The event, where the opening speech was made by the TÜBİTAK Horizon 2020 Energy National Contact Point, Mr. Çağrı Yıldırım, commenced with the presentation by Director of TÜBİTAK Directorate for International Cooperation, Mr. Mete Karaca. Mr. Karaca, referring to Turkey’s Horizon 2020 performance, highlighted that Turkey is also a significant stakeholder for the Horizon Europe. Afterwards, Mr. Karaca provided comprehensive information about Horizon Europe’s working groups and general budget distribution. Mr. Karaca concluded his presentation by mentioning developments with regards to Turkey’s participation in Horizon Europe Programme.
In the continuation of the event, Turkey in Horizon 2020 Phase-II Project Team performed presentations that touched upon Horizon Europe’s structure, financial provisions, and the new Model Grant Agreement (MGA) whereas both TÜBİTAK AND Project experts answered participant’s questions during and after the presentations. During the ongoing process, TÜBİTAK Coordinatorship and ERC EBAG Program National Contact Point Ms. Damla Or, later, highlighted Support Mechanisms in Horizon Europe for Turkish beneficiaries and signified TÜBİTAK European Union Framework Support programs and awards for incentive purposes. Throughout the event, participants were interactively asked instant poll questions, enabling participants to participate actively.