Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia Mikheil Batiashvili together with Director General of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia Zviad Gabisonia and adviser on Education of Prime Minister Mikheil Chkhenkeli established EURAXESS representation at the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation meeting on September 27.
Now, Georgia has officially become a member of EURAXESS, a unique pan-European research and innovation initiative of the European Union, member states and associated countries.
In Brussels the agreement was signed by minister Batiashvili, the Director of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation Zviad Gabisonia and the Deputy Director General of the European Commission Research and Innovation Patrick Child.
After Georgia's accession in the EU Research and Innovation Organization, the representation of “EURAXESS” – “EURAXESS Georgia’’ was established by SRNSFG, which will promote Georgia's integration into the EU's scientific-research area and extension of international cooperation between universities and research institutions.
EURAXESS membership gives direct access to Georgian scientists to:
- More 500 international and national scientific grants worldwide funds
- More than 15,000 world-leading universities, research institutes and research interested businesses
- More than 40 countries financial resources, exceeded several billion euros
EURAXESS membership will enable Georgia's close integration into the EU's research and development space, scientists’ career development, and enlargement of international cooperation between universities and research institutes.
Information about the portal “EURAXESS Georgia” will be placed in Georgian, English and Abkhaz languages. Respectively, Abkhaz scientists will be able to participate in large-scale international projects on behalf of Georgia.
Read about the agreement between foundation and EURAXESS here.
See the guideline - technical side, on how to register on EURAXESS website.