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EU's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon Europe launched in Moldova

18:51 | 03.12.2021 Category: Social

Chisinau, 3 December /MOLDPRES/ - The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon Europe, in Moldova was launched today at an event organized by the Education and Research Ministry, jointly with the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD).  

Education Minister Anatolie Topala said that the signing of the agreement on association to the new framework programme Horizon Europe was a success and an extraordinary opportunity for the entire scientific community from Moldova. ‘’The participation of researchers, all people interested from Moldova, including young researchers, will generate real progress in the research and innovation sectors, through connection to the European infrastructure, establishing inter-human contacts, as well as creating opportunities for solving the challenges faced by the contemporary society,’’ Topala  noted.  

For her part, the deputy director general of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research and Innovation, Signe Ratso, congratulated the scientific community of Moldova on the joining of the EU’s framework programme Horizon Europe. She stressed that the participation in the framework programme would contribute to the creation of new partnerships on strengthening science and technology before the principal global challenges.     

The scientific community of Moldova was informed about the opportunities provided by the Horizon Moldova framework programme. The European Commission’s representatives provided details on the Programme’s structure, the way the researchers and all interested people can take part in the appeals announced. At the same time, representatives of the scientific and academic community pointed out the opportunities provided by the previous Horizon-2020 EU Programme, experience gained during projects’ implementation and how they can serve as support to participation in the new Programme.     

At the same time, the scientific and academic community from Moldova was encouraged to participate in the appeals announced and activities within the Horizon Europe, as ‘’the success of our participation in the new Programme depends on the involvement of each scientist from Moldova.’’  




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