Mission Statement

Mission Statement of the WBC-INCO.NET portal

This portal acts as a source of high quality targeted information on research in the Western Balkan countries (WBCs) by supporting the Steering Platform through a regular eJournal, analytical studies and reports and directories.

It contributes to a dialogue on S&T issues between the EU and the Western Balkan countries and the integration of the research and innovation systems of the WBCs into the European Research Area (ERA).

Mission of the WBC-INCO.NET project

Full information about the project (in several languages) can be found here.


Adopted Mission Statement of the Steering Platform on Research

The Platform facilitates the interaction between the Western Balkan Countries, the EU member states, the candidate and potential candidate countries and other states associated to the Framework Programmes for RTD and the European Commission. Its main objective is to support the enhanced integration of the WBCs in the European Research Area. It is a strategic body to deal with European, multilateral and regional issues of Science and Technology policies in and with the WBCs.

It acts as an information exchange centre, clearing house for joint ideas and activities, and coordination forum for needs, suggestions and proposals of the WBCs to the European Commission, the EU27, candidate and potential candidate countries and the countries associated to FP7 (AC) and vice versa. In this spirit, the Platform continues and intensifies the progress achieved under the EU-Balkan Countries Action Plan on Science and Technology.

The guidelines of the Steering Platform are available here