ICT Eastern Partnership (EaP) Information Day successfully organized
ICT Research and Innovation in Horizon 2020 - Eastern Partnership (EaP) Information Day took place in Kyiv, Ukraine on the 23rd of May 2013. Jointly organised by DG CONNECT (EC), Ukrainian State agency on science, innovations and informatization, Ukrainian ICT NCPs, National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" and PICTURE project (FP7), the event was attended by more than 140 participants, in majority - EaP ICT stakeholders.
Supported by the Eastern Partnership Platform IV, and the Multilateral Part of the European Neigborhood Policy Instrument (ENPI), it aimed at helping participants to better understand the role of ICT in Horizon 2020, to exchange experience of EaP countries participation in FP7, and to present ICT research priorities in Eastern Partnership countries based on the findings of the PICTURE project as well as the project pilot actions planned for 2013-2014.
The info-day speakers promoted Horizon2020 priorities and ICT'2013 event in Vilnius, delivered a successful discussion panel that allowed to formulate a number of suggestions from EaP community to the EC and clearly demonstrated adequacy of most EaP ICT priotities to the Horizon2020 priorities. Synergies with research infrastructure communities (CEENGINE) also contributed to high level of attendance and interest expressed to the event.