On May 20 2015 ZSMU participated in an International Training for Horizon 2020 Newcomers that took place in Bucharest (Romania). “Fit for Health 2.0” (www.fitforhealth.eu), a European initiative supporting researches in all stages in Health research organized the event. Apart from a general introduction to Horizon 2020 and the Challenge “Health, demographic change and wellbeing”, the program featured presentations on funding instruments, consortium composition and finding partners for the project.
“Horizon 2020” is a new EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation(2014-2020)that started in the first part of 2014; its budget is nearly 80 billion €. Universities, research institutes, public and non-governmental organizations can take part in this program. The consortium must include at least 3 legal entities from 3 different EU Member States or Associated states. Partners from third countries can also take part in the projects.
Together with the partners from Plovdiv (Bulgaria), Yerevan (Armenia) and Bitola (Macedonia) ZSMU participates in the project as an associated partner. The topic is “Encouraging the research and innovation cooperation between the Union and selected regional partners – proposals targeting Southern Mediterranean Neighborhood and Eastern Partnership”.