Bank's website highlights the acchievments of Kazakhstan’s 'Technology Commercialization Project', which approaches its completion in December 2015. This World Bank-financed project was designed to improve science in Kazakhstan, using robust tools for the adequate financing of high-quality Kazakhstani research and development (R&D).
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Partner Search Tool for those active in Societal Challenge 5 of Horizon 2020
Are you working in the fields of 'Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials' and looking for project partners? Then this new tool by the NCPs CaRE project might be for you. The overall objective of NCPs CaRE is to form a joint cooperation network of experienced and less-experienced National Contact Points on Societal Challenge 5, which aims at pooling their resources and know-how to raise the overall quality of services provided to their clients. The partnering tool helps you to find cooperation possibilities within the work programme for 2016 and 2017.
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Most of the developed countries regularly work on STI priorities setting, providing the basis for their STI policies. The focus is put on dealing with strategic socio-economic development objectives, efficient exploitation of national competitive advantages, and concentrating on application of particularly efficient innovative technologies. The main objective of this brochure is to present a review of best STI priority setting practices in the EU countries and the Russian Federation, compare sets of priorities adopted by various European countries, and identify promising subject areas for further enhancement of international cooperation.
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Russia to increase fundamental research financing to $2 billion in 2016
As Russian news agency TASS reports, the Russian Government will scale up fundamental research financing to 135 bln rubles ($2 bln) in 2016, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on 10 December at the ceremony of granting 'Cabinet Awards in Science and Technology 2015'. According to Dmitry Medvedev, it is impossible to support a strong and efficient economy without achievements in the field of science and technology.
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Germany's Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) is responsible for a wide range of government policies reflected in its name. Since 2000, BMUB’s Advisory Assistance Programme (AAP) has supported the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia and other EU neighbouring regions in a development which is aligned to European environmental standards. A new brochure available in German, English and Russian presents the AAP, its framework and motivation.
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The workshops are scheduled for March 2016, focusing on three thematic fields 'sustainable agriculture', 'resource efficiency and environment', and 'chemistry and smart materials'. They will take place in Sofia, Moscow and Tbilisi, with the participation of eminent researchers from EU and non-EU Black Sea countries. Their aim is to offer a platform to discuss and identify future research sub-topics that are of mutual interest for both regions.
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The establishment of a national Sustainable Energy Information Centre for Moldova with the support of experts from the EU-funded energy programme INOGATE was announced at Moldova’s Eco Energetica Awards on 4 December. The Centre, which will officially be opened in March 2016, will be a hands-on, learning environment to create greater awareness of energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) among householders, energy managers and other stakeholders in the public and private sectors.
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The 'Independent Advisory Board to support Scientific Research in Kazakhstan (InExCB - KZ)', a partner in the IncoNet CA project, have compiled a number of documents in Russian language, to help you better understand key concepts such as the Europe 2020 strategy, the Innovation Union, European Technology Platforms, the Enterprise Europe Network, Innovation Trend Charts, and Knowledge & Innovation Communities.
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An International Conference titled 'Better Policies for More Innovation: Assessment – Implementation – Monitoring' was held in Minsk on 17–18 November 2015 by the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic Belarus and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. The event was organised in the framework of so-called Innovation Performance Reviews (IPRs), a series of analytic country studies on the state of innovation performance of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Ukraine undertaken by the ENECE in 2010-2015.
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1st 'State of the Energy Union Report' published
The 'State of the Energy Union Report', published for the first time on 18 November, shows that progress has been made since the adoption of the Energy Union Framework Strategy nine months ago. On climate change, the report highlights Europe's contribution to the Paris negotiations. At this stage, more than 160 countries representing more than 90% of global emissions have presented their contributions to the Paris Agreement. The EU submitted in this process a binding domestic economy-wide emissions reduction target of at least 40% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.
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topic 20.11.2015 | Tbilisi, Georgia
Results of Policy Mix Peer Review presented in Georgia
The IncoNet EaP organised two so called 'Policy Mix Peer Reviews', one in Armenia and a second in Georgia. S&T policy mix peer reviews serve to assess the science system of a certain country, with the support of international experts (peers). On the basis of international experience and good practice with S&T governance, financing of research, etc. recommendations are given for improving the respective S&T system.
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Russian version of Networking Guide for International R&D Projects
The first edtion of this Networking Guide has widely been used by researchers not only from Russia, but also from other countries in Eastern Europe, in the EU and worldwide. It has served educational purposes at universities and in trainings on the participation in international research projects. The second edition, which has recently been published by the EU funded 'BILAT-RUS Advanced' project, is now also available in Russian.
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IncoNet EaP announces 3rd EU-Eastern Partnership Policy Stakeholders Conference with a focus on 'Health'
IncoNet EaP's 3rd Policy Stakeholders' Conference will take place in Budapest on 19-20 April 2016, alongside two major health events: 'ADI 2016 – the 31st International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease' and the 'Onco Update Europe'. The upcoming PSC will address 'Health' as a focus area of EU-Eastern Partnership Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation.
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The 'Networking Conference Eastern Partnerships', which was held in Tbilisi on 5-6 November 2015 upon the initiative of the directors of Ivane Javakhishvili University Tbilisi (TSU) and of Justus-Liebig-University Gießen (JLU), Prof. Dr. Vladimer Papava and Prof. Dr. Joybrato Mukherjee, attracted a wide audience form the entire EU Eastern Neighbourhood region.
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A lack of access to credit is a major challenge for small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries. In Tajikistan, one of the lesser developed countries of Central Asia, DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, is focusing on setting up a credit guarantee fund. DEG is the initiator of the Credit Guarantee Fund Tajikistan GmbH (CGFT), and is contributing EUR 5 million to capitalise the guarantee fund. Further sponsors are the Development Bank of Austria (OeEB), which is also providing EUR 5 million, and the Dutch development bank FMO with a contribution of EUR 2.5 million.
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topic | Deadline: 29 February 2016
German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) supports German Research Institutions and SMEs in cooperation with Central Asia and the South Caucasus
The call covers health care, food security and water supply and is open to universities, reséarch organisations and SMEs in Germany who can jointly apply with their partner institutions from Central Asia and the South Caucasus. Funded will be pilot measures for research partnerships suited to enhance the internationalisation of research, promote innovation, utilise local know-how or prepare joint participation in other programms. The call text is only available in German.
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BILAT-RUS Advanced Project completes its Activities
The project comprised 16 partners from the EU Member States and Russia, who collaborated to enhance the bilateral science, technology and innovation partnership between the Russian Federation and the EU Member States and Associated Countries. The project was coordinated by the DLR Project Management Agency, a part of the German Aerospace Center, and financed under the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme. BILAT-RUS Advanced was also entrusted with the coordination of activities within the 'EU-Russia Year of Science, Technology and Innovation 2014'. The main project outcomes are available on the BILAT-RUS Advanced website.
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In the presence of German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and the Ukrainian Prime Minister, Arsenij Jazenjuk, an intergovernmental agreement on the establishment of a German Chamber of Commerce in Kiev was signed on 23 October 2015.
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Norway publishes Roadmap for Research Cooperation with Russia
Russia is an important priority country for Norway, especially in terms of the countries’ common strategic interests in the northern areas. The following research fields are especially relevant for cooperation: polar research, marine research, petroleum, social science and the humanities, health, nuclear physics, space research, nanotechnology, aquaculture and marine technology.
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The first edtion of this Networking Guide has widely been used by researchers not only from Russia, but also from other countries in Eastern Europe, in the EU and worldwide. It has served educational purposes at universities and in trainings on the participation in international research projects. The guide is also recommended for professionals in the technology transfer area. The second edition has recently been published by the EU funded 'BILAT-RUS Advanced' project.
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New Technology Offers from Eastern Partnership Countries published
The NoGAP project bridges the gap between research and innovation and contributes to taking advantage of the innovation potential of SMEs. It is continually collecting technology offers, requests and expressions of interest from Eastern Partnership countries. The latest additions come from Georgia, earlier offers from Belarus. Visit the NoGAP website for details.
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A second edition of the guide for newcomers to 'Horizon 2020', the current EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, has been published in Belarus. This guide aims to inform those who just start their way in the Programme about its overall idea, logic and structure, as well as about the administrative procedures for becoming a partner in an international cooperation project funded under Horizon 2020.
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Horizon 2020 work programme for 2016-2017 published
The European Commission will invest almost €16 billion in research and innovation in the next two years under Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation funding scheme, following a new work programme for 2016-17 adopted on 13 October. It will support a range of cross-cutting initiatives: the modernisation of Europe's manufacturing industry (€1 billion); technologies and standards for automatic driving (over €100 million); the Internet of Things (€139 million); Industry 2020 in the Circular Economy (€670 million); and Smart and Sustainable Cities (€232 million). The work programme is now available on the participant portal.
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topic | published in September 2015
'Innovation Strategy in R&D projects: a step by step guide' is a practical, concise, and free-of charge downloadable guide, which was prepared by 19 contributors coming from all across the European Union. It explains why and when an innovation strategy is required in research & development projects. 'ARIaT – Horizon 2020 Annotated Research and Innovation Actions Template': The annotated template aims to assist applicants to the Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) and Innovation Actions (IA) of Horizon 2020 to better understand the requirements of the templates and better write innovation-related issues in the H2020 proposals.
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NATO tests telemedicine system in Ukraine
NATO is developing a multinational telemedicine system to improve access to health services and increase survival rates in emergency situations, including in remote areas. The technology was successfully live tested in Lviv, Ukraine. Once developed, the system will have a dual-use for both civilian and military application. Portable medical kits allow first responders to connect to the system to receive advice from medical specialists. Through the use of modern communications technologies, an international network of medical specialists will be able to assess the patient, determine the diagnosis and provide real-time recommendations.
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Presidents Poroshenko and Nazarbayev sign Ukraine-Kazakhstan Action Plan for 2015-2017
On October 8-9, 2015, at the invitation of President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbayev, President of Ukraine P.O. Poroshenko made an official visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Presidents of Ukraine and Kazakhstan expressed willingness to further deepen Ukrainian-Kazakh relations in political, trade-economic, scientific-technical, cultural, humanitarian and other spheres. Following the summit talks, the Ukraine-Kazakhstan Action Plan for 2015-2017 ('Roadmap - 5') was signed. It identifies the key vectors of bilateral cooperation for the near future.
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This Guide on Innovation Stimulation Instruments of the Russian Federation presents short descriptions of the various instruments available in the Russian Federation today for supporting innovation activities. The guide provides information on the type of instruments, the support available, application procedures, cooperation opportunities for partners from the EU, and contact details.
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The Opening Conference and kick-off meeting of the Horizon 2020 CREMLIN project is being held on 6-7 October 2015 at the National Research Center Kurchatov Institute in Moscow. The full title of the project is 'Connecting Russian and European Measures for Large-scale Research Infrastructures'. Its aim is to foster scientific cooperation between the Russian Federation and the European Union in the development and scientific exploitation of large-scale research infrastructures.
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topic 02.10.2015 | Yerevan, Armenia
On 2 October 2015, the ener2i project organised a Workshop on Energy and Innovation and a Brokerage Event in Yerevan, Armenia. Both ener2i events were embedded in the Sixth International Renewable and Clean Energy Conference and Exhibition (2-3 October 2015), which gathered around 150 participants from Armenia, EU Member States, Eastern Partnership (EaP) and Central Asian countries, and countries associated to Horizon 2020.
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On 2 October 2015, Asset Issekeshev, Minister of Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and Cristina Russo, Director for International Cooperation at the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission, participated in the 'EU-Kazakhstan: Innovation through Cooperation' workshop in Astana, Kazakhstan, co-funded by the European Union and Kazakhstan, and attended by more than 60 representatives from Central Asian countries and EU member states. Kazakhstan started its cooperation with European Union’s Framework Programmes 20 years ago in May 1995.
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ERA.Net Plus with Russia publishes lists of Funded Projects 2015
The ERA.Net RUS Plus Group of Funding Parties has selected 18 'Innovation' and 45 'Science & Technology' projects to be funded with a national financial volume of EUR 20 million including a topping-up from the EU of EUR 3.5 million. The Joint Call Secretariat received almost 300 project proposals, a huge response to the 2014 Joint Call, making ERA.Net RUS Plus the largest geographical ERA.NET and a flagship of EU-Russia science cooperation.
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topic 25.09.2015 | Chisinau, Moldova
The European Researchers' Night celebrated its 10th anniversary this year in 280 cities all over Europe and beyond. In Moldova Researchers Night 2015 took place on the square of the Academy of Sciences in Chisinau. The inclusive format of the event represents a new approach to the interaction between the research sector and the public. During the event the visitors had the chance to discover the world of science and meet the people behind labs and scientific experiments.
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topic 21.09.2015 - 25.09.2015 | Minsk, Belarus
The 'Horizon 2020 Week – 2015' was held in Minsk on 21-25 September 2015. It presented opportunities for Belarusian research organisations and businesses to participate in the Horizon 2020 calls for proposals 2016-2107. For Belarus, the start of Horizon 2020 has been quite promising: upon the results of the first year, 11 projects with national participants have already brought around 1,5 mln EUR. However, having almost 20 thousand researchers, Belarus has a much higher capacity.
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The EU Delegation to Ukraine and the Support Group for Ukraine of the European Commission, with the support of the INOGATE Technical Secretariat, are launching a series of high-level events on Energy Market Reform and Sustainable Energy Policy for Ukrainian policy and decision-makers. The first in the series of Policy Talks will be organised in mid-October and will be devoted to the topic of energy tariffs.
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'Stairway to Excellence' project calls for Speakers at upcoming S2E National Events
The S3 Platform assists EU countries and regions to develop, implement and review their Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3). In 2014 the European Commission launched the 'Cohesion Policy and the synergies with the research and development funds: the Stairway to Excellence (S2E)' project within the Smart Specialisation Platform (S3P). This project has opened a call for contributions to its 'National Events'. The next upcoming events will be in Lithuania (30 October) and Romania (20 November).
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New: Updated incrEAST Country Report for Kazakhstan now online
The 'Independent Advisory Board to support scientific research in Kazakhstan' (InExCB - KZ) has updated the incrEAST Country Report for Kazakhstan, which is now available online and for download in PDF format. The report provides detailed information about the scientific landscape, research structure, STI policies and international cooperation activities of Kazakhstan. Updated incrEAST Country Reports are also available for Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Ukraine.
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NATO and Ukraine strengthen scientific cooperation
The current security crisis in Ukraine has impacted scientific infrastructure and education institutes in the country. Through NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, the Alliance is engaging Allied and Ukrainian scientists and experts in practical cooperation, forging research networks and supporting capacity building in the country. Ideas to strengthen such support were identified at a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Joint Working Group on Scientific and Environmental Cooperation at NATO Headquarters on 18 September 2015.
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Horizon 2020 Draft Work Programmes 2016-2017
On the linked website you will find draft versions of the Horizon 2020 work programmes for 2016-2017. These documents are being made public just before the adoption process of the work programme to provide potential participants with the currently expected main lines of the work programme 2016-2017. They are not yet endorsed by the Commission and they do not in any way prejudge the final decision of the Commission.
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topic | Events in September - December 2015
It is not only the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP 21/ CPM 11) in Paris in November/December that should draw your attention to 'Energy' and 'Climate Change' issues this autumn: Several events in these fields with a dedicated focus on the Eastern Partnership Region and Central Asia will be taking place over the next months. For your convenience we have compiled some of the upcoming events that might interest you.
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topic 11.09.2015 | Central Asia call closed!
Twinning Grants a huge success – Central Asia call closed!
The IncoNet EaP and IncoNet CA 'Twinning Grants' support collaboration to jointly participate in Horizon2020 calls. Twinning is a core activity of both IncoNets and has a long tradition in Europe as a successful instrument in capacity building processes. Because of the great success of these calls, the funds are running out fast. The call for Central Asia is now closed; a new call for a restricted number of grants will be announced soon; for any queries please visit our website frequently or contact us by .
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Good News for EU-Russia Science Cooperation
The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation publishes dedicated calls to offer funding support for Russian Horizon 2020 participants in accordance with its own call procedures. Several of these – closing in September/ October 2015 – have been included in the latest issue of the 'S&T Gate RUS.EU' newsletter, which is compiled by the EU funded BILAT-RUS Advanced project.
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According to the statistics of German newspaper 'Die Welt', German academic exchange programmes are becoming more and more popular in Russia, as ITMO University reports. Currently about 4 000 young researchers and 10 000 students from Russia work and study in Germany.
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New: incrEAST Country Reports – 2015 Updates
The incrEAST 'Country Reports' on 12 countries in Eastern Europe, the Sourh Caucasus and Central Asia are updated by local experts on a yearly basis. The 2015 updates are currently being submitted to our Central Information Office and will be uploaded to this web portal soon. They wiil be available online and in PDF format (free download).
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Energy tour in Belarus to foster Green Economy
The main organisers of this event were the project 'Supporting the Transition to a Green Economy in the Republic of Belarus', funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme, and the NGO 'Center of Ecological Solutions'. Events of the Energy Tour were held on July, 15 in Starobin (Minsk region), and on July, 16 in Zhitkovichi city (Gomel region). A seminar and festival on green economy and energy efficiency subjects were the main features of the tour.
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ESMT, the European School of Management and Technology, will provide executive education for Uzbek managers in the area of corporate governance. The programme will focus on the basic principles and international standards of corporate governance. Additionally, modern management practices will be highlighted in the course. The first module starts on 8 September 2015 in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan.
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Ex-post Evaluation of International Cooperation Activities in the FP7 Capacities Programme
This report presents the findings of a group of independent experts tasked to undertake an evaluation of the International Cooperation (INCO) Activities under the Capacities 'pillar' of the EU's Seventh Framework Programme for Research (2007-2013). The ex-post evaluation takes stock of the dedicated activities undertaken to strengthen international cooperation, assesses them, and concludes by making a number of recommendations at both strategic and operational level in view of further work under Horizon 2020.
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New: Updated incrEAST Country Report for Ukraine now also in Russian
The National Information Centre for Ukraine-EU S&T Cooperation (NIP) has now also updated the incrEAST Country Report for Ukraine in Russian language. The report provides detailed information about the scientific landscape, research structure, STI policies and international cooperation activities of Ukraine. This is the first incrEAST Country Report to be updated in summer 2015, more will follow soon.
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On 1/2 July 2015, 20 funding parties from Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland, Turkey and Russia met at Saint Petersburg State University to take a final decision on multilateral research projects to be funded in the framework of the ERA.NET Plus with Russia, an initiative supported under the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7). 62 EU-Russia cooperation projects are being funded with EUR 20 million.
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'Environmental Policy Toolkit for Greening SMEs in EaP Countries' published
The objective of the 'Environmental Policy Toolkit for SME Greening' – published in the frame of the OECD's EaP GREEN programme – is to help governments in the European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) to design and implement key instruments to promote environmental compliance and green business practices among SMEs using the existing good practices in EU and other OECD countries. The Toolkit covers three categories of environmental policy instruments: regulatory simplification and incentives, informationbased tools, as well as financial and economic incentives.
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New: Updated incrEAST Country Report for Ukraine now online
The National Information Centre for Ukraine-EU S&T Cooperation (NIP) has updated the incrEAST Country Report for Ukraine, which is now available online and for download in PDF format. The report provides detailed information about the scientific landscape, research structure, STI policies and international cooperation activities of Ukraine. This is the first incrEAST Country Report to be updated in summer 2015, more will follow soon.
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Over 4000 project factsheets from Horizon 2020 – the first wave of the EU's biggest ever research and innovation framework programme – can now be browsed and searched on CORDIS, which is continuing its role as the European Commission's primary public repository, containing over 100 000 EU-funded research projects and results stretching back 25 years and now extending its services to Horizon 2020 projects.
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Azerbaijan: Job Announcement for Resident Twinning Advisor (RTA) Assistant for EU-Twinning Project
The website of the Delegation of the European Union to Azerbaijan features a job announcement for an RTA Assistant for EU Twinning Project AZ 14/ ENP/TP/34 entitled 'Support to the SMA to improve liability in the maritime transport in the Republic of Azerbaijan' between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Spain for 24 months. Applications will have to be submitted until 10 July 2015.
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Clima East project brings EaP countries together for climate change meeting with EU and Latvian officials
The EU-funded Clima East project, which helps Eastern Partnership countries to be better prepared to deal with climate change impacts, held a meeting in Riga last week to discuss ongoing UN negotiations on climate change. The two-day meeting was attended by representatives of the ministries dealing with Climate Change from the six EaP countries as well as officials from Latvia and the European Commission’s Directorate General for Climate Action.
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topic 29.06.2015 - 02.07.2015 | Chania, Greece
IncoNet EaP sessions on 'Bioremediation' and 'Phytoremediation' at the 6th European Bioremediation Conference
On 2nd of July 2015 the IncoNet EaP consortium organised sessions on Bioremediation and Phytoremediation which were an integral part of the 6th European Bioremediation Conference (EBC-VI) in Chania, Greece, on 29 June-2 July 2015.This particular event was a high profile conference at European level.
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BILAT-UKR*AINA projects completes its activities
Today is the last day of the BILAT-UKR*AINA project (Enhancing the BILATeral S&T Partnership with UKRraine * Advanced INnovative Approach), which has supported research, technology and innovation cooperation between the EU and Ukraine since 2012. The project was based on existing cooperation of the main stakeholders and built up on the results of previous projects funded under FP7 dealing with Ukraine, in particular BILAT-UKR (2008-2012).
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Ukrainian producers can now get acquainted with the EU Blue Guide in Ukrainian language to better understand the EU product rules and their application across different sectors of the single market. This publication of the European Commission aims to promote understanding of the regulatory regime of EU products. It is widely used in practice by economic entities, including manufacturers, importers and distributors which are operating in the EU or supply their products to the European market. The Blue Guide is a thorough manual for conformity assessment bodies and authorities of the Member States of the EU.
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Considering Central Asia as a region of strategic importance, the European Union has committed to establish a strong, durable and stable relationship with the five Central Asian countries. Eight years after the adoption of the Central Asia Strategy, the Council welcomes the substantial progress achieved in developing the EU's relations with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan as well as with the Central Asian region as a whole.
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Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy, and Ukraine's Economy Minister, Aivaras Abromavicius, yesterday signed a financing agreement worth €55 million for the programme 'EU Support to Ukraine to Re-launch the Economy' (EU SURE). On his visit to Ukraine the Commissioner said the EU SURE programme would support the development of SMEs and the recovery of those regions most affected by the conflict.
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topic 17.06.2015 - 18.06.2015 | Brussels, Belgium
Supported by the IncoNet Central Asia project, energy experts from all 5 Central Asian countries adressed by the project (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) participated in the 2015 European Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels from 17-18 June 2015.
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European Parliament emphasizes the need to promote cooperation with Russian researchers
In a resolution on the state of EU-Russia relations adopted on 10 June 2015, the European Parilament 'underlines the need to promote, as much as possible, people-to-people contacts and to maintain, despite the current state of relations, strong dialogue and cooperation between EU and Russian students and researchers'. While the overall tone of the resolution is critical, it allso stresses that 'a constructive relationship between the EU and Russia must be sought in the long run, in the interest of both parties and with a view to facing common global challenges'.
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The first ten projects of the new Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), a partnership between the EU and industry, will get underway with a total of €50 million from Horizon 2020, the EU's research funding programme, and a further €28 million from the industry. This is thanks to the signature of the grant agreements finalised on 15 June 2015.
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topic 16.06.2015 | Frankfurt a.M., Germany
2nd NoGAP Brokerage Event showcases technological potential of Eastern Partnership Countries
NoGAP's 2nd brokerage event was organised on 16 June in Frankfurt am Main/ Germany. The event was held in conjunction with the International Trade Fair 'ACHEMA 2015' targeting chemical and process industries at Frankfurt Exhibition Center.
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topic 15.06.2015 - 17.06.2015 | Riga, Latvia
First Innovative Enterprise Week
On behalf of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the European Commission, and the local Organising Committee invited innovation stakeholders to Riga. The conference brought together high level policy-makers, financial intermediaries and representatives of the research, innovation and business communities. For three days, participants discussed the European Union’s investment policies and its support for business development and innovation to further improve the standard of living in Europe.
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Ukraine's Minister of Education and Science welcomes new funding initiative by CRDF Global
With tensions in Ukraine rising and the country's future uncertain, CRDF Global has created a new emergency fund to support scientists and innovators. While Ukraine has an established system of science and higher education it has been severely affected by a lack of funding and security due to the current crisis. Accompanying the announcement of the 'Emergency Fund for Ukraine's Scientists and Innovators', Serhiy Kvit, Ukraine's Minister of Education and Science, released a statement outlining the significance of this new effort.
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EU will maintain scientific ties with Russia despite escalating tensions
Science diplomacy can light the way where other kinds of politics and diplomacy have failed, according to Research Commissioner Carlos Moedas. While EU-Russian diplomacy gets more strained by the week, science communication lines will remain open, the EU Research Commissioner Carlos Moedas said on a visit to the US this week, as 'Science|Business' reports.
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NoGAP Newsletter No.8
Events, open calls, information on innovation clusters and cooperation success stories – the NoGAP newsletter brings you up-to-date with the latest developments in enery research, both in the EU and in the Eastern Partnership countries.
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EU project trains Ukrainian manufacturers on entering the EU market
Ahead of establishing a free trade area between EU and Ukraine, Ukrainian manufacturers can raise their knowledge on the state of adapting the Ukrainian legislation to the European 'New Approach' and on how to export products into the EU. From May till September 2015 EU experts on technical regulations will inform Ukrainian businesses all over Ukraine on the state of adaptation and on how to cope with a range of EU technical requirements for products.
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topic 28.05.2015 | Chisinau, Moldova
On 28 May 2015, the second edition of the intellectual contest 'Science Slam Moldova', one of the most popular interactive science events, took place in Chisinau. It featured the most sizzling scientific battles between four young researchers from different areas of research.
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topic 26.05.2015 - 28.05.2015 | Minsk, Belarus
Promoting innovation in the Eastern Partnership countries and sharing the best EU practices with them in fostering commercialisation and technology transfer is one of the main goals of the IncoNet EaP project. To reach it, a training on innovation was organised by Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação Ltd., Portugal (SPI), and the Belarusian Institute of System Analysis and Information Support for Scientific and Technical Sphere (BelISA) with the assistance of project partners from Austria, Germany and EaP countries on 26-28 May 2015 at the Renaissance Hotel in Minsk, Belarus.
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topic 28.05.2015 | Moscow, Russia
On 28 May 2015, the Higher School of Economics hosted the international workshop 'State-of-the-art Competence Center Programmes in Europe. Opportunities for EU-Russia science and technology collaboration'. The workshop was held in the framework of the EU-Russian project BILAT-RUS-Advanced. The organisers from the Russian side were the Russian Technology Transfer Network and the Higher School of Economics.
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Russian Ministry of Education and Science announces financial support to Russian participants in Horizon 2020
The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation has worked out a financial support scheme for Russian participants in the EU programme 'Horizon 2020' in various areas. This is the top news in the current issue of the S&T Gate RUS.EU newsletter published today.
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topic 26.05.2015 - 29.05.2015 | Minsk, Belarus
NoGAP Transfer Week between Belarus and Germany
The NoGAP Transfer Week I (Belarus-Germany) took place in Minsk on 26-29 May 2015. The inviting party of the meeting was the Republican Centre for Technology Transfer (RCTT) with the support of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the Belarusian State Agrarian Technical University (BSATU) and the Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum (SEZ), Germany. The Transfer Week will be continued in June 2015 with a string of events, including the NoGAP Brokerage Event in Frankfurt.
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topic 21.05.2015 - 22.05.2015 | Riga, Latvia
The Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga held by the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU brought together the political leadership of the 28 EU Member States and six EaP partner countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine – as well as the EU institutions, including Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, and Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission.
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topic 20.05.2015 - 22.05.2015 | Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Benchmarking of the 'Centre of Innovative Development of Science and New Technologies' (CIDS&NT)
A benchmarking exercise was carried out at the 'Centre of Innovative Development of Science and New Technologies' in Dushanbe on 20-22 May 2015. CIDS&NT is a core institute for research in the renewable energy sector.
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topic 18.05.2015 - 19.05.2015 | Almaty, Kazakhstan
Benchmarking of the 'Kazakh Research Institute of Power Engineering named after Academician S.C. Chokin' JSC (KazRIPE)
A benchmarking exercise was carried out at the Kazakh Research Institute of Power Engineering in Almaty on 18-19 May 2015. KazRIPE is a core institute for research in the energy sector. It has been involved in solving problems of the industrial-innovative development of Kazakhstan and the modernisation of the economy. The management of the KazRIPE, scientific and administration staff participated in the Benchmarking activity.
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Road to Paris: Climate-KIC highlights innovation at European Adaptation Conference ECCA 2015
With the UN’s crucial COP21 climate change conference in December approaching, Climate-KIC makes the case for innovation at the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA) in Copenhagen with a key note, workshops and start-up showcase. Climate-KIC is Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership, working together to address the challenge of climate change.
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The European Innovation Union Scoreboards provide a comparative assessment of research and innovation performance in Europe. The scoreboards help countries and regions identify the areas they need to address. Sweden has confirmed its innovation leadership. It is followed by Denmark, Finland, and Germany as European Innovation Leaders.
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topic 10.05.2015 - 16.05.2015 | Chisinau & Soroca, Moldova
On 10 May 2015, the 'Europe Day' event took place in the Chisinau Downtown where the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, the Centre for International Projects and National Contact Points Network promoted the Horizon 2020 programme through promotion materials, open funding opportunities, and success stories on participation in the EU Framework Programme. This activity was continued on 16 May 2015 with the 'European Village' organised in Soroca. The latter took place in conjunction with the official launching of Soroca Fortress, which was restored with support of EU funding under the 'Medieval Jewelries: Khotyn, Soroca, Suceava Mejekss' project.
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A Skoltech initiative to accelerate the adoption of advanced technologies throughout Russia received official support from leading research universities, which signed up for a newly formed organisation: the International Proof of Concept Centers Association (IPOCA).
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topic 28.06.2015 - 01.07.2015 | Leiden, Netherlands
'STI International Cooperation Network for Central Asian Countries' – panel session at EARMA2015
The IncoNet CA project is organising a panel session on EU STI cooperation with Central Asia at the 21th Annual Conference of the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA), 28th June - 1st July 2015 in Leiden, The Netherlands. This year's EARMA conference theme is 'Global Outreach: Enabling Cultures and Diversity in Research Management and Administration'.
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On 15 April, the Green Bridge Forum 2015 opened in Jūrmala, Latvia. On 16 April the Forum discussions on regional cooperation continued. Within three sessions, the delegates of the Forum have reviewed the state of play and the future of cooperation between the European Union and Central Asia, environment investment projects, and challenges lying ahead.
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The ener2i Innovation Voucher Competition in Moldova 2014 generated a high interest among Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and research organisations in Moldova. In total 34 applications were submitted to the competition.
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topic 17.04.2015 | Tashkent, Uzbekistan
On 17 April 2015 an Information Day on Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, was held at the 'Miran International' hotel in the frame of the IncoNet CA project.
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topic 15.04.2015 | Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
On 15 April 2015 the National Coordinating Center of Horizon 2020 in the Kygryz Republic held an Informational Seminar on the European Union's Framework Programme for Science and Innovation 'Horizon 2020'.
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On 3-6 March 2015 INOGATE experts conducted meetings with Energy Service Companies (ESCO) of Moldova to review the current legislative framework, to identify obstacles to the successful implementation of Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) in the country and to develop draft legislation including secondary legislative acts.
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topic | published in April 2015
Participant Portal Country Page for Russia: National and EU-related funding opportunities, National Contact Points and more
This document compiled by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science contains a clear statement regarding funding of Russian participants in H2020 projects, gives a broad list of specific topics of interest, and provides a structured list of the Russian NCPs.
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topic 30.03.2015 - 03.04.2015 | Kyrgyzstan
Since the revolution of 2010 Kyrgyzstan has been initiating a wide range of policy reforms and currently plans to include the science and research system into this process. New strategies are being developed and new laws in the area of scientific and technological development are being prepared. Therefore the Government of Kyrgyzstan has asked for an analysis of the science, technology and innovation system of Kyrgyzstan, which has recently been conducted by the IncoNet CA project.
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The list of research priorities for Beralus in the years 2016–2020 has been approved by the Resolution of the Council of Ministers. There is one importante change in comparison the S&T priorities for 2011–2015: Almost all the priorities have been formulated more vaguely, e.g. 'Medicine and Pharmacy' instead of 'Medical, Diagnostic, Preventive and Rehabilitative Technologies, Cellular and Molecular Biology Technologies in Medicine, Apparatus and Instruments for Medical Purposes'. Moreover, in the previous budgetary cycle, each priority was further divided in 6-16 sub-priorities, while now, it seems, almost every sub-topic can be supported.
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The ASEAN-EU Science, Technology and Innovation Days 2015 took place in Paris, France from 17-19 March under the overarching theme 'Excellent science in ASEAN'. The 2nd edition of this forum-like event attracted a wide range of stakeholders engaged in international science cooperation, scientific research or innovation. The Eastern Partnership and Central Asian countries were in the focus of two well visited side-events: One dicussed potential impacts of Climate Change on water management, the other tackled non-infectious lung diseases and infectious diseases.
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topic 22.04.2015 - 26.04.2015 | Kherson, Ukraine
The EU Delegation in Ukraine, in cooperation with the Centre for Ukrainian Reform Education, has opened a call for applications for the 12th EU Study Days’ session in Ukraine, aimed at helping Ukrainian students and graduates enhance their knowledge of the EU.
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EaP Index 2014 shows mixed results on the way to European integration
The new 2014 edition of the 'The European Integration Index for Eastern Partnership Countries' has been published. Measuring annual trajectory of the Eastern Partnership countries towards the European integration, the 2014 edition shows a mixed set of results for the six Eastern partner countries: Moldova and to an even greater degree Georgia continued steady progress in integration with the EU; Armenia and Ukraine experienced a stop-and-start trajectory, and a range of internal and external challenges.
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New video about International Cooperation in Research and Innovation
The European Commission has published a short video about international cooperation in research and innovation under Horizon 2020, the current Framework Programme of the European Union. The EU is a world leader in research and innovation. With 7% of the world's population, it accounts for 24% of the world expenditure on research, 32% of the high impact publications and 32% of the patent applications. Horizon 2020 is the most open research and innovation programme in the world. Watch the video and find out more.
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The agreement will allow Moldova to participate in Creative Europe, the EU programme for the cultural, creative and audio-visual sectors. Joining Creative Europe will let Moldovan cultural and creative organisations collaborate with counterparts from all over Europe and access funding for cultural cooperation projects, subscribe to literary translation schemes, and join European cultural networks.
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Researchers, businesses and innovators from Ukraine will now be able to fully participate in Horizon 2020, the European Union's research and innovation funding programme, on equal terms with EU Member States and other associated countries. This is thanks to the Agreement for the Association of Ukraine to Horizon 2020, signed today in Kyiv by Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, and Serhiy Kvit, Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine.
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BILAT-UKR*AINA Newsletter No 8 published
This quarterly newsletter keeps you informed about current and forthcoming BILAT-UKR*AINA project activities and current developments in EU-Ukraine Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) cooperation. Among others the current issue includes information about the outcomes of the BILAT-UKR*AINA 2nd Stakeholders’ Forum 'Enhancing Ukraine’s Competitiveness in RI on the way to the Association to Horizon 2020', which was held in Kyiv on 27-28 January 2015.
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Ukraine's Science Minister recommends to sign Agreement on Horizon 2020 Participation soon
As 'Pan European Networks' reports, the Ukrainian Minister for Science and Education, Serhiy Kvit, is encouraging his government to get involved in the EU’s current research and innovation framework programme. Speaking at a cabinet meeting, Kvit said that at 'this time when we have significant problems with funding of the scientific research, our universities, our research investments must get access to such a big grant programme.' The minister also pointed out that association agreement with the European Commission to participate in Horizon 2020 needs to be signed by 20 March 2015.
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2nd edition of 'EU-Russia Year of Science 2014 – 12 Months of Excellence and Cooperation in Science, Higher Education and Innovation' published
This booklet provides a chronology of the events which have taken place as part of the EU-Russia Year of Science, and with its selection of some (but by no means all) of its highlights tries to give a flavour of the vibrancy and dynamism which made the Year such a success.
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EU project will support reform of Vocational Education Training in Georgia
The EU has launched a new 36-month project, providing support to reform of Vocational Education Training, and reforms in the labour market in Georgia. The project will provide technical assistance and support in skills development and in managing and monitoring policies, evaluation of reform activities and human resources management.
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Researchers from Belarus seek international cooperation – current offers
RCTT, the 'Republican Centre for Technology Transfer', regularly publishes new technology offers and requests from Belarusian organisations who are looking for cooperation partners. The March update ranges from agricuture to sutainable energy. The webiste links to the individual offers and provides a reply form in Russian language to contact the respective organisation.
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topic | take part until 31 March 2015!
Danube-INCO.NET invites you to fill in a questionnaire in order to better understand barriers and obstacles in relation to international cooperation in Research, Technological Development and Innovation (RTDI), as well as pitfalls including the socio-cultural aspects. The goal is to eventually propose recommendations for the policy making system. The deadline is 31 March 2015.
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Conclusions of the EU-Central Asia Policy Stakeholders Conference on Climate Change
This 16 pages brochure sums up the results and recommendations of the EU-Central Asia Policy Stakeholders Conference which took place in Bishkek in September 2014 and focused on joint endeavours to address climate change.
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topic 26.02.2015 | Minsk, Belarus
Seminar titled 'A Career in Science and Process of Technology Transfer' took place in Minsk on 26 February 2015. The event was held at the Researcher Training Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. The seminar was attended by young scientists from 8 organisations of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. The seminar was moderated by Director of RCTT Dr. Alexander Uspenskiy.
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topic 26.02.2015 | Kyiv, Ukraine
IncoNet EaP Workshop on the Enterprise Europe Network successfully held in Kyiv
The Enterprise Europe Network Workshop was organised by the TBI Kharkov Technologies (KT) from Ukraine and the Institute of Technological Research PAN (IPPT PAN) from Poland and carried out within the activities of IncoNet EaP. The idea of the workshop on the Enterprise Europe Network was to reflect on successful examples of cooperation of the EaP countries with the EEN and to propose ways to extend the network in other EaP countries.
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topic 23.02.2015 - 24.02.2015 | London, UK
Kazakh Minister speaks at Workshop on 'EU-Kazakhstan Cooperation in Research, Innovation and Investment'
On 24 February 2015, the Ministry for Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan conducted a workshop on 'EU-Kazakhstan Cooperation in Research, Innovation and Investment' in cooperation with various partners. The workshop took place in the frame of the Kazakh Prime Minister's attandance of the Global Law Summit in London. The main objective of the workshop was to discuss the possibilities of enhancing cooperation between the European Union and the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of research, technological development and innovation.
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Since the beginning of this year, the University of Economics and Environment, Nürtingen Geislingen (HfWU) has been running the German Agricultural Centres (DAZ) in Ukraine and Kazakhstan, which were founded in 2009 and 2011 respectively. The agricultural centers are training, demonstration and research institutions which contribute to the modernisation of agriculture in these countries. The centres are supported by a group of leading European companies from the agricultural sector. They are financially supported by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL).
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Facilitating EU-Russian Scientific and Societal Engagement
In an article for 'Science and Diplomacy', a quartely publication of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the authors Alexander Sokolov, Karel Haegeman, Manfred Spiesberger, and Mark Boden reflect on EU-Russia relations in the field of science and technology cooperation. They describe an approach aimed at better understanding the related challenges and determining how future scientific collaborations can most appropriately and effectively tackle them.
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Conclusions of the EU-Eastern Partnership Policy Stakeholders Conference on Climate Change
This 12 pages brochure aquaints you with results and recommendations of the 7th Eastern Partnership Policy Stakeholders Conference which took place in Yerevan in May 2014 and focused on joint endeavours to address climate change.
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topic 16.06.2015 | Frankfurt a.M., Germany
2nd NoGAP Brokerage Event in Frankfurt am Main/ Germany - Call for proposals
NoGAP is looking for novel ideas which could have a strategic and meaningful impact to the energy sector in the EU and the Eastern Partnership region. If you are a researcher an/or an entrepreneur from the European Union or the Eastern Partnership region, you are encouraged to respond to this call.
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'Polish Erasmus for Ukraine' – Poland supports Ukraine in Higher Education
Poland's Ministry of Science wants 400 more students and 50 graduate students from Ukraine to start studying in Poland in February 2015 - said Polish Minister of Science Lena Kolarska-Bobińska, who met with the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine, Serhiy Kwit in late January. The Polish Science Minister visited Kiev as a member of the government delegation of Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz, which met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenjouk.
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topic 25.02.2015 | Brussels, Belgium
Founded in 1992 as a multigovernment nonproliferation programme, ISTC has become an organisation connecting scientists from Russia, and other CIS countries with their peers in the EU, Japan, Republic of Korea, Norway and the United States. On 25 February a 'Scientific Strategy Meeting' in Brussels will discuss future scientific priorities and funding mechanisms. The new ISTC Headquaters have already taken office on the premises of Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. The Moscow office is expected to close in 2015.
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Russian science minister Livanov announces support for research in 'promising areas of multilateral cooperation' under Horizon 2020
In an interview with weekly science magazine 'nature', Dmitry Livanov said that the government is planning support for researchers in potential areas of international collaboration under Horizon 2020. Like other industrialised countries and emerging economies Russia is not eligible for funding from the European Commission. Livanov announced a scheme to support Russian researchers’ participation in Horizon 2020 for next year. The minister specifically mentioned 'Future Emerging Technologies and ERA-NET projects' as areas of cooperation.
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Networking made easy - in the EU, the Eastern Partnership and worldwide
The EU webplatform 'capacity4dev.eu' enables you to interact in online groups for the worldwide development community. You can provide your own profile, exchange your experience with others working in your field, upload documents and more. Here just a few of the groups that might be interesting for you: 'Environment in the EU's Eastern Neighbours', 'European Neighbourhood and Russia', 'Communicating EU-Ukraine cooperation' or 'MedMedia Neighbourhood & Russia'. Or maybe you want to start your own group?
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Web portal 'Horizon 2020 Ukraine' provides comprehensive information in Ukrainian language and links to National Contact Points
All about Horizon 2020, the EU's current Framework Programme for Ressearch and Innovation, in Ukrainian language, plus related news, events, and documents. The portal also offers links to the Ukrainian National Contact Points, which provide support and advice to Ukrainian participants in Horizon 2020.
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topic 27.01.2015 - 28.01.2015 | Kyiv, Ukraine
BILAT-UKR*AINA 2nd Stakeholders’ Forum: Enhancing Ukraine’s Competitiveness in RI on the way to the Association to Horizon 2020
Lessons learnt and good practices in the process of Ukraine's association to the EU Framework Programmes were in the focus of the 2nd Stakeholders’ Forum of the BILAT-UKR*AINA project. Also on the agenda were STI policies and other measures to promote innovation. In addition to presentations by expert speakers the forum offered plenty of opportunity for discussions. The event atracted more than 70 participants.
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topic 22.01.2015 - 23.01.2015 | Athens, Greece
On 22-23 January 2015, the Centre for Regional and International STI Studies & Support (CeRISS, Greece) and the Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI, Austria) organised a Kick-off Meeting for the S&T Policy Mix Peer Reviews of Armenia, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan in the framework of the IncoNet EaP and IncoNet CA projects. At the meeting, senior experts and policy-makers from the EU Member States and Associated Countries as well as high-level stakeholders from Armenia, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan specified the areas to be reviewed and set a time schedule for the on-site visits of the three expert panels in March/ April 2015.
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‘Noah's Ark’: Russia to build world's first DNA databank of all living things
Moscow State University (MSU) has been awarded Russia’s largest-ever science grant for the project ‘Noah’s Ark’ on the construction of a 430 sq km facility to hold DNA. If the project is successful it will hold DNA samples from every known species, living and extinct, by 2018. The database will collect biomaterials from all of MSU’s scientific branches including the zoological museum, botanical garden and anthropological museum. All of the universities departments will be involved in the project including research and collecting materials.
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Kazakhstan-UK: The 'Newton – Al-Farabi Partnership Programme' supports capacity building, people exchange and joint centres
The Newton Fund is part of the UK’s official development assistance. Its aim is to develop science and innovation partnerships that promote the economic development and welfare of developing countries. The 'Newton – Al-Farabi Partnership Programme' is a five-year, £20 million joint programme launched in 2014 by the UK Government and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The programme will initially support capacity building, people exchange and joint centres. By working together on bi-latereal programmes the UK and Kazakhstan hope to build strong, sustainable, systemic relationships in research and innovation.
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The Kyrgyzstan Virtual Science Library has launched a remote log in feature, which will allow researchers to log into the VSL through any internet connection. Remote log in will facilitate the viewing and downloading of peer-reviewed journal articles by allowing graduate students, professors, and researchers to enter the VSL portal at their universities, libraries, home computers, or even abroad. To register, each user is required to provide basic contact information and the institution with which he/she is affiliated.
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Factsheet on local support for Horizon 2020 participants from Russia published
A short factsheet outlining the general framework of EU-Russia science and technlogy cooperation under Horizon 2020 was recently published as part of the online manual of the EU's participant portal. The factsheet also lists current contact options for further information. Russian National Contact Points (NCPs) are now being appointed. Their contact information is expected to become available shortly.
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topic | Take part in the survey until 28 January 2015!
The IncoNet EaP and IncoNet CA projects are conducting a survey about the framework conditions and cooperation opportunities of STI in general and more particularly between the EU and the Eastern Partnership countries as well as betwee the EU and Central Asian countries. With the related questionnaires they would like to measure the development of potentials of bi-regional Science, Technology and Innovation cooperation over time. The survey will be repeated after 15 months to get comparative data for analysis.
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What are the European Union’s main challenges which the incoming Latvian Presidency of the EU Council will need to address? On 4 December 2014 a large-scale Latvian EU Pre-Presidency conference titled 'Moving the Union forward: Involvement, Growth, Sustainability' was held in Riga. EU relations with the Eastern Partnership and the Central Asian countries ranked high on the agenda.
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Azerbaijan increases its international science cooperation
In recent years, international cooperation of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) has increased significantly. Connections with the academic institutions of foreign countries and international organisations has entered a new stage according to the President of ANAS, academician Akif Alizadeh, who emphasizes the great importance of relations with foreign countries and the benefits gained from their experience. He stresses the interest of scientific institutions in Horizon 2020 and notes that, to ensure the active participation of scientists in the programme, national focal points for 16 priority areas habe been identified.
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Georgia’s Ministry of Energy and the National Statistics Office GEOSTAT have officially presented a major development in the energy statistics of Georgia – a complete energy balance developed in line with the internationally accepted standards. The work was done with the assistance of the EU-funded INOGATE Programme.
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topic 02.03.2015 - 06.03.2015 | Brussels, Belgium
ES:GC2 – 'EU Science: Global Challenges, Global Collaboration'
The biennial conference on 'EU Science: Global Challenges, Global Collaboration' (ES:GC2) brings together scientists, high-level government officials, policy-makers and industry representatives from six continents, to explore the role of science and research collaboration in addressing global challenges. The event has several key elements including plenary sessions, scientific and technical seminars, consortium building meetings, and accompanying social events.
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topic 11.01.2015 - 20.01.2015 | Saarbruecken, Germany
The Winter School in European Integration is carried out by the Europa-Institut of the Saarland University and receives financial support from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). It will take place from January 11 – 20, 2015 at the Europa-Institut in Saarbrücken, Germany. The Winter School’s theme is 'Democracy and Human Rights in the European Union'.
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On 5 December 2014, the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (COSME) was officially launched in the Republic of Moldova. The event was conducted by the Organisation for the Development of the SME Sector in Moldova (ODIMM) in partnership with the Ministry of Economy, and with the support of the EU Technical Assistance to Sector Budget Support Programme 'Economic Stimulation in Rural Areas'.
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Horizon 2020 Practical Guide for Russian Researchers
This brochure in Russian language offers comprehensive information about Horizon 2020. It is specifically directed at researchers from Russia.
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OpenAIRE2020: Making EU research accessible to all
The wealth of the European Union's scientific research is to be made open to all. A year after the start of the EC's Horizon 2020 framework programme, OpenAIRE enters a new phase of funding with a continuation project: OpenAIRE2020, starting in January 2015. The initiative will implement the H2020 Open Access policies and mandates for publications . 50 partners, from all EU countries, and beyond, will collaborate to work on this large-scale initiative that aims to promote open scholarship and substantially improve the discoverability and reusability of research publications and data.
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NoGAP Newsletter on 'Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy' - issue 6
Events, open calls, information on innovation clusters and cooperation success stories – the NoGAP newsletter brings you up-to-date with the latest developments in enery research, both in the EU and in the Eastern Partnership countries. The NoGAP project aims to bridge the gap between research and innovation and contributes to taking advantage of the innovation potential of SMEs based on a better cooperation with researchers, transferring and using knowledge resulting from research. The overall objective of the project is to reinforce cooperation with Eastern Partnership countries.
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topic 10.12.2014 - 12.12.2014 | Rome, Italy
The IncoNet EaP and IncoNet CA projects promote international STI cooperation and research policy dialogue between the EU and its member states on the one hand, and the Eastern Partnership and Central Asia Countries on ther other. One of the projects' tasks is to collaborate with EU Innovation Platforms. In this context the Agency for the Promotion of European Research (APRE) organised the participation of innovative EaP and CA energy researchers in the 2014 SET Plan Conference. The event was held in Rome on 10-11 December under the auspices of the Italian Presidency of the European Union.
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topic | Deadline: 12 May 2015
Horizon 2020 Call 'Encouraging the research and innovation cooperation between the Union and selected regional partners – proposals targeting Eastern Partnership'
On 10 December 2014 a new call trageting the Eastern Partnership has opened. Its aim is to stimulate and enhance the cooperation between researchers from the Union and those of the regional partners in question, including and in particular through Horizon 2020 and the partner's funding programmes; and to eliminate remaining obstacles to cooperation between researchers from the Union and its international regional partners. Proposals should target international partners in a regional context.
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EU-Russia Year of Science 2014 – 12 Months of Excellence and Cooperation in Science, Higher Education and Innovation
This booklet provides a chronology of the events which have taken place as part of the EU-Russia Year of Science, and with its selection of some (but by no means all) of its highlights tries to give a flavour of the vibrancy and dynamism which made the Year such a success. Scientific cooperation between the European Union, its Member States and the Russian Federation has been a story of remarkable achievements. A story which will be continued beyond the EU-Russia Year of Science 2014.
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First figures of EAP Index 2014 presented at the 'Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Assembly'
Early EaP Index 2014 results were presented at the 'Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Assembly', which took place in Batumi, Georgia, on 20-21st of November. The figures were rather preliminary, but it is noteworthy that Georgia and Moldova are taking the first places across the 3 dimensions of the Index (Linkage, Management, Approximation). The new edition of the Index is currently being finalised and will be presented within the next weeks. The European Integration Index for Eastern Partnership Countries is a tool of civil society monitoring and serves as a speedometer of European integration for EaP countries.
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Boosting scientific cooperation with Ukraine
Ukraine is now the top beneficiary of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, according to a feature article on the NATO website. Practical, scientific cooperation with the country is being increased substantially in response to the crisis in Ukraine. Previously, Russia received the most SPS funds but cooperation has been suspended until further notice. The SPS Programme is a NATO policy tool that enhances cooperation and dialogue with all partners, based on scientific research, innovation, and knowledge exchange. It provides funding, expert advice, and support to security-relevant activities.
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Are you a researcher from an Eastern Partnership or a Central Asian country? We support you to meet partners in the EU!
Our grant scheme financially supports the participation of local researchers from EaP and CA countries in large-scale brokerage events in the EU Members States or Associated Countries. The thematic priorities of the call are Health, Energy and Climate Change. A special grant published today may help you to take part in the ASEAN-EU STI Days 2015 in Paris from 17 to 19 March 2015, if you are a researcher working in specific areas of health (infectious or lung diseases) or environment issues (water manangement or water-energy-food nexus). For the event in Paris apply until 16 January 2015, for other EU Brokerage Events until 31 January 2015.
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Could the Central European states of the V4 play a role in integrating Central Asia?
In an acrticle for 'Visegrad Insight ' Michał Romanowski, program coordinator at the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Warsaw, reflects on the role the Visegrad Group countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, in short: V4) could play in successfully integrating the countries of Central Asia. He sees some parallels between the two regions: Similarly to the V4 countries, Central Asia is caught between the two worlds – the East and the West, and both regions have comparable populations ranging around 60 million. But there are also major differences.
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Active in Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy or Bioeconomy? Join the Danube INCO.Net Database!
The Danube-INCO.NET project is carrying out a mapping exercise aimed to identify the most relevant stakeholders active in the field of energy efficiency, renewable energy and the bioeconomy in the Danube Region (including Moldova and Ukraine). The result of this effort will be a constantly upgraded database that will prove an efficient tool for networking, with the ultimate goal to support concrete cooperation activities and the creation of international partnerships.
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Policy Background: Should the EU rethink relationships in Europe’s East?
In this article FRIDE (a European think tank for global action) draws attention to the European Union’s policy towards the Eastern neighbourhood and urges the new high representative for foreign affairs and security policy to set the neighbourhood policy as a top priority for the comming term. The author, Jos Boonstra, suggests that the EU’s Eastern Partnership policy must be more flexible, bilaterally customised, and extend cooperation beyond the six Eastern Partnership countries.
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Moldovan inventions were presented at the 63rd edition of 'Brussels Innova', the world exhibition on inventions, research and new technologies, which was held from 13-15 November 2014. The Republic of Moldova was represented by the Agency for Innovation and Technology Transfer, and the State Agency on Intellectual Property. They showcased nine new products developed in the last two years. Following the assessment of an international jury, Moldovan inventors were awarded six gold medals, two silver medals, one bronze medal, and two special prizes.
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CERN Open Data Portal launched – publishing first data of LHC experiments
CERN has launched its Open Data Portal where data from real collision events, produced by experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will for the first time be made openly available to all. 'Launching the CERN Open Data Portal is an important step for our Organization. Data from the LHC programme are among the most precious assets of the LHC experiments, that today we start sharing openly with the world. We hope these open data will support and inspire the global research community, including students and citizen scientists,' says CERN Director-General Rolf Heuer.
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On the occasion of the official launch of the UNECE Innovation Performance Review of Armenia in Yerevan on 14 November 2014, the two sides agreed to cooperate on innovation policy reform. Under the agreement, which is to be signed at the 66th session of the Economic Commission for Europe in April 2015, UNECE will provide policy advice and capacity building services to Armenia over the coming three years to strengthen the innovative capacity of the Armenian economy. Armenia also invited UNECE to conduct a second Innovation Performance Review in 2017 to assess progress.
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topic 18.11.2014 | Brussels, Belgium
The European Union and the Kyrgyz Republic held their thirteenth Cooperation Council meeting on 18 November 2014. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Benedetto Della Vedova, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of Italy, as the head of the EU delegation. The delegation of the Kyrgyz Republic was led by Mr Erlan Abdyldaev, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic.
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Analysing Kazakhstan's Deepening Ties with Europe
In an article for the 'Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst' Nicklas Norling, Research Fellow at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, has a closer look at the new enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and Kazakhstan. According to Norling the EU is still underestimating Kazakhstan' role as a key oil supplier to Europe and one of the most important sources of energy diversification. He also points out that Kazakhstan is among the most economically EU-oriented post-Soviet states and one of only three whose trade with the EU is growing relative to that with other countries.
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New publication highlights Energy Developments in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia
A new publication by the International Energy Agency (IEA) highlights the energy policies and sector developments of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan during 2012-13 and provides a summary of key recommendations for policy makers in the region. This publication has been produced with European Union financial assistance provided through the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument.
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Twinning Grants – Information now also available in Russian
Twinning has a long tradition in Europe as an efficient instrument in the capacity building process. It was successfully used in the building of the governmental capacities in the New Member States and afterwards it was inherited in many other areas. The IncoNet CA & EaP grant scheme is envisaged to become a tool for developing sustainable cooperation between experienced partners from the EU and from Central Asian and Eastern Partnership countries.
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Discussing the the future of innovation policy
A new European Commission is about to take office, and an updated UK strategy for science and innovation is expected in the next few weeks, so this might be a good moment to debate the future of innovation policy. In an article published in The Guardian, Johan Schot, Director of the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex, raises the question whether 'innovation' can really be an end in itsself and what needs to be done to develop innovation policies that creatively tackle the societal challenges of the future.
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The dust over Central Asia plays a crucial role in Central Asia’s climate change. To understand this, knowledge about the dust’s properties and transport needs to be gained. On that account, the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan and the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS) will conduct a joint measurement campaign until fall 2016. A cooperation agreement was signed by both partners whereby the basis for the joint Tajik-German project CADEX (Central Asian Dust Experiment) was set up.
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Russia is developing a hybrid nuclear reactor that uses both nuclear fusion and fission, according to Mikhail Kovalchuk, Director of the National Research Center 'Kurchatov Institute', and Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). He added that the project is open for international collaboration, particularly from Chinese scientists. The new hybrid nuclear reactor will use a fusion reaction as a source of neutrons to initiate a fission reaction in a 'blanket' of traditional nuclear fuel. The approach is supposed to have a number of potential benefits in terms of safety, non-proliferation and the cost of generated energy.
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The third annual forum and exhibition 'Open Innovations' was held in Moscow on 14-16 October 2014, bringing together over 15 thousand participants from 70 countries. As the People’s Republic of China became an official partner country of the event, Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, was an honorable guest at the 'Open Innovations' Forum 2014.
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topic 24.10.2014 | Kyiv, Ukraine
On 24 October, the launch conference for the Ukrainian National Technology Platform on Advanced Materials took place in Kyiv. Bringing together the capacities of Ukrainian material science research and industry in this field, UNTPAM aims to strengthen innovative developments, facilitate coherence in national and international cooperation and initiate the definition of a strategic research agenda for Ukraine. Expected long-term results include a significant acceleration of the implementation of scientific results, improved research funding, an increase in the number of work places and an improved access to the European and world markets.
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Cooperation projects play important role in EU-Russia science partnership
Since 2005 the EU and Russia have committed to creating a 'Common Space on Research, Education and Culture'. An article on the web portal of the European Commission highlights the role of ERA.Net RUS and BILAT-RUS in developing this 'Common Space'. While BILAT-RUS promoted the Science & Technology (S&T) potential between Russia, the EU, Candidate Countries and other Associated Countries, ERA.Net RUS focused more on enhancing the joint funding mechanism. ERA.Net RUS Plus and BILAT-RUS-Advanced are seen as an important next step to completing the European Research Area (ERA).
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New guide on EU funding for regional authorities and SMEs that develop dual use technologies
A new publication has been released this month by the European Commission's Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry. The guide is intended for small and medium-sized companies developing technologies for use on both civil and military markets (so called 'dual use' technologies) and presents opportunities offered by Horizon 2020 and COSME (the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises). The document is also directed at regional authorities who intend to foster dual use developments in their areas.
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The European Union and the Republic of Tajikistan held their fourth Cooperation Council meeting on 20 October 2014. During the Cooperation Council, the European Commission also announced new development funding of €251 million to Tajikistan for the period 2014-2020. The funds will focus on vital sectors for growth and social stability, such as rural development, health, and education.
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FIBAA is a European, internationally oriented agency for quality assurance and quality development in higher education. In June 2014, the Kazakh Ministry of Education and Science decided to include FIBAA to the National Register of Accreditation Agencies. FIBAA's decisions on accreditation of study programmes at Kazakh Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are thus recognised by the Ministry. The listing of foreign accreditation agencies in the Kazakh national register is valid for five years. FIBAA is now qualified to conduct programme accreditation procedures in Kazakhstan until June 2019.
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Now also in Ukrainian – info on Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions
Comprehensive information about the 'Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions' in Ukrainian language has been published on the website of NIP Ukraine. An eight pages flyer in PDF format is available for download. The objective of the MSCA is to support the career development and training of researchers – with a focus on innovation skills – in all scientific disciplines through worldwide and cross-sector mobility. For this, the MSCA provide grants at all stages of researchers' careers, from PhD candidates to highly experienced researchers, and encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility.
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The Next Chapter in Kazakhstan-EU Relations - by Nursultan Nazarbayev
In an article published on the web portal 'European Dialogue' Nursultan Nazarbayev, the President of Kazakhstan, talks about the current negotiations for a new, enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, or PCA, with the European Union. He emphasizes the importance of EU-Kazakh cooperation, especially in STI: 'The new PCA extends beyond trade, investments and energy, encompassing 29 different areas. Cooperation in the fields of innovation, science, education and competitiveness rank particularly high on our joint agenda.' says the President.
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Now also in Russian – info on Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions
A new flyer titled 'Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions in brief: your next career move!' has been released in Russian language, providing a general overview of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) 2014-2020. The objective of the MSCA is to support the career development and training of researchers – with a focus on innovation skills – in all scientific disciplines through worldwide and cross-sector mobility. For this, the MSCA provide grants at all stages of researchers' careers, from PhD candidates to highly experienced researchers, and encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility.
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Modification of the H2020 Model Grant Agreement
The European Commission has recently published an updated version of the Model Grant Agreement. The changes regard article 20.6 concerning the conversion of foreign currencies into euro, the regulations of article 21.2. concerning the possible option of the pre-financing payment 10 days before the start of the project, and article 38.1.2. referring to the use of EU-emblems by the projects. The updated Model Grant Agreement with detailed information about the changes has been published on the participant portal under 'Reference Documents' (see 'Model Grant Agreement -> General Grant Agreement').
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Information Guides for Ukrainian applicants
Are you planning to participate in an EU call under Horizon 2020? Step by step information manuals for Ukrainian researches on partner search, organisation registration, LEAR registration, and self registration at the Participant Portal are available on the website of the National Information Point for Ukraine (in Ukrainian).
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topic 10.12.2014 - 11.12.2014 | Chisinau, Moldova
ener2i Brokerage Event and Energy Training Workshop in Moldova
The FP7 project ener2i invites to a brokerage and energy workshop in Moldova on renewable energies, energy efficiency and innovation issues. The brokerage event will provide a platform for face-2-face meetings of researchers, companies and multipliers (technoparks, etc.) on energy, and for stimulating partnerships and new projects for bi-lateral cooperation and in Horizon 2020. The workshop will provide state of the art information on energy and innovation issues.
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Russia ranks 49th in the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2014, having improved its standing by 13 places, as compared with 2013. The GII is published annually by Cornell University, the French business school INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
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Armenia Innovation Performance Review 2014
This publication is the result of a participatory policy advisory service involving the Government of Armenia, national stakeholders in the innovation system and international experts mobilized by UNECE. It makes a number of policy recommendations, addressed to both the national authorities and other innovation stakeholders. Specific issues that are highlighted include: the need for greater policy attention to the non-technological innovation; completing the National Innovation System; strengthening industry-science linkages; streamlining innovation governance; and supporting innovation in SMEs.
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In September 2014, first 33 Russian and international students commenced their studies in the framework of 2-year English-language Master’s Programme 'Governance of Science, Technology, and Innovation' recently launched by HSE ISSEK.
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EU Progress Report on the Implementation of the Strategy for International Cooperation in Research and Innovation
In September 2012 the Commission adopted a Communication entitled 'Enhancing and focusing EU international cooperation in research and innovation: a strategic approach' (COM(2012) 497). The Communication sets out a new strategy for international cooperation in research and innovation, in particular with a view to implementing Horizon 2020. The current report, published on 12 September 2014, reflects on the progress that has been made and outlines the tasks that still lie ahead.
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The Government in Kiev is further advancing the modernisation of its public administration systems. These activities are also supported from Germany. Upon the initiative of the Karl-Georg Wellmann, Member of the German Parliament, scholars of the 'Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht (HWR)' (University of Economics and Law) have founded the 'German-Ukrainian School of Governance e. V.' in a joint effort with experts from politics and administration.
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On June 9th, 2014, the Russian Ministry of Economic Development announced the second round of allocating support to innovative territorial clusters. Starting from this year onwards, federal subsidies will increase to 2.5 billion roubles, and all 25 Russian pilot clusters will be eligible for this funding.
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On 2 September 2014 the 'German-Russian Institute of Advanced Technologies' (GRIAT) opened in Kazan, the capital of the Russian Autonomous Republic of Tatarstan. GRIAT is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Republic of Tartastan in the framework of a project of the same name, aiming to establish study programmes in engineering at the Kazan State Technical Research University (KNRTU) according to German standards.
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3rd Semester of Online Masters Programme 'Studies on the EU and Central Asia in the International System' kicks off in Almaty
From 23 until 30 August 2014, the third workshop of the online master programme 'Studies on the EU and Central Asia in the International System' (EUCAIS) took place in Almaty, Kazakhstan. It was the kick-off for the programme’s third semester and, at the first time since the launch of the programme in 2010, took place in a Central Asian city. The workshop was attended not only by the programme’s current students, but also by EUCAIS alumni students, who benefitted from the workshop’s lectures and contributed to the networking among the present and alumni students and experts.
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European Parliament and Verkhovna Rada ratify EU-Ukraine Association Agreement
The European Parliament gave its consent to the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, which includes a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA), on Tuesday in Strasbourg. At the same time, the Agreement was also ratified by the Ukrainian Parliament in Kiev. The deal will establish a deep political association and economic integration between the EU and Ukraine.
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Where to find Russian partners for Horizon 2020?
European researchers are encouraged to collaborate with international partners in Horizon 2020 and Russian institutions are keen to get involved, according to Denis Maksimov from the Eurasia Competitiveness Institute in Brussels.
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In the framework of the XIX Belarusian Energy and Ecology Congress - Energy Expo ’2014 will be held events of the EU funded project ener2i
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NoGAP Newsletter No 4
Events, open calls, information on innovation clusters and cooperation success stories – the NoGAP newsletter brings you up-to-date with the latest developments in enery research, both in the EU and in the Eastern Partnership countries.
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NoGAP plans a one day Brokerage Event in Kyiv to foster networking activities and match potential project partners from EaP countries and the EU in the field of energy.
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incrEAST Country Reports updated – 2014 information now available
For 12 countries in the Eastern Partenrship region and Central Asia the incrEAST Country Reports offer general information, an overview of research policies, details about science landscapes, research organisations and cooperation programmes from reliable local sources. Eight of these reports – Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan – have already been updated to 2014. Most of the Country Reports are available in English and in Russian.
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The handbook for trainers "Training of Trainers in Technology Transfer" prepared in the frame of the project "Knowledge Transfer Community to bridge the gap between research, innovation and business creation - NoGAP" is available on the Republican Centre for Technology Transfer's (RCTT) website.
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The Wismar University of Technology, Business and Design recently hosted a Summer Academy on the basics of the common legislation of the EU Member States. 'Common legislation is also of interest for the countries of the former Soviet Union, not only against the backdrop of the need to build their own legal systems , but also concerning the goal to harmonise law in growing economies,' says Dr. Jur. Habil. Hans-Joachim Schramm, who teaches at the Faculty of Economics. The students came from the renowned Pambouka Institute in Moscow and the Al-Farabi University in Almaty. For most of them it was their first visit to Western Europe.
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On July, 17, 2014 director RCTT Dr. Alexander Uspenskiy and the General Secretary of the Guangdong-CIS International Technological Cooperation Union Mr. Guo Fenchzhi have signed the Cooperation agreement.
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topic 09.07.2014 - 10.07.2014 | Kyiv, Ukraine
With support of the IncoNet EaP Project three Information Events took place in Kyiv, Ukraine, on 9-10 July 2014 in 'Health' field of Horizon2020. The first was an Informtaion Day titled 'Horizon 2020: Health, demographic change and wellbeing' organised by the local partner of the project, the National Information Centre for Ukraine-EU S&T Cooperation (NIP Ukraine) on 9 July 2014 on the premises of the State Agency on Science, Innovation and Informatization of Ukraine (StASII).
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Policy Background: How does Central Asia view the EU?
Much has been written about European policies and views regarding Central Asia. But how do Central Asians see the EU? This paper published by EUCAM, a project seeking to monitor the implementation of the EU Strategy for Central Asia, offers insights into how politicians, business leaders, scholars and civil society experts from Central Asia view the EU and its approach to the region.
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Along with five Western Balkan countries, the Republic of Moldova secured full access to the European Union's new seven year research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020. On 1 July the six countries signed association agreements in Brussels together with Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General for Research and Innovation at the European Commission.
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topic 23.06.2014 | Brussels, Belgium
IncoNet EaP participation in the Ener2i EU Brokerage Event on Energy
On 23 June 2014, six excellent researchers from the Eastern Partnership countries presented their countries' research landscapes on the field of Energy as well as their own scientific topics during the 'ener2i EU International Brokerage Event'. IncoNet EaP supported the participation of representatives of all six EaP countries: Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, and Armenia.
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topic | Deadline: 25 September 2014 (17.00 CET)
ERA.Net RUS Plus – Joint Call for S&T projects 2014
One of the core activities of ERA.Net RUS Plus is the implementation of two Joint Calls for transnational and scientifically excellent research projects: The first call to open was the one on 'Innovation', a call for S&T projects in the fields of Nanotechnologies/Materials/Production Technologies, Health, Environment/Climate Change, and Social Sciences/Humanities is open now. Potential Applicants for this call can use a custom made partnering tool provided by ERA:net RUS Plus, which helps them build an eligible consortium.
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topic | apply until: 18 July 2014
The Global Innovation Award 2014
The Global Innovation Award, supported and sponsored by the ESASTAP Plus project, aims to recognise the most innovative start-ups outside the EU that bring new technologies, products or services to market. Nominated start-ups must have been formed outside the 28 EU member states, G8 member states and FP7 associated countries after 1 January 2011. A high-level selection committee will review the nominations and shortlist finalists in July 2014. The finalists will then be invited to join the Science|Business annual summit on 7 October in Berlin to present their company in a 3-minute 'elevator-pitch' to the jury and the summit audience.
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topic 14.07.2014 - 28.07.2014 | Braşov, Romania | register until: 20 June 2014
Push your project on major topics related to zero emission cities of tomorrow by developing your idea with international eseia experts. Top scientists and practitioners will focus on your case from various angles and help you develop it to a well-structured concept that you can further use for building up funding proposal.The eseia International Summer School will focus on strong interactive lectures followed by discussions and debates in the morning, and hands-on activities in the afternoon. A specific module, under the coordination of EU experts, will focus on how you can turn your idea into a winning project.
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topic 23.06.2014 | Brussels, Belgium
IncoNet EaP enables the participation of 6 researchers from EaP countries in the ener2i Brokerage Event
'ener2i' stands for 'ENErgy Research to Innovation', a joint effort to reinforce cooperation with ENP countries on bridging the gap between energy research and energy innovation. The 'ener2i Brokerage Event' will target representatives from companies, higher education and research institutions, and politics from the EU and EaP countries of Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Moldova. It is organised back to back with the European Sustainable Energy Week. A travel grant scheme set up by IncoNet EaP now enables 6 researchers from Eastern Partnership Countries to take part in and speak at this important event. The final programme is linked here.
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topic | Deadline: 20 August 2014
The EU funded project ener2i invites Belarusian Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) with energy related innovation targets in Renewable Energy Sources (RES) or with the aim to improve their energy efficiency (EE) performance to participate in the ener2i Innovation Voucher Competition – Belarus.
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topic 21.05.2014 | Brussels, Belgium
IncoNet EaP Project participates in 2nd Meeting of the Eastern Partnership Panel on Research and Innovation
The IncoNet EaP project participated in the 2nd Meeting of the Eastern Partnership Panel on Research and Innovation on 21 May 2014 in Brussels. The meeting was opened by the Chair of the Panel, Ms Cristina Russo, Director International Cooperation, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission.
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topic 20.05.2014 | Moscow, Russia
Developing Cooperation between Russian and European Technology Platforms
Technology platforms, which allow participants to allocate resources more sensibly and efficiently, are a relatively new STI policy tool. They were originally designed in the early 2000s in Europe and then, following their successful application, adopted in Russia. On 20 May 2014 prospects for cooperation between Russian and European technology platforms were discussed in a workshop at the Higher School of Economics under the aegis of the EU-Russia Year of Science 2014 in the framework of the BILAT-RUS Advanced project.
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topic 07.05.2014 - 08.05.2014 | Chisinau, Moldova
The regional workshop on 'Evaluation & Expertise for Scientific Excellence in the Eastern Partnership region' was held in Chisinau in on 7-8 May 2014. The event was organised by the Center for International Projects of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova (CIP) and the Austrian Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI) and brought together more than 35 experts working at R&D funding agencies from the Eastern Partnership countries, and relevant experts from Austria and Germany.
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topic 23.06.2014 | Brussels | apply until: 6 June 2014
IncoNet EaP Grant to facilitate Eastern Partnership Participation in the ENER2i EU Brokerage Event
IncoNet EaP supports you to take part in the ener2i Brokerage Event, which will be organised back to back with the European Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels, to suppoprt EU-European Neighbourhood cooperation and knowledge transfer. The Brokerage Event will target representatives from companies, higher education and research institutions and politics from the EU and Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Moldova. The aim is to create partnerships for Horizon2020 calls and other funding opportunities on the following three innovation challenges: 1. Bioresource Utilisation, 2. Smart Cities and Regions, and 3. Capacity Building.
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topic | deadline: 16 June 2014
Reminder: Green Talents wanted – apply now!
Time is running out, 16 June is nearing, and the opportunity to apply for the Green Talents Competition of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is closing soon. So take your chance and apply now. As a reminder: the 'Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development' annually offers 25 outstanding young researchers an exclusive access to German R&D.
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topic 15.09.2014 - 18.09.2014 | Kiyiv | apply until: 10 July 2014
BILAT-UKR*AINA Summer School: 'European RTDI policies, instruments and participation possibilities'
The aim of the summer school is to provide a comprehensive training on project development, management and exploitation of research results in the frame of Horizon 2020. The summer school provides an intensive training backed by a half-year mentoring programme (by the trainers from the consortium) for ca. 30 young Ukrainian research and project managers. Apart from a strong focus on the development of the participants’ institutional profile, the event shall also provide an opportunity for networking and identifying potential fields of common interests among the participants.
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topic 15.05.2014 - 16.05.2014 | Yerevan, Armenia
EU-Eastern Partnership STI Policy Stakeholders' Conference addressing Climate Change
The first IncoNet EaP Policy Stakeholders Conference successfully organised by IncoNet EaP took place in Yerevan on 15-16 May 2014. It was hosted by the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia (NAS RA). The focus of the Conference was on the EU-EaP STI cooperation in addressing the Societal Challenge of Climate Change. The main goal of the Conference was to formulate recommendations on the enhancement of the EU-EaP STI cooperation in addressing Climate issues which could be integrated in the current and forthcoming agendas and funding instruments by the relevant STI actors involved in cooperation.
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topic | Deadline: 10 June 2014
BILAT - UKR*AINA project announces call for awarding travel grants to Ukrainian researchers to participate in H2020 projects’ preparatory meetings in EU
The BILAT - UKR*AINA project announces a Call for awarding travel grants to Ukrainian researchers who intend to participate in the EU Framework Programme 'HORIZON 2020' in the following priority areas: 1. New materials and processing technologies; 2. Information and communication technologies; 3. Biotechnologies; and 4. Aeronautics.
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topic | calls closed!
These calls are closed! The IncoNet 'Twinning Grants' supported collaboration with your partners to jointly participate in Horizon2020 calls. Twinning is a core activity of IncoNet EaP IncoNet CA and has a long tradition in Europe as a successful instrument in capacity building processes.
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topic 05.05.2014 - 31.10.2014
Public consultation on the Europe 2020 strategy
Europe 2020 is the European Union’s strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. It aims to achieve a knowledge-based, competitive European economy while preserving the EU's social market economy model and improving resource efficiency. Five headline targets have been set for the EU to achieve by the end of 2020. These cover employment; research and development; climate/energy; education; social inclusion and poverty reduction. After four years, the Commission has now proposed, and the European Council has agreed, to initiate a review of the Europe 2020 strategy.
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topic 14.05.2014 | Tel Aviv, Israel
Unfortunately the brokerage event with regard to the recent launch of the Joint Call for Innovation projects had to be cancelled.
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New EU Report on 'European Added Value' of international STI cooperation
This study, titled 'European Added Value of EU Science, Technology and Innovation actions and EU-Member State Partnership in international cooperation', offers an overview of under which circumstances international Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) cooperation objectives and actions carried out at EU level will be more effective than if carried out at national or local level, and a definition of the means of actions and types of measures that might be taken at EU level that are most effective in order to achieve the desired international STI cooperation objectives.
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topic 14.04.2014 - 15.04.2014 | Minsk, Belarus
On 14-15 April 2014, a Regional Training for Horizon 2020 National Contact Points (NCPs) organised by the consortium of the IncoNet EaP project was held in Minsk, Belarus. The recently nominated NCPs from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova and almost the whole Belarusian NCP network, as well as experienced NCPs from the EU, altogether 44 people took part in the event.
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topic 07.04.2014 | Chisinau, Moldova
On 7 April the Academy of Sciences of Moldova (ASM) hosted the 5th Danube Academies Conference (DAC). The event was organised by ASM in cooperation with the European Academy of Sciences and Arts from Austria. The conference was chaired by the Acting President of the ASM, Acad. Ion Tighineanu and by the President of the European Academy of Arts and Sciences in Austria, Prof. Felix Unger. It was attended by representatives of the Academies of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Austria, Romania, Slovenia, Ukraine, and of the Joint Research Centre (Belgium), Danube Commission (Hungary) and the European Commission.
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1st version of DESCA 2020 Model Consortium Agreement now available
The signature of a Consortium Agreement between the partners of a research project is mandatory for almost every Horizon 2020 project. The European Commission offers general guidance for the drafting of consortium agreements but does not endorse a specific form. DESCA (Development of a Simplified Consortium Agreement) is a comprehensive Model Consortium Agreement which offers a reliable frame of reference for project consortia. It is a simple and comprehensive model Consortium Agreement with a modular structure, stripped of all unnecessary complexity in both content and language, which was developed by a Core Group of expert organisations.
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Second issue of NoGAP newsletter published
The NoGAP newsletter gets you in touch with the latest developments in cooperation between the EU and the Eastern Partnership Countries in the field of 'secure, clean and efficient energy'. It will be published on a quarterly basis.
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topic 24.03.2014 - 25.03.2014 | Tbilisi, Georgia
The EU has supported the project aimed at fostering integration of research, innovation and business and establishment of sustainable transfer technology centres in the Eastern Partnership countries.
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A new English-language Master’s Programme 'Governance of Science, Technology, and Innovation' has been launched at the National Research University 'Higher School of Economics' (HSE), Moscow, Russia.
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Attracting Russian Students to German Universities – 'Hochschulmarketing in Russland'
The number of Russian academics at German universities has rapidly risen since 1999, totalling more than 10,400 in 2012. The Russian Federation offers a huge potential for excellently qualified and highly motivated young people, who want to combine their scientific or professional career with studies abroad. This new brochure published by Gate Germany in March 2014 offers an overview of the chances and challenges related to attracting young Russian acadamics to German universities (in German language).
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topic 17.03.2014 | Chisinau, Moldova
On 17 March 2014, the Republic of Moldova hosted the regional event to launch the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 'Horizon 2020'. The event, which was held on the premises of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, was attended by around 30 representatives of the scientific and educational communities of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Ukraine and over 150 participants from Moldova.
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topic 12.03.2014 - 13.03.2014 | Istanbul, Turkey
A training activity for National Contact Points (NCPs) in Central Asian countries was organised by TÜBİTAK in Istanbul on 12-13 March 2014 under Task 4.3 'Promotion of Horizon2020' of the IncoNet CA Project. 14 NCPs from 5 Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenisatan and Kyrgyzistan) and 4 trainers attended the event. Representatives of experienced EU MS/AC NCPs gave presentations about the role of National Contact Points within 'Horizon2020', the EU's current framework programme for research and innovation. Active participation of the trainees were promoted by organising group activities.
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Horizon 2020 Handbook for Ukrainian Researchers published
The BILAT-UKR*AINA project has published a 'Horizon 2020 Handbook for Ukrainian Researchers', which is thought as a useful tool for Ukrainian researchers in order to enhance their participation in European research projects (especially Horizon 2020) and to foster the overall research cooperation between Ukraine and the European Union. Click 'more' to download the handbook (PDF).
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The EU funded FP7 Project 'Knowledge Transfer Community to bridge the gap between research, innovation and business creation - NoGAP' has passed its half-year milestone.The overall efforts of the project partners have been focused on the principle objective that of reinforcement of cooperation with the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries in order to develop a 'Common Knowledge and Innovation Space' on the societal challenge 'Secure, clean and efficient energy'.
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topic | Deadline: 2 June 2014
Joint research teams consisting of Austrian and Ukrainian researchers can submit their joint proposals under the Intergovernmental Science and Technology Agreement between Austria and Ukraine until 2 June 2014. The broad thematic priorities targeted by this call include natural sciences, biotechnology research, ICT research, nanophysics and nanotechnology and high-energy physics.
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The joint Kick-off Meeting of two new ICT projects took place in Thessaloniki, Greece, on 20-21 February 2014. 'EAST-HORIZON – Fostering Dialogue and Cooperation between the EU and EECA in the HORIZON 2020 perspective' and 'EECA-2-HORIZON – Bringing the EU-EECA Cooperation and Policy Dialogue in ICT in the HORIZON 2020 Era' make a logical follow-up of the previous FP7 ICT projects which have been implemented since 2009 (currently one project is at the final phase), namely: EXTEND, SCUBE-ICT, ISTOK-SOYUZ and PICTURE. The projects are support actions in international cooperation targeting EECA countries.
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First issue of NoGAP newsletter published
The NoGAP newsletter gets you in touch with the latest developments in cooperation between the EU and the Eastern Partnership Countries in the field of 'secure, clean and efficient energy'. It will be published on a quarterly basis – next issue: 4 April 2014.
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Guideline on Third Country Participation in Horizon 2020
The European Commission has recently published a 'Guideline on Third Country Participation in Horizon 2020' titled 'Funding of Applicants from non-EU Countries & International Organisations'. This reference document gives practical advice on projects involving participants from non-EU countries and international organisations and lists also the third countries automatically eligible for funding. Click 'more' to download the PDF.
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topic 24.02.2014 | Dushanbe, Tajikistan
An Information Day on Horizon 2020 – the new Framework Programme of the European Union for Research and Innovation – took place in Tajikistan, Dushanbe on 24 February 2014 at the Conference Hall of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan (ASRT).
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topic 24.02.2014 - 25.02.2014 | Minsk, Belarus
A 'Horizon 2020' Information Day with a focus on Health, Energy and Climate Change was held in Minsk, Belarus, on 24 February 2014. Over 380 participants represented academic research centers, innovative businesses, NGOs and related ministries. They have been welcomed by Alexander Shumilin, Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology of Belarus and Maira Mora, Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to Belarus and got the first-hand information about the possibilities of cooperation in the new EU Programme for Research and Innovation and its novelties comparing to the previous 7th Framework Programme.
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On 20 February 2014 the European Commission and Georgia launched negotiations for Georgia's accession to the Energy Community. The negotiations in Tbilisi were held in the presence of Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger, for the European Commission and Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, Vice-Prime Minister as well as Minister of Energy Kakha Kaladze, for Georgia. By becoming Member of the Energy Community and implementing EU energy legislation Georgia will have closer ties with EU's single energy market. This will attract investments and increase the financial sustainability of the energy sector.
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topic 15.05.2014 - 16.05.2014 | Yerevan, Armenia
An International EU-Eastern Partnership Policy Stakeholders Conference will be held in Yerevan, Armenia, on 15-16 May 2014. It will be the first one scheduled in the series of policy dialogue activities organised under the IncoNet EaP project. The aim of the event is to involve key stakeholders and discuss issues related to the Societal Challenge 'Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials' and cooperation possibilities between the EU MS/AC and the EaP Countries in this field.
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On 7 Feburary 2014 the World Bank (WB) and the Uzbek government signed two agreements totaling $52.7 million for projects in the agricultural sector, reported RIA Novosti with reference to a WB representative in Uzbekistan. Included in this is a U$12.699 million grant for Uzbekistan for the development of agriculture and to mitigate the consequences of climate change. The grant has been allocated from the Global Environment Fund. The funds will be spent on the construction of 50 biogas plants, 14 solar mini-installations, as well as five pumping stations, working on renewable energy farms in eight regions of the country.
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topic 07.02.2014 | Tashkent, Uzbekistan
On 7 February 2014 the Indo-Uzbek Center for the Promotion of Science and Technology Cooperation organised an Information Day on Horizon 2020 at the 'Dedeman Silk Road' hotel in Tashkent with the participation of the Сommittee for Coordination of Science and Technology Development under the Uzbek Cabinet of Ministers.
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topic 05.02.2014 | Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
'Horizon 2020' – the new Framework Programme of the European Union for research and innovation for 2014-2020 has for the first time been introduced to scientists and researchers of Kyrgyzstan. On 4 February 2014 the National Contact Point for the EU Framework Programmes in Kyrgyzstan conducted an informational workshop in Bishkek.
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topic 27.01.2014 - 29.01.2014 | Almaty and Astana
Horizon 2020, the new Framework Programme of the European Union on research and innovation for 2014-2020 has for the first time been introduced to researchers, innovators and SME representatives of Kazakhstan. The frst information days on Horizon 2020 took place in Kazakhstan on January 27 in Almaty at the Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi, and on January 29 in Astana at the Kazakh Agrotechnology University named after Seifullin. The infodays were organised by IncoNet-CA project and InExCB-KZ.
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topic | open call – apply now!
ERA.Net RUS Plus launches Joint Call for Evaluators
Do you have experience in EU-Russian Research Cooperation? Are you interested in the evaluation of Innovation and S&T projects? ERA.Net RUS Plus is looking for independent experts to participate in the evaluations of its Joint Calls for Proposals. Call topics are: Nanotechnologies; Environment/Climate Change; Health; Social Sciences and Humanities; and Innovation. Countries that are participating in the ERA.Net RUS Plus Joint Calls are: Austria, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland and Turkey.
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topic | Deadline: 31 January 2015
This grant scheme will financially support the participation of local researchers from Eastern Partnership and Central Asian countries in large-scale brokerage events and other similar activities related to Horizon2020 in the EU Members States or Associated Countries. The thematic priorities of the call are the three Societal Challenges, targeted by the project, namely Health, Energy and Climate Change. There will be approximately 6-9 grants (2000-3000 EUR per grant) per country.
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topic 30.06.2014 - 02.07.2014 | Talinn, Estonia
The 20th Annual Conference of the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA) will take place from the 30th June till 2ndJuly 2014 in Tallinn, Tallinn University, Estonia.
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Horizon 2020: Minimum Standards and Guiding Principles for NCPs – now also available in Russian
A system of National Contact Points will be established for Horizon 2020, building on the experience of previous Framework Programmes. To promote equal and consistent support, the linked document provides a common reference for all participating countries. The English text provided by the European Commission (pages 11-20) has been translated into Russian (pages 1-10) by incrEAST partner InExCB-Kz – the Independent Expert Consulting Board to Promote Scientific Research Activity in Kazakhstan.
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The new Federal Target Program «Research and development on priority directions of scientific-technological complex of Russia in 2014 - 2020 years» envisages opportunities for international cooperation. For instance, section 2.2 «Supporting cooperation in R&D with EU countries» is devoted to the cooperation with the EU and its Member States.
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The European Commission has today for the first time presented calls for projects under Horizon 2020, the European Union's €80 billion research and innovation programme.
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topic | Extended application deadline: 01 February 2014
Call for Papers: German-Russsian Session at Bioforum 2014
Every year the Pushchino Research Center holds the International School-Conference of Young Scientists 'BIOLOGY - SCIENCE OF XXI CENTURY'. At this conference, young scientists, students, and graduate students present results of their research work. For 2014 the organisers decided to implant a German Session within the event to give PHD-STUDENTS AND POST-DOCS the opportunity to present their work supplemented by overview lectures by senior scientists.
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topic 25.11.2013 - 27.11.2013 | Moscow, Russia
The EU-Russia Year of Science was celebrated with a colourful and high-ranking opening ceremony on Monday, 25 November 2013 in Moscow. More than 300 guests from science, politics, business and media attended at Moscow's impressive 'Radisson Royal' Congress Center, also known as Hotel 'Ukraina'. The Russian Minister of Education and Science Dmitry Livanov and the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn welcomed the guests.
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Despite the controversial opinions on the Russian Academy of Sciences reform, on 27th September Vladimir Putin approved the federal law 'On the Russian Academy of Sciences, the reorganisation of the state academies of sciences and amendments to certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation' and the decree 'On the Federal agency for research organisations'.
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topic 07.11.2013 | online | 09:30-11:00 CET
Are you new to EU-Ukraine cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)? Would you like to learn more about Horizon 2020, the new European Framework Programme for Research? On 7 November 2013 the BILAT-UKR*AINA project offers you a free webinar customised for Ukrainian participants.
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The Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation has recently launched the first English-language academic journal on business and economics published in Russia: 'ROBES – Review of Business and Economics Studies'. ROBES is a peer-reviewed scholarly international journal, published in English with Russian abstracts. The journal’s mission is to provide scientific perspective on wide range of topical economic and business subjects. The choice of topics for this quarterly publication is based on discussion between editorial board members, formed by renowned academics and practitioners from Russia, USA, Europe and Asia.
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The 5th European Innovation Summit focussed on the implementation of the new instruments, seeking to identify the remaining barriers to innovation and how they can be overcome in order to make Europe a leading innovation economy. The outcome of the summit – a declaration, addressing EU-policy makers and member states governments – outlines '5 Calls for Action to wake up Europe', which were presented during the closing event on 2 October 2013.
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topic 30.09.2013 - 01.10.2013 | Vilnius, Lithuania
This high ranking conference under the aegis of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union took place in Vilnius on 30 September and 1 October 2013. It brought together policy makers, research community representatives from the Eastern Partnership countries and EU Member States, as well as representatives of the European Commission.
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The policy dialogue on science, technology and innovation cooperation between the EU, Central Asia and the Eastern Partnership Countries will reach a new stage with the start of two new international cooperation (INCO) projects: The new 'IncoNet CA' and 'IncoNet EaP' will kick off with a joint launch event in Athens this week.
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'EU Russia Year of Science' website launched
The 'EU-Russia Year of Science 2014' has just launched its website and invites the research community, administrative sience institutions and other interested parties to join in. You can already submit your EU-Russia science events, subscribe to the newsletter and get in touch with the organisers. This year long series of events is meant to highlight the achievements and the potential of the rich science and research cooperation between Russia and Europe. The 'EU-Russia Year of Science 2014' will start with an official opening ceremony on 25 November 2013 in Moscow.
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COST is an intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology, allowing the coordination of nationally-funded research on a European level. Setting up or participating in a COST Action is easy – but from 28 June 2013 it has become even easier! COST recently revised the rules for participation in COST activities to make them more inclusive, user-friendly and responsive to scientists’ networking needs.
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A newly created Bio-safety and Bio-security Training Centre in Dushanbe was opened at the Institute of Botany of the Tajikistan Academy of Sciences at the end of June. The Centre, the first for bio-safety and bio-security training in the country, is the main outcome of a project funded by the European Union titled 'Creation of Regional Biosafety Training Centre in Dushanbe for Capacity Building for Tajikistan and Afghanistan Professionals'.
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The Innovation Performance Review of Ukraine continues the series of national assessments of innovation policies initiated by the earlier Reviews of Belarus and Kazakhstan. These policy advisory exercises draw on the experience accumulated by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in the identification of good practices and policy lessons in the area of knowledge-based development, with particular reference to the problems of countries with economies in transition.
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Gerda Henkel Foundation: Central Asia Programme now integrated into the Foundation's regular grant programme
From 2004 to 2013, the Gerda Henkel Foundation offered a programme to support outstanding scholars whose research is focused on Central Asia, mainly on Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Northern Afghanistan, Southern Siberia, Tadzhikistan, Tibet, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Xinjiang. After 10 years of existence, the Special Programme Central Asia, after a last deadline in the end of June 2013, has been integrated into the Foundation's regular grant programme. Applications from researchers from Central Asia or topics related to Central Asian history will now be considered within the Foundation's Research and PhD Grant Programme.
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Following a contact workshop between UK and Kazakhstani scientists held at Nazarbayev University in Astana in April 2013, the British Council has awarded exploratory research grants to Brunel University, Aston University, the University of Aberdeen and London South Bank University.
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An award of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) was presented to young Belarusian scientist Alexander Bondarenko, graduate of the chemical faculty of the Belarusian State University, for his research in the field of electrocatalysis and new methods of interface characterisation. Currently Alexander Bondarenko leads a team of young researchers at the Center for Electrochemical Sciences, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum (Germany).
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topic | Deadline: 30 September 2013
Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation and the National Research Council of Italy announce a Call for Joint Research Projects
The aim of the call is to promote cooperation between Georgian and Italian scientists and research centres; to support the mobility of researchers between the two countries; and to provide funds for joint research projects and joint workshops. Project proposals can be submitted to the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation between 23 July 2013 and 30 September 2013. For information on the application requirements and submission procedure please visit the linked website.
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EU Delegation to Ukraine: 20 years together
The EU Delegation to Ukraine has just published a new brochure in Ukrainian language titled 'EU Delegation to Ukraine: 20 years together'. It marks the 20th anniversary of formal cooperation between Ukraine and the European Union. The brochure reviews how EU-Ukraine relations have been implemented, presents achievements over the last 20 years and provides an outlook on future joint activities.
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topic | Call opens: 30 September 2013
Pre-Announcement: European JPI Climate Joint Call will address Russian Arctic & Boreal Systems
JPI Climate, a collaboration between 13 European countries to coordinate their climate research efforts and funding, will announce a call for proposals for 'Transnational Collaborative Research Projects' in September 2013. Topic 1: 'Societal Transformation in the face of Climate Change'; Topic 2: 'Russian Arctic & Boreal Systems'. The call aims to support excellent research in Europe and globally, recognising that these challenges demand joint efforts through multinational approaches. Eligible countries will be published together with the official call announcement on 2 September 2013.
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Russian-German Science Slam 2013 – deadline extended to 4 August
Academic competition, entertaining presentations: Six young scientists from Germany and six from Russia will have no more than ten minutes time to present their current research results to an enthusiastic audience. Anything goes, whether common presentation techniques or expressive dance, whether free speech or experiments on the stage. The organisers invite young scientists from every discipline to apply for participation in the science slam in September. Both Russian and German slammers will present in their native languages with simultaneous translation. Deadline for applications is now 4 August 2013.
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On 17 July the Committee of Permanent Representatives endorsed the agreement on the 'Horizon 2020' programme for research and innovation for the years 2014 to 2020. The agreement paves the way for the formal adoption of the 'Horizon 2020' legislative package by the European Parliament and the Council through a vote in the coming months. Horizon 2020 will replace the EU's 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7), which runs until the end of 2013. Compared with FP7, the new programme is expected to further eliminate fragmentation in the fields of scientific research and innovation.
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EraSME 13th Call for Proposals – open to participation from Russia – Deadline: 27 Sep 2013
EraSME strives to strengthen the market position of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) by facilitating transnational cooperation with other SMEs and Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) to develop new or improve existing products, processes or technical services. In contrast to other initiatives on European level, EraSME is not only geared towards high-tech companies, but also applicable for low-tech companies with concrete ideas with short development time and good market opportunities. The current call is open to participation from the Russian Federation, which has joined the network recently.
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On 11 July 2013 the European Union and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic have signed a financing agreement to support education reform in Kyrgyzstan for a total EU contribution of 20 Mio EUR. This constitutes the largest ever bilateral EU grant support programme in favour of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Education Sector in particular. The EU support will be aimed at the improvement of the sector-wide performance and progress towards a more inclusive and efficient education system.
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The Russian State Duma will consider the bill on a reform of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) in a third reading scheduled for autumn 2013. On 5 July the lower house of the Russian parliament passed the bill to reform the Russian Academy of Sciences, with 344 deputies out of 450 supporting the document in its second reading.
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Discussing the potential of Russsia's accession to the OECD
How could Russia’s accession to the OECD affect the global discussion on economic recovery, maintaining stable economic growth, and eliminating global imbalances? What advantages and risks may there be for Russia joining the OECD? How could Russia’s accession to the OECD affect the organisation? These were some of the questions raised at a dedicated panel discussion within this year's St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which took place on 20-22 June 2013.
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New publication on EU and US policy approaches towards Central Asia
EUCAM, a project established in 2008 to monitor the implementation of the EU Strategy for Central Asia, regulary publishes policy briefs on current developments between both regions. The latest covers the different approaches of the U.S. and the EU towards Central Asia. Although not directly STI related, the new publication provides an insight into the motives and strategies governing current policies.
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A month after the election of Vladimir Fortov as president of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russsia's science minister Dmitry Livanov announced a draft law that would merge RAS with two other science academies, strip it of control of its real estate holdings, and abolish the distinction between full-fledged academicians and scientists of a lower rank. The science ministry has asked Russia's parliament to fast-track debate on the law.
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The second meeting of the EU-Ukraine JSTCC established under the bilateral S&T Agreement took place in Kiev on 24 May at the State Agency on Science, Innovation and Informatization (SASII). The JSTCC proposed strengthening the cooperation through leveraging it in the broader regional context of the Eastern Partnership and giving more emphasis to the innovation dimension, and the need for an increased interaction with industry.
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On June 19, 2013, a ceremony was held at the European Parliament building in Brussels on the occasion of granting the 2012 Awards of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (BSCSIF). At a gala dinner the awards were granted to high-ranking officials from EU Institutions, and to BSCSIF member countries, which have distinguished themselves, according to international appraisals, by outstanding achievements in the areas currently important for the EU and extended Black Sea – Caspian Sea region.
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The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology and SURFnet, one of the leading research network operators in the world, based in the Netherlands, signed a Letter of Intent to establish a persistent high-speed connection between the research centres. The network will link Skoltech in Russia to NetherLight in Amsterdam and is intended to support highly data-intensive collaboration projects between Dutch and Russian scientists and academics.
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topic 10.06.2013 | Ulyanovsk, Russia
Be it environmental protection, efficient traffic planning, producing energy whilst protecting resources or today's ageing society – the cities of the future all across the globe are being confronted with similar challenges. At the German-Russian conference entitled 'The City of the Future – the Future of the City' held on 10 June 2013, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) invited Russian and German scientists, representatives of local administrative authorities and experts in sustainable business in urban areas to exchange ideas and experiences.
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European Commission publishes Final Report on INCO Monitoring
Over a number of years, international cooperation has become an increasingly important issue for national and European STI policies. This document provides a current 'Overview of International Science, Technology and Innovation cooperation between Member States and countries outside the EU and the development of a future monitoring mechanism'.
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The European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) will be held in Ukraine from 22-30 June 2013 (main events 24-28 June). Ambassador Jan Tombinski, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine and Volodymyr Deboy, mayor of the host city Zhytomyr, will present the programme. As a countrywide initiative, the EUSEW will embrace topical activities, seminars, exhibitions, press-tours and workshops in different Ukrainian cities.
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A new chapter in Russian-German nanotechnology cooperation was opened at this year's German Russian Forum on Nanotechnology, which took place in Tomsk/Russia from 21-24 May 2013. It was jointly organised by the Nano-Centre of the Tomsk Polytechnic University and the initiative NanoBRIDGE.
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A meeting between the presidents of the G8 national academies and the science ministers took place at the Royal Society in London on 12 June 2013. Its purpose was to discuss those global challenges that demand a scientific response. The meeting was part of the preparation process for the G8 Summit that will take place in Lough Erne on 17 – 18 June. Among other topics discussed was global research infrastructure including 'Open Data' and 'Open Access' to published research outputs.
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topic 22.05.2013 - 24.05.2013 | Astana, Kazakhstan
Since 2008, the Astana Economic Forum has been the main annual industry conference in Kazakhstan. In 2013 about 9,000 participants from120 countries took part in the event. In addition to Kazakhstan's President Nazarbayev, the speakers' list also included current and former government officials, senior representatives of international organisations, companies and associations as well as recognised experts in economics.
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topic | next deadline: 15 June 2013
After the graduation of the first class of 25 students, the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) and the Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE) continue the master programme 'Studies on the EU and Central Asia in the International System' in August 2013. The programme is open to postgraduates and young professionals from wider Central Asia (Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, as well as from the Chinese region of Xinjiang and the Indian region of Kashmir).
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topic | Deadline: 9 June 2013
Time is running out, 9 June is nearing, and the opportunity to apply for the Green Talents Competition of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is closing soon. So take your chance and apply now. As a reminder: the 'Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development' annually offers 25 outstanding young researchers an exclusive access to German R&D.
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topic | Deadline: 9 August 2013
VolkswagenFoundation announces thematic call on 'Environment, Natural Resources and Renewable Energies'
In the frame of its long running funding initiative for Central Asia and the South Caucasus the VolkwagenFoundation has announced a thematic call titled 'Environment, Natural Resources and Renewable Energies - Interdisciplinary Transboundary Research on Human-Environmental Interactions'. Proposals can be submitted until 9 August 2013. The funding initiative 'Between Europe and the Orient – A Focus on Research and Education in/on Central Asia and the Caucasus' was started in 2000. In late November 2011 the Foundation decided to modify its offer to include a combination of theme-based calls and projects aimed at structural development.
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Project Database of the Advisory Assistance Programme for Environmental Protection in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia
The Advisory Assistance Programme of the German Federal Environment Ministry (BMUB) supports countries in Central and Eastern Europe, the Russian Federation, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and other countries neighbouring the European Union in their efforts to advance environmental protection. Its database lists all projects realised by the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) since 2000 and contains project information on most of these projects as well as project results.
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The project "Economic and Ecological Restructuring of Land- and Water Use in the Region Khorezm (Uzbekistan)” has won the National Energy Globe Award Uzbekistan 2013. The Energy Globe Award is one of the world's largest platforms for sustainability. Over 100 countries sent a total of 1,051 entries for the competition.
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Ukraine decides to establish a Coordination Centre for Innovation Cooperation between the CIS countries
On 29 April 2013 the Ukrainian government adopted a decree on the establishment of a Coordination Centre for the implementation of the Interstate Program of Innovation Cooperation of the participants of the Commonwealth of Independent States for the period up to 2020.
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The European Commission has adopted a new strategy for encouraging the use of green infrastructure, and for ensuring that the enhancement of natural processes becomes a systematic part of spatial planning. Green Infrastructure is a tried and tested tool that uses nature to provide ecological, economic and social benefits. By the end of 2017, the Commission will review progress on developing Green Infrastructure and publish a report on the lessons learnt together with recommendations for future action.
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From 5 to 11 May 2013 the EU-funded project “Water Management and Basin Organizations in Central Asia (WMBOCA)” organises a study tour to Spain and Portugal to share best European practice in the area of water management with particular focus on transboundary basins. The delegation consists of representatives of National Water Resources Management Agencies of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
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On 16 April 2013 the European Commission presented a package to advance action on adaptation to climate change: firstly, the EU strategy on adaptation to climate change sets out a framework and mechanisms for taking the EU's preparedness for current and future climate impacts to a new level; in a related measure, the Commission adopted a Green Paper on insurance in the context of natural and man-made disasters. This public consultation launches a wide debate on the adequacy and availability of existing insurance options.
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The Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, in cooperation with the Centre for European Reform Education, opens an additional call for applications for the 3rd and the 4th sessions of the EU Study Days in Ukraine, an initiative aimed at helping Ukrainian students and graduates enhance their knowledge about the EU.
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At the EU-Russia Summit in Brussels in December 2012 the political leaders of the EU and Russia agreed to make 2014 the 'EU-Russia Year of Science and Technology'. Jointly organised by the EU and Russia, the year will involve scientists, research organisations, innovators and the wider public.
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New publication: 'Research and Innovation in support of the European Neighbourhood Policy'
The booklet presents a selection of FP7 projects – among them many involving partners from the Eastern Partnership countries –, which directly contribute to the development of a Common Knowledge and Innovation Space (CKIS). The CKIS is meant to cover policy dialogue, capacity-building, cooperation in research and innovation, as well as increased mobility opportunities for students, researchers and academics. The projects are organised in nine thematic chapters, and for each project a short description and a list of all participating organisations and contact persons are provided.
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Update on ERC calls for proposals 2014
As FP7 will finish at the end of this year, most of the European Research Council (ERC) calls for proposals are now closed. The next ERC calls will be made under ‘Horizon 2020’, which will take over from FP7 for 2014 to 2020. As is normally the case during the transition from one framework programme to another, the schedule for the next ERC calls (and ERC Work Programme) is very likely to differ from previous years. The ERC Scientific Council, based on the current state of play, can provide the following possible scenario (on a purely indicative basis).
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As a partner country of 'Hannover Messe 2013' (Hanover, Germany) Russia presented more than 100 innovation projects from 30 leading educational, scientific and industrial organizations (including 'Gazprom', Rosneft', 'Russian Railways', RUSNANO, 'Russian Technologies', 'Skolkovo' and others) from 8-12 April 2013. 'Hannover Messe' is the largest international exhibition of industrial innovations.
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On 22 of March 2013, EU President José Manuel Barroso and representatives of the European Commission had a meeting with the Russian counterparts in Moscow. The talks were chaired by Russian Prime-Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The negotiations on the level of executive bodies covered a wide range of issues starting from a new EU-Russia partnership agreement to cooperation in trade, energy, transport and mobility.
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On 5 March 2013 the National Research University 'Higher School of Economics' held an international round table discussion 'Shaping of Proposals on Enhancement of Russia-EU S&T Cooperation Efficiency'. The aim of the meeting was to discuss the results of the inventory of existing procedures and instruments of Russia-EU S&T cooperation and to elaborate proposals for their improvement.
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In the frame of a meeting of the Prime Ministers of Ukraine and the Republic of Kazakhstan in April a program of cooperation in science and technologies was signed between the State Agency for Science, Innovations and Informatization of Ukraine and Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan for 2013-2017.
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New BILAT web portal will promote funding opportunities in Russia and Ukraine
The new web portal serves a a single access point for 14 current bilateral STI cooperation projects funded by the EU. In addition to information about the projects, including BILAT-RUS-Advanced and BILAT-UKR*AINA, the new portal offers a database on funding opportunities in Third Countries worldwide that are also open to European researchers. For Ukraine there are no programmes listed yet, but the database content will be updated continually.
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Four new Policy Briefs on EU-Ukraine S&T Cooperation published by BILAT-UKR*AINA project
One of the main tasks of the BILAT UKR*AINA project is to support the coordination of policies between the European Commission and Ukraine by providing tailor-made support to the Joint S&T Cooperation Commitee (JSTCC). In this context the project has compiled four Policy Briefs, which are now also available to the general public.
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In December 2012 Russian Government approved a State Programme on science and technology development for 2013-2020. The aim of the Programme is to create an internationally competitive and well-functioning R&D sector, in which efforts to modernize the economy are supported by science, technology and innovation.
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Innovation performance in the EU has improved year on year in spite of the continuing economic crisis, but the innovation divide between Member States is widening. This is the result of the European Commission Innovation Union Scoreboard 2013, a ranking of EU Member States. While the most innovative countries have further improved their performance, others have shown a lack of progress. The overall ranking within the EU remains relatively stable, with Sweden at the top, followed by Germany, Denmark and Finland. Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia are the countries that have most improved since last year.
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The European Commission has just published two new calls under the 'Marie Curie' scheme: the 'Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowships (IIF)' and the 'Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowships for Career Development (IOF)'. The deadline for both calls is 14 August 2013.
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The BILAT-UKR*AINA project has published the first isse of its newsletter on EU-Ukraine Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) cooperation. It is compiled by NIP Ukraine with the support of the BILAT UKR*AINA project partners. Subscriptions are available.
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A handbook on 'European Union Funding for the Neighbourhood and Russia', compiled by the EU Neighbourhood Info Centre and available in English, French, Arabic and Russian, has been released on 6 March 2013. The latest of the Info Centre’s series of handbooks contains the funding instruments, how EU Delegations deliver cooperation, the Thematic Instruments, How Funds are Allocated, Grants and Contracts, Budget Support and Cross Border Cooperation.
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Overview of EU-Russia R&D and Innovation Cooperation
A foresight exercise conducted by the EU funded ERA.Net RUS Project prepared structural and thematic scenarios for R&D and innovation cooperation between EU Member States/ Associated Countries and Russia. The term structural scenario refers to institutional solutions and instruments (e.g. funding programmes) for the cooperation, whereas the term thematic scenario refers to relevant thematic priorities for the cooperation. The foresight and the resulting scenarios are meant to provide a basis for a sustainable joint funding programme between EU MS/AC and Russia. The related document was recently published.
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Inter-cultural competence, language and networking skills are prerequisites for successful international science cooperation. And you can't start early enough. The European Commission’s 'eTwinning' network, which has encouraged 100 000 schools in 33 European countries to talk to each other via the internet, has now been extended to schools in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
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The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, has announced the creation of a Science and Technology Advisory Council. This informal advisory body recently held its first meeting in Brussels.
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The Russian government has started implementing its ambitious plans to boost the country’s leading universities' performance in the international arena. According to Igor Fedyukin, the deputy minister of education, this year 15 universities will receive special state grants and at the initial stage the subsidies will be worth RUB9 billion (US$270 million).
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Optics made of silicon carbide will soon take over the tasks of mirrors made of metal and glass ceramic in lasers used for material processing, semiconductor or measurement technology and in space satellites. However, the processing of the optical element is still very time consuming and expensive. The Russian-German research project 'Ceramics4Optics' therefore aims to develop new ceramic composites and suitable manufacturing processes that can produce faster, cheaper and better high-precision optics.
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The three CIS partners Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan are setting up an intergovernmental entity called 'The Eurasian Economic Community Innovation Technology Center Venture Company' (Innovation Technology Center for short), the Russian Venture Company (RVC) website reports.
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Current data on STI statistics as well as high tech product catalogues have recently been bupblished in Belarus.
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Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan are among the world’s major wheat exporters. Their agricultural output can make a considerable contribution to domestic economic development and global food security. The RUK countries, however, will only be able to fully exploit the potential for increasing yields with adequate access to finance in the agricultural sector. An agricultural-policy expert panel at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture on 18 January 2013 provided a platform for high-profile participants from politics, academia and business to discuss funding options for various farming structures in Eastern European and Central Asian countries.
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A Plan for national exhibitions (expositions) of the Republic of Belarus abroad for 2013 was approved by the Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus №1177 of 20 December 2012. Belarusian science will be presented at 8 of 9 national expositions adopted by the Plan.
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Policy Mix Review Report for Kazakhstan
The present Peer Review exercise regarding the Science and Technology Policy Mix of Kazakhstan was part of the FP7 Coordination and Support Action IncoNet EECA (S&T International Cooperation Network for Eastern European and Central Asian Countries). In particular, the exercise was launched following a letter from Minister Asset Issekeshev expressing his interest to include Kazakhstan in the pilot action on Science and Technology (S&T) Policy Mix Peer Review of Research Systems to be carried out in the context of IncoNet EECA. The linked report presents a summary of the main findings, comments and recommendations of the exercise.
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First Environmental Performance Review of Turkmenistan
Soil salinity, waterlogging, land degradation and biodiversity loss are the top environmental challenges for the country, according to the report by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). The international review team included experts from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Kazakhstan, Portugal, the Russian Federation, Slovakia, Switzerland and Ukraine, together with experts from the secretariat of the UNECE. The Review concluded with a set of 67 recommendations to the country, which were approved by the UNECE Committee on Environmental Policy.
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In December the European Commission adopted seven new priorities for the digital economy and society. The digital economy is growing at seven times the rate of the rest of the economy, but this potential is currently held back by a patchy pan-European policy framework. The new priorities follow a comprehensive policy review and place new emphasis on the most transformative elements of the original 2010 Digital Agenda for Europe.
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EU-EECA Cooperation 'From Dialogue to Joint Programmes' – Conference Conclusions
The EU sponsored Science and Technology cooperation with Russia, the countries of the Eastern Partnership and Central Asia is looking back on a splendid track record. In order to develop perspectives for a future cooperation, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) invited to an international conference, which took place in Bonn on 10 and 11 of October 2012. The conclusions of this event are now available.
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This was announed at the EU-Russia summit in Brussels on 21 December 2012. It reflects the importance of research cooperation between the EU and Russia: The Russian Federation has been by far the most important third country partner in the seventh research framework programme. The EU-Russia Year of Science will feature a series of high-level EU-Russia conferences in several areas of the next framework programme, Horizon 2020.
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The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supports a cooperation on dental medicine between the Goethe University in Frankfurt and the State Avicenna University in Dushanbe (Tajikistan) over the next four years with EUR 185,000.
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On 14-15 November the Policy Stakeholders' Conference "EU-SC/CA Science, Technology and Innovation cooperation in addressing Societal Challenges: priorities, modalities and synergies between policies and instruments" took place. It was the last in a series of policy dialogue events between EU MS/AC and the countries of Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the South Caucasus.
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