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[Event review] EU R&I Programmes: fostering the participation of Danube region stakeholders in H2020 with a special focus on SMEs

Organised in the frame of Danube-INCO.NET Project, the  second Era workshop “European Research and Innovation Programmes: fostering the participation of Danube region stakeholders in Horizon2020 with a special focus on SMEs” took place on 23 April 2015 in Kiev in Conference hall of National Academy of Science of Ukraine.

  • Posted on: 29.04.2015
  • Ukraine

The meeting mainly addressed the theme of participation in European R&I programs, including the access to these programs for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This issue is perceived as a priority for dialogue between the countries, which were presented by project partners Danube-INCO.NET and stakeholders. The agenda of the workshop included the efforts in Horizon-2020 and other EU programs to improve R&I capacity and cooperation in the Danube Region, including its Ukrainian part.

More than 60 participants from 9 countries including 8 partners of Danube-INCO.NET had the opportunity to assess the situation, particularly in countries that are not EU members, concerning the participation of stakeholders in R&I programs to review their status as countries associated with the Horizon-2020; gain experience to be a participant in the program Horizon-2020 by the Member States and to identify concrete measures to encourage and support participation of the Danube Region in research and innovation programs. The workshop ended with a discussion of role of the Danube-INCO.NET project in fostering of SMEs involvement in HORIZON 2020.

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S&T field/scope: General | Affilation and Pillar: Danube-INCO.NET, Key stakeholders, Research and innovation community, Policy Dialogue | Geographical focus: Danube Region, Ukraine

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