News archive - Agenda of the 5th Virtual R&I Meeting (10 July 2020)

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the European Commission decided to defer the next Steering Platform Ministerial meeting (originally planned for May/June 2020) to a later date in the year. At the same time, several virtual meetings have been planned to foster mutual discussion on the key aspects of the socio-economic crisis deriving from the pandemic, while also continuing the work aimed at a better integration of the WBs into the European Research Area.

The 5th virtual working meeting was organised on July, 10  to discuss on the following AGENDA:

09:35 - 09:45  Welcome remarks and introduction
Ruta Zarnauskaite, Head of Unit ‘Horizon Europe Association’, EC DG R&I
09:45 - 10:10  EIB activities in the Western Balkans region and future cooperation

  • Guido Clary, Head of Unit ‘Lending Operations in Croatia & Western Balkans’ and Alessandro De Concini, Senior Advisor, European Investment Bank
  • Discussion (15 min)

10:10 - 10:55  European Research Area: New developments

  • Ulrike Kunze, Senior Analyst, Service Facility (15 min)
  • Discussion (30 min)

10:55 - 11:00  Technical Break
11:00 - 11:55  WB Feedback on the Western Balkans Agenda on Innovation, Research, Culture, Edu-cation, Youth and Sport
JRC related aspects by Liliana Pasecinic, Deputy Head of Unit ‘Interinstitutional International Relations & Outreach’, EC DG JRC

  • WB6; RCC (30 min)
  • Discussion (15 min)

11:55 - 12:00  Concluding remarks and next steps
Ruta Zarnauskaite, EC DG R&I


Geographical focus
  • EC
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Admin on August 1, 2020
Modified on August 24, 2020