INNOVER-EAST training on international cooperation in Minsk, 29 February 2016

The INNOVER-EAST project continues a series of training sessions aimed at improving the skills of its Eastern Partnership partners in providing the innovation services. The training was implemented according to a “train a trainer” scheme where the trainers were the project partners from SDEWES (Croatia) and CERTH (Greece). It took place on February 29, 2016 in Minsk, Belarus.

The main goal of the event was to improve knowledge and skills of EaP partners in participating in the EU research and innovation programmes. The local organizers – BelAPE, ENECA and BelISA – used this opportunity to invite the local energy researchers, companies, NGOs and policymakers which interest towards event was extremely high.

Altogether, the training joined 45 participants from 7 EU and EaP countries which represented 32 organisations. It included the practical aspects, such as participation in “Horizon 2020” and COST programmes, as well as some policy aspects of European Research Area and open labor market for researchers. The trainers introduced opportunities for EaP countries within “Horizon 2020” calls for proposals 2016-2017 in “Secure, clean and efficient energy” and “Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials” themes.  EaP representatives shared their experience in implementation of national programmes and international projects in the field of energy. 





You can find below further information:
 — Agenda and List of Participants

Olga Meerovskaya, Introduction to INNOVER-EAST

Morning session I

Olga Meerovskaya, Introduction to Horizon 2020. Overview of participation of EaP countries

Dimitrios Sanopoulos, European Research Area — An open labour market for researchers

Morning session II

Dr. George Skevis, Introduction to COST

Morning session III

Neven Duić, New calls 2016-2017: Opportunities for Third/EaP countries. Societal Challenge “Secure, clean and efficient energy”

Morning session IV

Neven Duić, New calls 2016-2017: Opportunities for Third/EaP countries. Societal Challenge “Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials”

Afternoon session I

Dr. Polina Kuzhir, Experiences of a H2020 evaluator

Afternoon session II

Dr. George Skevis, Best practices of international cooperation in the energy field

Afternoon session III

Case studies and best practices from the EaP countries – Introduction and discussion Questions & Answers session

Tigran Arzumanyan (Armenia), International Research, Technology and Innovation Cooperation of Armenia – State-of-the-Art and Development Trends

Dr. Nariman Rahmanov (Azerbaijan), Hybrid Microgrids as solution for distributed generation and renewable sources (AC/DC study)

Dr. Sergey Levchenko (Belarus), The development of the Energy Simulation Code for Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings

Nelly Verulava (Georgia), Energy Efficiency and Cleaner Production in Industry  and  Energy Saving Initiatives in the Building Sector of Georgia

Olga Popovych (Ukraine), Successful International Projects in Ukraine