D2.43Report on each of the thematic priorities defined in the third phase of the identification and consultation process (Energy)

D2.43 provides the results of the consultation process in the field of energy research accomplished in 2012. It was implemented in the frame of a major European Conference in April 2012 in Maastricht/The Netherlands. Around 20 energy experts and researchers from the WBC took part. The results achieved were a set of regional energy research priorities for the Western Balkan countries and possibilities of cooperation targeting the FP7 Energy calls published in July 2012.

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 &Development/Demonstration Fund according to Era-Net model
  • Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) – Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) coordination
Document type
  • Deliverable - wbc-inco.net


Publication Year


Geographical focus
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • General

Entry created by Athanasia Halatzouka on June 5, 2014
Modified on June 5, 2014