News archive - Serbian's Accession to FP7 as a step towards EU Accession

Serbian Minister of Science Ana Persikan presented her view on the accession to EU's Seventh Framework Programme for research and technological development at a press conference in June 2007. She stressed that Serbian researchers and scientific workers will be included in the work of the FP7 which will be the first step towards Serbia’s EU accession.

Following this press conference, the Serbian Business news website reports that an agency will be set up within the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts and the Belgrade University through which scientists and researches will get support for their projects with which they will afterwards apply for EU funds.
The Minister said she believes these quality research programmes will help improve the quality and conditions of the actual life in Serbia.

It also describes that in the Sixth Framework Programme, implemented in the period 2002–2006, scientific workers and researchers took part in a total of 86 projects and received €12 million, as well as access to research that led to projects worth over €170 million.

Source: Economy, June 12, 2007

Entry created by Elke Dall on June 15, 2007
Modified on July 30, 2007