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Latest news

  • 23.09.2014

    EU Progress Report on the Implementation of the Strategy for International Cooperation in Research and Innovation

    On 14 September 2012, the Commission adopted a Communication entitled 'Enhancing and focusing EU international cooperation in research and innovation: a strategic approach'  (COM(2012) 497). The Communication sets out a new strategy for international cooperation in research and innovation, in particular with a view to implementing Horizon 2020. The Communication is accompanied by a Staff Working Document  providing further background information and analysis.
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  • 22.09.2014

    German-Ukrainian School of Governance founded

    The Government in Kiev is further advancing the modernisation of its public administration systems. These activities are also supported from Germany. Upon the initiative of the Karl-Georg Wellmann, Member of the German Parliament, scholars of the 'Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht (HWR)' (University of Economics and Law) have founded the 'German-Ukrainian School of Governance e. V.' in a joint effort with experts from politics and administration.
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Important events

  • 25.11.2014 | Brussels, Belgium

    EU Russia Year of Science 2014 Closing Conference – registration opens on 6 October

    Titled 'EU-Russia STI collaboration: Good practice examples from the Year of Science and beyond' the closing conference of the EU-Russia Year of Science 2014 will be the occasion to highlight the achievements of the Year of Science, present good practice from the areas of mutually beneficial cooperation and finally illustrate the potential for Science, Technology and Innovation cooperation in the future. Registration will be possible from 6 October 2014 via the Year of Science website. As the number of participants is restricted, registrations will be accepted on the principle of 'first come, first serve'.
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  • 23.09.2014 - 24.09.2014 | Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

    EU-Central Asia STI Policy Stakeholders' Conference on Climate Change

    The Policy Stakeholder Conference on 'EU-CA STI Cooperation in addressing Climate Change', hosted by the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic and the National Library of Kyrgyzstan, was successfully held in Bishkek on 23-24 September 2014. It was the first in a series of policy dialogue activities organised under the IncoNet CA project. More than 120 stakeholders attended the conference with speakers from five Central Asian countries, several EU Member States and international and regional organisations.
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Open calls

  • | Deadline: 31 October 2014

    Call for Expressions of Interest - 'Business Cooperation Centres' in third countries

    This call for expressions of interest addresses leading business and innovation support organisations located in third countries other than those participating in the Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (COSME).
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  • | apply until: 31 March 2016

    IncoNets EaP and CA support twinning activities - call now open!

    IncoNet EaP and IncoNet CA, the 'STI International Cooperation Networks for Eastern Europe and Central Asia' will implement 'Twinning Grants' as a funding instrument – one of the core activities of these projects. Twinning itself has a long tradition in Europe as a an efficient instrument in capacity building processes. The IncoNet EaP and CA consortia plan to use this instrument to enhance STI cooperation and increase capacities on both sides. The grant scheme is envisaged to become a tool to develop sustainable cooperation among experienced EU and regional partners in the realm of Science, Technology and Innovation.
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Featured projects

  • | Project of the Month – October 2014

    SUAFRI-EPC – Supporting the Uptake of Agri-Food Research Results into Innovation with Eastern Partnership Countries

    SUAFRI-EPC aims to bridge the gap between research and innovation in Eastern Partnership Countries (EPC) with a focus on Societal Challenge 2 'Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy' of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme. The three year project is being implemented by a consortium of twelve partners from across Europe and the Eastern Partnership region. 
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