Joint Statement - language versions (1st Joint Science Conference of the Western Balkans Process)

From 15 to 17 July 2015, the 1st Joint Science Conference of the Western Balkans Process was held in Halle and Berlin, Germany. It was organised by the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina together with the German Federal Government and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. It brought together national academies, rectors’ conferences and distinguished scientists invited ad personam – in total over 50 key stakeholders of the national science systems. Participants came from all WB countries as well as from Slovenia, Austria, France, Italy and Germany. Embassies of the participating countries to Germany and other institutional representatives participated as observers.

The Joint Science Conference is one of the pillars of the Western Balkans Process (also known as the Berlin Process), which was officially launched with the 1st Western Balkans Summit held in Berlin by the German Chancellor Merkel on 28 August 2014.

The joint statement of the Joint Science Conference can be downloaded below in a short and extended version in several languages.  It entails recommendations reflecting the voice of science and that are addressed at policymakers of the Western Balkans countries, the EU-member states and the EU-Commission.

Document type
  • Policy/Strategy


Publication Year


Geographical focus
  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Croatia
  • Montenegro
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • Serbia
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Ines Marinkovic on August 28, 2015
Modified on August 31, 2015