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NCP Academy Webinar on the COST Programme

Location Online webinar
Date 18 May 2017  | 14:30 - 16:00
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The “ NCP Academy”, a project for National Contact Points (NCPs) for the Horizon 2020 Programme, organised a webinar about the strategic link and complementarities between Horizon 2020 and the COST Programme. Both programmes are important pillars in the promotion of research cooperation in Europe and essential components of the European Research Area (ERA). The target group were Horizon 2020 NCPs, but the webinar was open to other R&I stakeholders interested in the complementarities between these two programmes.

The COST Programme and Horizon 2020 are highly interwoven: Horizon 2020 project applications are often the result of former or running COST Actions, COST Actions are often used as a means to distribute Horizon 2020 project results, project ideas that are not “ready” for Horizon 2020 can eventually be supported through COST and membership in COST Actions can be a great possibility to find partners, in particular for the less research-intensive countries. And last but not least, the COST Programme itself is also supported through the Horizon 2020 budget.

Horizon 2020 NCPs should therefore not only dispose of some basic knowledge about the COST Programme, but also be aware of the strategic links and potential complementarity between COST and Horizon 2020.

The webinar "The COST programme - What's in it for your clients?" focused on the synergies and complementarities between COST and Horizon 2020, gave an overview of the most important structures, rules and key aspects of the Programme and presented examples of successful showcases of COST/Horizon 2020 cooperation.

This event targeted all H2020 NCPs, no matter if they were a newcomer who wanted to learn about other programmes, a thematic NCP, widening NCP or NCP Coordinator who would like to learn about ways of potential strategic cooperation between the two programmes. It was furthermore also open to COST CSOs (Committe of Senior Officials), CNCs (COST National Coordinators) and basically everyone who wanted to learn about the synergies between these two programmes.

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