RI-LINKS2UA E-Journal Spring Edition 2018 published
We are happy to introduce you the 5th edition of the RI-LINKS2UA E-Journal, our “Spring Edition” for 2018.
The RI-LINKS2UA E-Journal informs you on a regular basis about the project's activities, upcoming events and recent developments in the EU-Ukraine cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation.
A lot has happened since the publication of the last eJournal in winter last year. A special highlight that is presented in this eJournal is the approval of the Roadmap for Ukraine´s integration into the European Research Area (ERA-UA) by the Collegium of the Ministry of Education and Science (MES) of Ukraine. The Roadmap puts forward six key priorities that were developed in a working group which brought together national and international high-level experts.
Good news can be reported in terms of Ukrainian participation in the Small and Medium-Sized company funding instrument of the EU. A Ukrainian SME was selected for funding and will now be supported as part of the recently launched European Innovation council pilot. Another measure dedicated specifically at SMEs in Ukraine was the EU4Business workshop held in Kiev. The workshop gathered key stakeholders focussed on the importance of performance measurement of SMEs as well as definitions and methods for producing entrepreneurship statistics in this field.
Regarding the new Horizon2020 work programme for 2018-2020 some more information material was made available by the EC. A booklet describing the Focus areas of the new work programme and two reports were issued dealing with insights gained from the preceding work programmes. You can also find a list of recommended publications in the eJournal dealing with successful participation in EU programmes, R&I in the Ukraine and facts and figures about H2020.
Furthermore, the eJournal provides you with an overview on the recent and upcoming events that have taken or will take place in the course of the project, including an info day on proposal writing in H2020 and a workshop targeted at Ukrainian NCPs held in Kiev.
Last but not least, the eJournal presents a list of current EU calls open to the participation of Ukrainian researchers.
We hope you will enjoy reading the fifth RI-LINKS2UA eJournal and find some useful information for your specific purposes.