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... integration process of the countries of Southeast Europe (3) It also highlights the constructive role civil society organizations can play in regularly monitoring the policies and performance of government institutions The webinar will be held on November 18th and 19th at 11:00 AM in two separate one-hour sessions. Representatives of civil society and civil servants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR of Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo*, Serbia and Montenegro are invited to participate. For registration, please click here. *A webinar is a seminar that is transmitted over the Internet using video conferencing software. Download: Call for Participants Source: PASOS The Center for Research and Policy Making is pleased to invite you to a ...
... integration process of the countries of Southeast Europe (3) It also highlights the constructive role civil society organizations can play in regularly monitoring the policies and performance of government institutions The webinar will be held on November 18th and 19th at 11:00 AM in two separate one-hour sessions. Representatives of civil society and civil servants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR of Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo*, Serbia and Montenegro are invited to participate. For registration, please click here. *A webinar is a seminar that is transmitted over the Internet using video conferencing software. Download: Call for Participants Source: PASOS The Center for Research and Policy Making is pleased to invite you to a ...
49% UNESCO Science report 2015, Towards 2030 Document 12. Nov. 2015
... check also the summary related to South East Europe here The UNESCO Science Report: towards 2030 provides more country-level information than ever before. The trends and developments in science, technology and innovation policy and governance between 2009 and mid-2015 described here provide essential baseline information on the concerns and priorities of countries that should orient the implementation and drive the assessment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the years to come. UNESCO http://en.unesco.org/node/252168 ...
... Croatia but only 8% in Serbia (in 2013). The Serbian government’s biggest challenge will be to overcome a linear understanding of the innovation process which has resulted in a highly fragmented innovation system; this fragmentation is the biggest obstacle to networking the R&D sector with the rest of the economy and society at large. Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia and Montenegro are all faced with structural adjustments and political and economic challenges which tend to have relegated the reform of their respective innovation systems to a lower priority. All are suffering from sluggish economic growth, the ageing of researchers, severe brain drain, a lack of private sector R& ...
... Related to Research and Innovation, the progress report 2015 for fyr of Macedonia addresses the following: There is a good level of preparation in the area of science and research. Good progress was made with respect to actions on innovation, and with initial and active participation in the EU Research and Innovation Programme "Horizon 2020". In the coming year, the country should focus on:  → actions to strengthen the research capacity in line with the European Research ...
... related change of political priorities.  It is also a good sign that some new initiatives (such as Regional  Youth  Cooperation  Office  of  the  Western  Balkans) and some on-going initiatives (such as Steering Platform on Research for Western Balkan countries) have political backing of the  current heads  of  government, foreign ministers and economics ministers of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, as well as Croatia, Slovenia, Germany, France, Italy, Austria,, representatives  of  the  European Commission  and  the  European  External  Action  Service  and  International Financial  Institutions. Initial steps were taken, the next few months and years will show ...
... between Balkan Countries and EU; Role of History in the Balkan Region; Conflict Resolution; Cooperation and Peace building; Neighborhood Relations and Politics; Refugees; Visa Liberation – Schengen ; Globalization and EU integration; Cultural, Political, Religious, Ethnic, Transnational Networks; Migration and Integration Policy, Challenges and Management) 3. Conflicts and Crises (Kosovo* conflict, FYR of Macedonia conflict, Bosnian Conflict and EU integration; Community Building and Civil Society; Nation building and Democracy) 4. Economics (Transition to capitalism; Economics development and Investments; Trade and Finance; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Business Administration and Management; Foreign Investments; International Trade; International Political Economy; Employment; Economics Crisis and Recovery; Tourism and Resources ...
The following indicative strategy papers are available for the countries in the region: (please find them attached) Indicative Strategy Paper for Bosnia and Herzegovina (2014-2017) Indicative Strategy Paper for Albania (2014-2020) Indicative Strategy Paper for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (2014-2020) Indicative Strategy Paper for Kosovo (2014-2020) Indicative Strategy Paper for Montenegro (2014-2020) Indicative Strategy Paper for Serbia (2014-2020) Multi-Country Indicative Strategy Paper (2014-2020) Prepared in partnership with the beneficiaries, IPA II sets a new framework for providing pre-accession assistance for the period 2014-2020. The most important novelty of IPA ...
... BACID ( Building Administrative Capacities in the Danube Region and the Western Balkans) is the funding facility financed by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and managed by the Austrian Association of Cities and Towns (AACT) and KDZ (Public Administration Research Center). It supports small actions of transfer of the Austrian know-how in public administration sector to the countries of the Danube Region and Western Balkans, in order to support them in introducing and implementing EU acquis relevant to local and regional governments. The Second  BACID Call for proposals has been launched and will support know-how transfer actions to the target countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR of Macedonia ...
... It stresses the need for similar initiatives in future. The publication is thematically divided into three parts. In the first part, the reader will be introduced to the topic with an exhaustive comparative study on the contemporary evaluation culture in Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Montenegro, and Serbia. The second part of the publication presents the main achievements of the EVAL-INNO project, including: the RTDI Evaluation Standards; The EVAL-INNO Evaluation Platform; the capacity-building trainings; the benchmarking of RTDI public research organisations in six different countries of the region, and the pilot programme evaluations in Hungary, Montenegro and Serbia. This part ends with a discussion on the sustainability of the ...
... last twelve months by each candidate country and potential candidate. In addition to this strategy paper, the package contains the so-called Progress Reports in which the Commission services present their assessment of what each candidate and potential candidate has achieved over the last year. Below you will find progress reports of all WB countries. Progress made in the field of Science, Education and Research is summarized here. http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/countries/strategy-and-progress-report/index_en.htm ...
... nbsp;needed  to strengthen  Kosovo’s  research  and  innovation  capacity  through  boosting  investment  in  the sector and by taking action to facilitate the integration of Kosovo into the European Research Area and its contribution to the Innovation Union.  FYR of Macedonia Chapter 25: Science and research  The country’s participation in the EU framework programme for research (FP7) continued to increase. The overall success rate is 15.9 %, compared to the EU average of 21.6 %. The number of small and medium-sized enterprises involved in FP7 research projects increased but ...
... ask  the European Commission and the RCC to assist in furthering the work of the ERI SEE towards an increased use of the European cooperation instruments and funds.   One  year  after  the  Berlin  Western  Balkans  Summit,  the  heads  of  government, foreign ministers and economics ministers of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, as well as Croatia, Slovenia, last year’s host  Germany,  future  hosts  France  and  Italy, representatives  of  the  European Commission  and  the  European  External  Action  Service  and  International Financial  Institutions ...
Balkan Civil Society Development Network (BCSDN) is a network of 15 civil society organizations from 10 countries and territories in South East Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo*, FYR of Macedonia, Romania, Montenegro, Slovenia, Serbia and Turkey). Vision, mission & goals History Members Structure Statute & Strategy Annual Reports Partners and Donors http://www.balkancsd.net/
The official conclusions have been prepared for the most of the meetings (starting with the Paris meeting), which summarized main points of the discussion and highlighted specific follow-up activities.  1st Steering Platform Meeting and Launch Event: Vienna, June 26, 2006 2nd Steering Platform Meeting: Berlin, March 29, 2007 3rd Steering Platform Meeting: Thessaloniki, October 29, 2007 4th Steering Platform Meeting: Ljubljana, June 26, 2008 5th Steering Platform Meeting: Paris, December 19 ...
Please find attached progress reports prepared by WBC and other countries and stakeholder on recent developments regarding RTI cooperation in/with/for the Western Balkan countries. Steering Platform on Research for WBC
... project. For all further information see www.danube-inco.net For questions, please contact Ms. Ildikó Dorogi at ildiko.dorogi@rcisd.eu and CC it to danube-inco@rcisd.eu   The Steering Platform on Research for the Western Balkan countries takes place on June 8-9, 2015 in Budapest (at the Institute of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Budapest, Bérc str. 13-15) thanks to the commitment of our Hungarian hosts, cooperation of the European Commission and the co-chairmanship of Montenegro. Budapest
... integration, operation and control Geothermal heat-pumps in energy efficient buildings Zero energy buildings Cross-Cutting Priorities identified are: Coordination of national R&D projects – regional Research &Development/Demonstration Fund according to Era-Net model Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) – Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) coordination   D2.43 provides the results of the consultation process in the field of energy research accomplished in 2012. It was implemented in the frame of a major European Conference in April 2012 in Maastricht/The Netherlands. Around 20 energy experts and researchers from the WBC took part. The results achieved were a set of regional energy research priorities for the Western Balkan countries and possibilities of cooperation targeting the FP7 Energy calls published in July ...
... towards2020.wbc-inco.net/ and download the presentations and audio files of their interest which are publicly available. The  second  part  “Science  and  Research  in  WBC  –  WBC-INCO.NET’s Findings” includes several reports compiled by the project WBC-INCO.NET on the situation of Science and Research in the Western Balkans and the coordination of relevant policies and initiatives in: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Kosovo*. The third part “WBC Innovation Systems in Focus” at hand puts the focus on Innovation and discusses a broad range of topics – from innovation infrastructures, needs and capacities to smart specialisation, innovation and brain drain and RTDI evaluation. This third part includes also some of the ...
... companies, so that on balance, they can take the know-how they have to a higher level than if they had developed it on their own. Various studies have emphasised the importance of regional exchanges of knowledge, both for companies and for the region itself. Part IV describes the pilot project of Soft Landing Platforms in Albania and FYR of Macedonia. SOFTLANDING has the objective to offer companies professional consulting and management services, which are necessary for a company to become established and begin commercial activities in an international scale. The pilot-project SOFTLANDING aims for the internationalisation of an innovative business. The created collaborations with partners from different regions and countries ...
... is written by Heribert Buchbauer and Christian Gollubits from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy. In addition, the messages to WBC-INCO.NET from: European Commission,  Directorate  General  for  Research  and  Innovation;  General  Secretariat for Research and Technology on behalf of the current Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union; Ministry of Education and Sports (Albania); Ministry of Civil Affairs (Bosnia and Herzegovina); Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (Croatia); Ministry of Education and Science (FYR of Macedonia); Ministry of Science (Montenegro) and Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development (Serbia) as well as messages from WBC-INCO.NET partners are included as introductory part of this publication. At this point we would like to express once again our deepest appreciation for the support and commitment to the WBC-INCO.NET project. The publication at hand consists ...
48% Project: CIVITAS RENAISSANCE Project 28. Apr. 2014
FYR of Macedonia In the light of the current transport situation, Macedonia’s capital has joined CIVITAS RENAISSANCE to benefit from the know-how and best practice of other CIVITAS cities. Skopje is working on a strategy for the development of a sustainable urban transport system with a particular focus on the development of public transport. The quality of the service will be ...
... This Platform aims to support the development and growth of a range of KTT activities including commercialisation of research, collaboration between universities and enterprises, and establishing start-ups and spin-offs. It also considers the issues of managing and supporting these activities to optimise success as well as considering ways in which success can be measured and reported. The report recognises that different universities are at different stages of development ...
94% EURAXESS Center FYR of Macedonica Organisation 11. Apr. 2014
EURAXESS FYRo Macedonia  is a tool that helps you find research jobs in Macedonia. EURAXESS Service Centre helps you -free of charge- with the practical information about research, job funding opportunities and other practical information in relocating to Macedonia.   EURAXESS Services Centres Skopje Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts Bul. Krste Misirkov, 2, P.O. Box 428 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia Tel.++389(0)2 32 35 400 Fax ...
... at the London School of Economics was organizing the 2nd conference to be held on 27-28 March 2014 in London. Deadline for submission of abstracts: 20 January 2014. learn more The RRPP is aimed at fostering and promoting social science research in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia). Below you can find the second newsletter of the year. For the Newsletter Subscription: http://rrpp-westernbalkans.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=bc558ce0ea59c9332ea92c90f&id=d1cadf583e Further Information: http://www.rrpp-westernbalkans.net/en/about.html ...
... the exchange of knowledge, etc. Regional cooperation and participation in several support activities have been one way to tackle the challenges. At the "Horizon 2020 Regional Launch Event for Western Balkans" on March 4, 2014 in Budva, Montenegro it was confirmed that the association procedures for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia are under way and well on track. This means that these WBC will participate in Horizon 2020 on equal terms like the EU Member States and not as "third countries". For all currently open calls, participants from the region and their consortia may prepare proposals as if ...
... is written by Heribert Buchbauer and Christian Gollubits from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy. In addition, the messages to WBC-INCO.NET from: European Commission,  Directorate  General  for  Research  and  Innovation;  General  Secretariat for Research and Technology on behalf of the current Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union; Ministry of Education and Sports (Albania); Ministry of Civil Affairs (Bosnia and Herzegovina); Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (Croatia); Ministry of Education and Science (FYR of Macedonia); Ministry of Science (Montenegro) and Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development (Serbia) as well as messages from WBC-INCO.NET partners are included as introductory part of this publication. At this point we would like to express once again our deepest appreciation for the support and commitment to the WBC-INCO.NET project. The publication at hand consists ...
... signed. This applies to Albania, Bosnia and Herzigovina, Faroe Islands, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey. As mentioned above, for the Western Balkans (except Kosovo*) these proceedures are well on track and shall be concluded soon, making Albania, Bosina and Herzegovina, FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia associated countries - while there are problems with some other countries which some of you might have heard of: Switzerland as well as Liechtenstein have to be considered a non-associated countries and the Faroer Islands most likely in the first round of calls also. But for the WBC ...
... in touch with key decision-makers and business representatives. For more information: please follow this link For Registration please follow this link The EBRD will be hosting all seven prime ministers from the Western Balkans and Croatia in London later this month, the first time it has hosted so many heads of governments at its headquarters. Attending the forum will be the prime ministers of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo*, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, all participating under the Gymnich formula. The event on February 24th – the first all-inclusive Western Balkans summit at the EBRD – will provide an ideal opportunity for business leaders and international companies to learn more about the countries and the Bank’s role in them ...
... Source: European Commission Topics: WBIF Type: Other Beneficiaries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Serbia, Western Balkans Keywords: call for proposals, Guidelines, wbif, western balkans investment framework Find all information on the Document website. This document aims to provide WBIF stakeholders, particularly officials from relevant institutions in WBIF beneficiaries, with a concise and user-friendly guide to preparing and submitting applications for grant ...
The Information Day in the region will take place at the following venues: Tirana, Albania: Hotel Rogner, on February 13, 2014, 10.00-12.30; Prishtina, Kosovo*: "ORION" Conference Center, Room Orion, on February 21, 2014, 10.00-1.00pm; Belgrade, Serbia: Institute of Economic Sciences, Zmaj Jovina 12, on February 25, 2014, 4.00pm; Skopje, FYR Macedonia: GEM Club (Skopje Old Bazaar), on February 26, 2014, 2.00-4.00pm. It is a great opportunity to get to know the RRPP and its work in the region. More information on the website The RRPP is organizing an Information Day on the current Call for Regional Research Projects 2014-2016 ...
... Development (D4D) from Kosovo*. Limited Assistance for Limited Impact: International Media Assistance in Albania Media Reforms through Intervention: International Media Assistance in Bosnia and Herzegovina Starting from Scratch: The Role of Media Assistance in the Establishment of Independent Media Institutions in Kosovo* Assisting Media Democratization after Low-Intensity Conflict: The Case of FYR of Macedonia Media Reforms in Turbulent Times: The Role of Media Assistance in the Establishment of Independent Media Institutions in Serbia The Uncertain Future: Centers for Investigative Journalism in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia Comparative Analysis of Regulatory Media Assistance: Lessons from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo* Looking for Shortcuts? Assistance to – and Development of – Public Service Broadcasting Building Media Systems in the Western Balkans: Lost ...
49% WBC-INCO.NET Journal: Fall/Winter 2013 Document 20. Dec. 2013
... Dear readers,   Please find attached the 10th edition of the WBC-INCO.NET Journal published on the occasion of the 15th and last meeting of the Steering Platform on Research for the Western Balkan countries supported by WBC-INCO.NET, that took place in Zagreb, Croatia, on December 11/12, 2013. The cooperation in RTDI between all stakeholders in the region is growing continuously while a new programming “era” is on the horizon. The Platform consequently ...
49% Knowledge Transfer Study 2010 – 2012 Document 17. Dec. 2013
Europe seems to be better at producing high-level knowledge than at converting it into socio-economic benefits. In addition to the classical modes of transfer and dissemination of knowledge, such as research publications and exchanges of researchers, Public Research Organisations and Universities performing research need to more actively engage in the exploitation of publicly-funded research results, for instance through academia-industry collaborations, licensing and spin-offs. In April 2008, the European Commission adopted a Recommendation on the management of intellectual property in knowledge transfer activities and Code of ...
48% New EBRD Energy Strategy Document 17. Dec. 2013
... financing both energy-generating capacity and key infrastructure such as transmission lines and backup generation. Riccardo Puliti added: “We place great importance on combining our investments in renewables with policy dialogue and technical cooperation. For example, we have worked with countries that are highly dependent on fossil fuels – such as FYR Macedonia, Kazakhstan, Serbia, and Ukraine – to develop renewable energy projects and regulation that allows them to develop a cleaner, more diverse energy mix. We have also developed and invested in the first wind farm in Mongolia – where it was also the first new energy generator ...
... fellowship@pontisfoundation.sk before 16 December 2013 at 9:00 CET. Applications will be evaluated by an independent selection committee by 18 December 2013. Follow these links for the original Call, Full Requirements, and Application Form. Applicants should be between 20-35 years old and permanent residents of FYR of Macedonia. Source: BCSDN Under the Visegrad-Balkan Public Policy Fund - Young Researches Programme, the Pontis Foundation (Slovakia), the Association of Czech Non-governmental Organizations - DEMAS (Czech Republic), the Foundation for Development of Democratic Rights - Demnet (Hungary), the Balkan Civil Society Development Network – BCSDN (Macedonia), and the Kosovar Civil Sociey Foundation – KCSF (Kosovo) have ...
... of Reference for LCU).    General http://www.rrpp-westernbalkans.net/en.html  The Regional Research Promotion Programme (RRPP ), implemented by the University of Fribourg, started in 2008 and aims at fostering and promoting social science research in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia).    The RRPP provides research grants for regional projects, offers methods and thematic trainings for researchers, organises international scientific conferences and promotes policy dialogues whose main goal is to trigger off systemic changes in the social science research sector. Furthermore, it focuses on ...
... addition two thematic panels were organized: 1) "Remittances, Jobs and Investment”  2) "Remittances, Poverty and Inequality”  Agenda of the Conference The main goal of the conference was to present the final research results of the RRPP–funded research project To Consume or Self-Employ: Evidence from the Use of Remittances in FYR of Macedonia, Kosovo* and Bosnia - Herzegovina. The aim of this research project was to investigate the impact of remittances on social disparities during the crises in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Kosovo* and FYR of Macedonia. The flow of remittances was carried out in various ways throughout their respective crises: They stagnated in Kosovo*, dropped sharply in BiH and continued to increase in FYR of Macedonia, which makes the ...
... demonstrates how media assistance in FYR of Macedonia has been effective in helping to establish media outlets, to build capacities and to support legislative drafting. Moreover, the policy brief reveals problems related to the politicization of media sector, the process which has yet to be effectively addressed by donors in FYR of Macedonia.  Intense discussions followed on the effects of media assistance in FYR of Macedonia, and more generally on the state of affairs in the country’s media sector. The promotion was well-attended by representatives from the media, business sector, civil society, academia and independent researchers. The Center for Research and Policy Making (CRPM) held a promotional event in Skopje on November 7th, wherein the policy brief on the comparative study “Development ...
... He stated that the EU perspective of the Western Balkans is very alive and tangible, but it will be achieved only with strict, but fair conditionality. Also this period will be reserved for EU to see whether it is ready to absorb new members in near future. Florian Bieber, Professor of Southeast European Studies and Director of the Centre for Southeast European Studies at the University of Graz, who is a well-knoww-point of the Commission is that the EU Enlargement policy is going forward, having in mind the positive examples of the new member state of EU – Croatia, the accession negotiations of Montenegro, the historical agreement between Serbia and Kosovo*, but also the overall advancement of FYR of Macedonia, BiH and Kosovo* considering ...
... Deliverable D8.50 (collection of 45 good practice examples from EU Member States and the Western Balkans), eight innovation schemes were presented during a First Review Meeting in April 2012 in Tirana (Albania) and discussed with stakeholders from the region. In a Second Review Meeting in April 2013 in Skopje (FYR of Macedonia), four schemes chosen out of these eight measures were looked at in more detail and adaptation schemes in view of a possible implementation were discussed. These four schemes are: Innovation Officer, Strategic Innovation, Innovation Voucher Scheme and Soft Landing Platforms. The results of the First and Second Review Meetings are described in this deliverable. As ...
... COMPARING BUSINESS REGULATIONS FOR DOMESTIC FIRMS IN 185 ECONOMIES Regulations affecting 11 areas of the life of a business are covered: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, resolving insolvency and employing workers. The employing workers data are not included in this year’s ranking on the ease of doing business. Data ...
... to encourage banks to take and manage municipal credit risk. The Fund will therefore aim to build the capacity of commercial banks and municipal borrowers with a view to establishing a sustainable lending market for municipalities. To achieve its mission, MIDF has established a technical assistance facility, with initial contributions of €7 million from the governments of Austria and Switzerland to support project preparation and capacity building of the partner banks and the municipal borrowers. MIDF has been designed for the Western Balkans, and within this group the Fund’s strategy will be to focus on Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia in accordance with local needs. Eligible projects to be financed by the ...
... On this page you can find progress reports on recent developments regarding S&T cooperation in/with/for the Western Balkan Countries for download. These reports are currenltybeing provided by the members of the Steering Platform on Research for the Western Balkan Countries in preparation of the Platform Meeting taking place in Zagreb, Croatia on December 11/12, 2013. The previous reports can be accessed from the links below ...
The Country Paper Series aims to provide for each project beneficiary (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo*, 1 FYR Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia) a brief profile of the current conditions of the national research system (rather than an exhaustive assessment of the country’s national innovation system). Emphasis on selected issues reflected the priorities identified by participants during the implementation of the Technical Assistance.Please find attached the country papers related to the Regional R&D Strategy for Innovation. Source: Western Balkans Regional R&D Strategy for Innovation -- World ...
... WISE Facility) is to promote policy stability and continuity of reform in the Western Balkans’ research and innovation sector. This sector-wide approach will ultimately help improve the quality of public expenditures on research and innovation and thereby increase the sector’s contribution to economic growth and job creation.   Networks of Excellence The program will finance selected Joint Programs of Activities. These will consist of a set of integrated activities that describes how partners will work to enhance complementarity and develop mutual specialization, building on strengths and reducing their weaknesses. Source: Source: Western Balkans Regional R&D Strategy for Innovation -- World Bank Technical Assistance Project http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2013/10/24/balkans-innovation-event ...
... Deskov, University American College Skopje Dr. Ivan Dodovski, Chairperson, University American College Skopje Dr. Stevo Pendarovski, University American College Skopje Dr. Marjan Petreski, University American College Skopje Dr. Miodraga Stefanovska, University American College Skopje This conference is organized in cooperation with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, office in FYR of Macedonia. For more information visit: http://www.uacs.edu.mk/Conference/ This inter- and multi-disciplinary one-day conference seeks to explore potential vistas for building a strong European Union – one that capitalizes on creativity, innovation and digital technologies while strengthening its core political values of freedom, solidarity and integration ...
... piece to the Western Balkans Regional R&D Strategy for Innovation.  This Overview provides the background and analysis that informed the development of the strategy. It is informed by consultations with the Advisory Board, as well as by the research commissioned for the preparation of the strategy. This overview outlines the performance of the research  and innovation sector, and describes the major drivers of this performance. World Bank http://www.worldbank.org/content/dam/Worldbank/document/eca/WBRIS%20Overview%2010-21-13%20web.pdf
... under the Western Balkans Regional R&D Strategy for Innovation World Bank Technical Assistance Project funded by the European Commission (DG ENLARG – TF011064). In 2009 a Joint Statement was developed during a Ministerial Conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, expressing the interest of the Western Balkans region in developing a joint strategy on research and innovation. In September 2011, the World Bank and the European Commission signed an agreement to support the development of this Strategy. The resulting technical assistance is being financed through a Multi-beneficiary Instrument of Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA). The Strategy ...
... The most obvious case is Serbia, where the EU has strongly supported the DS and former President Boris Tadić, but where the incentive of EU membership has also resulted in a split (and the final diminishing) of the Radical Party. In other countries there has been less drastic change (Montenegro, FYR of Macedonia), but political elites have nevertheless had to engage with EU integration and progress towards membership in the EU as a key tool of political legitimacy ...
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