A Horizon Europe General Introductory Training Event (On-line) with up to 600 participants was organised on 29th January 2021. The event was held under the “Turkey in Horizon 2020 Phase - II Project” which is co-financed by the EU and the Republic of Turkey and managed by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), within the framework of the Competitive Sectors Programme of the Ministry of Industry and Technology.

The event commenced with the opening speech and a presentation made by the Director of the TÜBİTAK Directorate for International Cooperation, Mr. Mete Karaca. Mr. Karaca, referring to Turkey's Horizon 2020 performance, highlighted the innovations, priorities, and missions in Horizon Europe. After mentioning the matter of the participation of the associated countries in the Horizon Europe programme, Mr. Karaca remarked that the negotiations and discussion are still ongoing concerning Turkey’s participation. Mr. Karaca concluded her presentation by mentioning the activities of Horizon Europe and the National Coordination Office.

In the continuation of the event, Turkey in Horizon 2020 Phase-II Project Team performed presentations that touched upon Horizon Europe’s structure, financial provisions, and European Union funding whereas both Horizon Europe budget evaluations and the significant pillars and expected effects of Horizon Europe were also mentioned. Throughout the training, participants’ questions were responded to by TÜBİTAK and Project experts. Participants were also given the opportunity to engage actively in the event by the experts’ instant survey questions concerning Horizon Europe topics.

During the event, which lasted about four hours, the participants were provided with general information about Horizon Europe, and the links they can benefit from. In the last part of the event, the webinar was concluded after a Question-and-Answer session to answer the questions of the participants in the field of Horizon Europe.

NOTE: For event presentations, you can visit https://th2020.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360018793980-General-and-Introductory-Training-on-Horizon-Europe-GIT-2-. The event will also be shared on YouTube via the TurkeyinH2020 II account.