The European Commission will support 14 top-class projects to bring their innovations faster onto the market under the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot. Each project will receive around €2 million from the Fast Track to Innovation strand of the EIC pilot, funded under Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme. The 14 projects involve 59 partners, including small and medium-sized companies, industrial partners, universities and non-profit organisations, from 18 countries.
Delegation of the European Union to Armenia on the occasion of the International Youth Day invites you to the Networking Breakfast which will take place on 12 August, 8:00 on the Republic Square. For registration please be at the Republic Square fountains at 7:50.
On the International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we celebrate the contributions of indigenous peoples to the diversity and richness of civilizations and cultures and indeed to our common heritage. It is also a day where we take stock of the many achievements in the recognition and realisation of their rights and identify the actions that the world community still needs to take, so that human rights are universally applied without any discrimination.
On 14 July, Urtsadzor (Ararat marz) hosted the “Bed & Bread” Rural Tourism Festival to develop rural tourism and community economies, as well as create additional sources of income for rural population. The Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski, together with Garik Sargsyan, the Governor of Ararat marz, Ruben Khachatryan, the Director of FPWC, and Rafik Andreasyan, the Head of Urtsadzor community, attended the opening ceremony of the festival.
Katarína Mathernová, Deputy Director-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations at the European Commission is on a visit to Armenia on 19-21 July. She underlined the importance of deepening relations on the basis of the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) for the benefit of the citizens of Armenia. The visit of Deputy Director-General Mathernová is an important milestone in EU-Armenia relations as it is the first senior-level visit by the European Commission to the country since the new government took office. It takes place after the last week's high-level meetings of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in Brussels.