Georgia is a partner country in the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and also included in the Eastern Partnership (EaP). In March 2022, Georgia applied for EU Membership and has been granted a European Perspective for EU Accession in June 2022.
Georgia has been associated to Horizon Europe since January 2021 and to Horizon 2020 since 2016. The association of Georgia to the Research and Innovation Framework Programme is an important milestone in the field of research and innovation cooperation with the EU.
In 2018, the Policy Support Facility (PSF) provided specific support to Georgia in three focus areas: identification of promising research fields, developing a proposal for the performance-based funding of research entities, and suggesting measures for narrowing the gap between research and industry/business. Georgia is committed to reform its research and innovation system and the Georgian research and innovation system has undergone considerable restructuring in recent years.
Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion available over 7 years (2021 to 2027).
Support to EaP partner countries
The European Commission is implementing a project within the Global Support Service Facility to facilitate a stronger participation of the 5 EaP countries making resources available to help increase participation in Horizon Europe.
Projects and results
Research project database (CORDIS)
The Commission's primary portal for results of EU-funded research projects. Here you can find International cooperation projects related to Georgia.
Project success stories
Stories of particularly successful EU-funded research projects involving Georgia.
Examples of international cooperation projects
- GAIN (2022-2025) aims to strengthen the research, innovation and networking capacities of Muskhelishvili Institute of Computational Mathematics, allowing the organisation to join the community of leading European research teams in the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The project foresees several strategic steps to achieve its objectives, including the implementation of joint small-scale research projects to increase Georgian scientists’ participation and the establishment of artificial intelligence laboratory to serve young scientists.
- ARACNE (2023-2026) will revive the ancient Silk Road and protect the cultural heritage linked to the classic European silk art legacy. It will promote numerous activities and studies, preserving and restoring traditions and sharing skills while also boosting new ideas and technologies along silk-orientated European cities.
- Eco2Wine (2023-2027) is committed to strengthening global innovation and communication in winemaking. The objectives are to produce natural, ecologically clean wines, improve vineyard management methods and offer consumers a wider variety of wine. The project will also use creative approaches to public engagement, such as digital storytelling, virtual displays and science-art connections.
National Contact Points
The National Contact Points (NCPs) provide guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in Horizon Europe.
Horizon Europe National Office
The Horizon Europe National Office, established in 2021, supports the involvement of Georgian applicants by providing technical assistance and promoting the Horizon Europe programme.
ENP Team Leader – Policy Officer
DG Research and Innovation
Unit 03 – Horizon Europe Association
Telephone: +32 229 85891 | email: Silvia [dot] BOJINOVAec [dot] europa [dot] eu (Silvia[dot]BOJINOVA[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)
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Proposal Writing Camps and Expert Consultations to provide assistance to researchers and innovators from the public and private sectors in preparing Horizon Europe project proposals applications
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Support to EU-Georgia Research and Innovation Cooperation: Proposal writing camps and expert consultations
Proposal Writing Camps and Expert Consultations to provide assistance to researchers from the public and private sectors in preparing Horizon Europe applications