News archive - Agenda of the 2nd Virtual R&I Meeting (15 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 second virtual working meeting was organised on April, 15  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

10:10-10:30         Update on Covid-19 emergency measures and impact
New measures (current international co-operation + interest to further coordinate across the region and with the EU); EC DG R&I, WB6, RCC

10:30-11:00         Status of Smart Specialisation Strategies

  • Updates from WB6

11:00-11:30         Update on Horizon Europe

  • Latest developments and ‘pay as you go-model’; EC DG R&I
  • Innovation Agenda, 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 July 1, 2020
Modified on August 24, 2020