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Progress Report on Research - Bosnia and Herzegovina

In the 2008 progress report for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chapter 4.1.9 deals with Education and Research. The assessment of the EC in the S&T sector is copied here.

  • Posted on: 11.11.2008

As regards research, Bosnia and Herzegovina has requested to become associated to the Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7) and expects full participation as from 2009.
Until then, Bosnia and Herzegovina is participating under FP7 as a third country partner.
Compared to the previous year there is a slight improvement in the success of cooperation with EU partners under FP7.
There has been some progress in the work, organisation and output of the National Contact Points. However, there is no integrated research policy and budgetary allocations to support research are very limited. Research policy is still designed and implemented at Entity level, with no real coordination. No progress has been made on preparing a country-wide policy.
The research infrastructure remains poor.
Preparations have started in the area of education and research. Sustained efforts remain necessary.

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