eap-plus.eu – STI International Cooperation Network for Eastern Partnership Countries - PLUS

Coordination & Synergies

The EaP PLUS project will devote a particular attention to the coordination of policies and programmes between EU and EaP countries by exploring particular thematic strands.

Task 4.2: Increase coordination and synergies between policies and programmes of EU/MS and EaP

Activity 4.2.a Exploring cooperation with JPIs

A systematic review of the ongoing JPIs in EU will take place from the beginning of the project to identify themes, stakeholders, governance and potential for third country cooperation with them. These findings will be correlated with national priorities and STI policy planning in the EaP countries.

The results will be presented at the EaP Panel on R&I (Task 1.1) and to any other relevant policy dialogue forum or event.

In addition, the project will provide support in cases where a potential JPI – EaP country cooperation will emerge.

Activity 4.2.b: Exploring cooperation with COST

The following activities will be carried out:

  • Reviewing the COST Actions and the involvement/ possible involvement of EaP countries.
  • Information about COST actions, especially these relevant for EaP partners, will be disseminated through the project’s webinars (Task 2.5) and website.
  • In parallel, information about COST will be provided during the Info Days in all the EaP countries (Task 2.1). In that respect, COST officers will be invited to present actions and opportunities to EaP researchers.

Activity 4.2.c: Exploring participation of EaP countries in EU MS programmes

This activity will review the major national STI programmes in the EU MS to identify those potentially open to EaP participation. For the identified programmes the procedures and conditions for participation will be summarized and the information will be disseminated to the EaP scientific communities (through web based info systems, through targeted dissemination to local information multipliers and to the researchers identified in the mapping exercise under the IncoNet EaP project).

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