State of the Union: Five key takeaways from Ursula Von der Leyen
17 September 2020
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We are pleased
to inform you that MCST will be organizing two info sessions on COST,
Co-operation in Science and Technology www.cost.eu and the new €70.2 billion
Research and Innovation Programme – Horizon 2020.
COST is the
networking mechanism by which researchers can gain excellent networking
exposure with colleagues working in same areas across Europe. It is
administratively extremely simple, inclusive and each EU country can be
represented on a COST action by means of two members, making it an added
advantage to researchers based in Malta. Over 80 new actions are approved each
year and in the last 3 years over 150 researchers in Malta have begun to
benefit from COST participation. The huge advantages of participating in COST,
both to academics as well as to SMEs, industry and public entities will be
highlighted in the two sessions.
Horizon 2020 is the largest
EU financial instrument for research and innovation, following the Seventh
Framework Programme (FP7), through which over €17 million has been received by
Maltese participants. Horizon 2020 aims at securing Europe's global
competitiveness with a drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe. Building
on FP7, Horizon 2020 will be taking a market-driven approach in order to tackle
societal challenges, by helping to bridge the gap between research and the
The session on
10th December will be addressed primarily to academics from University, MCAST
and other higher educational and research institutions.
On the other
hand, the breakfast meeting on 11th December will be focused on the benefits
industry, SMEs, employers and public entities can gain from COST and H2020,
since these instruments aim to include all stakeholders, not only academics, as
research and innovation affects all sectors and not just academia.
information, kindly visit the following webpage:
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