News archive - [Event Review] 3rd Research and Innovation Meeting, Sarajevo 26-27 March 2019

The third Western Balkans Research and Innovation meeting took place in Saraejvo on March 26-27, 2019 within the framework of the European Commission’s Support for the Steering Platform (SP) on Research and Innovation for the Western Balkan countries (WBC).

Participants discussed the state of research and innovation policy in Western Balkan countries, their alignment with research priorities and economic policies as well as the ongoing elaboration of smart specialisation strategies and the technology transfer activities. The meeting additionally served for preparing the next Steering Platform and Ministerial Meetings.

Presentations held at the meeting can be found below and linked with the respective items on the agenda. Minutes and Conclusions from the meeting will follow soon.


Western Balkans Research and Innovation Meeting


11:30-13:00       Networking Lunch & Registration

13:00-13:30       Welcome remarks | Opening statements

  • Ministry of Civil Affairs, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Delegation of the European Union to BiH
  • European Commission, DG Research and Innovation
  • Romanian EU Council Presidency
  • Regional Cooperation Council
  • European Commission, DG Joint Research Center

13:30-15:30       Towards Steering Platform meeting 2019
                          Recent R&I cooperation developments in/with the Western Balkans

15:30-16:00       Coffee Break

16:00-17:15       Towards Steering Platform meeting 2019 (continued)
                           Upcoming | Next steps (continued)

      Discussion | Summing up | Preparatory steps towards Steering Platform meeting / Ministerial Meeting

17:15-18:00       Conclusions and Summary of the preparatory tasks for the Steering Platform meeting / Ministerial Meeting

20:00                  Networking Dinner



09:00-11:00       Smart specialisation in the context of R&I capacity building          


11:00-11:30       Coffee Break

11:30-13:00       Integration of the Western Balkans in the EU


13:00-14:00       Conclusions on the further integration of the Western Balkans in the EU

14:00-16:30       B2B meetings

Participants list

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Geographical focus
  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Kosovo*
  • Montenegro
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • Serbia
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Admin on March 28, 2019
Modified on September 6, 2019