Virtual Meeting of the Western Balkans Platform on Research and Innovation held on 30 March

This was the first meeting of the Western Balkans Platform on Research and Innovation in 2022.
Until 2025, the Steering Platform is supported by the Horizon Europe project POLICY ANSWERS, which provides the Secretariat for this policy discussion forum.

The event will be organised online with following agenda.

09:30-10:00Welcome remarks and introductionRuta Zarnauskaite, Head of Unit ‘Horizon Europe Association’, EC DG R&IPatrick Nédellec, French EU Council Presidency, Director for European and international cooperation at the Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, co-chairAlbana Tole, Vice Minister of Education and Sport, WB co-chairFilip Van Depoele, Head of Unit ‘International Cooperation’, EC DG EACMiroslav Veskovic, Scientific Expert, EC DG JRC
10:00-10:20Horizon Europe Association ImplementationDG R&I (10 min)WB (2 minutes per WB)
10:20-11:00Western Balkans Agenda on Innovation, Research, Education, Culture, Youth and SportUpdate by DG R&I, DG EAC, DG JRC, DG NEAR (10 min)WB (3 minutes per WB)Q&A, general discussion (10 min)
11:00-11:10Technical Break
11:10-11:40Time for presentingBIOEAST, Barna Kovacs, Secretary General, Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EUSynchrotron Radiation Training & Educational Programme, Fabio Mazzolini, Elettra Sincrotrone TriestePOLICY ANSWERS, Elke Dall, Centre for Social Innovation
11:40-12:10Ministerial Meetings of the Western Balkans Platforms on Education and Training & Research and InnovationDGs R&I, JRC, EAC, NEAR (10 min)Q&A, Discussion (20 min)
12:10-12:25High-level events and Tour des Balkans of Commissioner Gabriel (Autumn 2022)DG R&I, JRC & EAC (10 min)Q&A, general discussion (5 min)
12:25 – 12:30 Concluding remarks and next stepsRuta Zarnauskaite, Head of Unit ‘Horizon Europe Association’, EC DG R&I

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