Policy background

Georgia is a partner country in the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and also included in the Eastern Partnership (EaP). Georgia has been associated to Horizon 2020 since 2016. The association of Georgia with Horizon 2020 was an important milestone in the field of research and innovation cooperation with the EU.

In 2018, the Policy Support Facility (PSF) provided specific support to Georgia in three focus areas: identification of promising research fields, developing a proposal for the performance-based funding of research entities, and suggesting measures for narrowing the gap between research and industry/business. Georgia is committed to reform its research and innovation system and the Georgian research and innovation system has undergone considerable restructuring in recent years.

Horizon 2020 key figures for Georgia.

Funding opportunities

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research and innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020).

International cooperation in Horizon 2020

Projects and results

Research project database (CORDIS)

The Commission's primary portal for results of EU-funded research projects. Here you can find International cooperation projects related to Georgia.

EU funded projects

Examples of international cooperation projects

  • CHIEF (2018-2021) is about gaining insights on young people’s learning and engagement with culture and cultural heritage. It aims to build an effective dialogue between different stakeholders and to put forward more relevant and inclusive approaches to culture, participation and diversity. The project attempts to explore informal interactions by building an interdisciplinary, multisector and transnational partnership with partners in nine countries, including Caucasus Research Resource Centre.
  • CURE (2017-2021) proposes a phage therapy that could control the immune dysregulation of Asthma and may eventually be able to cure it. The long-term vision of the project is to develop respiratory phage therapies capable of improving clinical outcomes in asthma.
  • BornToGetThere (2020-2023), despite advances in the medical management of high-risk pregnancies and deliveries, cerebral palsy (CP) remains the most common physical disability in childhood in high and low-to-middle income (LMIC). The overarching aim of the project is to exploit current evidence on early detection and efficacy of early detection and intervention (EI) for infants at high risk of CP by implementing the International Clinical Practice Guideline.

Success stories relating to Georgia


National Contact Points

The National Contact Points (NCPs) provide guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in Horizon 2020.

European Commission

Silvia Bojinova
Policy Officer
DG Research and Innovation, Unit R&I 05 Horizon Europe Association

Telephone: +32 229 85891 | email: Silvia.BOJINOVA@ec.europa.eu