STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and European Union (EU) have discussed a roadmap to reach the highest possible degree of awareness in Pakistan about EU Research and Innovation Programme ‘Horizon 2020’ to build a science bridge between the EU and Pakistan.Stenfano Gatto, Deputy Head of EU delegation to Pakistan, has recently called on PSF chairman Prof Dr Muhammad Ashraf in Islamabad.
Both the sides discussed future plans such as establishment of PSF as a national contact point (NCP) by the ministry of science and technology, arranging awareness seminars for scientists, engineers and technopreneur at Peshawar, Quetta and Karachi as well as submission of joint research proposals to EU.
They also discussed other areas of cooperation to promote science in the country.
It is pertinent to mention that PSF has been declared as the focal organization of S&T for EU Program Horizon 2020 by the government of Pakistan.
Dr Ashraf assured Stefano Gatto that PSF in collaboration with the EU Delegation to Pakistan, MoST and other stakeholders would play its role in disseminating information on Horizon 2020 through seminars at the federal and provincial levels to improve the understanding of how the program operates.
The Horizon 2020 is open for international participants to promote joint high profile scientific projects through collaborative consortia together with EU science and technology partners.
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