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H2020 Eastern Partnership info-day

Thursday 13 November 2014


The info-day took place at the National Academy of Science of Azerbaijan. The event was co-organised by the European Commission – DG CNECT, the International Relations Office of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, the Regional Innovative Technologies Academy (R.I.T.A.) and the EECA Cluster, while it was supported by the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Platform IV, and the Multilateral Part of the European Neighbourhood Policy Instrument (ENPI)

More than 80 experts from academia/research organisations, the private sector (Industry and SMEs) and associations/clusters from both regions participated to the event. The aim was to:

  • better understand the role of ICT in Horizon 2020;
  • exchange experience of participation of R&I actors from the EaP countries in FP7;
  • present the upcoming opportunities for international collaboration under H2020, namely the open ICT-relevant topics towards the 2nd Call for Proposals;
  • highlight important aspects of the proposal preparation process; and
  • inform EaP ICT actors on the support they can get from the National Contact Points to better prepare their participation in H2020


Following the presentations, a panel discussion addressed the ways to further enhancing the cooperation between the EU and EECA. Among others, the following aspects were revealed:

  1. The basic research is an area that cooperation can be built upon due to the strong theoretical background key EECA actors possess;
  2. The involvement of the industry in R&I activities is critical so as to boost cooperation around common needs and interests even beyond the H2020 context;
  3. The involvement in the activities of the relative ETPs is an important 'tool' as they can help EaP actors to network with their academic and industrial counterparts in the EU, further increase their visibility and orient EU/EECA R&I collaboration in areas of common interest;
  4. The 'linking' of national platforms and networks with the similar ETPs is essential;
  5. EECA countries and R&I actors must become more proactive towards their participation in EU networks.


Agenda and presentations

09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 09:45 

Welcome Speech

  • Prof Mr Gulam R. Babayev, Head of International Relations Office, Presidium of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Deputy Head of Azerbaijan National Data Center at CTBTO, Secretary General of Azerbaijan National Committee for IUGG
  • Mr Morten Moller, Head of Unit F3 “Programme Coordination”, DG CNECT, European Commission
 09:45 – 10:00

 Research and Innovation Cooperation with EaP countries

  • Mr Vassilis Kopanas, Unit D1 “International Relations”, DG CNECT, European Commission
 10:00 – 10:40

 ICT Research and Innovation in Horizon 2020

  • Mr Morten Moller, Head of Unit F3 “Programme Coordination”, DG CNECT, European Commission
 10:40 – 11:00  Questions and answers
11:00 – 11:20 Coffee Break
11:20 – 12:00

How to Participate to Horizon 2020? What changes from FP7?

  • Mr Morten Moller, Head of Unit F3 “Programme Coordination”, DG CNECT, European Commission
12:00 – 12:20 Questions and answers
12:20 – 14:00 Lunch Break

The EECA Cluster

  • Mr Raphael Koumeri, EAST-HORIZON project coordinator, PLANET S.A. (Greece)
14:45 – 15:00

Panel Discussion on “How to improve EU-EaP collaboration in ICT R&I” with participation of the EC representatives and EaP experts

Moderation: Mr Kostas Bougiouklis, EECA-2-HORIZON project coordinator

15:00 – 15:45

How to Write a Successful Proposal

  • Mr Morten Moller, Head of Unit F3 “Programme Coordination”, DG CNECT, European Commission
15:45 – 16:00

Questions and answers

16:00 – 16:15

Coffee Break

16:15 – 16:45

How Can the National Contact Points Support You?

  • Dr. Tatyana Lyadnova, Member of the IDEAL-ICT network, ICT NCP (Belarus)
16:45 – 17:00

Questions and answers

17:00 – 17:15




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