Meeting of the Western Balkans Steering Platforms on Education and Training & Research and Innovation

Event date
February 15-16, 2023
Venue
Skopje
Country
Republic of North Macedonia
Short description

The European Commission, the Swedish EU Council Presidency and North Macedonia on behalf of the WB region are co-chairing the next physical meeting of the Steering Platforms on Education and Training & Research and Innovation. The event, which is open only upon invitation, will be held on 15-16 February 2023, in Skopje.
The meeting will provide the opportunity to discuss the latest policy developments,  priorities and opportunities for cooperation. It will also include a preparatory session in view of the WB Platforms Ministerial Meeting, which is scheduled to take place in Skopje on 5-6 June 2023.

The event is open only upon invitation. The details about logistics and registration will be disseminated only to the members of the Platforms.

 

Description

Background information

The Western Balkans Platforms on Research and Innovation & Education and Training, as well as the newly launched one on Culture3, play a central role in stimulating, monitoring and supporting the cooperation in research, innovation, education and cultural and creative policies and programmes between the EU Member States, the European Commission (EC) and the WB.
Their scope is to hold meetings at thematic and ministerial level to facilitate the regional interaction as well as the interaction between the WB, the EC, the EU Member States, the Candidates, Potential Candidate and other states associated to the EU Framework Programmes and other stakeholders

The Platforms are strategic bodies to deal with European, multilateral and regional issues of research, innovation, education and cultural policies in and with the WB. They also act as an information exchange forum where the latest developments in a given field are presented, discussed and best practices exchanged.
Platform members are the EU Member States, the Candidates and Potential Candidates, those associated to the EU Framework Programmes, and the EC. The Platforms’ Meetings are co-chaired by a representative of the EC, of the EU Council Presidency and of the Western Balkans (following a rotating principle). The level of participation is up to the governments, who nominate delegates committed to WB issues (participation should depend on the agenda and topics). The EC further delegates senior officials from the involved Services. In addition to these delegates, the Platforms are open, ex officio, to the participation of representatives of its EU-funded Secretariat. They are finally open, upon invitation of the EU and WB co-chairs, to the participation of representatives from other organisations and stakeholder as well as experts on a case-by-case basis.
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For any further information on the upcoming WB SP meeting in Skopje, please contact: pecarz@zsi.at

To request the link for registration, please contact pecarz@zsi.at

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Privacy Statement  (for due information of the participants in the meeting)

Draft agenda

 

 

 

Geographical focus
  • Europe
  • International; Other
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General
Event type
  • Conference WBs

Entry created by Admin WBC-RTI.info on January 17, 2023
Modified on January 20, 2023