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Progress Report on Research - Serbia

In the 2008 progress report for Serbia, 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

Concerning science and research, Serbia's association to the Seventh EC Research Framework Programme has provided a high rate of return in terms of successful projects. A consultative bureau for international projects has been established within the Ministry of Science, which assists and encourages researchers to participate in the Seventh Research Framework Programme.

Serbia has expressed interest in becoming associated to the Seventh Euratom Research Framework Programme (2007-2011). With respect to the integration into the European Research Area, Serbia has still to adopt a national strategy aimed at increasing public and private investment in research and promoting scientific careers and mobility of researchers. Moreover, Serbia has not yet developed an integrated research policy.


Overall, Serbia needs to continue its efforts to develop and adopt actions to facilitate its integration into the European Research Area.

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