This section offers information about recent developments related to the BILAT-RUS project. For a wider scope of EU-Russia S&T news please visit:
  • 08.01.2015

    S&T Gate RUS.EU Newsletter No. 10 published

    This specialised newsletter by the BILAT-RUS-Advanced project provides you with current information about science, technology and innovation cooperation between Russia and the European Research Area.
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  • 19.12.2014

    Co-Funding mechanisms of Russian-European S&T Cooperation

    The linked presentation in pdf format provides a brief overview about cooperation funding opportunities under Horizon 2020 with a specific focus on Russia (in English language).
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  • 17.12.2014

    Horizon 2020 Practical Guide for Russian Researchers in Russian

    This brochure in Russian offers comprehensive information about Horizon 2020. It is specifically directed at researchers in Russia.
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  • 04.12.2014

    EU-Russia Year of Science 2014 – 12 Months of Excellence and Cooperation in Science, Higher Education and Innovation

    The linked booklet provides a chronology of the events which have taken place as part of the EU-Russia Year of Science, and with its selection of some of its highlights tries to give a flavour of the vibrancy and dynamism which made the Year such a success.
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  • 27.10.2014

    BILAT-RUS Advanced plays important role in EU-Russia science cooperation

    Since 2005 the EU and Russia have committed to creating a 'Common Space on Research, Education and Culture'. An article on the web portal of the European Commission features the role of BILAT-RUS/BILAT-RUS Advanced in developing this Common Space.
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  • 01.10.2014 | Duesseldorf, Germany

    EU-Russia Cluster Workshop: Increasing Cooperation Potential, especially in Biotech and Medicine

    The workshop, organised by the Northrhine-Westphalian partner ZENIT (Center for Innovation and Technology in NRW) in the frame of the BILAT RUS Advanced project, and in collaboration with the NRW cluster secretariat and with the strong support from Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Industry as well as the Ministry for Innovation, Science and Research in NRW has been well attended. Overall 40 cluster representatives, other target groups from science and research as well as political representatives from Germany, Russia, Austria and France have listened to carefully selected speeches.
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  • 25.11.2014 | Brussels

    EU-Russia Year of Science 2014 Closing Event: 'EU-Russia STI collaboration – Good practice examples from the Year of Science and beyond.'

    This final event of the EU-Russia Year of Science 2014 will be the occasion to highlight the achievements of the Year of Science, present good practice from the areas of mutually beneficial cooperation and finally illustrate the potential for Science, Technology and Innovation cooperation in the future. The event will be free of charge for participants, but registration will be mandatory. Participation is limited to a specific number of persons. Registration opened on 6 October 2014 and was based on the principle of 'first come, first serve'. The registration tool closed on 21 November.
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  • 06.10.2014 | Moscow

    International Workshop 'Horizon 2020 & International Researchers’ Mobility: EU Supporting Tools'

    The International Workshop 'Horizon 2020 & International Researchers’ Mobility: EU Supporting Tools' took place on 6 October 2014 in Moscow. The event was organised by National Research University Higher School of Economics. Its objective was to promote opportunities for EU-Russia cooperation in science, technology and innovation through the dissemination of information on the new EU framework programme Horizon 2020, EU tools for supporting international researchers’ mobility, and the Russian Federal Targeted Programme 'Research and Development in Priority Areas of Russia’s Scientific and Technological Complex 2014-2020'.
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  • 19.09.2014 | St. Petersburg

    Training workshop on the international programs for research and technology cooperation between Russia and the EU

    On 19 September2014 a master class was given in St. Petersburg dedicated to the programmes supporting the research and technological cooperation between Russia and the EU: Horizon 2020, Eureka, ERA-NET, and the Federal Target Programme 'Research and Development 2014-2020'. The event was attended by over 60 representatives of innovative SMEs and research organisations.
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  • 16.09.2014 - 17.09.2014 | Voronezh

    Information Day and Training Session 'Russia-Eu Scientific and Educational Cooperation: tate-of-the-Art and Challenges of Russian Participation in European Programmes'

    On 16–17 September 2014 the Voronezh State University organised and carried out an information day and training session in the frame of the BILAT-RUS Advanced project. The overall objective of the event was to disseminate information about EU-Russia cooperation opportunities in science, technology and innovation, escpecially with regards to the current EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 'Horizon 2020'.
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  • 05.09.2014 | Tomsk

    Information Session 'Horizon 2020'

    An Information Session on the European Union’s Horizon 2020 funding programme for research and innovation took place in September 5, 2014 in Tomsk, in the framework of the 13th plenary meeting of the Asian Network of Major Cities 21. The Information Session was organised by National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University.
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  • 20.05.2014 | Moscow

    Developing Cooperation between Russian and European Technology Platforms

    Technology platforms, which allow participants to allocate resources more sensibly and efficiently, are a relatively new STI policy tool. They were originally designed in the early 2000s in Europe and then, following their successful application, adopted in Russia. On 20 May 2014 prospects for cooperation between Russian and European technology platforms were discussed in an international workshop at the Higher School of Economics under the aegis of the EU-Russia Year of Science 2014 in the framework of the BILAT-RUS Advanced project.
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  • 10.12.2013

    S&T Gate RUS.EU Newsletter No. 9 published

    This specialised newsletter by the BILAT-RUS-Advanced project provides you with current information about science, technology and innovation cooperation between Russia and the European Research Area.
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  • 28.11.2013

    EU-Russia Year of Science opened!

    The EU-Russia Year of Science was celebrated with a colourful and high-ranking opening ceremony on Monday, 25 November 2013 in Moscow. More than 300 guests from science, politics, business and media attended at Moscow's impressive 'Radisson Royal' Congress Center, also known as Hotel 'Ukraina'. The Russian Minister of Education and Science Dmitry Livanov and the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn welcomed the guests.
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  • 05.09.2013

    'EU-Russia Year of Science 2014' website launched!

    The "EU-Russia Year of Science 2014" has just launched its own website and invites the research community, administrative bodies active in STI policies and funding as well as other interested parties to join in. You can already submit your EU-Russia science events, subscribe to the newsletter or get in touch with the organisers. This year long series of events is meant to highlight the achievements and the potential of the rich science and research cooperation between Russia and Europe. The "EU-Russia Year of Science 2014" will start with an official opening ceremony on 25 November 2013 in Moscow.
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  • 11.07.2013

    'EU-Russia Year of Science 2014' to be coordinated by BILAT-RUS Advanced project

    At the 30th EU-Russia summit in December 2012, Commission President Barroso announced that 2014 will be the 'EU-Russia Year of Science, Technology and Innovation' underlining the strong Russian participation in the 7th EU Research Framework Programme. The Year of Science will bring together scientists, research organisations, and innovators in a year long series of joint events. The BILAT RUS Advanced project has been entrusted with running the secretariat of the EU Russia Year of Science.
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  • 25.04.2013

    First issue of the S&T Gate RUS.EU newsletter in the frame of BILAT-RUS-Advanced

    The S&T Gate RUS.EU newsletter continues with issue No.8, the first to be published in the frame of the BILAT-RUS-Advanced project. The colleagues at the Russian National Contact Point on Biotechnology / A.N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry (RAS) have taken over this task. A subscription tool for the newsletter is available on the home page of the S&T Gate RUS.EU web portal.
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  • 04.12.2012

    New Document: EU-EECA Cooperation 'From Dialogue to Joint Programmes' – Conference Conclusions

    The EU sponsored Science and Technology cooperation with Russia, the countries of the EU’s Eastern neighbourhood, South Caucasus and Central Asia is looking back on a splendid track record. In order to develop perspectives for a future cooperation, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) invited to an international conference, which took place in Bonn on 10 and 11 of October 2012. The conclusions of this event are now available.
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  • 03.12.2012

    From BILAT-RUS to BILAT-RUS-Advanced

    On 22-23 November 2012 the new project 'BILAT-RUS-Advanced' was launched with a Kick-off Meeting in Moscow. Among other activities BILAT-RUS-Advanced will provide input for the EU-Commission on the state of EU-Russian STI cooperation, contribute to coordinate research policies and programmes, enhance information collection and dissemination, and more.
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