Steering Platform on research for the Western Balkan countries

The Steering Platform meeeting will be held on 7 June 2016 in Sarajevo and hosted and co-organised by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and DG Research and Innovation.
The main objective of the Steering Platform on research  is to support the enhanced integration of the WBCs in the European Research Area.

Bosnia Herzegovina | 07 June 2016 Sarajewo

The Steering Platform on research, established in 2006, facilitates the interaction between the Western Balkan Countries, the EU member states, the candidate and potential candidate countries and other states associated to the Framework Programmes for RTD and the European Commission. It is a strategic body to deal with European, multilateral and regional issues of Science, Technology and Innovation policies in and with the WBCs. In this spirit, the Platform continues and intensifies the progress achieved under the EU-Balkan Countries Action Plan on Science and Technology since 2006.

The Steering Platform acts as an information exchange centre, clearing house for joint ideas and activities, and coordination forum for needs, suggestions and proposals of the WBCs to the European Commission, the EU28, candidate and potential candidate countries and the countries associated to Horizon 2020 and vice versa. Participants are representatives of Minsitries in charge of Science and Innovation, research and funding agencies and multilateral organisations.


Dr. Ulrike Kunze
+49 30 67055 7981

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