News archive - Serbia is Strengthening its Cooperation Links in S&T

From Serbia, Viktor Nedovic reports on current activities to strengthen international cooperation in S&T. A short summary is given for the autumn issue of the WBC-INCO.NET journal.

Croatia: The Second Session Joint Commission of Croatia and Serbia has established on October 27-28, 2008 in Zagreb that there have been 45 applications from Serbia and 46 from Croatia respectively, among which 21 projects were accepted for co-financing by both countries. The Joint Commission agreed that the next tender for the submission of projects would be announced by April 1, 2009.

Portugal: Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Science and Technological Development Bozidar Djelic met with a delegation of Portugal headed by João Sentieiro, President of the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education of Portugal on Spetember 11, 2008. Three key domains of the cooperation between the two countries have been identified at this meeting: energy efficiency, nanotechnology and the food industry. Serbia and Portugal will sign a Cooperation Agreement on Science and Technology by the end of this year.

Spain: Furthermore, Serbia is opening bilateral cooperation with Spain.

China: Minister Djelic and Chinese Ambassador to Serbia Li Guobang agreed that a science and technological agreement between Serbia and China shall be signed in December in Beijing in the course of a visit of a Serbian delegation to China. The priorities in the economic cooperation of the two countries lie in the drawing of Chinese investments, especially in the sector of telecommunications, IT and the car industry.

Japan: State Secretary Mrs. Snezana Pajovic took a part to the Forum Science and Technology in Society in Kyoto, Japan, in October 2008.

Furthermore, Serbia is strengthening its cooperation with international research programmes: it officially requested to join EURATOM, strengthened cooperation with CERN and joins the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE).

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Entry created by Viktor Nedovic on November 16, 2008
Modified on November 20, 2008