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Research and innovation

Policy background

Georgia is a partner country in the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and also included in the Eastern Partnership (EaP). Georgia has been associated to Horizon 2020 since 2016. The association of Georgia with Horizon 2020 was an important milestone in the field of research and innovation cooperation with the EU.

Georgia became a fully associated member to Horizon Europe on 7 December 2021. 

In accordance with Article 9(1) of the Horizon Europe Association Agreement, the Agreement entered into force on 12 January 2022 after Georgia has completed its internal ratification procedures.

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 2020 key figures for Georgia.

Funding opportunities

Horizon Europe

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).

Horizon Europe website

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.

EU funded projects

Project success stories

Stories of particularly successful EU-funded research projects involving Georgia.

Examples of international cooperation projects

  • CHIEF (2018-2021) is about gaining insights on young people’s learning and engagement with culture and cultural heritage. It aims to build an effective dialogue between different stakeholders and to put forward more relevant and inclusive approaches to culture, participation and diversity. The project attempts to explore informal interactions by building an interdisciplinary, multisector and transnational partnership with partners in nine countries, including Caucasus Research Resource Centre.
  • CURE (2017-2021) proposes a phage therapy that could control the immune dysregulation of Asthma and may eventually be able to cure it. The long-term vision of the project is to develop respiratory phage therapies capable of improving clinical outcomes in asthma.
  • BornToGetThere (2020-2023), despite advances in the medical management of high-risk pregnancies and deliveries, cerebral palsy (CP) remains the most common physical disability in childhood in high and low-to-middle income (LMIC). The overarching aim of the project is to exploit current evidence on early detection and efficacy of early detection and intervention (EI) for infants at high risk of CP by implementing the International Clinical Practice Guideline.

Contact

National Contact Points

The National Contact Points (NCPs) provide guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in Horizon Europe.

European Commission

Silvia Bojinova
European Neighbourhood Policy Team leader
DG Research and Innovation, Unit 04 Horizon Europe Association

Telephone: +32 229 85891 | email: Silvia.BOJINOVA@ec.europa.eu

Documents

Agreement associating Georgia to Horizon Europe
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