ERA WESTBALKAN - Opening up the European Research Area to the Western Balkan

The principle objective of the project is to raise the quantity and quality of participations from the Western Balkan Countries (WBC) in the 6lh EU Framework Programme (FP6). In order to achieve this, the creation and support of the network of FP6-National Contact Points (Naps) in the countries of the region will be the key issue of the project.

This aim is achieved by establishing and training a network of National Contact Points, who offer support and information for their national clients in FP6 matters. Also, strategic input on enhancing the participation of WBC in the FP6 is given.
As a platform for the WBC research scene, this database contributes to the overall aim to enhance the networking and participation of RTD keyplayers of the region in international partnerships. (Source: Website, as accessed in November 2006)

Update: In January 2007, the new project ERA-WESTBALKAN+ started its operations, continuing the work carried out in the previous 2 years and enhancing the cooperation with partners from Albania and Croatia.

Project type
  • FP6
Country of the coordinating institution
Contact details
Address:Project coordinator: Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH Contact person: Reinhold Gruber Sensengasse 1, 1090 Vienna
Geographical focus
  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Croatia
  • International; Other
  • Montenegro
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • Serbia
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Social Sciences
May 2004 - April 2006

Entry created by Elke Dall on November 12, 2006
Modified on April 4, 2012