News archive - Call for Papers: International Conference "EU project collaborations: Challenges for research improvements in agriculture"


The field of agriculture currently faces immense challenges, including the pressure to provide food security and safety despite the ongoing financial crises and climate changes. Meeting these challenges will require considerable efforts and research expertise, especially in less developed agricultures such as in the Republic of Serbia and other Western Balkan countries. The aim of the AREA project is to improve existing and introduce new research expertise at the Faculty of Agriculture, which will precisely target some of the mentioned challenges in various areas of agriculture and food production. This will be done in collaboration with several leading EU research institutions. Detailed information about the project can be found at the following web site:

Aims of the Conference

The conference constitutes one of the core elements of the AREA project dissemination activities. Its aim is to promote the importance of research in the fields of agriculture and food science, as well as enhance collaboration with international research community. The conference is designed as a stimulating forum for exchange of ideas, information, knowledge and experiences with the goal of helping scientists from Serbia and other West Balkans countries to improve their opportunities for international collaborative research and become more familiar with activities of EU projects. The aim is also to propose specific suggestions towards adjusting EU projects into formats more accessible and attractive for SMEs from the Western Balkans.


The main conference thematic areas include, but are not limited to:

  • EU funding opportunities for research in the area of agriculture and food science,including prospects for future actions
  • Experiances, achievements and difficulties during managing and participating in EU funded projects
  • Innovation priorities in the areas of agriculture and food science
  • Supporting SMEs participation and their mission to achieve innovation
  • Technology Brokerage Network (STBN) as an important instrument strengthening the connection between science institutions and enterprises

Registration Fee

No registration fee for the conference will be requested. All participants will receive one copy of the Proceedings of Conference. Free coffee/tea/refreshments in the breaks will be available for all participants.

Categories of presentation

Exchange of ideas and information will take place through:

  • Keynote/Invited speakers
  • Oral presentations
  • Poster presentations


Registration: April 14th, 2014
Abstract submission: April 14th, 2014
Notification of abstract acceptance: May 2nd, 2014
2nd Announcement (May 9th, 2014) will contain additional relevant information, including the program of the conference.


For additional information and clarification of any aspect of the conference please contact:
Prof Zorica Jovanovic
Phone: +38111 2615 315 ext. 229
Fax: +38111 3161 352

Geographical focus
  • SEE
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Medical and Health Sciences

Entry created by Philipp Brugner on February 21, 2014
Modified on February 21, 2014