15.05.2014 - 16.05.2014 | Yerevan, Armenia

EU-Eastern Partnership STI Policy Stakeholders' Conference on Climate Change

The first IncoNet EaP Policy Stakeholders Conference  successfully organised by IncoNet EaP took place in Yerevan on 15-16 May 2014. It was hosted by the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia (NAS RA). The focus of the Conference was on the EU-EaP STI cooperation in addressing the Societal Challenge of Climate Change.
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This PSC was the first in the line of 3 PSCs, with the next two scheduled to take place in Minsk (scheduled for 12-13 October 2015) and Budapest (2016). The main goal of the Conference was to formulate recommendations on the enhancement of the EU-EaP STI cooperation in addressing climate issues which could be integrated in the current and forthcoming agendas and funding instruments by the relevant STI actors involved in cooperation.conference impression | © National Academy of Sciences of Armenia

Conference impression | © National Academy of Sciences of Armenia

To meet this goal, the Conference provided an overview of the international policies, initiatives and programmes targeting the region, starting from the multilateral UN driven initiatives and large EU-funded projects and coming to bi-lateral EU-EaP projects and latest national EaP programmes. In addition, the Conference provided an opportunity to bring together a good number of best practice examples of projects from the region with the aim to create synergies among them and exploit the potential for future cooperation in H2020.

More than 100 participants were present at the event. Around 60 policy makers and representatives of the academic and scientific communities from EU member states and EaP countries and around 50 stakeholders form Armenia, among them were representatives of various international organisations, like Austrian Red Cross, UNDP, Regional Environmental Centre for the  Caucuses, as well as representatives of Clima East Project and many other projects focusing on Climate Change, which would serve a good platform for establishing future cooperation in the field.

conference impression | © National Academy of Sciences of Armenia

Conference impression | © National Academy of Sciences of Armenia

The Plenary Session was launched with the opening speech of the president of the NAS RA Mr. Radik Martirosyan, followed by welcome speeches of Mr. Samvel Haroutiounyan, Chairman of the State Committee of Science of RA, Mr. Simon Papyan, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Environment of RA and  H.E. Amb. Traian Hristea, Head of EU Delegation to Armenia.

Dr. George Bonas, the Inco Net EaP Scientific Coordinator and Mr. Michael Schlicht, Member of the Advisory Board of the IncoNet EaP project took the floor to present the main goals and expectations of the PSC. 

Over the course of the two days of the Policy Stakeholders Conference more than 30 presentations were made. After the closure of the conference the participants enjoyed a short visit to the Geological Museum of NAS RA to witness Climate Change manifestations in Armenia during historical periods.

The PSC had great media coverage including TV broadcasting and publications in more than 10 major media sources of the country.

conference impression | © National Academy of Sciences of Armenia

Conference impression | © National Academy of Sciences of Armenia




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  1. Climate-KIC: Development of a European and International Strategy in the Climate Innovation Initiative
  2. The perspectives of the broad Black Sea region under the Framework for Various Approaches
  3. The Role of the EaPPanel in Promoting Research and Innovation in the EaPCountries
  4. National Programmes focusing  on Climate Change
  5. 1) Clima East: Policy Support for Mitigating and Adaptation to Climate Change

    2) Clima-East Pilot Project: 'Sustainable Management of Pastures and Forests in Armenia'
  6. Challenges and International Cooperation in Implementation of Climate Change Projects in Armenia
  7. Overview of the mapping exercise in the IncoNet EaP Project
  8. Climate Change, Green Economy, environmental prospects of the regional cooperation in South Caucasus
  9. FP7 SEAS-ERA Project: Towards integratedEuropean marine research strategy and programmes: challenges and achievements
  10. Project Presebtation: Eco Arm 2 ERA
  11. Project Presentation: RERAM
  12. Project Presentation: DANUBIUS-RI
  13. Project Presentation: LOC-CLIM-ACT
  14. Best Practices Studies: Measures of Natural Disasters aggravated by Climate Change 
  15. Climate Forum East: Mobilizing Civil Society for Climate Change Adaptation Action
  16. Black Sea Climate Change and Business Initiative: Introducing Climate Change in the Environmental Strategy of the Protection for the Black Sea
  17. IncoNET EaP -Task 1.2. Pilot actions/ Twinning Grants
  18. Participation in Brokerage Events (BEs)
  19. Results Session IIa: Good Practic Examples 
  20. Results Session IIb: Good Practic Examples

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Previous PSCs:

Six highly acclaimed Policy Stakeholders' Conferences were organised by IncoNet EaP's predecessor projects IncoNet EECA and IncoNet CA/SC. IncoNet EaP's sister project IncoNet CA organised its 1st EU-Central Asia Police Stakeholders' Conference in September 2014. Learn more...


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