Invitation to the Launching and Matchmaking Event of the Baltic Research Programme

On behalf of the Estonian Research Council and the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, we are pleased to invite you to the Launching and Matchmaking Event of the Baltic Research Programme, to be held on 25 October in Tallinn, Estonia.

Conference venue: Tallink SPA & Conference Hotel ( Sadama 11 a, Tallinn

Time: 9:30-17:00

Aim of the launching and matchmaking event is to give an overview of the new period of the EEA/Norway Grants, introduce the first call to be announced in 2018 in Estonia and share the good experiences gained from the Norwegian-Estonian Research Cooperation Programme.

After lunch, a matchmaking part will be organized for researchers to get acquainted with the researchers from the other Baltic States and Donor States and explore the possibilities for developing a joint proposal to be submitted in this call.

Programme for BRP Launching and Matchmaking Event 2018

Registration: please submit the registration form here. Registration is open until 20 October or till limited seats available.

Background information

The overall objective of the Baltic Research Programme is to enhance research-based knowledge development in Baltic States through research cooperation with Norway and/or Iceland and/or Liechtenstein. Programme is funded by the EEA Financial Mechanisms for 2014-2021. An important objective of the Programme is to involve PhD students and postdocs in the projects, to develop internationally refereed joint publications in a joint Baltic-Donor States’ capacity and to establish a long-term and sustainable consortium which would have positive impact on regional welfare and economic development.

In 2018 call, the priority is given to applications addressing the following challenges in the Baltic region:

  • Public health; translational medicine; health technologies
  • Migration; social inclusion
  • Regional cyber security; public security
  • Environmentally friendly solutions
  • Regional economic development; employment; labour market regulations and social policy
  • More effective use of resources

In this call, the applications can be submitted by the Estonian Project Promoters in ETIS until 31 January 2019. Next call will be organized by Latvia (2019) and the last one by Lithuania (2019/2020).

For further information, please contact:

Katrin Piller, Estonian Research Agency,, phone +372 731 7382.