FinCEAL Plus Kick off: Finland's International Research Cooperation, Making the Most of Horizon 2020

March 5, 2015

FinCEAL Plus is launched in a two-day kick-off event on 15-16 April in Helsinki. The event will focus on the topic of international research cooperation within the Horizon2020 programme. The seminar is aimed at researchers, policy makers, company representatives and non-governmental organizations interested in or working in the field of international research cooperation.

FinCEAL Plus Kick-off Event

FINLAND’S INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH COOPERATION – MAKING THE MOST OF HORIZON 2020

15-16 April 2015, Helsinki, Finland

FinCEAL Plus - Developing Finnish Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation between Europe, Asia, Africa and the LAC Region - is a project financed by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture with the purpose of increasing support for Finnish researchers focusing on Africa, Asia and the LAC regions. The project aims to enhance Finnish experts’ influence in the EU-Africa, EU-Asia and EU-CELAC Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policy dialogues, as well as to increase Finnish participation in the Horizon2020 programme.

FinCEAL Plus is a continuation and expansion of the FinCEAL project (2013-2014). The project is implemented by the Finnish University Partnership for International Development (UniPID) network in 2015 -2016.
More information on the project’s thematic priorities and activities

FinCEAL Plus will be officially launched in a two-day kick-off event on 15-16 April in Helsinki. The seminar is aimed at researchers, policy makers, company representatives and non-governmental organisations interested in or working in the field of international research cooperation. The event will focus on the topic of international research cooperation within the Horizon2020 programme. The specific objectives of the seminar are:

  • Discuss the bi-regional science, research, and innovation policy processes relevant to international cooperation in Horizon2020;

  • Facilitate discussion on Finnish participation in Horizon2020, particularly in the context of research cooperation with Africa, Asia and the LAC regions;

  • Provide useful tools and tips for Horizon2020 proposal preparation;

  • Launch the FinCEAL Plus project and provide information on its funding opportunities; and

  • Provide a forum for discussion and networking for participants.

The programme of the event consists of several parts. The morning of 15th April will consist of an open plenary session with Finnish and international keynote speakers. The aim of the session is to provide perspectives on the European Commission STI policies and funding for research with third countries, Finnish researchers’ participation in Horizon 2020 and cross-border research cooperation in practice. In the afternoon, researchers working with and interested in working with partners from Asian countries will convene in a networking workshop. The seminar and networking workshop are organized in Helsinki Congress Paasitorni, Paasivuorenkatu 5 A.


On the afternoon of 16th April, FinCEAL Plus offers a practical training on Horizon2020 focusing on the preparation of proposals with third country partners.

See the detailed programme

NOTE: The seminar on 15th April and the on-site Horizon2020 training on 16th April are fully booked. You can still register to participate in the online training. Please register by 14th April at: http://goo.gl/forms/pwum8vZUj4

The online training will be broadcast at: http://video.helsinki.fi/Arkisto/flash.php?id=20439 
The info page of the webcasting: http://video.helsinki.fi/Arkisto/tallenne.php?ID=20439 

If you have questions to the trainers during the session, Melissa Plath (@mapofmt) will take them via Twitter using the hashtag #FinCEALPlus.

Welcome!