News archive - The First Rectors' Forum of the Western Balkans

As it was announced at the international conference The path is the goal: Convergence, Cohesion and Cooperation in South East Europe, which was held in the framework of the Berlin Process at the end of May 2018 in Rome, in the Italian academy of sciences (Accademia nazionale dei lincei), the University of Novi Sad  organized, on the 24th and 25th September 2018, the 1st Rectors' Forum of the Western Balkans entitled Science and higher education in the Western Balkans – current state of affairs and prospects.

Elaborately prepared introductory lectures and open discussions at the Forum aimed at enabling an objective, comprehensive and transparent insight into the problems and challenges that the region faces in the above-mentioned areas, but also its potential and its top achievements that are often neglected or unfoundedly disputed by institutions from other parts of Europe and the world.

The Forum enabled institutions to get to know one another and thus create the conditions for the strengthening of capacities in the region by intensifying mobility, jointly procuring equipment and publications, jointly conducting research and development projects, introducing joint study programmes, etc.

Furthermore, a part of the Forum was dedicated to the initiatives that were proposed by other institutions, with the intention of supporting the advancement of science and higher education in the Western Balkan area. In this context, the Berlin Process and the so-called Jagiellonian initiative were particularly discussed.

More detailed information are available on the website:

Presentations by the Keynote Speakers





Geographical focus
  • WBC
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

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Modified on October 11, 2018