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Training for National Contact Points (NCPs) in Belarus: Horizon 2020 – Partner Search Tools

Start date: 10.06.2016

End date: 10.06.2016

Location: Minsk

Country: Belarus

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On 10 June 2016 a training for Horizon 2020 National Contact Points (NCPs) will take place in Minsk. The event will focus partner search with the help of most widely used electronic tools for this purpose - CORDIS, EEN and Idealist. The training is organised by the "Belarusian Institute of System Analysis and Information Support for Scientific and Technical Sphere" (BelISA) and the Business Cooperation Centre of the Enterprise Europe Network  (EEN Belarus) and  supported by the EU funded IncoNet EaP project.

The training for Belarus H2020 NCPs is part of the awareness raising campaign on Belarus national network of H2020 NCPs structure, efficiency and services organised in March – July 2016 within the IncoNet EaP project.  


  • Officially nominated NCPs, their assistants and candidates for NCP position with a focus on newcomers
  • Limited number of young researchers interested in cooperation with EU (depending on availability of seats)

Requirements to participants:

  1. Please, do the homework and come to the training with a draft profile according to one of the 3 EEN templates – Technology Offer (TO), Business Offer (BO) or R&D Request (RD). The draft profile should be developed in line with the Profile Drafting Guidelines. You will find some examples of profiles in the enclosed note.
    During the training, the profile will be further developed, fine-tuned and, ideally, uploaded in the EEN system.
  2. Please, have a look at Idealist open partner searches as well at the Partner Search Manual,
  3. Having a notebook at the training is essential for insuring its practical nature.


  • To improve the quality of the Belarusian NCPs’ services related to partner search
  • To present the variety of partner search e-tools supported by the EC (CORDIS, EURAXESS, Idealist and other thematic PS services, as well as EEN)
  • To train NCPs how to practically work with the most popular of them, including EEN, Idealist and CORDIS
  • To stimulate sharing of experience on using PS tools between more and less experienced NCPs.
    Expected outcomes: Improved skills of NCPs in developing an effective and attractive profile and practical using of the most popular PS tools.


  • Alexander Uspenskiy, Head, BCC "EEN-Belarus"
  • Tatyana Lyadnova, Idealist partner in Belarus, ICT NCP with >15y experience of participation in EC-funded projects, BelISA
  • Olga Meerovskaya, National Coordinator of NCPs, MSCA NCP, Legal and Finance NCP with >10y experience of participation in EC-funded projects, BelISA.




09.30-10.00 Registration
10.00-10.30 Introduction: Having strong, experienced and reliable partners – a key to success in European projects
  • Update on Belarus participation in Horizon 2020 in 2014-2015
  • IncoNet EaP activities in support of EaP participation in H2020 and promotion of the national NCP systems
  • Overview of partner search e-tools supported by the EC
Olga Meerovskaya
10.30-11.15 EEN as a gateway to an EU-funded project: how it works?

Alexander Uspenskiy
11.15- 11.30 Coffee-break
11.30-13.00 EEN as a gateway to an EU-funded project (cont). Developing an attractive and effective profile for PS (based on draft profiles developed by participants as a homework)

Alexander Uspenskiy
13.00-14.00 Working lunch
14.00-15.15 Idealist partner search service for ICT projects and beyond

Tatyana Lyadnova
15.15-15.30 Coffee-break
15.30-16.30 CORDIS partner search service: how it works, pros. & cons.
16.30 Wrap-up and closure

Olga Meerovskaya




Alexander Uspenskiy
Republican Centre for Technology Transfer,
Consortium coordinator of the COSME project "Enterprise Europe Network Belarus"
66-100, Nezavisimosti Ave.,
220072, Minsk, Belarus
Tel.: +375 17 284 14 99
Fax: +375 17 284 07 49

Olga Meerovskaya
Belarusian Institute of System Analysis and Science & Technology Sphere Information Support (BellSA)
7, Pobediteley ave., off. 1013
220004 Minsk, Belarus
+375 17 2033139
+375 17 2033139


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