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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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Pre-Announcement of the POLICY ANSWERS Western Balkans Mobility Scheme

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

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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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Pre-Announcement of the POLICY ANSWERS Western Balkans Mobility Scheme for Early-Career Researchers
Research and Innovation

Pre-Announcement of the POLICY ANSWERS Western Balkans Mobility Scheme for Early-Career Researchers

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POLICY ANSWERS Webinar: Overview of the Western Balkans on its Pathway towards Modern Health Policy – Challenges, Best Practices and Recommendations
Healthy Societies

POLICY ANSWERS Webinar: Overview of the Western Balkans on its Pathway towards Modern Health Policy – Challenges, Best Practices and Recommendations

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Recent Calls

EIC Women Leadership Programme 5th Cohort

22 February 2024·Europe

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FFG Academy offers spots for Western Balkans researchers on the Fit4Funding Course

·All Western Balkans·Austria

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4th Call for WBF Move Grants to Boost Regional Cooperation and Mobility in the Western Balkans Region

·All Western Balkans

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EUREKA Western Balkans Call for Projects 2024

14 February 2024·Albania·Austria·France·Montenegro·Serbia·Türkiye

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Call for Participation: Opportunities for Collaboration within EIT Food

·All Western Balkans

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EIT InfraBooster: Call for Applications for InfraBooster at the Foundation level for 2024 is now open!

8 February 2024·All Western Balkans

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Call for Proposals for Topics of the POLICY ANSWERS´ Monthly Webinars

5 February 2024·All Western Balkans

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Events

European Research and Innovation Days

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European Research and Innovation Days

20 – 21 March 2024| Brussels/hybrid, Belgium

The European Commission’s annual flagship research and innovation event brings together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs, and the public to debate and […]

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9th Annual EUSAIR Forum

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9th Annual EUSAIR Forum

15 – 16 May 2024| Šibenik, Croatia

At the end of its one-year presidency, Croatia highlights its political priorities, the transformation of the Strategy in the new […]

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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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2nd European Mission Forum EMIF

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2nd European Mission Forum EMIF

7 March 2024| Brussels, Belgium

As part of the Belgian European Commission Presidency events, the 2nd European Mission Forum EMIF provides an opportunity to showcase […]

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Driving Urban Transitions Conference 2024

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Driving Urban Transitions Conference 2024

10 – 12 April 2024| Brussels, Belgium

Register for the DUT Conference 2024 – Driving Urban Transitions through Joint Action On 10-12 April 2024, urban leaders, practitioners, […]

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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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WBC-RRI.NET Webinar: Towards Diamond Open Access in Western Balkans

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WBC-RRI.NET Webinar: Towards Diamond Open Access in Western Balkans

21 February 2024| Online

Date: 21 February 2024Time: 11:00 – 13:00 CETLocation: Zoom platform – Click here for the Zoom link! Open Access is […]

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IMPETUS Open Call Webinar 2

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IMPETUS Open Call Webinar 2

28 February 2024| Online

Webinar by IMPETUS, explaining how citizen science initiatives can apply for funding and the European Union Prize for Citizen Science. […]

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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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POLICY ANSWERS Info Session on the Western Balkans in Skopje

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POLICY ANSWERS Info Session on the Western Balkans in Skopje

17 February – 17 January 2023| Skopje

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 Workshop in Albania: ‘Innovation Management in the Blue Economy’

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POLICY ANSWERS Workshop in Albania: ‘Innovation Management in the Blue Economy’

20 April 2023| Tirana

POLICY ANSWERS announces the first of 2 workshops on Innovation Management in the Blue Economy. Workshop 1 Developing Technology and […]

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POLICY ANSWERS Capacity Building Event on Innovation and Technology Transfer at the University of Sarajevo

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POLICY ANSWERS Capacity Building Event on Innovation and Technology Transfer at the University of Sarajevo

20 – 22 March 2023| Sarajevo

The University of Sarajevo hosts a three-day event focused on knowledge and experience sharing on boosting academia to industry collaboration […]

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9th Annual EUSAIR Forum

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9th Annual EUSAIR Forum

15 – 16 May 2024| Šibenik, Croatia

At the end of its one-year presidency, Croatia highlights its political priorities, the transformation of the Strategy in the new […]

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2nd European Mission Forum EMIF

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2nd European Mission Forum EMIF

7 March 2024| Brussels, Belgium

As part of the Belgian European Commission Presidency events, the 2nd European Mission Forum EMIF provides an opportunity to showcase […]

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Driving Urban Transitions Conference 2024

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Driving Urban Transitions Conference 2024

10 – 12 April 2024| Brussels, Belgium

Register for the DUT Conference 2024 – Driving Urban Transitions through Joint Action On 10-12 April 2024, urban leaders, practitioners, […]

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Innovation Procurement Conference 2024

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Innovation Procurement Conference 2024

19 – 20 March 2024| Brussels, Belgium

Innovation procurement has been on the European agenda for some time. And rightly so! It is a potentially powerful policy instrument to […]

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European Innovation Council Summit 2024

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European Innovation Council Summit 2024

18 – 19 March 2024| Brussels & Online

Save the date Monday 18 March 2024 – Tuesday 19 March 2024 Brussels, Tour & Taxis The European Innovation Council […]

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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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15th Days of BHAAAS in Bosnia and Herzegovina (registration fee)

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15th Days of BHAAAS in Bosnia and Herzegovina (registration fee)

20 – 23 June 2024| Sarajevo

Bosnian-Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts and Sciences (BHAAAS), founded in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2007, is a voluntary, non-profit, non-governmental, […]

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South East European Software Testing Conference Zagreb SEETEST 2024 (with participation fee)

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South East European Software Testing Conference Zagreb SEETEST 2024 (with participation fee)

26 – 27 September 2024| Zagreb, Croatia

Hybrid Conference:September 26-27, 2024 | Zagreb, Croatia and Online Courses:September 25, 2024 | Zagreb, Croatia Mark your calendars for September […]

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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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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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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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COST Info Day – Albania (hybrid)

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COST Info Day – Albania (hybrid)

18 January 2024| Tirana, Albania

Save the date! On 18th January 2024, a COST Infoday will take place in Albania and online. The aim of […]

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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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European Heritage Days 2023: Living Heritage

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European Heritage Days 2023: Living Heritage

1 – 30 September 2023

The European Heritage Days are the most widely celebrated participatory cultural event shared by the people of Europe. The Council of […]

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JRC Summer School on the Evaluation of Air, Soil and Water Pollution in Support to the European Green Deal: a holistic Approach

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JRC Summer School on the Evaluation of Air, Soil and Water Pollution in Support to the European Green Deal: a holistic Approach

4 – 8 September 2023| Novi Sad

This summer school is organised in the framework of the Innovation Agenda for the Western Balkans with the aim to […]

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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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Publications & Documents

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Mapping of Digital Innovation Hubs and Identification of Needs within Western Balkans and of Prospective Regional Cooperation Actions

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WBC-RRI.NET Policy Brief on Enhancing Science Education through Citizen Science: Students’ Perceptions and Motivations in STEM/STEAM Learning

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How to communicate science in a world of misinformation (WBC-RRI.NET factsheet)

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WBC-RRI.NET Social Media How-to Guide

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Embedding RRI in the Western Balkans

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[FOCUS ARTICLE] Mapping, monitoring and progress reporting − in service of the Western Balkans

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Mapping the Western Balkans Stakeholder Ecosystem – Mapping Card published by POLICY ANSWERS (2024)

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Handbook for STEM educators

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Date: 28 March 2024

POLICY ANSWERS WEBINAR

Overview of the Western Balkans on its Pathway towards Modern Health Policy – Challenges, Best Practices and Recommendations

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Themes

Ministerial Meetings of the Western Balkans Platforms

Ministerial Meetings of the Western Balkans Platforms

28 August 2023

Ministerial Meetings of the Western Balkans Platforms on Research & Innovation, Education & Training, and Culture take place regularly.

Responsible Research and Innovation | RRI

Responsible Research and Innovation | RRI

28 August 2023

RRI stands for “Responsible Research and Innovation” – a concept promoted by the European Commission, that has emerged in recent […]

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🎉The Western Balkans Info Hub has a new look! 🎉🌟In a significant development for the dissemination of information and promotion of regional cooperation, the new website of the Western Balkans Info Hub has been officially launched.➡The WB Info Hub keeps on offering a wealth of information on diverse topics ranging from open calls, events, stakeholders database, economy, culture, environment, or regional initiatives and beyond. 🔗Check our new website and find all relevant information regarding the new design here: www.westernbalkans-infohub.eu/news/introducing-the-new-look-of-the-western-balkans-info-hub/#WesternBalkans #wbinfohub See MoreSee Less
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We’re thrilled to announce that on-site attendance for EU R&I Days 2024 is at full capacity! A big thank you to everyone who registered.Missed the chance? Join us online and be part of our R&I flagship event from anywhere! 🌍🌐Register now and secure your online spot today: europa.eu/!WBKnBT #RIDaysEU #RIWeek2024 See MoreSee Less
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Dear student entrepreneurs 📣 🚀We are so happy to announce launch of the second edition of the Young Innovators’ Program (YIP) 2024, the biggest cross-university innovation program in Kosovo for students from eight public and private universities and colleges in Kosovo.🚀🌱 YIP 24 is implemented by Venture UP and supported by GIZ ITP Prizren Digital Transformation Centre (DTC), aiming to promote entrepreneurship, innovation, and research among students and professors, as well as strengthen connections with the private sector and other relevant innovation ecosystem players. 🍃This years’ edition will be focused on environmental and sustainable challenges to support faster green transition of our society, hence aiming at promoting innovation and solutions contributing to:1. Recycling and upcycling of waste, ♻️2. Digitalization of businesses to reduce waste, carbon emissions, and become environment friendly, 3. Fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). You can become part of the Program by applying at the following link: 👉https://shorturl.at/dsB56.📅Deadline for applications is 18 March!This is the link to Guidelines with the detailed program information: shorturl.at/bjzV9 . Stay tuned for the dates of info sessions at your universities and colleges.Please, don’t hesitate to contact us for further information.‘’Innovate & Digitalize for a Sustainable Future!’’ 🎓📱Young Innovators Program is part of ITP’s #DigitalTransformationCenter’s #Crosscience initiative implemented together with eight public and private universities and colleges in Kosovo. Universiteti i Prishtinës Kolegji Universum Universiteti "Ukshin Hoti" Prizren Kolegji Riinvest – Riinvest College @Universiteti "Isa Boletini” Mitrovice, Universiteti i Shkencave të Aplikuara në Ferizaj UBT – Higher Education Institution RIT Kosovo See MoreSee Less
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🚨 EU R&I Days 2024 on-site participation is fully booked! On-site registration is closed, but our digital doors are open for you.

Register now to secure your virtual seat:

#RIDaysEU #RIWeek2024 🌍✨

Thrilled to announce the latest #WBInfoHub newsletter dedicated to #RRI in the Western Balkans.
But that’s not all – this issue debuts our brand new layout!
Find our RRI collection on the new WB Info Hub here: https://tinyurl.com/2vurfcr6

#WesternBalkans

We’re all aware of the urgency, as clock is ticking for defining the future of #WesternBalkans⏭️hence the work on streamlining our region’s commitment towards integration & phasing in to #EUSingleMarket continues with high pace.

After #Skopje, a month ago, WB leaders met again…

Do you feel safe on internet?

68% of #WesternBalkans citizens use #internet for over 2 hours every day ⏭️ but only 35% posses basic digital skills

With everyday use of internet #cybersecurity should be our top priority but only 1 in 3 citizens consider cybersecurity important…

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