Supporting Participation of Black Sea countries in Brokerage Events

Black Sea Horizon
Last date: 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
United Kingdom

Detailed Description

Black Sea Horizon is inviting eligible entities for its 2nd Call for Proposals
with an aim to increase collaboration of research communities of the
Black Sea region (BS) and European Union Member States and Associated
Countries (EU MSs and ACs).

The  grant scheme  financially supports the participation of local researchers from academia(research entities
e.g. research institutions/organizations, higher education
institutions etc.), research performing SMEs and the representatives of
businesses from BSH non-EU countries in large-scale Brokerage events
and other similar activities related to Horizon 2020 in EU Member States
or Associated Countries.


BSH Grant Scheme will enable researchers from non-EU Black Sea countries:

  • to actively engage in European brokerage events and scientific
    conferences to enhance networking and cooperation opportunities for
    future Horizon 2020 research projects
  • to facilitate the establishment of a higher number of new contacts between the EU and the BS
  • to acquire general understanding on the framework programme
  • to bring new ideas to their scientific field
  • to get involved in European research activities

Thematic Areas

The thematic priorities of the Call are the following three topics:

  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Resource efficiency in relation to water / water management
  • Applied chemistry & smart materials

Funding Information

Maximum funding per grant is 1000 EUR.

Eligibility Criteria

As regards the applicants, the following eligibility criteria shall apply:

  • Being a member or an employee of a research institution/organization
    and/or that of a network of organizations and/or that of a higher
    education institution and/or that of an SME performing research. The aim
    is that the participation of the applicant will have a multiplier
    effect in the country and/or region.
  • Conducting Research at the above mentioned organisation in one of the partner countries.
  • Submitting a completely filled in application form along with all the required documentation.
  • Have a PhD degree and/or at least three years’ full time experience in research.
  • Speaking fluent English, having at least intermediate language
    certificate or at least two publications in English in journals or
    edited books.
  • Specifying at least one call anticipated in H2020 Work Programme for
    2016-17, which is in the focus of their scientific research and fit for
  • If possible, previous international experience (already existing
    scientific contacts in other countries, participation in previous
    international conferences and collaborations, etc.).
  • Activities planned during the event (e.g. delivering a presentation,
    taking part in a poster session, submitting a partner search profile
    and active participation in brokerage sessions – offering a profile and
    idea; requesting meetings in brokerages using face to face meetings -,
    scheduling bilateral meetings etc.).
  • Encouragement of female researchers to participate.
  • Encouragement of young researchers (under 40).

How to Apply

Applicants must download the application form via given website.

Eligible Countries:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Turkey and Ukraine.

For more information, please visit Black Sea Horizon.

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