5th INCO Conference — Addressing Future Challenges

The conference is organized under the auspices of DG Research of the European Commission and the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology. This year’s event is dedicated to the role of integrated research in addressing global challenges.

The annual INCO Conference series targets primarily European and Third Country International Cooperation (INCO) Experts and FP7/Horizon 2020 national Contact Points (NCPs), providing an excellent forum for a plethora of activities including the dissemination of information by INCO EC staff, training activities for NCPs and International Partner Countries Contact Points, presentations on specific international cooperation projects and presentations on the research landscape in specific countries. Discussions will address critical issues such as the future of research in relation to the global challenges lying ahead in order to acquire insight for future coordinated actions. Invited speakers from worldwide organizations funding research will share their experiences, best practices and obstacles.

The conference will also host the annual meeting of the national INCO experts as well as a special training session on international research collaboration under Horizon 2020.

The conference seeks to:

  • set the framework for international cooperation in H2020,
  • collect the experiences of international organizations funding global research,
  • highlight the link between research and societal challenges,
  • underline best practices, and
  • provide insight to the future of interconnected research.

You can find more about international cooperation in Horizon 2020 by visiting the INCONTACT wiki at www.ncp-incontact.eu.

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