EaP Panel on Research and Innovation: Annual event "Horizon 2020 NCPs training"

Tue, 22/03/2016

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.

The event provided an opportunity to update any available information regarding the new WP 2016-2017 of H2020 and present an overview with statistics of the H2020 participation. Presentations over the innovation dimension and opportunities for researchers and research organisations were provided. Moreover the majority of sessions was dedicated to good practices and lessons learnt for NCPs, tips for the H2020 web portal, proposal writing, process of evaluation of H2020 proposals and project management and implementation.

The second day, an open discussion ‘’from idea to successful proposal’’ was initiated with the most experienced NCPs. Parallel sessions were organised for practical training focusing on major topics such as Energy, Climate Action, Health, Nano/Materials, Research Infrastructures and SMEs/Access to risk finance. Finally, the ending session was dedicated to the characteristics of a good proposal and to exchange of information about the rules and procedures of H2020 Programme.

Further Reading;
-Agenda and List of Participants


  1. Introduction to H2020 WP 2016-2017
  2. Innovation
  3. Marie Curie Sklodowska-Crie Actions
  5. Research Infrastructures and H2020
  6. H2020 Web Portal
  7. Proposal Writing
  8. Proposal Evaluation
  9. Project Management and Implementation
  10. Climate Action (parallel session)
  11. Introduction to the New Work Programme 2016-2017-Climate Action
  12. Climate Action Partner Search Tool
  13. Exercise in the selected Call
  14. Nano (parallel session)
  15. Overview