This week, the first Programme Committee meeting of the KAPPA Programme financed by EEA and Norway Grants took the place. Moving the call announcement originally planned in April 2019 was one of the most important outputs of the opening meeting. The reason for this change is to align the call with the Financial Mechanism Office in Brussels, with the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic, with the Research Council of Norway (RCN) and also with other calls of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR). The call announcement is scheduled for autumn this year.
The brand new KAPPA Programme focused on applied research and international cooperation is financed by EEA and Norway Grants. It concentrates on collaboration with partners from Czech republic, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. Almost 33 million EUR will be distributed between 2020 and 2024.
Last week, a study visit in Norway was held by representatives of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR). They became acquainted with the work of the Research Council of Norway (RCN) in Oslo and presented a new KAPPA programme and possibilities for cooperation with the Czech Republic at the CLIMIT Summit.
ERA-NET Cofund Calls give an opportunity to research community to apply for financial support for their joint international research project. It is an opportunity for Czech applicants - businesses and research organizations - to submit projects with international partners together. These calls are jointly announced by the research funding organizations (RFO) involved in the respective Cofund Scheme.
The call preparation of the new KAPPA Programme financed by the EEA and Norway Grants is currently in progress at the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic. The Programme is focused on international cooperation in the area of applied research with partners from Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.