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07/09/2016 16:47

IncoNet EaP Targeted Call for EU-Eastern Partnership Twinning Teams

SRNSF disseminates information on international call ‘EU-Eastern Partnership Twinning Teams’.   This is the third and last call for proposals for 'twinning' in the framework of the the   IncoNet EaP   (International Cooperation Network for Eastern Partnership Countries) project. This targeted call opened on 1 September 2016 and closes on 30 September 2016.   Due to the new developments in the EaP region (signature of Association Agreements to Horizon 2020 of Georgia/ April 2016 and Armenia/ May 2016) and taking into consideration the success of the first two calls, a new round of twinning among projects has now been launched. The intention is to boost the participation of newly associated countries in Horizon 2020 consortia.   At the same time, the call is open to the other Eastern Partnership countries as well (apart from Armenia and Georgia, these are: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine). The new twinning projects will receive  financial support for the organisation of preparatory meetings of research   teams wishing to apply for Horizon 2020 funding .   Successful twinning projects will address open or forthcoming calls in the 2016-2017 Work Programmes for   Energy, Climate Change  and  Health .   The grants will be paid in lump sums of 2,000 Euro for each twinning project. Publication:  1 September 2016 Deadline for proposals: 30 September 2016 Duration of projects: 15 October until 30 November 2016 Payment of lump sums: November 2016   Please see IncoNet EaP  website for further details of   the call.
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06/01/2016 16:47

“STI International Cooperation Network for Eastern Partnership Countries” (IncoNet EaP)

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) together with 18 organizations from EU and Eastern Partnership Countries has been involved in implementation of the project “STI International Cooperation Network for Eastern Partnership Countries” (IncoNet EaP), which was funded under the EU 7-th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) . The project aims to support the advancement of the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policy dialogue between the EU and the Eastern Partnership countries, with an explicit focus on the Societal Challenges that have been identified to be of mutual interest for the two regions, namely Climate Change, Energy and Health.   The project started on 1 February 2015 and it will run until 31 August 2018. The total budget of the project: 2 999 955 Euros.   The budgeted allocated to Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation: 103 041 Euros. Website:  http://www.inco-eap.net/ Project Partner Organizations:  http://www.inco-eap.net/en/392.php
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06/01/2016 16:47

“S&T International Cooperation Network for Central Asian and South Caucasus Countries” (IncoNet CA/SC)

In 2010-2013, Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) participated in the project “S&T International Cooperation Network for Central Asian and South Caucasus Countries” (IncoNet CA/SC) funded under the EU 7-th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) . The project focused on the strengthening and deepening of the S&T cooperation with the Central Asian and South Caucasus countries, as well as with Moldova. The main aims of the IncoNet CA/SC project were: enhancing the policy dialogue with the target countries for the identification of research priorities of mutual interest; development of synergies with other Community policies and instrument for a stronger support to S&T related activities; organization of Info Days and of other activities aiming at an increased participation of researchers from CA and SC in FP7; capacity building and support to the FP7 contact points in the target regions; mapping of key research institutes and analyses/studies on cooperation patterns, S&T Indicators, innovation policies, etc. The total budget allocated by the European Commission for the implementation of the project equaled 1, 6 mnl Euros, out of which 47 000 Euros has been allocated to Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF). Website:  http://www.inco-ca.net/en/119.php Project Partner Organizations:  http://www.increast.eu/en/952.php
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06/01/2016 16:46

“Enhanced bi-regional STI Cooperation between the EU and Black Sea Region“(Black Sea Horizon)

Since beginning of 2015 Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation together with 18 organizations from EU and Black Sear Region has been involved in implementation of the project “BLACK SEA HORIZON” (BSH), which was funded under the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020). The main objectives of the BLACK SEA HORIZON is to support the EU’s external relations with the target region by significantly contributing to ongoing bi-regional and regional STI policy dialogues, and by increasing the knowledge base about the EU’s external environment. Besides, it aims to stimulate bi-regional STI cooperation and to strengthen the EU’s economic competitiveness and contribute to the establishment of supportive framework conditions by facilitating the pooling of resources and by identifying challenging thematic areas for mutual STI cooperation.   The project was kicked off in Bucharest, Romania in March 2015 and it will run until January 2018. The total budget of the project: 1,499,503.75 Euros.   The budgeted allocated to Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation: 22.431,25 Euros. Website:  https://blacksea-horizon.eu/ Project Partner Organizations:  https://blacksea-horizon.eu/project/partners
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06/01/2016 16:45

“Towards Integrated European Marine Research Strategy and Programmes” (SEAS-ERA)

In 2010-2014, Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) participated in the project project entitled “Towards integrated European marine research strategy and programmes” (SEAS-ERA) funded under the EU 7-th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) . Taking into account the previous initiatives (AMPERA, Marin ERA, etc.) the project intented to constitute a stable and durable structure for coordination and integration of national and regional marine and maritime research programmes with the major goal of providing a clear reply to the need for development and implementing common research strategies and programmes related to the European see basins. To this end SEAS-ERA has brought together, through several mechanisms, the four European sea basins working within two different levels: regional and pan European; this work structure enabled to harmonize common  priorities and needs in marine and maritime  research while respecting diversities between regions. The total budget allocated by the European Commission for the implementation of the project equaled  2 mnl Euros, out of which 17 000 Euros has been allocated to Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF).   Website:  http://www.seas-era.eu/np4/homepage.html Project Partner Organizations:  http://www.seas-era.eu/np4/3/
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06/01/2016 16:43

“Networking on Science and Technology in the Black Sea Region” (BS-ERA.NET)

In 2009-2012, Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) participated in the project “Networking on Science and Technology in the Black Sea Region” (BS-ERA.NET). The objective of the BS-ERA.NET project was to develop and strengthen the coordination of public research programmes conducted at national and regional level, which targeted a group of countries from the extended Black Sea region. The project has provided a framework to networking and mutually opening the national and regional research programmes, leading to concrete cooperation in the frame of a Black Sea Research Programme (BSRP). The total budget allocated by the European Commission for the implementation of the project equaled 2, 2 mnl Euros, out of which 63 000 Euros has been allocated to Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF).   In 2011, the “Black Pilot Join Call” (PJC) was organized in the framework of the project. The objective of the Pilot Joint Call was to promote collaborative research on ‘ Climate and Environment’ and ‘Energy ’, taking a proactive and innovative approach to developing solutions for a sustainable development.   Within PJC, 66 projects were submitted and 11 projects were selected for funding, out of which 4 projects with participation of the Georgian research groups.   Website:  http://www.bs-era.net/main/index.php?we=9bfdbe988abcff430168e60524a69c11&wchk=c1960ad06e70dbaee80ab8641db51532 Project Partner Organizations:   http://www.bs-era.net/main/index.php?we=2e66c9efb9a79f9e3b7a91bc652978e1&wchk=74acc10171f10669b5d38308a6207a4d
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06/01/2016 16:42

“S&T International Cooperation Network for Eastern European and Central Asian Countries” (IncoNet EECA)

In 2008-2012, Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) participated in the project “S&T International Cooperation Network for Eastern European and Central Asian Countries” (IncoNet EECA) funded under the EU 7-th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) . The project aimed at strengthening the Scientific and Technological cooperation between the EU Member States (and Associated Countries) and the Eastern European and Central Asian countries. In this respect, IncoNet EECA project facilitated a coordination of S&T policies building on common interest and aiming at mutual benefit in order to strengthen the cooperation between EU and EECA.  Besides, the project included a variety of activities aiming at an enhanced participation of researchers from EECA countries in FP7 and provision of support for NCP/NIP structures in EECA region.   The total budget allocated by the European Commission for the implementation of the project equaled 3, 5 mnl Euros, out of which 78 000 Euros has been allocated to Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF).   Website:  http://www.inco-eap.net/en/99.php Project partner organization:  http://www.inco-eap.net/en/115.php  
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