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S2E National Event: BULGARIA

General Information

The "Stairway to Excellence" European Pilot Project is centred on:
 
  • Providing assistance to the 13 Members States (and their regions) which joined the EU after 2004 with the aim of closing the innovation gap and promoting excellence in all regions and EU countries;
  • Stimulating the early and effective implementation of national and regional Smart Specialisation Strategies.

Country specific work by S2E on Bulgaria is available in the Country & Region Information and in the Synergies examples sections:

The BULGARIA National Event is organised jointly by the European Commission (Directorate-General Joint Research Centre - S3 Platform, S2E project and Directorate-General Urban Policy - REGIO G1) and the Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria.

A JOINT STATEMENT OF THE NATIONAL EVENT OF BULGARIA: "The Synergies between European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) & Research and Innovation Funding" was issued as an outcome of it and covers the Main Issues under the different topics brought at the event.

 

Objectives of the event:

  • A better understanding of Bulgarian national (and regional) innovation ecosystem(s) with a special emphasis on the identification of obstacles, barriers and potentials to innovation
  • Raising awareness of the actions needed to enable synergies between different EU funding programmes for research and innovation
  • Sharing experiences in combining Structural Funds and Framework Programme to improve excellence in R&I systems
  • Drawing lessons for the future and identifying follow-up actions to enhance the potential synergies between different EU funds in the Member State

Who should attend? (Participants: around 90 people)

  • Bulgarian National and Regional Managing Authorities
  • Bulgarian National Contact Points from the past Framework Programmes and Horizon 2020 and other EU-funded programmes
  • Bulgarian National and Regional authorities in charge of smart specialisation strategies
  • Members of the Horizon 2020 programme committee
  • Selected national and international experts on EU funding programmes and regional policy
  • Selected representatives from businesses
  • Selected representatives from universities, research centres and any other organization with experience and/or interest in EU-funded programmes

Agenda and Presentations

Full Agenda of the event.

WELCOME SPEECHES - Ms Daniela Vezieva (Deputy Minister of Economy) and Mr Krassimir Kiriakov (Deputy Minister of Education and Science)

POLICY CONTEXT - Moderator: Katja Reppel (European Commission, DG REGIO)

THE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION CONTEXT AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SYNERGIES - Moderator: Eskarne Arregui (European Commission, DG JRC)

EXAMPLES FOR SYNERGIES IN PRACTICE - Moderator: Strahil Christov (European Commission, DG REGIO)

CONCLUSIONS AND WAY FORWARD

Venue

S2E National Event: BULGARIA venue
Sofia (BG)

Hotel Balkan

5 Sveta Nedelya Square, Sofia 1000