26.03.2015 - 27.03.2015 | Brussels, Belgium

Supporting Coordination with various EU Programmes: Ukrainian R&I policy makers visit Brussels

A study visit for Ukrainian R&I policy makers and responsible for budgetary planning was co-organised by the Regional Centre for Information and Scientific Development, RCISD and NIP/Ukraine. The study visit took place in the frame of the project activity focusing on preparing the ground for a well understood approach towards various EU programmes and providing recommendations on how to exploit synergies between Horizon 2020 and other programmes focusing on the regional approach in RTDI and on human resource development in RTDI.

The visit also aimed to raise awareness and facilitate the Ukrainian approach towards different STI relevant programmes under the new financial framework 2014-2020. Representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (MESU), National Academy of Science of Ukraine (NASU) as well as project partners had opportunity to receive information on existing programs and available instruments, discuss necessary actions and possibilities for Ukraine.

The Ukrainian participants visited

  • the Directorate General for Education and Culture (Erasmus +),
  • the European Research Council Executive Agency,
  • the Directorate General for Education and Culture, Unit Responsible for MSCA Actions,
  • the DG Regional and Urban Policy (Danube Region Strategy) and

familiarised with activity of the European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations (KoWi).

The outcomes of the visit will be incorporated into the report identifying synergies across the instruments offered under the EU 2014-2020 financial framework.