A Horizon 2020 Green Deal International Networking Event (Virtual) with over 500 participants was organised on 23rd October 2020. The event was held under The “Turkey in Horizon 2020 Phase – II Project” which is co-financed by the EU and the Republic of Turkey and managed by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), within the framework of the Competitive Sectors Programme of the Ministry of Industry and Technology.
The event commenced with precious opening speeches by TUBITAK President Prof. Hasan Mandal, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs & Director for EU Affairs Ambassador Faruk Kaymakcı, Deputy Minister of Industry and Technology of the Republic of Turkey Mehmet Fatih Kacır, European Commission DG Research & Innovation Deputy Director-General Signe Ratso, EU Delegation to Turkey Minister Counsellor Eleftheria Pertzinidou.
Following the welcome speeches, the event continued with parallel workshops in 4 different Green Deal areas. In these sessions, both European and Turkish participants from various sectors had the opportunity to listen to the thematic presentations conducted by EU Commission officers and to ask them questions. At the end of the parallel workshops, a presentation session was held for the participants to share their project ideas with the aim of networking. The event was concluded with a final session in which nearly 1000 one-to-one meetings were held, allowing participants from all over Europe to meet with Turkish counterparts.