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The H2020 Information Days 2018, a series of information & training sessions focusing on collaborative research opportunities under the EU's Framework Programme for Research & Innovation HORIZON 2020, took place in Jakarta Indonesia from 31 January to 1 February. The event was organised by the International Cooperation Service Facility of the EC with the support of EURAXESS ASEAN and MCAA Southeast Asia Chapter. More than 140 researchers from across Indonesia joined the last leg of the Horizon 2020 Info Days in Jakarta. Participants travelled from as far away as Aceh, Papua, and Kalimantan for detailed training by the two European experts. Prof Dr Ocky Karna Radjasa, Director of Research and Community Services, RISTEKDIKTI delivered a keynote address to the participants. In a roundtable chaired by EURAXESS ASEAN, Indonesian researchers with prior Horizon 2020 and FP7 shared their opinions on the benefits of participating, and offered tips on how to be successful in applying for Horizon 2020 funding. Dr Tatas Brotosudarmo, Chair of the Southeast Asia Chapter of the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA), shared his MSCA experience at the Horizon 2020 Info days in Jakarta which were supported by EURAXESS ASEAN. He outlined the range of services offered by the MCAA for those researchers in Southeast Asia who are interested in applying for the MSCA. (info is adapted from EURAXESS ASEAN)