Advancing R&I ecosystems in the Western Balkans with regard to their ERA integration (WBC-RTI Roadshow at ESOF 2020)

Event date
September 4, 2020
Venue
online
Country
Italy
Short description

Two virtual sessions are being organised by the International Service Facility on behalf of the EC DG R&I at ESOF 2020, to inform and promote the strong potential of the Western Balkans' R&I capacities.  The first session "Advancing R&I ecosystems in the Western Balkans with regard to their ERA integration" will be held within the ESOF 2020 Virtual Room 3, on 4th September, 12:00  - 13:30 CET.

Description

This interactive roundtable intends to support the EU Western Balkans Strategy, and especially the Action Plan in Support of the transformation of the Western Balkans under supporting socio-economic development. Themes for the debate will range from regional cooperation and mobility of researchers in view of integration into a true European Research Area as recently mentioned by new President-elect of European Commission, Ms. Ursula von der Leyen. Further key discussion points will include the increasing and attracting of human resources and capacity building in the R&I system, as well as the inclusion of Open Science in WB policies and of Centres of Excellence, flagship initiatives (like SEEIIST) and research infrastructures into strategies. Finally, the roundtable will allow for discussions on the most effective way to use the widening approach in the upcoming Framework Programme and instruments such as S3 strategies, and in their initial actions to improve infrastructure and R&I capacity.

 

Agenda

12:00 - 12:15

Welcoming and Introduction to the Widening in Horizon Europe and opportunities for the Western Balkans

Stefan Weiers, ERA & Country Intelligence, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

12:15 - 12:30

Role and potential of Science Parks and incubators in the Western Balkans
Vedran Šimunović,  Intera Techonolgy park; Bosnia and Herzegovina

12:30 - 12:45

Montenegro’s R&I ecosystem
Branka Zizic, General Director for Innovation and Technology Development, Ministry of Science of Montenegro

12:45 - 13:00

Smart specialisation beyond EU: a focus on Western Balkans
Ales Gnamus, S3 Platform, DG Joint Research Centre, European Commission

13:00 - 13:15

Building National Initiatives for Open Science  - NI4OS-Europe
Ognjen Prnjat, Director of National Infrastructures for Research and Technology (GRNET)

13:15 - 13:30

Moderated discussion and Concluding remarks

Stefan Weiers, ERA & Country Intelligence, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Learn more about the speakers here.

To attend our virtual session you need to register for ESOF 2020 first. Find all information here

Geographical focus
  • Europe
  • International; Other
  • WBC
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General
Event type
  • Conference in EU/international

Entry created by Admin WBC-RTI.info on August 17, 2020
Modified on September 14, 2020