Speech: Opportunities for Montenegro in the European Research Area

In a speech provided by the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Montenegro, the Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK talks about the opportunities that the European Research Area offers to Montenegro.

He argues that research cooperation has an important part to play in preparing the ground for accession to the EU and raises the question what changes the association status actually brings to Montenegro.

Furthermore he refers to the importance of the 7th Framework Programme for Research, the Pre-Accession Istrument (IPA), and the Steering Platform for Research in the Western Balkan Countries.

As he sees it: "Science and technology will help Montenegro in its progression as a dynamic and effective state. Education and reform will support Montenegro’s march towards the European Union. Research and innovation will help Montenegro make its contribution to the Europe we are building."


Speechs: Opportunities for Montenegro in the European Research Areaavailable from: http://ec.europa.eu/commission_barroso/potocnik/news/docs/20080704_speech_montenegro.pdf, 29.07.2008







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Academy of Sciences and Arts of Montenegro


Geographical focus
  • Montenegro

Entry created by Martina Lindorfer on July 29, 2008
Modified on July 29, 2008