On October 27, 2017, the European Commission established the 2018-2020 contest programme within the Horizon 2020 EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, the so-called 2018-2020 Work Programme with a budget of Euro 30 bln. In this regard, the National Information Point for EU Research and Innovation Programmes plans a series of events to inform people interested in the contents of the Horizon 2020 Programme contests and improve operating skills. A series of events called the Horizon 2020 in Belarus 2018 Week will be held in Minsk on February 19-23, 2018 with support from the EU Project STI International Cooperation Network for EaP Countries Plus (EaP PLUS).
The week comprises the following activities
February 20, 2018: Information day focused on two programme sections: Industrial Leadership (information, nano- and biotechnologies, new materials, industrial processes including contests for improvement of processing industry resource and energy efficiency) and Social Challenges (health, transport, energy, climate and natural resources, etc.).
The goal is to introduce the contest themes, requirements and schedule, provide information about the first Programme outcomes, present project involving teams from Belarus. The draft agenda is available at http://www.scienceportal.org.by/announces/f0811ca316dd0112.html.
Researchers and administrations of research institutions, universities, innovative companies, major industrial companies, NGOs, innovative infrastructure facilities and public administration officials in charge of science and innovations are invited to take part in the information day.
February 21, 2018 (a.m.): Information day on the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions: funding academic career advancement and support of international mobility of researchers. This best known in the Horizon 2020 programme is distinguished by the absence of restrictions on research topics and applicant age; it is appropriate for participation of both organizations, including business, and individual researchers, and it applies various tools. Among them are research and innovation personnel exchange (RISE) activities that enjoy the highest popularity among Belarusians. The draft agenda is available at http://www.scienceportal.org.by/announces/f0811ca316dd0112.html.
February 21, 2018 (14:00 – 17:00): training event: RISE, Research and Innovation Staff Exchanges. The training concept aims at helping those RISE project applicants, who have submitted their bids for 2014-2017 contents and have not been granted funding support, to adjust and prepare their applications for submission in 2018 (submission deadline: March 21, 2018). More information is available at http://www.scienceportal.org.by/announces/f0811ca316dd0112.html.
February 22, 2018: My First Grant training for beginning researchers. The event is aimed at helping those, who make their first steps in international cooperation, draft a proper CV, travel grant application, motivation letter, etc.
February 23, 2018: Individual consultation day. Appointments for the consultations may be made via email firstname.lastname@example.org (Ms. Olga Anatolyevna Meyerovskaya).
Participation is the Week events is free. Prior registration is required. Please fill in the participation application form online at [https://goo.gl/forms/11zSPEhhyzentgiv2] by February 13, 2018.
Information about the event venue and updated agenda will be sent to registered participants ahead of time. For enquiries, please call + 375 17 209 43 26; +375 29 335 60 18.