Call for Participation: Horizon 2020 Information Dissemination Days in Cebu and Manila

The European Union (EU) through the European Commission will be co-organizing with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) the “European Research Funding and Collaboration Opportunities: Horizon 2020 Info Days” in Cebu on 17 October and in Manila on 22-23 October 2018.

The aim of the events is to raise international awareness of European research and innovation, in particular about Horizon 2020, and to stimulate international cooperation in research and innovation. It also seeks to ensure global awareness of the EU’s strengths in science and technology, its role in international research and innovation cooperation and the international openness of its initiatives. Moreover, the forum will become an avenue to promote Horizon 2020 calls. Information about funding opportunities, application procedures, success stories, testimonials, and round table discussions will be part of the activities. Participation is free of charge.

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Note: A separate invitation will be given for the Horizon 2020 event in Cebu on 17 October 2018.

For further information, please contact the International Cooperation Service Facility of the EC / Philippines at email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone number +33 1 4367 7979. 

Programs of Activities
European Research Funding and Collaboration Opportunities
Horizon 2020 Info Days
An initiative of the European
Commission 22-23 October 2018
Manila, Philippines
Venue: University of the Philippines BGC
14th Drive University Parkways, Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Preliminary Agenda


Day 1: Info Day

13:30 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:20

Opening and Welcome

Speakers: Louis Dey, Acting Head of Development Cooperation of EU Delegation to the Philippines; NN, DOST

14:20 – 14:45    

Keynote: Why you should participate in Horizon 2020

Presenter: Betty Cernol MCCANN, President of Siliman University

Former Vice President for Programs, United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia

14:45 – 15:15

Funding opportunities in EU programmes presentation of relevant calls

Focus of food related open calls: The Future of Seas and Oceans Flagship Initiative: Sustainable solutions for bio-based plastics on land and sea; Sustainable wood value chains; A vaccine against African swine fever.


Presenter: Corina ABRAHAM-BARNA*

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 – 16:45

How to prepare a proposal and presentation of relevant calls

Presenter:  Corina ABRAHAM-BARNA*

16:45 – 17:45

Expert Talk with a grantee from Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions on How to 

successfully participate in MSCA

Moderator: Corina ABRAHAM-BARNA*

Participant: Dr. Jenny LIND ELMACO, Marie Curie Alumni Association-Country Representative


*International cooperation Service Facility of the EC

17:45 – 18:15

Wrap-up, DOST & RTD

18:45 – 20:30

Open Dinner


Day 2: Training Day

8:30 – 8:45

Opening and Welcome

Presenter: Corina ABRAHAM-BARNA*

8:45 – 10:00

Training session; Includes Q&A

Session 1:

1.       Introduction to the Participant Portal

2.       How to find a European partner – Networking

3.       Thematics (like mobility, maybe e-readi etc.)

Presenter: Corina ABRAHAM-BARNA*

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:30

Session 2: Hands on training – group work on proposal evaluation

Participants to use their own laptops

Presenter: Corina ABRAHAM-BARNA*

11:30 – 12:15

Session 3: Financial issues: How to budget a proposal

Topics of this session are financial budgeting regulations for Horizon 2020 projects, eligible direct and indirect costs, involvement of third parties, and generated income.

Presenter: Corina ABRAHAM-BARNA*

12:15 – 12:30

Wrap up and end of the day 2


*International cooperation Service Facility of the EC

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Written by Lemuel Basierto
Created: 15 October 2018