8th Eastern Partnership Informal Ministerial Meeting is taking place in Yerevan on 17 November. Session on Research, Scinece and Innovation was hosted by Levon Mkrtchyan, Armenian Minister of Education and Science.
During the session Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations and Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation launched the EU4Innovation initiative together with the Eastern Partnership countries.
Commissioner Moedas commented “Innovation is crucial for competitiveness and addressing global challenges such as climate change and sustainable development. Our new initiative, EU4Innovation, will boost the innovation capacities of our Eastern partners. It will stimulate innovative ideas and support them on the way to market, while at the same time draw on the existing knowledge and networks we are building in the EU.”