Public ScienceBusiness event in Skopje: The role of Southeast Europe in the European Research and Innovation Area: How to maintain, build, and interconnect the research and innovation infrastructures?ScienceBusiness event in Skopje:

1 October 2024

The conference, to be held this autumn at Cyril and Method University, will highlight the opportunities to strengthen the European Research Area and explore how entities, researchers, and innovators can benefit most from the EU’s research framework based on excellence and respect for differences. We will discuss the maintenance, construction, and integration of Research Infrastructures (RI) into the broader EU RI fleet, aiming to create a unified and cohesive European research environment.

The discussions will highlight the symbiotic relationship between national and European stakeholders, advocating for a shift from mere funding exchange to a model that emphasizes mutual access and strategic partnerships between local and European research infrastructures. Panel discussions will also explore national differences in research and innovation policy and practice across Southeast Europe, highlighting successful strategies and identifying areas for improvement. Another major focus will be how the EU and SEE countries can work together to address the ‘brain drain’ by discussing strategies to make the region more attractive to researchers. These strategies include improving research and innovation facilities, funding opportunities, and collaboration prospects, thereby enhancing multilateral opportunities and improving innovations.

This conference is a forum for discussing policies and best practices and an excellent opportunity to engage with key decision-makers from the EU and Southeastern Europe research and innovation communities. It is a unique platform to debate on the future of European cooperation in these fields and support the EU’s strategic goals of enlargement and integration.

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