National Contact Point Poland invites  to the webinar „Widening Participation – opportunities for Black Sea Countries”. The event will be organized on March 20, 2017, 10:00–11:00 CET.

Countries: Black Sea Countries, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine but all interested participants are welcome.

Duration: approx. 60 minutes (including chat Q&A)

Join us here for the webinar: Webinar Room

How to join the webinar room:

  1. Follow the webinar link: Webinar room.
  2. As your name please enter your email address.
  3. If you are using Skype for Business for the first time, please check „Install Skype Meetings App plug-in” (it’s a safe and simple program, which will allow Skype for Business to install itself on your computer). If you use Mozilla Firefox, you will need to save and install this file.
  4. We recommend to test and install the Skype for Business application several days before the webinar (it will take you only 5 minutes), so in case of any difficulties, we could help you to get ready.

This webinar will be conducted by National Contact Points in Poland – experts with vast experience in training on Framework Programmes of the European Commission.

DESCRIPTION:

SPREADING EXCELLENCE AND WIDENING PARTICIPATION

The aim of the programme „Spreading excellence and widening participation” is to maximize investments in research and innovation which will enable the European Union to function in a more streamlined and homogeneous way, allowing the individual strengths of each Member State to be optimized. There is a significant evidence pointing to the fact that the pathway to economic growth and competitiveness is strongly connected to the scaling up of investment in research and innovation.
In order to address these challenges, Horizon 2020 introduces specific measures for spreading excellence and widening participation. These measures are targeted at low-performing Member States in terms of research and innovation, and they will be implemented by the Member States most in need of the new Cohesion policy for the 2014-2020 programming period.

THE TEAMING action (associating advanced research institutions to other institutions, agencies or regions for the creation or upgrade of existing centres of excellence) is a new feature under Horizon 2020. It will provide new opportunities to the parties involved, with real prospects for growth through tapping into new collaboration and development patterns, including the establishment of new scientific networks, links with local clusters and opening up access to new markets. This will offer national and local research new possibilities for exploitation and value creation and boost the innovation potential of the  countries involved.

TWINNING will help strengthen a defined field of research in a knowledge institution through linking with at least two internationally-leading counterparts in Europe.

THE ERA CHAIRS scheme will provide support for universities and other research institutions to attract and maintain high quality human resources and implement the structural changes necessary to achieve excellence on a sustainable basis.

Contact:

Adam Gluszuk
National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU

e-mail: adam.gluszuk@kpk.gov.pl