On 8 July 2021, In cooperation with Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) and the scope of support for the National Contact Points (NCPs), the first session in the cycle of Training of Trainers was held with the newly appointed NCPs.
The newly appointed NCPs will be performing under Kosovo’s conditional associated country status to Horizon Europe with added benefits and eligibility for a range of calls. The HERAS Plus expert Mr. Gorazd Weiss, from consortium member ZSI, gave an overview of the New Horizon Europe Program, respective pillars, and calls, and all accompanying procedures were elaborated during the training. The New NCPs were also introduced with services they can provide to raise awareness about specific programs and give detailed information concerning the eligibility and application procedure.
The direct support of HERAS Plus by this activity and the overall support for the NCPs is expected to have a significant impact in increasing participation of Institutions and Researchers from Kosovo in the Horizon Europe Program, the most ambitious EU Research and Innovation Program of EU, with broader eligibility for participation for Kosovo as an associated country (in the process).