On 21 March 2022, following the signature of the Horizon Europe association agreement between the European Commission and Turkey, the Horizon Europe Launch Event was held in Istanbul, Turkey. The event, supported by Turkey in "Horizon 2020 Phase-II” Technical Assistance Project, introduced Horizon Europe objectives after the transition from the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme.
The main objective of the event was to highlight the opportunities that exist and are available to Turkish participants in Horizon Europe. The event signalled the launch of Horizon Europe to increase awareness of opportunities available to Turkish research entities.
Speaking at the event, Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, said: “Next year we will celebrate 20 years of Turkish participation in the European Research and Innovation Programmes and it is clear to us that Turkey is a privileged European partner in Research and Innovation. Today we can say that the cooperation of Research and Innovation between the European Union and Turkey is a success story and we hope for even more potential in the future.”
Over 400 participants from various Turkish businesses and research entities attending the meeting shared their experiences of receiving support from the EU and utilizing the opportunities offered by Horizon Europe. The event was crowned with the award ceremony for the projects that showed outstanding success in the 8th EU Framework Programme, Horizon 2020. For more information visit: https://ufukavrupa.org.tr/en