News archive - WBC-INCO.NET Participates in RCC Expert Meeting on WBC Research and Development Strategy

An expert meeting on developing the Regional Strategy for Research and Development for the Western Balkans is held on Monday, September 7, 2009, at the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat in Sarajevo. The meeting is a follow-up to the Ministerial Conference organized in Sarajevo on April 24, 2009 by the RCC Secretariat and the Czech Republic...

The aim of the follow-up event is to assess the current status of the project and discuss future steps in developing the Regional Strategy. The participants are expected to form a project coordination body, in compliance with the Joint Statement adopted at the Ministerial Conference, which will be in charge of Strategy production.

The event aims to gather experts from ministries of science and research of the RCC members from South East Europe (SEE), including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and UNMIK/Kosovo, members of scientific institutions from the region, and representatives of relevant international organisations and stakeholders. Project coordinator Elke Dall of the Centre for Social Innovation participates on behalf of WBC-INCO.NET.

The Regional Strategy for Research and Development for the Western Balkans aims to increase knowledge transfer trough boosting networks and capacities of researchers and scientists from the Western Balkans, and within the entire SEE; to enhance cooperation of the science, research and education communities with the business sector; and to create cross-border regional clusters in competitive sectors to pave the way for the establishment of competitive regional centres of excellence.

Source:, as accessed on Sept. 7, 2009.

Geographical focus
  • Western Balkans
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Entry created by Katarina Rohsmann on September 7, 2009
Modified on September 7, 2009