May 31, 2020

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#BDSFail: EU celebrates 423 Israeli achievements under Horizon 2020 programme

From the European External Action Service site:

EU celebrates 423 Israeli achievements under Horizon 2020 programme

The EU Delegation to Israel, together with ISERD – the Israeli Director of European R & D- and the Israel Innovation Authority, celebrated scientific cooperation under the Horizon 2020 programme. Grants totalling over € 742 million have been awarded to 1062 Israeli projects from the beginning of the programme until the end of 2018.

Israel has been a partner in the research and innovation framework programmes since 1996, and was the first non-European country to join. Over the years, the EU-Israel partnership has strengthened Israeli academic and industrial excellence, led to investments in research infrastructures and enabled long-term, innovative research.

The programme enabled Israeli companies, researchers and innovators to gain access to European partners, to integrate into a very wide network of European research infrastructure, and to take part in flagship projects. The European Research Council, which is part of Horizon 2020, supports ground-breaking research at the frontiers of human knowledge. Israeli researchers have been extremely successful in the ERC programme. Israeli universities and research institutes can be found among the top 10 organisations, worldwide, hosting ERC grantees.

I don’t know how much BDS works to drop ties between EU and Israeli universities, but it doesn’t sound like they are doing too well…

(h/t Irene)

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