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19 May 2016

Armenia joins Horizon 2020

On 19 May 2016, Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, and Mr Levon Mkrtchyan, Armenian Minister for Education and Science, signed an agreement in Brussels associating Armenia to Horizon 2020. The agreement will allow researchers and innovators from Armenia to be able to participate in Horizon 2020 under the same conditions as their counterparts from EU Member States and other associated countries. Ahead of the signature, Commissioner Moedas said: "EU research, science and innovation is open to the world for collaboration. Armenia is now the 16th country associated to Horizon 2020, the world's largest public funding programme for research and innovation. This will bring new and different expertise and ideas, and enrich our international research cooperation." EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn said: "Through Horizon 2020, research institutions and the private sector in Armenia will have a unique opportunity to access funding for cutting edge research and development.

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