Steering Platform on Research and Innovation for Western Balkans

The Steering Platform, established in 2006, facilitates the interaction between the Western Balkan Countries, the EU member states, the candidate and potential candidate countries and other states associated to the Framework Programmes for RTD and the European Commission. Its main objective is to support the enhanced integration of the WBCs in the European Research Area. It is a strategic body to deal with European, multilateral and regional issues of Science, Technology and Innovation policies in and with the WBCs. It acts as an information exchange centre, clearing house for joint ideas and activities, and coordination forum for needs, suggestions and proposals of the WBCs to the European Commission, the EU28, candidate and potential candidate countries and the countries associated to Horizon 2020 and vice versa. In this spirit, the Platform continues and intensifies the progress achieved under the EU-Balkan Countries Action Plan on Science and Technology since 2006. In 2017 new scheme for the support of the SP meetings was introduced funded by the European Commission (International Cooperation Support Facility of the European Commission).Within this facility it is planned to organise two Steering Platform meetings in 2017 and in2018, as well as three thematic meetings including the preparatory meetings for the SP. Next SP meeting will take place in Belgrade on 27-28 September 2017.

Updates on SP meetings will be available at the WBC-RTI.info website - Information Platform funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) and implemented by Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI) - in this way actively supporting the Steering Platform meetings.


SP was in focus of the WBC-RTI.info newsletter in July 2015. Related article is available here. Following the 18th SP meeting held in Sarajevo in June 2016 an update was prepared. All SP related articles are available below.  Please note that some articles are available only to SP members and are not publicaly available.


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Organisations

  • Open Data in Europe and Central Asia

    Open Data in Europe and Central Asia (ODECA) is a platform to support government representatives, civil society activists, tech activists and citizens that care about and work with open data. ...

  • European Open Science Policy Platform

    The mandate of the Open Science Policy Platform is to: advise the Commission on how to further develop and practically implement open science policy, in line with the priority of Commissioner Moedas...

  • Ministry of Education, Science and Technology - Kosovo*

    The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Prishtina is responsible for both the development of the scientific research and the higher education system, and for the promotion of innovation and...

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  • Open Science

    Open Science is the section of the Directorate-General for Research & Innovation's website that collects new, publications, tools and events about open science in the EU. An important aspect of...

  • EC Central Library - Open Access to research

    Librarians at the European Commission Library and e-Resources Centre have created this portal to help you find free Open Access research papers on the Internet. The portal presents a selection...

  • European Data Portal’s eLearning programme

    The European Data Portal e-learning programme has been designed to enable you to discover what open data is and how it is changing the lives of everyone on our planet. EU experts have selected 13 short...

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Projects

  • Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area

    PRIMA fosters joint research and innovation activities among Mediterranean countries, aiming at developing innovative and sustainable solutions in agriculture, food production and water provision, encouraging...

  • OpenAIRE2020

    50 partners, from all EU countries, and beyond, will collaborate to work on this large-scale initiative that aims to promote open scholarship and substantially improve the discoverability and reusability...

  • EUDAT2020

    EUDAT’s vision is to enable European researchers and practitioners from any research discipline to preserve, find, access, and process data in a trusted environment, as part of a Collaborative Data Infrastructure...

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