News archive - [Event Review] Sixth virtual Western Balkans Research and Innovation Meeting, 9 September 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, regular virtual meetings allowing for continuation of work and dialogue are being organised by the EC and the Service Facility. Alternative options for the 7th Western Balkans R&I Meeting and the next Steering Platform Ministerial Meeting are currently being considered. 

The sixth virtual Western Balkans R&I meeting was organised on 9 September 2020 from 09:30 to 12:00 CET using the Webex platform. The event was hosted by the Regional Cooperation Council and featured the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT). 47 participants attended the event and discussed the following agenda points:

09:35 - 09:45

Welcome remarks and introduction

Ruta Zarnauskaite, Head of Unit ‘Horizon Europe Association’, EC DG R&I

Begoña Arano, Head of Unit “Innovation and EIT”, EC DG EAC

09:45 - 10:55

EIT and KIC’s: activities and cooperation opportunities

EIT cooperation opportunities for the WB6, Marton Herczeg, EIT (5-10 min)

KIC’s portfolio and possible joint undertakings with the WB6 (3-5 minutes per KIC)

Q&A, general discussion (25 min)

10:55 - 11:00

Technical Break

11:00 - 11:55

Synergies and complementarities

Moderated by Begoña Arano, Head of Unit “Innovation and EIT”, EC DG EAC

Feedback from the WB6 (3-5 minutes per WB6)

Linkages and future plans, DG JRC, DG NEAR

Discussion (15 min)

11:55 - 12:00

Concluding remarks and next steps

Begoña Arano, Head of Unit “Innovation and EIT”, EC DG EAC

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

Entry created by Admin on September 21, 2020
Modified on September 21, 2020