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Grants for networking in Brokerage Events or Preparatory Meetings – 3rd call - Apply now!

The EaP PLUS Team announces the 3rd and last round of the Call for ‘Grants for networking’ in Brokerage Events or Preparatory Meetings. The grants for networking financially support the participation of local researchers from Eastern Partnership countries in Brokerage Events related to Horizon2020 and Preparatory Meetings for the development of H2020 project proposals. The 3rd round of the scheme continues to give special priority to applications concerning SPIRE calls which are explicitly encouraging participation from EaP countries.


  • Submission deadline:
    Oct 15, 2018
  • Call announcement date:
    Jun 19, 2018

Post Date: Jun 19, 2018

Tags: EaP PLUS project news, EU-EaP cooperation, Horizon 2020, Researchers, R&I Partnership

The aim of the Grant scheme is to extend scientific networks between EU Member States/non-EaP Associated Countries and EaP countries as well to increase the number of EaP participants in submitted H2020 project proposals. For this end. The scheme will financially support the EaP researchers from:

  • Research entities e.g. research institutions/organizations, higher education institutions etc.,
  • SMEs and Industry,
  • Local authorities,
  • Civil Society.

The scheme will fund participation to large-scale Brokerage Events and similar activities related to Horizon2020 as well as to Preparatory Meetings for developing project proposals targeting selected thematic calls within H2020.

In this scheme particular attention will be given to applications related to preparation of proposals addressing the SPIRE which are explicitly encouraging the participation of EaP partners into the proposals. For SPIRE calls see page 62 in this document: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/sites/horizon2020/files/h2020-leit-nmbp-2018-2020_pre-publ.pdf

Guidelines for Applicants


Important dates

Final deadline for submissions: 15 October 2018 unless the available budget is consumed earlier. Candidates can apply for one event scheduled between July 2018 and 31 December 2018. The application form needs to be sent early enough (minimum one month before the selected event, unless a short-notice meeting is targeted).


Selection process

Formality and eligibility check

The local EaP PLUS Partner will be responsible for the formality and eligibility check. Applications which do not comply with the eligibility criteria (see in the 'Guidelines for applicants') will not be considered within the evaluation process.



The evaluation, based on a specified scoring matrix (see in the 'Guidelines for applicants') will be carried out by the Local Partners, the Task Leader (RCISD) and the Coordinator (CeRISS).


Funding requirements

The Grants will be paid by the Local Partner as a reimbursement for travel costs (travel, accommodation, event participation fee, visa costs and per diem or actual expenses) in accordance to Local Partner rules.


Suggested events and calls:

Further Brokerage Events: http://een.ec.europa.eu/tools/services/EVE/Event/ListEvents

Please find here more information about the grants for networking, selection process and funding requirements.



Applications are submitted to the to the Local Partner by e-mail. Please get in touch with the Local Partner in your country for any questions regarding the eligibility criteria and the application process. The contact details of each EaP Local Partner are the following:


For general enquiries you can also contact:

Ms Margit Dávid
Junior International Expert
Regional Centre for Information and Scientific Development, RCISD
H-1021 Budapest, Hűvösvölgyi út 54. V./1
E-mail: margit.david@rcisd.eu

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