BILAT-UKR*AINA Summer School on ’European RTDI Policies, Instruments and Participation Possibilities’
Participants of the BILAT-UKR*AINA Summer School | © RCISD
BILAT-UKR*AINA Summer School on ’European RTDI policies, instruments and participation possibilities’ was successfully held in Kyiv on 15-18th September 2014. The aim of the Summer School was to provide a comprehensive hands-on training on project development and management in the frame of Horizon 2020. The Summer School focused on the following four scientific fields: ICT, Nanomaterials, Biotechnologies and Transport.
Thirty young Ukrainian researchers and project managers from various regions of Ukraine participated actively in the four-day-long program. The opening of the event was attended by the EC project officer of BILAT-UKR*AINA, Mr Thierry Devars, who provided a general overview of Horizon2020.
Following this, the program of the initial day included introductory lectures on the thematic work programmes of Horizon 2020 delivered by National Contact Points from Ukraine and senior project managers from EU countries. From Day 2 a hands-on training on proposal writing and project management was provided by project partners and invited experts from EU.
On the final day, participants presented their project proposal elaborated during the event with active discussion and mutual evaluation. Overall, participants were very positive, interactive and cooperative during the Summer School.
As a follow-up, participants will have the chance to attend special online Questions and Answer sessions concerning the topics of the Summer School. The first online session is planned to be held about the possibilities provided by Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions in November 2014.
Ms Zsuzsanna Angyal
Regional Centre for Information and Scientific Development, RCISD
phone: + 36 30 844 31 24
ICT in-house training in Budapest, 6-7 October 2014
Participants of the BILAT-UKR*AINA ICT training in Budapest| © RCISD
Following the Summer School on RTDI policies & instruments held in Kyiv, RCISD – the Regional Centre for Information and Scientific Development – organised an ICT in-house training for experienced Ukrainian researchers and research project managers in Budapest. The training took place on 6-7 October 2014, with the aim to offer intensive training for just a few of the best or most promising Ukrainian researchers of top-level Ukrainian RTDI organisations, as well as to increase their likelihood of participation in RTDI projects with European partners.
RCISD organised a very successful and fruitful training for the Ukrainian researchers.
Leading Hungarian trainers, experts, and project managers accepted the invitation; thanks to their preparedness, knowledge and experience instructive and interesting presentations were offered during the two-day training. Creative and useful group work – led by experienced trainers – improved the practical skills of the trainees on project preparation and proposal writing. During the discussions the experts gave useful advice and shared their experience with the trainees.
As the aim of BILAT UKR*AINA is to promote EU MS/AC – Ukraine cooperation in Science and Technology, the training supported participation in joint projects by providing concrete information and practical training on proposal writing.
The in-house training gathered senior Hungarian researchers in the field who shared their experience through presentations or roundtable discussions. The participants coming from various top-level universities or research institutes of Ukraine also had the chance to get hands-on experience in H2020 proposal writing with the support of their Hungarian fellows. Opportunities for networking aimed to increase the likelihood of formulating joint projects. The in-house training was closed by a study visit to the CERN Wigner Data Center.
Download the agenda and presentations.
The ICT in-house training in Budapest was the first of the four BILAT UKR*AINA training sessions; the upcoming events will organised by other project partners in Warsaw and Paris.
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