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Results of the second Call of the ASO Ljubljana und Sofia

19. Apr. 2006

The Austrian Science and Research Liaison Offices Ljubljana and Sofia (ASOs) have evaluated project proposals received under their second call for research cooperation and networking between Austria and South Eastern Europe - Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro (including Kosovo). Funding is provided by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Culture (bm:bwk) in the framework of its South Eastern European science cooperation initiative.

The focus of this year's call was on Contribution of science to the EU-integration of the South Eastern European Countries – Research on the Education – Society Nexus and on the Science – Society Nexus.

The following projects have now been invited to contract negotiations:

Reflecting the Knowledge-based Society in the Context of EU Enlargement: Research on the labour market restructuring, employment change and skills acquisition in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia and Macedonia
Coordinator: Institute of Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Science, BG

Ethnicity and education in social work
Coordinator: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Work, SLO

The humanities and social sciences on the periphery: Sciences or technocratic instruments?
Coordinator: Peace Institute, SLO

South-Eastern Europe Network for Improving Industry Research
Coordinator: IRP - Institute for Entrepreneurship Research, SLO

Higher Education and Efficiency of Education from the Point of View of the Labour Market
Coordinator: Technical University of Gabrovo, BG

The role of education for the duration of unemployment
Coordinator: University of Maribor, Faculty of Economics and Business, SLO

(trans)far: Building up a south-eastern European technology transfer network to increase the benefits of university research for society and industry by establishing common standards
Coordinator: University of Technology, Graz, A

Values for the creative economy: the role of education
Coordinator: University of Graz, A

CONcepts for life long learning to further increase SafeTy on rail based trANsporT systems – CONSTANT
Coordinator: Todor Kableshkov Higher School of Transport, BG

In total, approximately 118.000 Euro will be distributed. Implementation of the projects is planned between June 2006 and May 2007.

Further information on the projects can soon be found on the Website of the Austrian Science and Research Liaison Offices: www.aso.zsi.at.

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