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between the EU and Eastern Europe, South Caucasus, and Central Asia

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  • 22.01.2015 - 23.01.2015 | Athens, Greece

    Kick-off Meeting for the STI Policy Mix Peer Reviews of Armenia, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan

    On 22-23 January 2015, the Centre for Regional and International STI Studies & Support (CeRISS, Greece) and the Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI, Austria) organised a Kick-off Meeting for the S&T Policy Mix Peer Reviews of Armenia, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan in the framework of the IncoNet EaP and IncoNet CA projects. At the meeting, senior experts and policy-makers from the EU Member States and Associated Countries as well as high-level stakeholders from Armenia, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan specified the areas to be reviewed and set a time schedule for the on-site visits of the three expert panels in March/ April 2015.
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  • 20.01.2015

    Kazakhstan-UK: The 'Newton – Al-Farabi Partnership Programme' supports capacity building, people exchange and joint centres

    The Newton Fund is part of the UK’s official development assistance. Its aim is to develop science and innovation partnerships that promote the economic development and welfare of developing countries. The 'Newton – Al-Farabi Partnership Programme' is a five-year, £20 million joint programme launched in 2014 by the UK Government and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The programme will initially support capacity building, people exchange and joint centres. By working together on bi-latereal programmes the UK and Kazakhstan hope to build strong, sustainable, systemic relationships in research and innovation.
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Important events | more...

  • 26.02.2015 | Kyiv, Ukraine

    IncoNet Eap Workshop on the Enterprise Europe Network

    The idea of the workshop on the Enterprise Europe Network is to reflect on successful examples of cooperation of the 3rd countries with the Enterprise Europe Network and to propose ways to extend the network in Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries.
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  • 19.03.2015 | Paris, France

    Health Research from an International Perspective: Scientific Landscape of Eastern Partnership (EaP) and Central Asian (CA) Countries

    SEA-EU-NET 2, IncoNet EaP and IncoNet CA support the advancement of the policy dialogue among the European Union (EU) and the countries in the partner regions, aiming at mutual benefit and thus contributing to develop the collaboration in Science, Technology and Innovation. These projects also explicitly focus on the societal challenges Climate Change/Environment, Energy and Health. The main idea behind the invitation of the IncoNet projects to the STI days was to ensure networking on a larger. In order to achieve this goal both slots dedicated to EaP and CA researchers are open for EU and ASEAN researchers.
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Open calls | more...

  • | Deadline: 30 January 2015

    Call for Scientific Evaluators for Benchmarking of Energy related Research Organisations in Central Asia

    The IncoNet CA (S&T International Cooperation Network for Central Asian Countries) project is conducting a benchmarking exercise of research organisations in Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan) working in the field of energy. For the implementation of this benchmarking exercise we are looking for experienced experts from the field of energy with profound research management and research strategy analysis capabilities, who will act as scientific evaluators under this benchmarking exercise. IncoNet CA is an EU (FP7) funded International Cooperation Network project.
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  • | Deadline: 31 January 2015

    Junior Fellowship for Scholars from Ukraine

    This fellowship program, jointly organized by the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna and the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe in Lviv (Ukraine), supports research on the legacies of Europe in the history of Ukraine. Topics include modern intellectual, cultural, social and political history. Themes related to urban studies or to one of the IWM’s research fields are likewise welcomed.
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Featured projects | more...

  • | Project of the Month – January 2015

    EECA-2-HORIZON – Bringing the EU-EECA cooperation and policy dialogue in ICT in the HORIZON 2020 era

    The man aim of the EECA-2-HORIZON project is to reinforce the development of strategic and mutually beneficial partnerships in ICT between the EU and the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) countries. The overall goal is to strengthen the links and boost cooperation among the research and industrial communities of both regions to exploit emerging opportunities for international partnerships (both under EU and EECA RTD&I programmes) and jointly address common societal challenges.
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