From March 29 to 31, 2023, Peter Hošták, head of the Central Administration Office, participated at intensive three day training for project managers with a focus on the current EU framework program for research and innovation, Horizon Europe (2021-2027). „V4 Training for Research Project Managers“ is organized by the national liason offices for research and innovations from the countries of Visegrad Group in Brussel.
The training was attended by 35 project managers working at universities and research institutions in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, France, Croatia, Lithuania, Portugal and Slovenia. The program included presentations by speakers from the Directorates-General and executive agencies of the European Commission, as well as other experts with practical experience. The purpose of these interactive trainings is to increase the professional capacity of its participants by providing targeted information about the EU policies that have an impact on their work, enhancing their networks and networking skills and creating opportunities to learn from best practices of other organisations.
The scope of the event was limited in capacity – but still Peter had the opportunity to meet “old acquaintances” within the existing partnerships of the Center – namely representatives of AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Institute of Materials and Machine Mechanics of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Laboratory for advanced Materials in Bratislava and of course representatives of SLORD. And so there was an excellent opportunity to talk about how to use the newly acquired knowledge in the context of new projects of mutual cooperation.