News archive - Official EC-Support for the Use of IPA Funds for Research

On October 10, 2006, an important letter was sent to all ministers of the Western Balkan countries: Olli Rehn, Commissioner responsible for Enlargement reaffirmed that education in connection with research is the key element for the knowledge economy. He informs that “DG Enlargement is now preparing the Multi Indicative Planning Documents (MIPD 2007-2009) which are programming the assistance under the new Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance, IPA. The sectors of higher education and research have been identified among the priority areas both in the National and Multi-Beneficiary MIPD.”

Also Commissioner Potočnik (and his services) insisted on this synergy between IPA and research. It is now clear that all necessary efforts will be taken by the Commission services to ensure adequate attention and resources for projects in the fields of education and research.

News provided by Tatjana Knezevic and Slobodanka Koprivica, Ministry of Education and Science, Montenegro.
The copy of this letter has been can be found in the Document Service /doc/565.html.

Article published in eJournal fall 06.

Entry created by Tatjana Knezevic on November 5, 2006
Modified on November 12, 2006