03.09.2015 | Brussels, Belgium

Workshop on 'The State of Affairs and Future of EU-EaP Science, Technology & Innovation Cooperation'

Inconet EaP scientific project coordinator CeRISS organised an ad-hoc workshop on the State of Affairs & Future of EU-Eastern Partnership STI Cooperation in Brussels,on 3 September 2015.High level participants from the European Commission and the EaP region as well as stakeholders and policy makers from EU Member States attended the Workshop. The Policy Officer, Mr. Devars represented the Directorate General of Research and Innovation.

The ‘Roadmap for Cooperation between the EaP Countries and EU’ (EC,2014) was the basis for the development of the Workshop. Concrete presentations covered the main priorities for future cooperation with EaP countries i.e the three societal challenges (Energy, Climate Change, Health) and the ICT.

A deep analysis followed on the cross-cutting issues which are among others; the best practices between EU MS and EaP countries, the establishmenet of a regional evaluation platform and the innovation in EU-EaP cooperation. The Workshop ended up with a round table discussion about the contribution of IncoNet-type projects and the involved partners to an enhanced EU-EaP STI cooperation.

It was an opportunity for interaction, exchange of views and advanced communication among the participants in view of the launching of the new Work Programme (2016-2017).

Further information including the workshop agenda, list of participants, presentations and photos is available on the CeRISS website.