The third Policy Stakeholders Conference on EU-EaP Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) cooperation addressing health was organised by the IncoNet EaP project on 19-20 April 2016, in Budapest, Hungary. It was organised by the Center for Regional and International STI Studies and Support (CeRISS), Athens, Greece, in cooperation with the Regional Center for Information and Scientific Development (RCISD), Budapest, Hungary.
The Conference was aimed at the promotion of bi-regional policy dialogue in Science, Technology and Innovation between the EU Member States (and Associated countries) and the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries, thus identifying priorities for action, especially in the three Societal Challenges of particular importance for EU and EaP, namely Climate Change, Energy and Health.
It brought together policy makers, representatives of the research community and the private sector to address specific problems that countries in the region face and that are of mutual interest and benefit. They exchanged views and showcased best practices of EU-EaP scientific cooperation, discussed concrete innovation cooperation projects. It also served a platform to present a number of project ideas to be further developed and implemented.