International cooperation


Updated: 2021 06 11

Horizon 2020

Lithuania's position concerning the European Union's research and innovation programme Horizon 2020 is represented by national representatives and experts of the programme committees and National Contact Points.The European Commission has developed a national contact points (called National Contact Points - NCPs) network covering the whole of the European Union Member States, as well as the associated countries. The NCPs systems of the countries consist of the Horizon 2020 thematic NCPs that provide expert assistance to programme participants. The list of the Lithuanian National Contact Points in Horizon 2020 can be accessed here.

The contacts of Lithuanian representatives and experts of the Horizon 2020 Committees are here.

Measures to promote participation in the Horizon 2020 programme projects

In order to encourage institutions to actively participate in the Horizon 2020 programme projects, Lithuania has initiated the following measures:

· The Research Council of Lithuania provides support to higher education and research institutions that have prepared applications of the Horizon 2020 projects. The Support  (depends on the applicant's role in the Horizon 2020 proposal, on the presentation of the application and its evaluation results – funds from 2000 EUR up to 10000 EUR may be allocated. Funding intensity can be up to 100 percent of the cost financing requested.

· In order to promote cooperation between the three Baltic states (Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia) to participate in joint projects of Horizon 2020, a "Baltic Bonus" scheme has been created. The "Baltic Bonus" scheme is based on the condition that the projects shall include a partner from at least one other Baltic country. On fulfilling the condition, the representatives of the parties shall receive a pecuniary incentive of 1000 EUR . From Lithuania’s side, the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology is the administrator of this national support scheme.

·LINO office is a part of EU structural funds project „The internationalisation of Lithuanian research – the development of RDI links (LINO-LT)“ financed through the specific measure dedicated to strengthening the researchers capacities 2016-2020. The project is implemented by the Research Council of Lithuania. The project also provides financial support for:
• Participation of Lithuanian researchers in meetings with potential partners, info-days, brokerage events, consultation events,
• Targeted foreign researchers visits to Lithuanian research institutions,
• Short-term missions of research managers.
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