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01 June 2022 - Nicosia, Cyprus

International research collaboration opportunities fostering EU Clean Energy transition in Cyprus

Cyprus is actively working towards the success of the energy transition objectives and implementation of declared policies for achieving the low carbon economy. Yet, together with other less involved countries they have low participation rates in research and innovation (R&I) activities and the realisation of the European Union’s Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan Implementation Plans. As a consequence, and unlike more successful Member States they have received only a marginal contribution of EU R&I Horizon 2020’s budget.

In this context, this workshop aims to enhance collaboration in R&I activities in these countries, facilitate knowledge exchange and showcase best practices of how international networking and cooperation between national stakeholders and key international associations and organisations can be beneficial for establishing long-lasting interactions and fostering joint R&I activities.

Therefore, the workshop will offer a detailed overview of the European policies, strategies, EU funding programmes and collaboration opportunities at the disposal of the research community of Cyprus and bringing them closer to the R&I activities of Europe and get active with the SET Plan process. Meanwhile, the invited experts and stakeholders will share their experience in the project implementation. All together we will discuss the possibility of developing a shared vision and strategy for cooperation of the R&I family of Cyprus in the upcoming research and innovation activities and work to identify our strong points and nurture solutions for building a competitive advantage.

Provisional Agenda

  •  The SUPEERA project: Welcome and objectives of the workshop
  • Green deal objectives and beyond: European strategy and latest policy and legislative developments supporting the Clean Energy Transition
  • Keynote speech: Cyprus Strategy for the Energy Transition: R&I activities supporting the Clean Energy Transition in Cyprus
  • R&I activities of Cyprus: SUPEERA findings: engagement of Cyprus in H2020 or other EU R&I financial instruments
  • Coffe break
  • R&I best practices for Cyprus: Sharing experience in international R&I collaborative projects and best practices: Cyprus best practices in energy R&I
  • Panel Discussion and Q&A session: Energy strategy of Cyprus and pressing needs in relation to:
    o Policy and regulation
    o Addressing the needs of the Green Deal and
    o System infrastructure and services
    o R&I supporting mechanisms and growth
  • Lunch break
  • Mobilization of EU‐13 national public research resources in the Clean Energy Transition: challenges and opportunities
    o SET Plan and CET - benefits and engagement
    o Investment and reform measures of Cyprus for CET
  • PANTERA project and the EIRIE platform: PANTERA project and the launching of the EIRIE platform in support of the R&I community in Cyprus
  • R&I objectives: R&I opportunities for collaboration and funding: Horizon Europe, Clean Energy Transition Partnership, Widening Calls, Norway/EEA Grants

Practical information


01 Jun 2022


9:00 AM - 4:30 PM


University House "Anastasios G. Leventis", 1 Panepistimiou Avenue, 2109 Aglantzia, Nicosia


Spyridon Pantelis