Date for the 11th Steering Platform on Research for WBC has been announced

2. Aug. 2011

WBC-INCO.NET project supports organisation

The European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, the Polish Presidency and Bosnia and Herzegovina as co-chair from the region have announced the date for the next meeting of the Steering Platform: December 1, 2011. The meeting will take place in Sarajevo, BiH.

The Centre for Social Innovation as coordinator of the project WBC-INCO.NET supports the logistics and organisation of this meeting and results of the project are being presented. The event is open only upon invitation.

For further information (details will be available soon) please see:

The Platform 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. Its main objective is to support the enhanced integration of the WBCs in the European Research Area. It is a strategic body to deal with European, multilateral and regional issues of Science and Technology policies in and with the WBCs. It 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 EU27, candidate and potential candidate countries and the countries associated to FP7 (AC) and vice versa. In this spirit, the Platform continues and intensifies the progress achieved under the EU-Balkan Countries Action Plan on Science and Technology.

Each meeting opens with the discussion of progress reports on recent developments regarding S&T coopration in/with/for the Western Baklan countries and ends with the adoption of specific conclusions.

The last meeting was held on May 26, 2011 in Ohrid, FYR of Macedonia. You can find the relevant documents here:

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