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The Western Balkans Innovation Vouchers programme has been launched on 12 April 2024, as part of the pilot programmes of POLICY ANSWERS project.

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The Western Balkans Mobility Scheme for Early-Career Researchers has been launched on 28 March 2024, as part of the pilot programmes of POLICY ANSWERS project.

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We are here to provide you with valuable information on research, technology, innovation, education, culture, youth, and sports in the Western Balkans region. Our hub, proudly funded by the European Union, aims to support the exchange of high-quality information and foster a bi-regional dialogue on various topics.

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Date: 25 April 2024

The next POLICY ANSWERS Webinar will focus on the Green Agenda – Join us!

Djordje Djatkov will present the “Overview of the Western Balkans on the Pathway to implement the Green Agenda – Challenges, Best Practices and Recommendations”

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Our hub aims to support the exchange of high-quality information and foster a bi-regional dialogue on various topics.

We’re here to provide you with valuable information on research, technology, innovation, education, culture, youth, and sports in the Western Balkans region.

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Events

UNECE 8th Expert Meeting on Statistics for Sustainable Development Goals & Workshop

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UNECE 8th Expert Meeting on Statistics for Sustainable Development Goals & Workshop

15 – 17 October 2024| Tirana, Albania

The Expert Meeting on Statistics for Sustainable Development Goals takes place between 15 and 17 October in Tirana, Albania. It […]

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World IP Day 2024 at UNSA

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World IP Day 2024 at UNSA

26 April 2024| Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The University of Sarajevo (UNSA) is hosting a World IP Day celebration on 26 April 2024, from 1:00 p.m. to […]

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First Conference on Green Engineering – Sustainable Materials and Technologies for Circular Economy

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First Conference on Green Engineering – Sustainable Materials and Technologies for Circular Economy

22 – 23 April 2024| Skopje, North Macedonia

On 22-23 April 2024, the First Conference on Green Engineering – Sustainable Materials and Technologies for Circular Economy will be […]

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New European Bauhaus Festival Satellite event in Sarajevo: VUCKO THE ARCHITECT- Reconnecting with Sarajevo’s Olympian spirit

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New European Bauhaus Festival Satellite event in Sarajevo: VUCKO THE ARCHITECT- Reconnecting with Sarajevo’s Olympian spirit

20 April 2024| Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The NEB Festival event in Sarajevo, VUČKO the ARCHITECT captures the ideas, actions and visions of sustainable living and urban […]

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7th Berlin Process Joint Science Conference

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7th Berlin Process Joint Science Conference

18 – 20 September 2023| Tirana, Albania

The 7th Berlin Process Joint Science Conference held in Tirana from 18-20 September 2023, focused on the transformation and strategic […]

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Q&A and networking on how to join running Interreg Europe projects for new partners (incl. from WB)

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Q&A and networking on how to join running Interreg Europe projects for new partners (incl. from WB)

9 April 2024| online

On 9 April 2024 from 10:00-12:00 the Interreg Europe Secretariate holds an online meeting for partners of already approved projects […]

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13th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region

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13th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region

20 – 21 June 2024| Vienna, Austria

The 13th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (#EUSDR) provides a platform for all stakeholders of […]

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8th International Conference on Engineering Technology and Innovation – ICETI 2024

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8th International Conference on Engineering Technology and Innovation – ICETI 2024

2 – 6 October 2024| Sarajevo and Online, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The 8th International Conference on Engineering Technology and Innovation (ICETI 2024) will be held on 2-6 October 2024 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The conference […]

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UNECE 8th Expert Meeting on Statistics for Sustainable Development Goals & Workshop

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UNECE 8th Expert Meeting on Statistics for Sustainable Development Goals & Workshop

15 – 17 October 2024| Tirana, Albania

The Expert Meeting on Statistics for Sustainable Development Goals takes place between 15 and 17 October in Tirana, Albania. It […]

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Research Management and Administration (RMA) Network: V4+WB Training School in Banja Luka

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Research Management and Administration (RMA) Network: V4+WB Training School in Banja Luka

15 – 16 May 2024| Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The University of Banja Luka (UNIBL) hosts the second Training School of the V4+WB RMA Network Plus project which is […]

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3rd PROFEEDBACK Training School: Introduction to Qualitative and Participatory Methods

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3rd PROFEEDBACK Training School: Introduction to Qualitative and Participatory Methods

9 – 11 July 2024| Belgrade, Serbia

The 3rd Training School of the Profeedback COST Action offers a comprehensive exploration of qualitative and participatory methods in the […]

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Horizon Europe Info Day in Albania (supported by POLICY ANSWERS)

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Horizon Europe Info Day in Albania (supported by POLICY ANSWERS)

25 October 2023

POLICY ANSWERS through its partner NASRI supports capacity building in Albania with a Horizon Europe Info Day in Elbasan on […]

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ICSD 2023 : 11th International Conference on Sustainable Development, 6 – 7 September Rome, Italy

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ICSD 2023 : 11th International Conference on Sustainable Development, 6 – 7 September Rome, Italy

6 – 7 September 2023| Rome

European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with Canadian Institute of Technology  will organize the 11th ICSD 2023 International Conference […]

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European Open Science Cloud: EOSC Future Training Workshop in North Macedonia

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European Open Science Cloud: EOSC Future Training Workshop in North Macedonia

11 – 13 September 2023| Ohrid

As part of its on-going commitment to raise uptake of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) – its services, data […]

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European Network of Cultural Centers (ENCC) Incubator +

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European Network of Cultural Centers (ENCC) Incubator +

11 – 14 October 2023| Novi Sad

The programme foresees a variety of different activities, including presentations, consulting sessions with experts on EU projects, as well as […]

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POLICY ANSWERS Info-session on the Western Balkans Agenda for innovation, research, education, culture, youth and sport with representatives of the European Commission

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POLICY ANSWERS Info-session on the Western Balkans Agenda for innovation, research, education, culture, youth and sport with representatives of the European Commission

17 April 2023| Skopje

On February 17, 2023, an Info-session on the Agenda for the Western Balkans for innovation, research, education, culture, youth and […]

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First Conference on Green Engineering – Sustainable Materials and Technologies for Circular Economy

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First Conference on Green Engineering – Sustainable Materials and Technologies for Circular Economy

22 – 23 April 2024| Skopje, North Macedonia

On 22-23 April 2024, the First Conference on Green Engineering – Sustainable Materials and Technologies for Circular Economy will be […]

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7th Berlin Process Joint Science Conference

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7th Berlin Process Joint Science Conference

18 – 20 September 2023| Tirana, Albania

The 7th Berlin Process Joint Science Conference held in Tirana from 18-20 September 2023, focused on the transformation and strategic […]

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13th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region

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13th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region

20 – 21 June 2024| Vienna, Austria

The 13th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (#EUSDR) provides a platform for all stakeholders of […]

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International Conference On Advances In Traffic And Communication Technologies – ATCT 2024

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International Conference On Advances In Traffic And Communication Technologies – ATCT 2024

6 – 7 June 2024| Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Faculty of Traffic and Communications of the University of Sarajevo, and the Institute of Traffic and Communications Sarajevo in […]

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POINT 12 Conference

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POINT 12 Conference

24 – 26 June 2024| Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The next edition of the POINT Conference, POINT 12, will take place from 24 to 26 June 2024 in Sarajevo. Building on […]

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2nd International Conference on Digital Transformation in Education and Artificial Intelligence Applications

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2nd International Conference on Digital Transformation in Education and Artificial Intelligence Applications

24 – 26 April 2024| Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

MoStart is the International Conference on the topic of digitisation in education and the application of artificial intelligence methods. The […]

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Meeting of the Western Balkans Steering Platforms on Culture, Education and Training & Research and Innovation

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Meeting of the Western Balkans Steering Platforms on Culture, Education and Training & Research and Innovation

3 – 5 June 2024| Skopje

The European Commission, the EU Council Presidency and North Macedonia on behalf of the Western Balkans region are co-chairing the […]

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Fair, Green and Digital Transition in Education and Labour Market Policies – 12th International Stakeholder Conference of EUSDR Priority Area 9 “People & Skills”

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Fair, Green and Digital Transition in Education and Labour Market Policies – 12th International Stakeholder Conference of EUSDR Priority Area 9 “People & Skills”

23 May 2024| Vienna, Austria

The 12th International Stakeholder Conference of the Priority Area “People and Skills” (PA9) of the European Union Strategy for the […]

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Q&A and networking on how to join running Interreg Europe projects for new partners (incl. from WB)

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Q&A and networking on how to join running Interreg Europe projects for new partners (incl. from WB)

9 April 2024| online

On 9 April 2024 from 10:00-12:00 the Interreg Europe Secretariate holds an online meeting for partners of already approved projects […]

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AI Data Robotics Association (ADRA) Partnership Information Day and Brokerage Event 2024 (Horizon Europe Cluster 4, Digital Europe programme and EIC Accelerator)

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AI Data Robotics Association (ADRA) Partnership Information Day and Brokerage Event 2024 (Horizon Europe Cluster 4, Digital Europe programme and EIC Accelerator)

17 April 2024| Brussels, Belgium

ADRA, alongside the European Commission and Ideal-ist the network of National Contact Points for ICT research, invites to participate to an […]

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International Workshop on Promoting AI-Supported Eco-Activism in the Western Balkans

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International Workshop on Promoting AI-Supported Eco-Activism in the Western Balkans

26 – 27 September 2024| Prilep, North Macedonia

The “International Workshop on Promoting AI-Supported Eco-Activism in the Western Balkans” takes place 26-27 September 2024 in Prilep, North Macedonia. […]

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COST Call 2024 Info Day – Montenegro

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COST Call 2024 Info Day – Montenegro

9 April 2024| Podgorica, Montenegro

On 9 April 2024 COST is organising an Info Day in Podgorica, Montenegro. The aim of this session is to […]

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European Urban Resilience Forum (EURESFO) 2024

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European Urban Resilience Forum (EURESFO) 2024

26 – 28 June 2024| Valencia

The 11th edition of the European Urban Resilience Forum (EURESFO) is hosted by the City of Valencia (distinguished as the […]

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Online b2match meeting for innovative companies: FINNOvation meetEENg

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Online b2match meeting for innovative companies: FINNOvation meetEENg

16 May 2024

The project FINNOvation meetEENg organises an online b2b matchmaking event on 16 May 2024 (10.00-11.30 CET) for companies with a […]

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Research and Innovation Week 2024

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Research and Innovation Week 2024

20 – 21 March 2024| Brussels & Online

The Research and Innovation Week (R&I Week) is the 2024 European Commission’s flagship event on research and innovation which will […]

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Q&A and networking on how to join running Interreg Europe projects for new partners (incl. from WB)

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Q&A and networking on how to join running Interreg Europe projects for new partners (incl. from WB)

9 April 2024| online

On 9 April 2024 from 10:00-12:00 the Interreg Europe Secretariate holds an online meeting for partners of already approved projects […]

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AI Data Robotics Association (ADRA) Partnership Information Day and Brokerage Event 2024 (Horizon Europe Cluster 4, Digital Europe programme and EIC Accelerator)

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AI Data Robotics Association (ADRA) Partnership Information Day and Brokerage Event 2024 (Horizon Europe Cluster 4, Digital Europe programme and EIC Accelerator)

17 April 2024| Brussels, Belgium

ADRA, alongside the European Commission and Ideal-ist the network of National Contact Points for ICT research, invites to participate to an […]

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EIT Deep Tech Talent Initiative Info Session March 2024

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EIT Deep Tech Talent Initiative Info Session March 2024

3 April 2024

An info event takes place on 3 April 2024 at 14.00 online in relation to the Deep Tech Talent Initiative […]

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COST Call 2024 Info Day – Montenegro

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COST Call 2024 Info Day – Montenegro

9 April 2024| Podgorica, Montenegro

On 9 April 2024 COST is organising an Info Day in Podgorica, Montenegro. The aim of this session is to […]

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Circular Biobased-Economy (CBE) Joint Undertaking (JU) Info Day Call 2024 – incl. travel grants

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Circular Biobased-Economy (CBE) Joint Undertaking (JU) Info Day Call 2024 – incl. travel grants

23 April 2024| Brussels and online

The Info Day take place on 23 April 2024 and is implemented as an in-person event (Charlemagne building, Brussels, Belgium) […]

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EU Missions Info Days

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EU Missions Info Days

25 – 26 April 2024

The event aims to inform potential applicants about the new topics included in the EU Missions work programme 2024. Date: […]

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Horizon Europe info day – WIDERA Work Programme 2023-2025

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Horizon Europe info day – WIDERA Work Programme 2023-2025

22 April 2024

This infoday aims to inform interested applicants about new European Research Area (ERA) call topics in the WIDERA Work Programme […]

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Interreg Europe: online event welcoming new countries (incl. Albania, BiH, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia)

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Interreg Europe: online event welcoming new countries (incl. Albania, BiH, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia)

21 February 2024

The Interreg Europe programme area has expanded to seven new countries: The programme introduces the EU candidate countries and offers […]

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World IP Day 2024 at UNSA

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World IP Day 2024 at UNSA

26 April 2024| Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The University of Sarajevo (UNSA) is hosting a World IP Day celebration on 26 April 2024, from 1:00 p.m. to […]

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New European Bauhaus Festival Satellite event in Sarajevo: VUCKO THE ARCHITECT- Reconnecting with Sarajevo’s Olympian spirit

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New European Bauhaus Festival Satellite event in Sarajevo: VUCKO THE ARCHITECT- Reconnecting with Sarajevo’s Olympian spirit

20 April 2024| Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The NEB Festival event in Sarajevo, VUČKO the ARCHITECT captures the ideas, actions and visions of sustainable living and urban […]

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Info session – AI topics under the Digital Europe Programme

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Info session – AI topics under the Digital Europe Programme

18 March 2024| Online

Potential applicants can participate in an online information session on March 18, from 11:00 to 13:00 (Brussels time). The EU […]

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Online meeting dedicated to the Green ERA-Hub initiative for the widening to Western Balkan countries

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Online meeting dedicated to the Green ERA-Hub initiative for the widening to Western Balkan countries

7 February 2024| Online

The Green ERA-Hub initiative invites stakeholders from the Western Balkans to participate on an online meeting dedicated to the widening […]

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ReMaT – research management training for Early Career Researchers (Registration fee)

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ReMaT – research management training for Early Career Researchers (Registration fee)

19 – 20 February 2024| Other

ReMaT is especially tailored to meet the needs of early-stage researchers especially from the 2nd year of PhD studies onwards, […]

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91st Bologna Follow-up Group Meeting in Tirana

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91st Bologna Follow-up Group Meeting in Tirana

21 – 31 May 2024| Tirana, Albania

91th Bologna Follow-up Group Meeting will be hosted in Tirana on 21-31 May 2024. Souce: https://www.ehea.info/page-Group-Meetings-and-Events-2021-2024

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Launching Event of the Project “V4+WB RMA Network Plus”

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Launching Event of the Project “V4+WB RMA Network Plus”

17 – 18 October 2023

The project V4+WB RMA Network Plus (V4+WB Network of Research Managers and Administrators (RMAs) Plus) kicked off in August 2023, […]

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NATI00NS Soil Living Labs Online Matchmaking Event

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NATI00NS Soil Living Labs Online Matchmaking Event

13 March 2023 – 13 October 2024

The Soil Living Labs Online Matchmaking Event is promoted under the project NATI00NS to enable international stakeholders to meet online […]

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Publications & Documents

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Meetings of the Western Balkans Platforms

Meetings of the Western Balkans Platforms

28 August 2023

The Western Balkans Platforms on Culture, Education and Training & Research and Innovation play a central role in stimulating, monitoring […]

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🌟 Exciting News from Our Project COWEB! 🌟We are thrilled to announce the kickoff of the Summer School & Staff Observation visit at Technische Universität Dresden as part of our project “Promoting and Facilitating Collaborative Virtual International Learning in the Western Balkans’ Higher Education Institutions” (COWEB).🗓️ Dates: April 08 – 12, 2024 📍 Venue: TIL Tillich-Bau, Helmholtzstr. 6 / 8; 01069 Dresden; Day 1 Agenda: Summer School & Staff Observation Visit 🕣 Time: 08:30 – 16:30Highlights Include:VCL Kickoff – Smart City TiranaPresentation & Discussion on #SmartCity Tirana by Epoka University#SmartCity Dresden Project by Prof. Dr. Michael BreidungWorkshop on Microsoft COPILOT by Dr. Christian Kummer, COMMUNARDO GmbHCampus Tour TU DresdenCultural Exploration of Dresden NewtownWe’re privileged to welcome Prof. Dr. Alexander Kemnitz, Prof. Dr. Schoop Eric Schoop, and Dr. Esmir Demaj, PhD who will be extending a warm welcome to E-tutors and participants.Stay tuned for more updates as we embark on this enriching journey of collaborative learning and international exchange! 🌍✨#COWEB #SummerSchool #InternationalEducation #CollaborativeLearning #HigherEducation #TechnischeUniversitätDresden #SmartCity #MicrosoftTeams #COPILOT #CampusTour #CulturalExploration #dresdennewtown See MoreSee Less
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📌 COST Info Day Montenegro 2024🇲🇪 istraživači i inovatori će na sjutrašnjem događaju koji organizujemo u saradnji sa COST Asocijacijom imati priliku da se detaljno upoznaju sa Evropskim programom saradnje u nauci i tehnologiji (COST) čija je glavna uloga podsticanje i širenje izvrsnosti u istraživanju.➡️ COST finansira stvaranje istraživačkih mreža odnosno umrežavanje naučnika i timova eksperata koji se bave istim ili različitim oblastima nauke, a sve ih povezuje želja za rješavanjem nekog konkretnog naučnog problema ili izazova današnjice.➡️ Finansiranju istraživačkih projekata (tzv. COST akcija), te priključivanju višegodišnjim projektima ovog programa biće posvećena posebna sesija.👥 Događaj će otvoriti ministarka prosvjete, nauke i inovacija, prof. dr Anđela Jakšić-Stojanović i direktor COST Asocijacije Ronald de Bruin.#naukaiinovacije #pametnaikonkurentnacrnagora #costprogramme #costactions #costinfodayMinistarstvo prosvjete, nauke i inovacija Crne Gore See MoreSee Less
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📢 Provisional deal on the reform and growth facility for the Western Balkans!

🌐It’s a new financial instrument to help partners in the Western Balkans region.

This is what you need to know 👇

Know individuals and organisations advancing cooperation in the #SouthEastEurope?
Spread the word or nominate by May 2, 2024 for the Champion of Regional Cooperation Dr. Erhard Busek Award.

https://www.rcc.int/championofregionalcooperation

#RegionalCooperation #SEEurope #WesternBalkans

Thank you @FedericaMog for the constructive meeting.

Congratulations on establishing @collegeofeurope new campus in Tirana🇦🇱.

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📌Western Balkans high on the EU agenda
📌cooperation in education & science📌support for young people

Today is #InternationalRomaDay, a celebration of #Roma culture & its place in society.

Despite being the largest ethnic minority in Europe, Roma still face discrimination.

With our partners in the #WesternBalkans & 🇹🇷#Türkiye, we work towards a fair & equal Europe for all 🤝

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