16.09.2014 - 17.09.2014 | Voronezh
On 16–17 September 2014 the Voronezh State University organised and carried out an information day and training session in the frame of the BILAT-RUS Advanced project. The overall objective of the event was to disseminate information about EU-Russia cooperation opportunities in science, technology and innovation, escpecially with regards to the current EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 'Horizon 2020'.The event aimed to reinforce promoting and supporting cooperation opportunities; to facilitate integration of Russian and the EU science communities; and provide a forum for the exchange of views on the ways of development tools for support of EU-Russia S&T cooperation and strengthening STI links between Russia and the EU.
The information day and training session were integrated into the qualification courses for Russian researchers and administrative staff under the programme 'International Scientific and Educational Projects. Management of Education Quality', which had a format of a 5-day-long session. The participants of the courses will continue their training till the end of the week. The courses were completed with award of state-recognised certificates of Russian Ministry of Education and Science.
There were 100 participants. Geographically they are delegates of the universities from the following cities: Voronezh, Belgorod, Moscow (Central Federal District), Arkhangelsk (North-West Federal District), Penza (Volga Federal District), Nizhnevartovsk (Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District), Tyumen, Yekaterinburg (Ural Federal District).
All levels of a university administrative structure were involved into the event. Among participants there were vice-rectors, heads of international relations units, vice-deans, heads of departments and leaders of research teams as well as young scientists, teachers, and post-graduate students. The delegates represented different types of HEIs starting from the federal universities to private institutions and from classical state HEIs to sectoral ones such as agrarian, engineering, technical and others.
Prof. Dmitry Yendovitsky, Rector of Voronezh State University, welcomed the participants.
The information session started with presentations of the newest large programmes in education and research:
In the framework of discussion ‘Tools for support of EU-Russia S&T cooperation’ there were presented:
The presentations were followed by questions of the participants.
Apart from BILAT-RUS Advanced project partners Dr. Anna Muravieva, Deputy Director National office Erasmus+ in Russia and Dr. Iulia Iatsko, SC2 and LEIT Biotechnology NCP, Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology of Moldova Academy of Sciences (Moldova), took part in the discussion.
The second day (September, 17) of the information day&training session was fully devoted to practical issues of Horizon 2020.
The participants were very active and asked great number of questions mainly concerning conditions of funding of Russian research teams under Horizon 2020 projects.
Presentations, a brief review of the information day&training session both in English and Russian accompanied with photo album are available at the website of Regional Information Centre for Scientific and Technological Cooperation with the EU, Voronezh State University.
The event was widely covered in mass media. Coverage of the event was given by the following resources: