Horizon 2020 Association Launching Workshop and Info Day for Armenia

June 2-3, 2016 at the conference hall of Matenadaran in Yerevan

Bereich: Forschungspolitik & Entwicklung

Datum: 2. - 3. Juni 2016

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. The events were organized in the framework of FP7 IncoNet EaP Project in cooperation with the European Commission, concerned Armenian ministries and agencies and EU Delegation to Armenia.

The Agreement on association of Armenia to European Union Framework Programme on Research and Innovation HORIZON 2020 was signed in Brussels on May 19, 2016, by the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia Mr. Levon Mkrtchyan and EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Mr. Carlos Moedas.

The Association Launching Workshop organized on June 2, 2016, was mainly dedicated to Horizon2020 National Contact Persons and information multipliers from various scientific and research institutes and universities, as well as representatives of SMEs, NGOs and other concerned organizations and was attended by around 75 participants, including delegation of the EC, experts from Belgium, Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine, and IncoNet EaP partners from Austria, Belarus and Greece. Klaus Schuch,Scientific Director of ZSI, presented a learning circle for successfully exploiting the association and participation of Armenia in Horizon 2020 both in terms of scientific, technological and innovation progress as well as with regards to policy-making and RTI-reform related issues.

On June 3, 2016, Horizon 2020 Information Day was held with main focus to Climate Change, SME Instruments and COSME Programme. The event evoked high interest in the stakeholders’ community and was attended by more than 150 participants representing research institutes, universities, SMEs and industries, agencies and associations, NGOs and international organizations.

The event included keynote speeches by the President of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, Academician Radik Martirosyan, Ambassador and Head of European Union Delegation to the Republic of Armenia Mr. Piotr Antoni Switalski, Chairman of the State Committee of Science of the RA Ministry of Education and Science Mr. Samvel Haroutiunyan, First Deputy Minister of Economy Mr. Garegin Melkonyan. All the high level Armenian officials stressed the importance of the association of Armenia to the largest in the world collaborative research and innovation programme which will allow Armenian scientific and research institutes, universities, SMEs and individual researchers to be part of European Research Area, and get involved and benefit from participation in joint research projects together with advanced European research organizations and SMEs. 


Typ: Kooperative Veranstaltung (ZSI als Co-Organisator)

Organisator: National Academy of Sciences of Armenia

Veranstaltungsort: Yerevan

Kontakt: International S&T Programmes Department National Academy of Sciences of Armenia

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Tags: international cooperation

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