Policy background

The Republic of Moldova is a partner country within the Eastern Partnership (EaP) initiative as well as the eastern dimension within the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). From January 2012, the Republic of Moldova became an associated member of the 7th Framework Programme. In July 2014, Moldova was the first Eastern Partnership country to become associated to Horizon 2020.

At the request of Moldovan authorities in 2015, the Policy Support Facility (PSF) performed a peer review of the Moldovan research and innovation system, which is meant to offer support in improving the design, implementation and evaluation of research and innovation policies. It triggered a wave of reforms in the country.

Horizon 2020 key figures for Moldova.

Funding opportunities

Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion available over 7 years (2021 to 2027).

Horizon Europe website

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 Moldova.

EU funded projects

Examples of international cooperation projects

  • NanoMedTwin (2018-2021) is part of the Twinning of research institutions. It aims to promote the Smart Specialization Strategy in Moldova through developing the field of nanomaterials for biomedical applications. The promotion of links between the fields of nanomaterials and biomedicine will be performed by enhancing the scientific excellence of the National Center for Materials Study and Testing (NCMST) of the Technical University of Moldova via a collaborative strategic partnership programme with European partners.
  • CARE (2019-2020) aims at analysing and addressing the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), tuberculosis (TB) and hepatitis C (HCV) epidemics in the European region, including Russia. The intention is to generate novel research findings based on existing biological material and data, which was already collected by the participating partners, as well as on new samples and data gathered during the project.


National Contact Points

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

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