| Deadline for applications: 9 May 2016

Open Call for Presentations at the Young Researchers Forum in Bishkek, 9 June 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.

 Young Researchers Forum in Central Asia

'Cooperation Perspectives with the European Union on Climate Change, Energy and Health in the context of Horizon 2020'

IncoNet CA will organise a forum for young researchers in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on 9 June 2016. Τhe forum will aim at creating a platform for exchange and broadening existing EU- CA collaborative channels, involving young researchers and new research organisations, enhancing the visibility of Horizon 2020 and opening a dialogue on concrete perspectives for research collaboration between the European and Central Asian research communities.

In order to intensify scientific collaboration between the European Union and Central Asia research communities and, in particular, build strong partnerships with the new research community in Central Asia in the areas of societal challenges climate change, energy and health, the forum will mainly target English-speaking young researchers (PhD obtained after 2000), holding a PhD degree, obtained preferably in EU.

The workshop’s objective is twofold:

  1. To inform and target the audience with the information on Horizon 2020 and offer an incentive for young CA researchers to start effective cooperation with EU partners on research collaborations of excellence related to climate change, energy and health. INCO-Net CA partners and other EU speakers will share information on funding opportunities and framework conditions for international collaboration through H2020.
  2. To present and discuss Central Asia research/scientific activities relevant to the topics that H2020 Work Programmes addresses for the years 2016-2017.

Selected researchers will explain how their work could contribute to the topic. An open discussion will follow on how to intensify collaboration between EU and CA with emphasis on the presented topics.

Call for Presentations

Interested applicants that would like to make a presentation will be requested to fill in an application form including:

  1. a topic from the H2020 list they are interested in,
  2. their research activities related to this topic,
  3. research cooperation with EU researchers related to the topic, or EU researchers identified through scientific conferences or bibliography.

Eligibility Criteria:

English-speaking young researchers (PhD obtained after 2000 or PhD candidates holding a proof of enrolment in a PhD programme), obtained preferably in EU, with expertise on climate change, or energy or health.

Selection Criteria:

Justification of the relevance between the research activity and the topic of Horizon 2020.

Deadline to submit the application: 9 May 2016

Application (including Application Form and CV) to be send by email to:

Ms. Rahat Raimbekova / CAACD: 

Useful Files for Applicants:

  • Application Form: Application form for Presentations
  • H2020 Calls for Energy: WP 16-17 Calls Energy
  • H2020 Calls for Climate Change: WP 16-17 Calls Climate Change
  • H2020 Calls for Health: WP 16-17 Calls Health

Agenda of the Forum:

Agenda in English | Agenda in Russian

Background: What is Horizon 2020?

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

Learn more...



  • What is Horizon 2020?

    [PDF - 1.77 MB]

    (an introduction especially for potential non-EU participants) (URL: https://increast.eu/_media/inco_h2020_for_international_audience.pdf)