News archive - [Event Review] Cooperation on Research and Innovation with Montenegro: a Step Further towards EU Accession

The Second EU-Montenegro Joint Research Committee took place in Podgorica on 31 July 2012. This meeting allowed a useful overview of Montenegro's participation in FP7 as an associated country.

Administrative capacity to engage in research with the EU has generally improved. As a small accession country, Montenegro was recommended to become more familiar with the Smart Specialisation Strategy, and to focus efforts on a number of key areas of importance for their economy such as clean technologies and the environment - which is also an important element to encourage tourism on the Adriatic. The visit to the Marine Biology Centre in Kotor demonstrated the potential for a regional centre in  marine science. During the visit, preparations started for accession negotiations on the Research and Innovation chapter in view of Montenegro's EU membership to the EU. The screening session on the country's legislation on R&I will take place in Brussels on 24-25 September 2012.

For further information, please contact Tania Friederichs, DG RTD, Directorate D.

Source: International Research Update

Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 27)
  • FP7
  • Montenegro
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Danaja Lorencic on September 24, 2012
Modified on September 24, 2012