3rd INCO Conference "Challenges and opportunities of International Cooperation in Horizon 2020", Bonn, 18-20 June 2012
General information on the INCO Conference and NCP meeting 2012
3-Day International Conference Programme
"Challenges and opportunities of International Cooperation in Horizon 2020" - Report and conference presentations online now
The 3rd INCO Conference “Challenges and opportunities of International Cooperation in Horizon 2020” and the annual NCP meeting took place on 18 – 20 June 2012 in Bonn, Germany. The main topic of the conference was the future of international cooperation in Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation from 2014 to 2020. The event was part of the project “INCONTACT – one world” which comprises four conferences with different regional priorities. It had a regional focus on South East Asia providing a particular insight into international cooperation in Science and Technology.
The conference was attended by 150 international experts from politics, research and business spanning five continents and 60 different nations. A report on the 3rd INCO Conference and the presentations provide a valuable insight.
The conference was organised by the EU-Bureau of the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education (located at Project Management Agency of the German Aerospace Center.
Objectives of the conference:
- share information on international S&T cooperation
- examine experiences of international S&T partnerships
- collect the views of third countries towards international cooperation
- discuss challenges and opportunities of international cooperation in Horizon 2020
- outline the frame for international cooperation in Horizon 2020
- INCO NCPs
- Representatives of EU member states
- EU Commission
- FP7 project coordinators with international partners
Venue: Universitätsclub Bonn e.V.
Konviktstr. 9, 53113 Bonn (Germany)
- In the afternoon – open to project members only
- INCONTACT consortium meeting
- SEA-EU-NET consortium meeting
- IncoNet EECA NCP workshop
- in the evening - open to all stakeholders interested in international scientific cooperation
- Welcome drink and poster exhibition (“Eye of the Sky” - satellite images of the human impact on ecosystems in South East Asia)
- Main day of the conference - open to all stakeholders interested in international scientific cooperation
- During the day: 3rd INCO Conference
- In the evening: Joint dinner
- open to the INCO NCPs only
- annual INCO NCP meeting and INCO NCP training session
Conference schedule - Open Conference - 19/06/2012
The INCO Conference will be divided into 4 main sessions.
- First, different presentations will allow an overview on the current state of the internationalisation of the European Research Area.
- In the second session, perspectives and expectations for international cooperation in Horizon 2020 will be analysed. The conference participants will be divided into breakout groups, dealing more closely with the proposed priorities in the programme. By focusing on “Excellent Science”, “Industrial Leadership” or “Societal Challenges”, it will be discussed how international cooperation should be promoted efficiently within these priorities, which specific themes should be tackled and which mechanisms should be further developed.
- The third part is a poster session about good practices of international cooperation in Science and Technology with South East Asia. It will be organised in cooperation with the INCO-Net SEA-EU-Net.
- In the final session, a panel discussion will provide answers on challenges and opportunities of international cooperation in Horizon 2020. Thereby, it will also be examined to what extent it can contribute to solving global problems.
Criteria for reimbursement of expenses
Who is entitled to have the costs of the travel and accommodation covered?
- Only officially nominated INCO NCPs and only one per country.
- Costs of experts replacing an official INCO NCP will not be covered.
Rights and conditions for travel, accommodation and daily allowance
- Subject to the criteria outlined above, all officially nominated INCO NCPs shall be entitled to have the cost of the accommodation and the air/train ticket from their country of origin to Bonn, Germany covered by INCONTACT. This travel must be organised through the official INCO conference travel partner. A ticket for the local public transport will be included. Therefore, taxi rides will only be covered in exceptional cases.
- Duly appointed INCO NCPs are also entitled to a daily allowance to cover their expenses for meals. In case of prolongment of the trip for personal or recreational reasons, daily allowance will not be granted for the extra days.
- INCONTACT project partners and Sea-EU-NET partners must utilise the resources available under their project budget.
INCO Conference 2012 Organisation Team
Mr Olaf Ripken / Ms Alina Heinemann
+49/ (0)2283821-1963 / +49/(0)228/3821-1632
The conference will be organised by the Project Managment Agency of the German Aerospace Center (PT-DLR).
INCONTACT (www.ncp-incontact.eu) is the official project of the FP7 INCO NCPs and aims at the development of a platform for stimulating closer cooperation among INCO National Contact Points. The conference in Bonn is part of the project “INCONTACT – one world” which comprises four conferences with different regional priorities. The INCONTACT – one world project number 243834 is funded by the European Commission under the FP7th Framework Programme.
The European Commission has published a proposal for "Horizon 2020 - The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation" (2014-2020)on 30 November 2011. Horizon 2020 will run from 2014-2020, integrating the European Framework Programme, the Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs (COSME) as well as the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). The Commission has proposed an overall budget of 80 billion euros.
International cooperation in Horizon 2020
- International cooperation is crucial to address many Horizon 2020 objectives.
- Principle of general openness: third countries can participate in Horizon 2020
- Horizon 2020 shall be open to the association of: acceding countries, candidate countries and potential candidates and selected third countries
Extract of the Commission proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL establishing Horizon 2020 - The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) on the international cooperation with third countries and international organisations(Art. 21)