Leading researcher from institute’s Spectroscopy Laboratory, Dr. phys. Jelena Butikova has been approved as the contact person in fusion related projects of the National Contact Point (NCP) for Horizon Europe.
The National Contact Points are support structures established by Member States (MS) and Associated Countries (AC) and recognized by the European Commission (EC) in order to help participants to access the different EU Programme opportunities. The NCPs are national structures established and financed by governments of the EU member states and the states associated to the framework programme. NCPs give personalised support on the spot and in applicants’ own languages.
The NCP systems can vary from one country to another from highly centralised to decentralised networks, and a number of very different actors, from ministries to universities, research centres and special agencies to private consulting companies.
In general, the following basic services are available in accordance with the NCP Guiding Principles agreed by all countries:
- Guidance on choosing relevant Horizon Europe topics and types of action
- Advice on administrative procedures and contractual issues
- Training and assistance on proposal writing
- Distribution of documentation (forms, guidelines, manuals etc.)
- Assistance in partner search
As the NCPs are national structures, the type and level of services offered may differ from country to country.