Black Sea Horizon International Conference “EU - Black Sea Cooperation in Science, Technology & Innovation: towards a jointly agreed STI programme”
The the high-level Black Sea Horizon International Conference “EU- Black Sea Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation – towards a jointly agreed STI Programme”, was successfuly organised by the International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS), on 8 May 2017, in Athens, Greece.
Building on structured and effective dialogue and aiming to optimize the framework for STI cooperation between the EU and the non-EU Black Sea countries, the BSH International Conference:
- Presented the progress of key activities and achieved results of the BSH Project, and
- Presented, discussed and consolidated the “EU – Black Sea Cooperation Programme in STI”, prepared within the framework of the Black Sea Horizon Project.
Through interactive sessions, participants from the field of STI policy making, STI policy delivery and STI policy analysis had the opportunity to reflect, discuss and endorse recommendations to improve the framework conditions and to mitigate remaining obstacles for bi-regional STI cooperation.
Back to back with the BSH conference the 2nd General Assembly Meeting of the BSH Project, with the participation of all partners, was also organised in Athens, on 9 May 2017 as well as a preparatory meeting on May 10, 2017 for a HORIZON 2020 Summer School targeting young researchers from all Black Sea countries that will be organised in Yerevan, in July 2017.