1st INCO Conference "Supporting Research Integration", Athens 9-10 June 2010

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Preliminary Information:1st INCO Conference “Supporting Research Integration”,9-10 June 2010, Athens

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The 1st INCO Conference “Supporting Research Integration” that will also host the next INCO NCP meeting, will take place on 9-10 June 2010 in Athens.

The conference is expected to host for the first time all the INCO NCPs (National Contact Points for International Cooperation) from Europe and Third countries, while more than 100 of experts working in the field of International research co-operation from all over the world are expected to participate.

The first day of the conference (9/6) will be open to the INCO NCPs only (and will include the annual INCO NCP meeting and an INCO NCP training).

The second day (10/6) will be open to stakeholders interested in International Scientific Cooperation and will include several relevant topics(a draft program will be disseminated soon).

Please note:

  • The travel and accommodation costs for the officially nominated INCO NCPs will be reimbursed by INCONTACT-one world.
  • Only the costs of one INCO NCP per country will be reimbursed.
  • If you are not officially nominated as INCO NCPs please proceed to the necessary steps for getting the official nomination.
  • Only duly appointed INCO NCPs should be entitled to reimbursement.

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  • Check the conference video on Youtube


  • Athens INCO Conference results
  • Official Participants List


    The recent economic crisis has underlined again the need to invest on a knowledge based economy and highlighted the need for global action. Global action is also a necessity for addressing several challenges (environmental, health, societal, etc) that require immediate attention.

    Addressing this need of an interconnected world, the European Union has invested in the development of the International Scientific Cooperation (INCO) over the last 25 years to address the needs and opportunities, and to contribute to peace and prosperity for European citizens. The European Commission (EC) has specifically come forward with a Communication (A Strategic European Framework for International S&T Cooperation) that identifies general principles and specific orientations for action: to strengthen the international dimension of the European Research Area (ERA); to improve the framework conditions for international S&T cooperation; and to promote European technologies in the world.

    In this context, the EU has opened to Third countries the Framework Program (FP), its main central funding instrument for scientific research. The current Framework Program, is the seventh (FP7), which lasts from 2007 through 2013. To maximise impact, funding for international research activities is spread throughout the various activities of the 7th Framework Programme, with minimum exceptions, while the INCO program is specially designed to support the participation of third countries in FP7.

    The objective of this 1st INCO Conference is to:

  • outline the frame for International Scientific Cooperation
  • discuss the INCO supported activities in FP7,
  • collect the views of third countries towards FP7,
  • examine the experience and lessons gained of the INCO activities in third countries.


  • Athens INCO Conference Agenda

    Conference Presentations

  • Conference presentations - Day 1, INCO NCPs day
  • Conference presentations - Day 2, Open day

    Registration & Travel Infromation

  • Registration Form
  • Reimbursment Process for INCO NCPs
  • INCONTACT hotels : Description of suggested hotels
  • Information for reaching the Conference Venue (Royal Olympic Hotel)
  • Post-Conference Tour Packages (optional)

    Press material

  • INCONTACT poster
  • 2nd Press Release: 1st INCO Conference - The results (English)
  • 1st Press Release: 1st INCO Conference (English)
  • 1st INCO Conference "Supporting Research Integration" anouncement (Greek)
  • Incontact logo
  • INCONTACT activities brochure
  • Youtube Conference video

    Useful Links

  • The new Acropolis Museum
  • The Breathtaking Athens guide
  • Download the Fastcheck Athens travel guide in 10 languages

    Conference Photos

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  • Personal tools

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