BLACK SEA HORIZON – Bi-regional STI Dialogue



The BLACK SEA HORIZON (BSH) project has received funding from Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation and will run until January 2018.

The project aims to support the EU’s external relations with the target region by significantly contributing to ongoing bi-regional and regional Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policy dialogues, and by increasing the knowledge base about the EU’s external environment. It also stresses to stimulate bi-regional STI cooperation and to strengthen the EU’s economic competitiveness as well as to contribute to the establishment of supportive framework conditions by facilitating the pooling of resources and by identifying challenging thematic areas for mutual STI cooperation.

The project was kicked off in Bucharest, Romania in March 2015. It is coordinated by Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI GmbH) from Austria and involves 18 partners from all Black Sea countries and a number of EU member and associated countries. It will run until January 2018.

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Project Partners

  • ZSI – Centre for Social Innovation, AT
  • DLR - German Aerospace Center, Project Management Agency, DE
  • CERISS - Centre for Regional and International STI Studies and Support,       GR
  • TUBITAK - The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, TR
  • RCISD - Regional Centre for Information and Scientific Development Ltd., HU
  • ARC Fund - Applied Research and Communications Fund, BG
  • inno - inno TSD, FR
  • ICBSS - International Centre for Black Sea Studies, INTL (GR)
  • CIP - Center of International Projects, MD
  • IPPT-PAN - Institute of Fundamental Technological Research Polish Academy of Sciences, PL
  • SPI - Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação, Consultadoria Empresarial e Fomento da Inovação, S.A., PT
  • UEFISCDI - Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding, RO
  • NAS-RA - National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, AM
  • RFBR - Russian Foundation for Basic Research, RU
  • HSE - Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education, National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, RU
  • IEF - Institute for Economics and Forecasting of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, UA
  • ESIDG - Association European Studies for Innovative Development of Georgia, GE
  • SRNSF - Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation, GE
  • SDF-AZE - Science Development Foundation, AZ


c/o Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI GmbH)
Linke Wienzeile 246
1150 Vienna


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Project Coordinators:

Mr. Martin Felix Gajdusek
Ms. Ines Marinkovic
Centre for Social Innovation
Tel: +43 1 495 04 42-67
Fax: +43 1 495 04 42-40

Project Duration

February 2015 – January 2018