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News article22 November 2022Directorate-General for Research and Innovation

EU-Turkiye Horizon Europe Joint Research and Innovation Committee

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Prof. Hasan Mandal, President TUBITAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkiye) Signe Ratso, Acting Director General, DG Research and Innovation

The first meeting of the EU-Turkiye Horizon Europe Joint Research and Innovation Committee took place in Brussels on 16 November 2022, under the co-chairmanship of Acting Director General Signe Ratso, DG Research and Innovation and TUBITAK President, Prof. Hasan Mandal. 

The meeting was hosted by the EC, DG Research and Innovation. The EC co-chair welcomed the EU and Turkish representatives, highlighted the great results of Turkiye so far in Horizon Europe and welcomed Turkiye’s ongoing national efforts in research and innovation and commitment to support the performance of its entities and researchers in the new programme.

The EU co-chair referred to the new association agreement as an important milestone in the EU-Turkiye cooperation in the field of research and innovation. Association to Horizon Europe is seen in Turkiye as a crucial building block towards even closer relations with the EU.

Key points addressed included the adoption and signature of the Rules of Procedures for the Joint Committee and an in-depth exchange on subjects pertinent to the association of Turkiye to Horizon Europe such as strengthening and further integration in the new ERA, implementation of the reciprocity principle as well as how to increase participation of Turkish entities in the different parts of Horizon Europe programme.

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Publication date
22 November 2022
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation