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Partners of Central European Science Partnership – CEUS signed a Memorandum of Understanding on establishment of the multilateral Lead Agency

(Vienna, June 17 2019) Founding members of the Central European Science Partnership – CEUS , among them ARRS, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on establishment of the multilateral Lead Agency today in Vienna. This is a very first agreement of this kind in Europe, signed by more than three research funding agencies. By signing the MoU, the four agencies reconfirmed mutual recognition of individual evaluation procedures' standards as a basis for introduction of principle of trust, as stepping stone of the Lead Agency cooperation.

The CEUS partnership was grounded in September 2018 and is founded by the FWF (Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschafltichen Forschung - Austria), GA ČR (Grantová Agentura České Republiky – Czech Republic), NCN (Narodowe Centrum Nauki - Poland) and ARRS.

The signed MoU will enable researchers from above mentioned countries to come forward with joint bi- or trilateral research projects. By applying the Lead Agency scheme the administrative burdens on research teams will be significantly reduced.

 


Prof. József Györkös expressed his high content after the signing of the MoU and underlined, that »this is a first important operative step of the CEUS partnership. It grants researchers with the opportunity to build new or enhance existing collaborations with fellow researchers in the Central European Region by opting them funding for collaborative research projects«.

 

Along with Györkös, HE Mag. Ksenija Škrilec, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia in Vienna attended the signing ceremony.

 

(from left to right) József Györkös – Director of ARRS (Slovenia), Klement Tockner – President of FWF (Austria), Alice Valkárová – President of GA CR (Czech Republic) and Zbigniew Błocki - Director of NCN (Poland) after the signing of the MoU

 

Greetings aside the event (from left to right) Ksenija Škrilec – Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to Vienna, József Györkös – Director of ARRS, Reinhard Belocky – Head of FWF Strategy - International Programmes Department, Klement Tockner - President of FWF and Iris Eliisa Rauskala – Federal Minister for Education, Science and Research of Austria.

 

 

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For more information on the Lead Agency Scheme please visit ARRS – International Cooperation webpage.

 

Date: 18.06.2019