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Meeting of the Steering Platform on Research for Western Balkan Countries

The next meeting of the Steering Platform on Research for the Western Balkan Countries is hosted by the Italian Presidency in Trieste, Italy on 24 September 2014. It will be the 16th meeting of the Platform. The event is upon invitation only.

  • Event date: September 24, 2014
  • Posted on: 08.09.2014
  • Trieste,
  • Italy

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The Steering Platform aims to facilitate and support the enhanced integration of the WBCs in the European Research Area. The Platform is a strategic body to deal with European, multilateral and regional issues of Science and Technology 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 FP7 /H2020 and vice versa.

Usually, meetings open with the discussion of progress reports on recent developments regarding S&T coopration in/with/for the Western Balkan countries and ends with the adoption of specific conclusions.

At next meeting the Presidency Programme with  focus on Research and Innovation will be initially presented while the debate will then focus on the developments as to the EU policy on Research and Innovation,the State of play on Research Infrastructures in Western Balkan Region as well as on Regional Activities.

Among the Regional Activities also Danube-INCO.NET will be presented.

For a preliminary agenda please consult the agenda attached.

S&T field/scope: General, Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary | Affilation and Pillar: Key stakeholders, Policy Dialogue | Geographical focus: Danube Region, EU Member States, Central, East and Southeast Europe, Accession countries, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia

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