News archive - Agenda of the 1st Virtual R&I Meeting (7 April 2020)

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the European Commission decided to defer the next Steering Platform Ministerial meeting (originally planned for May/June 2020) to a later date in the year. At the same time, several virtual meetings have been planned to foster mutual discussion on the key aspects of the socio-economic crisis deriving from the pandemic, while also continuing the work aimed at a better integration of the WBs into the European Research Area.

The first virtual working meeting was organised on April, 7 from 10:00 to 11:30 CET,  to discuss on the following:

10:00-10:10 Welcome remarks and Introduction to the meeting Ruta Zarnauskaite, Head of Unit “Horizon Europe Association’, EC DG R&I
10:10-11:00 Covid-19 emergency situation and impact

  • Current measures (current international co-operation + interest to further coordinate across the region and with the EU); EC DG R&I, WB6, RCC
  • Impact of Corona outbreak (plus economic crisis) on national R&I financing (e.g. measures/ideas to boost innovation, EIC, etc.) and the priority direction of measures; EC DG R&I, WB6, RCC

11:00-11:30 Horizon Europe and other updates

  • Latest developments from the side of the European Commission, EC DG R&I

11:30-11:35 Concluding remarks and next steps


Geographical focus
  • EC
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Admin on June 1, 2020
Modified on August 24, 2020