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EUREKA, the network of 40 national innovation agencies is led every year by a different member country. Turkey currently holds the Chairmanship of this network dedicated to the support and financing of international research projects.
'KIRSTIN DANIELSEN WILL BE THE FIRST WOMAN TO ASSUME THE POSITION OF CHAIRMAN WITHIN EUREKA.'
During the last meeting of the national EUREKA representatives, Norway candidacy to chair the EUREKA Network has been officially approved. The country, represented within EUREKA by the Research Council of Norway will hold this key position from July 2013 to June 2014. The Research Council's Director of the International department, Kirstin Danielsen will be the first woman to assume the position of Chairman within EUREKA.
An opening conference will mark the beginning of the Norwegian Chairmanship of EUREKA and will take place Trondheim. The responsibilities of Norway as chairing EUREKA country for one year will be the organisation of several high level meetings in Oslo and Bergen, Norway, and in Brussels, where the EUREKA Secretariat, the central support unit of the EUREKA Network is based.