30 December. 2019
RISE Welcomes EU Visitors
Taking advantage of their presence on the island for other events, RISE was able to meet, greet and informally brief several visitors from the EU Commission.
On November 21, Dr Stefan Weiers of the Directorate General for Research and Innovation joined the RISE in-house Stakeholder Engagement and Partnership Canvas Workshop before touring the city of Nicosia with Mayor Yiorkadjis. Following a tour of RISE's future premised, Weiers was briefed on RISE's activities showing particular enthusiasm for the Centre’s practices, output and engagement.
On November 26, RISE hosted a delegation from the Research Executive Agency. Head of Unit Ales Fiala, Head of Sector Patricio Ortiz and Policy Officer Dr. Karina Firkaviciute toured RISE's current and future premises before a roundtable discussion with members of RISE including RISE CEO Spyros Nicolaou and RISE Coordinator from the Nicosia Municipality Charis Theocharous at the new Municipality building. The meetings were an opportunity to update the Commission on RISE's progress and to engage with those overseeing policy and programming in in related sectors.