Towards a cooperation between funding agencies in Central Europe


czwartek, 14 września 2017

On the 6th and 7th September 2017 in Lubljana, a meeting took place involving representatives of funding agencies from five Central European countries: prof.  József Györkös, director of the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS), prof. Klement Tockner, president of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), dr Alice Valkárová, president of the Czech Science Foundation (GA ČR), dr József Pálinkás, president of the Hungarian National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NKFIH) and prof. Zbigniew Błocki, director of the National Science Centre.

The participants discussed the prospects for strengthening cooperation between the agencies in order to enable outstanding researchers to carry out top-quality research at research institutions in the region. The cooperation should result in facilitating grant opportunities and simplifying evaluation procedures.

In the future, the initiative is to involve funding institutions from other Central European countries.


Prof. Zbigniew Błocki, director of National Science Center, during the meeting in Lubljana.  Representatives of Central European science funding institutions sitting at the table.