News archive - [Call for proposals] Call for the Best Twinning Proposal for West Balkan NCPs and their Teams

WBC-INCO.NET is announcing a Call for the Best Twinning Proposal for West Balkan NCPs and their Teams. Twinning is a learning setting which allows one-to-one support and on-the-job training between mentor and mentee. In contrast to the NCP-training the twinning allows to the participants to create tailored objectives according to the needs of the mentee and to ask for very specific advice. Deadline: September 15, 2012.

In the frame of the twinning it is demanded also to propose marketing-activities for the research community of the respective region in the European Union. WBC-INCO.NET intends to support WBC-NCPs by financing the realization of the four best proposed twinnings with 2.450 EUR/Twinning. We kindly invite all WBC-NCPs to propose a Twinning Concept by using the designed form, see attachment.

Please send the filled form until September 15, 2012 to, Subject: Application Twinning Proposal NCP-WBC


  • To offer specific know-how to specific needs of WBC-NCPs
  • WBC-NCP capacity and qualification building
  • Deepening relationship between EU and WBC NCPs
  • Promotion of the West Balkan research community and their institutions


  • Best formulated specific needs
  • Appropriate experts involved
  • Benefit for the NCP work in the respective region
  • Quality of promotion activity
  • Best value for the time and money spent
  • Detailed cost overview

 Call deadline:

  • September 15, 2012
  • Announcement of results 01 October 2012 

 Who can apply?

  • All WBC NCPs and their teams (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo*) and their teams
  • NCP-Host institution has to permit the application


  • Maximal Costs per proposal 2450 EUR
  • Evaluation of proposal will make experienced NCP Team from Austria, France, Italy and Turkey


  • From October 2012 until May 2013


If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Irina Slosar at!

Irina Slosar  ( (((FFG - Austrian Research Promotion Agency, 1090 VIENNA, Sensengasse 1, Austria) 

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

Entry created by Irina Slosar on June 25, 2012
Modified on June 24, 2012