Moldova signed the European Association Agreement Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020

07/02/2014

On July 1 this year, Moldova signed, along with the Western Balkans countries, Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the European Association Agreement Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 (H2020).

The document will take effect retrospectively as from 1 January 2014.

European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn said: “The agreements signed today are good for these countries and good for the European Union. Increased cooperation in research and innovation will create new opportunities for growth, competitiveness and jobs in all our economies. Association to Horizon 2020 will facilitate the mobility of excellent scientists, strengthen national research systems, and help the countries integrate into the European Research Area”, is mentioned in the Press Release of the European Commission.

The Association Agreement Programme will allow natural persons and legal entities in our country to get similar rights to those of EU Member States, within the calls to Horizon 2020 (http://www.h2020.md). Thus, researchers from Moldova will benefit from funding opportunities offered under Horizon 2020.

On behalf of Moldova, the European Association Agreement Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 (H2020) was signed by Mr. Gheorghe Duca, President of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova.

Signing ceremony can be viewed here:

http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I090917

For more details visit:

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-14-746_en.htm

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