On 12-13 December, the Horizon 2020 Information Day was held in Astana and Almaty bringing together around 300 participants. Ambassador, Head of the European Union Delegation to Kazakhstan Traian Hristea opened the event in Astana with welcoming remarks.
The main goal of the training was to raise awareness of European funding opportunities on research and innovation in Horizon 2020 in Kazakhstan, to discuss participation options, and to share lessons learnt and success stories of Kazakh participation in Horizon 2020.
Speakers of the Horizon 2020 Info Day in Astana included H.E. Traian Hristea, Ambassador, Head of the European Union Delegation to Kazakhstan, Dr. Kamila Magzieva, PhD, Director InExCB-KZ, National Coordinator H2020 NCP-KZ, Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies NCP-KZ, spreading excellence and widening participation NCP-KZ, Science with and for Society NCP-KZ, and Professor Neil Collins, Nazarbaev University, Kazakhstan, successful participant of Horizon 2020. In Almaty the event was warmly welcomed by Professor Olga Moskovchenko, Rector of the Kazakh-German University, and by Gediminas Ramanauskas, Policy Officer, Directorate General Research and Innovation, European Commission.
The main topics presented were: