Conference and Training 'Associated to Horizon 2020: What’s next?'

Mon, 07/11/2016

A few months after the Association of Armenia and Georgia to Horizon 2020, the IncoNet EaP project organised this event in Tbilisi, Georgia on 7 - 8 November 2016 and in Yerevan, Armenia on 10 - 11 November 2016. 

Georgia, 7 & 8 November

On November 7, 2016, conference related to the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation – Horizon 2020  took place in Tbilisi, Georgia.  The event titled - ‘Associated to Horizon 2020:  What’s next - ‘from association to impact generation’ was organized as part of the project – ‘STI International Cooperation Network for Eastern Partnership Countries – Inconet EaP.

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, EU Delegation to Georgia, researchers and stakeholders from Georgian scientific research institutions.

Conference agenda included discussion on  support measures to countries in the EaP region, national perspectives to association to Horizon 2020, widening participation instruments etc. Topics related to Georgia’s Association to Horizon 2020 were covered by the speakers from Estonia (Estonian Research Council), Austria (The Centre for Social Innovation), Moldova, Poland (Institute of Fundamental Technological Research Polish Academy of Sciences), International Organization - Centre for Regional and International Studies and local stakeholders.

The conference presentations are available below:

On November 8, 2016 training titled ‘How to prepare a Horizon 2020 proposal’ took place at Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation Conference Hall. The event was organized as part of the project – ‘STI International Cooperation Network for Eastern Partnership Countries – Inconet EaP.

Training Agenda included presentations and discussions on   Horizon 2020 Work Programme, widening the participation instruments, developing a project idea into a proposal etc. Training was attended by the representatives of the Georgian scientific and research institutions.

Training presentations are available below:

Press Release - Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation [source: ConferenceTraining]

Armenia, 10 & 11 November

Horizon 2020 Association Conference and Training Seminar in Yerevan

The Horizon 2020 Association Conference and Training Seminar devoted to Armenia's association to the European Union Framework Programme on Research and Innovation HORIZON 2020 were held on 10-11 November 2016 in Yerevan in the framework of the EU FP7 IncoNet EaP Project.

The Association Conference was organized on 10 November 2016 with the main objective to present to the Armenian authorities, policy makers and STI stakeholders the additional opportunities arising from association of Armenia to the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.

It was attended by around 140 participants, including EU Delegation to Armenia, Ministries, policy makers,  Horizon 2020 National Contact Points and information multipliers from various scientific and research institutes and universities, as well as representatives of SMEs, NGOs and other concerned organizations as well as IncoNet EaP partners from Greece, Poland, Georgia, Estonia and Moldova.

The conference agenda included presentations on the general scope of H2020 and new opportunities for the EU associated countries, Measures to Support Innovation and Research-Industry Cooperation.  It also provided for activities of IncoNet EaP and the EaP+ projects, Widening participation instruments, new tools and opportunities for SMEs under H2020 and beyond.


On 11 November 2016, Horizon 2020 Training Seminar was held at the premises of NAS RA. The main objective of the training seminar was to train the Armenian research community, SMEs and other interested stakeholders on how to write a successful proposal and come up with the best participation in H2020.

The event was attended by more than 120 participants representing research institutes, universities, SMEs and industries, agencies and associations, NGOs and international organizations and other interested stakeholders.

The agenda of the training covered the presentation on the H2020 National NCP structure in Armenia, identification of appropriate calls, the way from project idea to proposal and legal & financial issues. As an instrument of Widening the participation in H2020 COST actions were also involved in the agenda.

The training Seminar was very productive and ended up with individual consultations for the potential participants to H2020. The events were widely broadcasted by many major TV, radio and Web media agencies of the country.  

Press release - International S&T Programmes Department

National Academy of Sciences of Armenia