12th Steering Platform on Research for Western Balkan Countries

WBC-INCO.NET project supported the platform meeting

Section: Research Policy & Development

Date: 11. - 14. June 2012

The Steering Platform on Research for the Western Balkan countries was held on June 12-13, 2012 in Tirana, Albania co-chaired by the Danish Council Presidency, Albania and the European Commission.

In their introductory statements, the co-chairs highlighted in particular the importance of the upcoming FP7 calls wich will serve as a good preparation for participation in Horizon 2020. One of the key issues which also was discussed by the Steering Platform was the concept of Smart Specialisation (which is a strategic approach to economic development through targeted support of Research and Innovation) and its practical implications for the WB region on the road to Horizon 2020.

Type: Collaborative event (ZSI as co-organiser)

Organizer: European Commission, Danish EU Council Presidency, Albania

Location: Tirana

Contact: Elke Dall (ZSI) - Ines Marinkovic (ZSI) -


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