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The final agenda is available below for download as well as the progress reports on recent developments regarding S&T cooperation in/with/for the Western Balkan Countries.These reports are to be presented by the members of the Steering Platform on Research for the Western Balkan Countries during the meeting. The event is organised back-to-back with an event of the Danube-INCO.NET project. For all further information see www.danube-inco.net For questions, please contact Ms. Ildikó ...
Due to some organisational issues, the 2nd strategic workshop for Western Balkan NCPs was not organised in Montenegro (as previously foreseen in DoW) but in Krems, Austria on November 18-19, 2013. The aim of this Workshop was to offer an outline of the European Research Area funding opportunities, with special focus on Horizon 2020 and multilateral programmes and at the same time to offer stimulating and engaging networking opportunities with Austrian NCPs and students of the Master course in ...
The Regional Energy Research Priorities identified during the consultation session in the field of Energy are (no preference is given by the order): Integral management of river basins Bio gas production from waste Second generation bio-fuels Small hydro–grid connection, system integration, operation and control Geothermal heat-pumps in energy efficient buildings Zero energy buildings Cross-Cutting Priorities identified are: Coordination of national R&D projects – regional Research ...
This deliverable outlines the pilot-project Competition for Best Technology Innovation which has the objective to promote entrepreneurship and technology incorporation (as alternative to technology transfer) in the domain of high technologies, and gives assistance to potential and existing innovative entrepreneurs, who are willing and able to spill their own ideas and inventions onto the market to realize valuable innovations. Connecting innovativity and entrepreneurship is a recepy for ...
... nbsp; second  part  “Science  and  Research  in  WBC  –  WBC-INCO.NET’s Findings” includes several reports compiled by the project WBC-INCO.NET on the situation of Science and Research in the Western Balkans and the coordination of relevant policies and initiatives in: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Kosovo*. The third part “WBC Innovation Systems in Focus” at hand puts the focus on Innovation and discusses a broad range of topics – from innovation infrastructures, needs and capacities to smart specialisation, innovation and brain drain and RTDI evaluation. This third part includes ...
The major subject of INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS - IS '14 international scientific conference will be: TOWARDS NEW INDUSTRIALIZATION During the conference session, the major subject will be presented through the following specialist areas: Production Systems Mechatronics, Robotics And Automation Information, Management And Quality, Effectiveness And Logistics Engineering Management Disaster Risk Management For more details please see attachment. Contact: IS.Conference@uns.ac.rs; or dudic@uns.ac.rs; or ...
This deliverable outlines four pilot-projects presented in four parts: Strategic Innovation, Innovation officer, Voucher scheme, and Soft Landing Platforms. As a follow-up activity of T8.2, further support to the implementation of adaptation schemes developed in the frame of Work Package 8 was foreseen in this task T8.5. A two-step approach was followed: in a first step, task force meetings for selected innovation measures (for one or two WBC partner countries per scheme) were planned. In a ...
... on the topics they are interested in. Agenda List of participants Report Gallery Presentations: Programi stipendiranja i praksi Mogućnosti za inovacije u Horizontu 2020 Metodologija za upravljanje inovacijama Online Katalog Strateski plan razvoja BI-NTP  Univerzitetska inovativna platforma WBCInno projekat  There are 9 more Info Days planned in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro in the future. Please stay informed about the future events and the project and its activities: http://www.wbc-inno.kg.ac.rs/ The University of Kragujevac organized the WBCInno info day “From knowledge and research results to successful innovative ventures” on April 25th, 2014. The topics was targeted ...
The European Union has started the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for the period 2014 till 2020, called Horizon 2020. With about 80 billion euro the research and innovation in EU member states and candidate states, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, will be supported. This is the European Commission’s contribution in addition to the private and national spending for research and innovation. The European Commission underlines the importance of research and innovation in the Horizon 2020 programmes. The Horizon 2020 programme target is to remain Europe lading in strategic science ...
Proposals are invited from economists and other social scientists. Projects with a significant commercial aspect or those that seek the funding of the dissemination of previous results (such as book preparation) rather than original research are explicitly excluded. Proposals must be postmarked by 31 May 2014. For further information and details please see the attachment. Questions and inquiries may be addressed to: research.competition@wiiw.ac.at The Vienna Institute for International Economic ...
The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw), with financial support from the Global Development Network (GDN), the Austrian Ministry of Finance and the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Austrian Central Bank), announces a SEE research competition within the framework of the wiiw Global Development Network Southeast Europe (wiiw GDN-SEE) research project.
... firmaproject.ba/ The Fostering Interventions for Rapid Market Advancement (FIRMA) project, sponsored by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (Sida) is a five-year project that began in September 2009 to support sustainable economic growth, employment expansion, and increased household incomes in Bosnia & Herzegovina. FIRMA has principal offices in Sarajevo and Banja Luka. FIRMA’s overall goal is to help BiH improve “the capacity to cope with competitive pressure and market forces within the European Union”, a critical component of the Copenhagen Economic Criteria for EU accession. FIRMA will do this by working with ...
... to WBC-INCO.NET from: European Commission,  Directorate  General  for  Research  and  Innovation;  General  Secretariat for Research and Technology on behalf of the current Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union; Ministry of Education and Sports (Albania); Ministry of Civil Affairs (Bosnia and Herzegovina); Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (Croatia); Ministry of Education and Science (FYR of Macedonia); Ministry of Science (Montenegro) and Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development (Serbia) as well as messages from WBC-INCO.NET partners are included as introductory part of this publication. At this point we would like ...
Purpose The purpose of the consultancy is to assist in the implementation of the South East Europe (SEE) 2020 – Jobs and Prosperity in a European Perspective (hereinafter: “SEE 2020” or “Strategy”), particularly in the area of Research & Development (R&D) and Innovation under the Smart Growth pillar of the Strategy. The main expected output is development of a detailed programme of actions for improving technology transfer and scientific parks in the region, including outlining elements ...
43% Methodology for Innovation Management Document 14. Apr. 2014
... management techniques, across the intellectual property aspects, review of innovation cycle phases with financial aspects to the software innovation management support. All of these aspects are elaborated in the separate chapters. The Chapter Intellectual Property Aspects deals with the general IPR aspects in three countries of the WB region: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro. The last chapter of this publication gives the detailed definition and description of Idea and Project Management workflows, along with the roles and responsibilities assigned within each of them. These workflows are applied in the software platform that will be developed in accordance with this Methodology ...
The development of Business Incubators (BI) and Science and Technology Parks (STP) is one of the most efficient instruments for boosting the local economic development. This topic was recognized as highly important by WBCInno partners, which was the main motive to elaborate the Strategic Development Plan for BIs/STPs in WBC region. This Strategic Plan presents the trends in the development of BIs and STPs at EU and world level as well as the current state in WBC region in this area. This gave ...
The Catalogue provides the overview of structures and mechanisms established at the University of Montenegro, which are engaged in knowledge transfer, advanced research and innovations. The core of the publication is the presentations of centers and laboratories of the University of Montenegro which provides more detailed information on their activities, results, resources, projects (domestic and international), key personnel, as well as provided commercial services , technical solutions, ...
This Platform aims to support the development and growth of a range of KTT activities including commercialisation of research, collaboration between universities and enterprises, and establishing start-ups and spin-offs. It also considers the issues of managing and supporting these activities to optimise success as well as considering ways in which success can be measured and reported. The report recognises that different universities are at different stages of development, have different ...
Mapping of innovation potential at the University of Novi Sad was conducted in terms of identifying and collecting the data on research infrastructure, laboratories, centers, research teams with noteworthy results, developed technologies and knowledge, offered commercial services and trainings, licenses and patents, etc. The Catalogue includes well-structured information on available capacities to be involved in knowledge transfer, applied research and potential for innovations into market for ...
... and services for knowledge transfer, research and innovation), finalised several publications focusing knowledge and technology transfer, innovation management, strategic development of business incubators and science and technology parks as well as 5 catalogues on research and innovation potential of Universities of Kragujevac and Novi Sad (Serbia), Zenica and Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and University of Montenegro. The catalogues are published in english and local languages ...
... As the deadline for the RRPP Call for regional research projects 2014-2016 was approaching, the presentations in local languages used during the Open Day events in the region became available online. They should have guided you through the application process.   learn more 06.03.2014 Scientific Research Potential in Bosnia and Herzegovina on BHT1  Bosnia and Herzegovina’s television station, BHT1, aired on 28 October 2013 a documentary entitled “POTENCIJAL”. Given the fact that an increasing number of young and capable researchers in BiH leave their alma mater to work at universities abroad or choose to conduct research for different NGOs, the documentary tries to unveil the ...
Wealthy societies share one major characteristic—developed science. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, however, investments made by competent ministries in science and research are relatively low. An increasing number of young and capable researchers leave their alma mater to work at universities abroad or choose to conduct research for different NGOs. Bosnia and Herzegovina’s television station, BHT1, has tried to unveil the ...
... counter guarantees to financial intermediaries in the region; and (c) the Technical Assistance Facility to support governments of beneficiary economies in implementing policy reforms supporting the growth of SMEs. To date, three agreements for a total of €60 million have been signed under the Guarantee Facility with ProCredit Albania, Procredit Bosnia and Herzegovina and ProCredit Kosovo in support of local SMEs. Speaking at the signing ceremony in London today, EIF Regional Business Development Director, Hubert Cottogni, said: “We are delighted to sign this agreement in our own name as well as on behalf of the European Commission. Together with the recently signed agreements ...
... Venture Forum is one of the main objectives of the SEE Programme project VIBE (Venture Initiative in Balkan Europe) and is being co-financed by European Union. Source and more information: http://www.balkanventureforum.org/ On 15-16 May 2014, the 5th edition of  Balkan Venture Forum will take place in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Balkan Venture Forum (BkVF) is providing the opportunity for the most promising entrepreneurs from Life sciences, Clean technology and Information Technology to present their activities and meet with an audience of Balkan and international strategic partners, venture capitalists and corporate investors. This time the investment forum will take place ...
Call for Expressions of Interest The Organising Committee is calling for expressions of interest to participate in the workshop and present a poster highlighting research on the topic of the workshop. The deadline for applications is 15 April 2014. For further details please download the call description. Programme overview 1st day morning: Plenary for general introduction, invited scientific talks and introduction to open-space discussion groups. 1st day afternoon: Open-space discussion ...
... Balkan Venture Forum (BkVF) is providing the opportunity for the most promising entrepreneurs from Life sciences, Clean technology and Information Technology to present their activities and meet with an audience of Balkan and international strategic partners, venture capitalists and corporate investors. This time the investment forum will take place in Bosnia and Herzegovina and will be showcasing businesses from all over the Balkans. The main attraction of the Forum will be the Top 40 companies from the Balkan Region that have been selected to pitch their businesses to a pool of local, regional and international investors. Investors can get free access to the ...
... decision is final and will be communicated to the successful candidates by 31 May 2014. Source and more information: http://www.cost.eu/service/glossary Call for Expression of Interest to participate in the COST Strategic Event: A scientific roadmap for projections of global change impacts on forests in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 27-28 August 2014. This 2-day event will bring together a group of approximately 30 scientists to discuss the challenges and research needs for making projections about the future of Europe’s forests under climate and global change. The main objectives of the event are to assess the scientific state-of-the-art for ...
... nbsp; The R&D Strategy was adopted by the ministers of science of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo*, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia on 25 October 2013 in Zagreb, Croatia.   As part of the RCC’s SEE 2020 Strategy a Regional Action Plan for implementation of Western Balkans Research and Development Strategy for Innovation was adopted on April 2, 2014. The ...
... mobility of researchers, the exchange of knowledge, etc. Regional cooperation and participation in several support activities have been one way to tackle the challenges. At the "Horizon 2020 Regional Launch Event for Western Balkans" on March 4, 2014 in Budva, Montenegro it was confirmed that the association procedures for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia are under way and well on track. This means that these WBC will participate in Horizon 2020 on equal terms like the EU Member States and not as "third countries". For all currently open calls, participants from the region and their consortia may prepare ...
43% New Document : IPA II (2014-2020) Document 1. Apr. 2014
IPA II (2014-2020) Prepared in partnership with the beneficiaries, IPA II sets a new framework for providing pre-accession assistance for the period 2014-2020. The most important novelty of IPA II is its strategic focus. Country Strategy Papers are the specific strategic planning documents made for each beneficiary for the 7-year period. These will provide for a stronger ownership by the beneficiaries through integrating their own reform and development agendas. A Multi-Country Strategy Paper ...
... reflect on the achievements in European integration until now: 100 years have passed since the beginning of the first World War and 10 years since the biggest round of enlargement of the European Union (EU) with the accession of 10 new countries. Today, the EU perspective is open to Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. The European Commission is keen to learn more about what you think: What can today's European Union of 28 Member States learn from its past to help improve its future? What does an enlarged European Union mean to ...
... to WBC-INCO.NET from: European Commission,  Directorate  General  for  Research  and  Innovation;  General  Secretariat for Research and Technology on behalf of the current Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union; Ministry of Education and Sports (Albania); Ministry of Civil Affairs (Bosnia and Herzegovina); Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (Croatia); Ministry of Education and Science (FYR of Macedonia); Ministry of Science (Montenegro) and Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development (Serbia) as well as messages from WBC-INCO.NET partners are included as introductory part of this publication. At this point we would like ...
... Public Service Media in SEE around a joint production endeavour. This cooperation resulted in a 90-minute documentary film entitled “How do I see my neighbour?”, which was jointly edited and aired in all the countries gathered around the project. Renzo Daviddi, Deputy Head of the Delegation of the EU to Bosnia and Herzegovina said that countries of the South East Europe must move closer in the same direction, which is joining the European Union. “This requires thorough economic reforms and the countries that embark on these reforms would benefit from them enormously. The SEE 2020 strategy is in that regard important agenda for ...
... Strategic events Conferences Workshops Seeking researchers’ full involvement by taking up: Partner roles in preparing proposals for COST Actions Leadership roles in COST Actions Initiator roles in scientific committees Grant Holder role Primary target countries are the following COST countries which include both EU-Member States (EU13) and enlargement countries:  Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, and Turkey. Additionally, for other countries there is the possibility to get involved in the COST Actions as a “Near Neighborhood Country”, which is a nomination process for institutions ...
... be able to provide you with more information on the concrete possibilities to join the action.   The COST Action BESTPRAC met in Zagreb on March 18-19, 2014 with the objective to create a European network of persons providing professional research support: administrative, legal and financial. As only participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina and from Croatia are currently part of the network, there is still a possibility to join the activities for research administrators from Serbia, FRY of Macedonia as COST countries and for those from Albania and Montenegro as so-called Near Neighbourhood countries ...
... that have not yet started at the moment of application. Eligible proposals include new or improved products and services, but also the costs relative to market research and intellectual property management. The Call is open to SMEs from the regions involved in the WIDER project: Marche in Italy, Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Algarve in Portugal, Catalonia in Spain, Rhone-Alpes in France, Central Macedonia in Greece, and from Slovenia. Applications can be submitted until 31 May. Parallelly with this Call for SMEs, there is a directly linked Call for experts in the innovation and/or eco-smart housing fields. Eligible to apply are experts ...
... is clear in the General Annes to the Work Programmes that the European Commission aims to have the countries associated to the Seventh Framework Programme in principle also to be associated to Horizon 2020 by the time the first grant agreements under Horizon 2020 are signed. This applies to Albania, Bosnia and Herzigovina, Faroe Islands, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey. As mentioned above, for the Western Balkans (except Kosovo*) these proceedures are well on track and shall be concluded soon, making Albania, Bosina and Herzegovina, FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia ...
... speak about Horizon 2020 both in political as well as in practical terms. The EC delegation was led by Wolfgang Burtscher, Deputy Director General of DG Research and Innovation who spoke to the Minister of Education and Sports of Albania (H.E. Lindita Nikolla), the Minister of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina (H.E. Sredoje Novic), Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia to Montenegro (H.E. Aleksandar Vasilevski), Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development (H.E. Tomislav Jovanovic) and Minister of Education, Science and Technology of Kosovo* (H.E. Rame Buja). Moderated by Alan Paic from OECD's Global Relations Secretariat, the ...
www.rcc.int Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat, Trg Bosne i Hercegovine 1/V (Building of the Friendship between Greece and Bosnia and Herzegovina), 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat is planning to award contract for consultancy services “Support to the Implementation of the South East Europe (SEE) 2020 Strategy – Regional Action Plan in the Area of Justice”. The purpose of the consultancy is to assist in the implementation of the SEE 2020 Strategy ...
... bids must be submitted following the instructions set out in the tender dossier. The deadline for submission of bids is 27 March 2014 by 12.00 Central European Time to the following address: Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat, Trg Bosne i Hercegovine 1/V (Building of the Friendship between Greece and Bosnia and Herzegovina), 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Website: www.rcc.int The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat is planning to award contract for consultancy services “Support to the Implementation of the South East Europe (SEE) 2020 Strategy – Regional Action Plan in the Area of Justice”. The purpose of the consultancy is to assist in the implementation of ...
... supervision. It consists of those RCC participants contributing to the budget of the RCC Secretariat as well as the European Union. The Report of the RCC Secretary General on the activities of the RCC Secretariat. Contact Dinka Zivalj Spokesperson Regional Cooperation Council Trg Bosne i Hercegovine 1/V 71000 Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina Tel. +387 33 561 700 Fax. +387 33 561 701 Mob. +387 62 341 881 E-mail: press@rcc.int Website http://www.rcc.int/press/0/236/regional-cooperation-council-presents-champion-of-regional-cooperation-award-for-2013-marks-6th-anniversary?utm_source=press&utm_medium=email   On the occasion of the sixth anniversary of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), the organization’s ...
79% Strategy for Bosnia and Herzegovina Document 25. Feb. 2014
Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H) is committed to and applying the principles of multiparty democracy, pluralism, and market economics in accordance with the conditions specified in Article 1 of the Agreement establishing the Bank. At the same time, the functioning of the state in general, and of its democratically elected institutions in ...
... offers an analysis of the barriers and opportunities experienced by rural entrepreneurs through engaging diasporas in Albania and BiH. The report is a direct result from the RRPP research project Linking Rural Entrepreneurs and Diaspora in Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina implemented by the Centre for Economic Development and Research (CEDAR) of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in cooperation with the Albanian Centre for Social-Economic Research (ACSER) of Albania. The report first provides econometric analyses of models addressing factors determinant of rural entrepreneurial success, leading to the identification of primary obstacles to entrepreneurial activities in rural BiH and Albania. Evaluating the rural entrepreneurship survey's results reveal these ...
The sites in question are: Summer Residence of King Aleksandar Karađorđević in Han Pijesak, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Former French Embassy in Cetinje, Montenegro; Suvača in Kikinda and Coal Mine in Senje, Serbia; Zlatko's Tower, Archaeological Site of Stobi, Aqueduct in Skopje, and Church St. George in Staro Nagorichane, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, with the works at the Fortress of Gumnishte in Kosovo* and St. Mary ...
... well as the necessary documents can be found here The online application form is available here. General website is to be found here. The Free State of Bavaria offers new scholarships for German language courses in 2014. The scholarships include tuition fees, accommodation and meals. Students and young scientists from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia (FYROM), Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine with basic German knowledge (at least A2-level) are eligible to apply for the summer school grants for German language in Bavaria. The scholarships include the course fee, accommodation and a food allowance at a Bavarian University ...
The author article by the RCC Secretary General, has been published by 9 dailies from the region: in Politika (Serbia, published on 24 January 2014); Dnevni avaz, Nezavisne novine and Vecernji list (Bosnia and Herzegovina, published on 22 January 2014); Vijesti (Montenegro, published on 20 January 2014); Mapo (Albania, published on 17 January 2014); Jutarnji list (Croatia, published on 17 January 2014); Utrinski vesnik (The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, published on 17 January 2014); and Tribuna (Kosovo*, published on 16 January 2014). The articles ...
Call for abstracts Nowadays, the South-Eastern Europe (SEE) faces a challenge to increase the innovation capacity as a basic precondition for achieving sustainable growth and competitiveness on the global market. The new strategic direction of the SEE is based upon the ambitious goal to follow the leading world economies and to attain the EU membership. This implies the necessity for SEE countries to adjust towards the main EU developments. In this context, the new EU strategic framework ...
The Center for Comparative Conflict Studies (CFCCS) at the Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK), Singidunum University invites you to apply for the fifth Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies. The 2014 Summer School will take place at the Faculty of Media and Communications in Belgrade, from June 30 to July 7, 2014. We are now receiving applications for the following four courses to choose from: „Re-Imagining“ the Balkans - Inquiries into diversity, borders ...
... interested to contribute to their reaching. Deadline for submission of proposals: March 04, 2014. Find more information on the official Call for partnership Find the Terms of Reference here. The RRPP Management, implemented by the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, is launching a call for partnership with an institution/organisation in Bosnia and Herzegovina that is interested to act as its Local Coordination Unit (LCU ...
... Source: European Commission Topics: WBIF Type: Other Beneficiaries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Serbia, Western Balkans Keywords: call for proposals, Guidelines, wbif, western balkans investment framework Find all information on the Document website. This document aims to provide WBIF stakeholders, particularly officials from relevant institutions in WBIF beneficiaries, with a concise and user-friendly guide to preparing and submitting applications ...
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