Towards 2017

The European Commission adopted on November 9, 2016 its annual Enlargement Package. It assesses where the countries of the Western Balkans and Turkey stand in implementing key political and economic reforms, and what needs to be done to address the remaining challenges. Related to Science, Research and Innovation there is a good level of preparation in Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, while in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo the preparations are at an early stage in the area of science and research however some progress was made also in 2016. Some of the main recommendations provided by the authors and which are valid for all countries from the region are - similar to recommendations for 2016 - to increse investment in research and work on capacity building measures. Below you will find links to 2016 Western Balkan progress reports as well as an overview on selected articles (news, events, calls, documents etc.) covering different thematic issues from 2016 and towards 2017.


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  • Western Balkans Fund

    WBF is an international organization established by the governments of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, FYR of Macedonia and Serbia. The governing bodies of the Fund are the Council...

  • Fusion Education Network

    FEN is the initiative of 5 Ph.D. students, working on fusion-related projects, from Serbia, Bosnia and Montenegro. Our mission is to promote fusion science and engineering in Serbia and other Western ...

  • InoSens

    Founded in 2014, InoSens is an innovation driven consultancy focused on value creation in the agrifood value chain. It delivers a broad range of experience and services for the agrifood ecosystem. With...

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  • KEEP database

    KEEP is the only source of aggregated information regarding projects and beneficiaries of European Union programmes dedicated to cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation within the European...

  • 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...

  • European Innovation Scoreboard Interactive Tool

    The European Innovation Scoreboard – previously Innovation Union Scoreboard – provides a comparative analysis of innovation performance in EU Member States, other European countries (including Serbia ...

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