News archive - [Event Review] I-SEEMob Conference on “Fostering inter-sectoral mobility of researchers in SEE: Challenges and driving forces”

On March 16, 2012, the I-SEEMob project consortium organized the Conference titled “Fostering inter-sectoral mobility of researchers in SEE: Challenges and driving forces” at the premises of the Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas in Thessaloniki, Greece.

The aim of the event was to foster a policy dialogue between policy representatives from eight (8) Southeastern European (SEE) countries (Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Romania) so as to provide recommendations and guidelines to the respective governments for enhancing industry-academia collaboration and promoting inter-sectoral mobility of researchers at the respective countries.

The topic "industry-academia collaboration" comes again and again at several forums and in EU policy documents as an ever-green issue for Member States. Inter-sectoral mobility is not seen as a goal in itself, but as an instrument that can effectively contribute to eradicating the so-called "European Paradox", i.e. that Europe is unable to sufficiently turn research results into globally competitive products. As such, it fits with the Community policy on boosting research and innovation. At the same time, inter-sectoral mobility adds to the employability and diverse career development of researchers. Increasing knowledge transfer between academia and industry is a key goal of the Commission’s innovation plan, and a vital component of the debates for the future of the European Research Area. (Source: as accessed on April 5, 2012.)

For further information on the event please download the Press Release on the conference and the conference agenda (see below).

Geographical focus
  • SEE
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Social Sciences

Entry created by Anngrit Pichler on April 5, 2012
Modified on April 5, 2012