Integration of the Western Balkans to the European Research Area – ongoing projects WBC-INCO.NET and SEE-ERA.NET Elke Dall, Centre for Social Innovation.

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  • Integration of the Western Balkans to the European Research Area ongoing projects WBC-INCO.NETand SEE-ERA.NETElke Dall, Centre for Social InnovationMarch 6-7, 2009Bucharest (Romania)

  • SEE-ERA.NET (PLUS) provides funding for research cooperation in South East Europe

  • Joint SEE-ERA.NET funding activitiesSEE-ERA.NET Pilot Joint Call for RTD Proposals (PJC):Pilot phasemoderate financial contributionsjoint funding strategy (White Paper)joint project application reviewing systemdeadline for project proposals: end of March 2007continuous monitoringbooklet with project results to be presented in the next months

  • Launching the SEE-ERA.NET PLUS CallNational contributions of 2.675.000,- to the call budget show the national commitment of the consortium members to the SEE-ERA.NET PLUS project Together with the contribution of the EC, the call budget amounts to 3.5 Million Euros.Topics: ICT and Agro food (subgroups to be defined)Provisional launch date: September 1, 20092-stage procedureContact: National Contact Points, coordinator: ZSI, Marion Haberfellnerwww.see-era.net

  • Partners in SEE-ERA.NET plus

    ZSI (Austria)- CoordinatorMOES (Albania)MZOS (Croatia)

    MON-MK (FYR of Macedonia)MPIN (Montenegro)MSCI (Serbia)

    GSRT (Greece)MHEST (Slovenia)BMWF (Austria)

    BMBF (Germany)PT-DLR (Germany)MES-CRA (Bulgaria)

    TUBITAK (Turkey)MVP (BiH)ANCS (Romania) MESR (France)MAE (France)

  • Summary and Objectives

  • Partners in WBC-INCO.NET

    1. ZSI (Austria)- Coordinator2. MOES (Albania)3. MZOS (Croatia)

    4. MON-MK (FYR of Macedonia)5. MPIN (Montenegro)6. MSTD (Serbia)

    7. SUS BiH (Bosnia and Herzegovina)8. MPI (Serbia)9. Ivo Pilar (Croatia)

    10. KEC (Kosovo/UNMIK)11. CIVET (Albania)12. SBRA (Slovenia)

    13. SEERC (Greece)14. UNU-MERIT (Netherlands)15. JRC (Belgium/Spain)

    16. PT-DLR (Germany)17. FFG (Austria)18. TBITAK (Turkey)

    19. GSRT (Greece)20. MHEST (Slovenia)21. BMWF (Austria)

    22. BMBF (Germany)23. MES-CRA (Bulgaria)24. TURBO (Belgium/Turkey)25. APRE (Italy)26. MCA (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

  • Partners in WBC-INCO.NETWBC-Ministries

    1. ZSI (Austria)- Coordinator2. MOES (Albania)3. MZOS (Croatia)

    4. MON-MK (FYR of Macedonia)5. MPIN (Montenegro)6. MSTD (Serbia)

    7. SUS BiH (Bosnia and Herzegovina)8. MPI (Serbia)9. Ivo Pilar (Croatia)

    10. KEC (Kosovo/UNMIK)11. CIVET (Albania)12. SBRA (Slovenia)

    13. SEERC (Greece)14. UNU-MERIT (Netherlands)15. JRC (Belgium/Spain)

    16. PT-DLR (Germany)17. FFG (Austria)18. TBITAK (Turkey)

    19. GSRT (Greece)20. MHEST (Slovenia)21. BMWF (Austria)

    22. BMBF (Germany)23. MES-CRA (Bulgaria)24. TURBO (Belgium/Turkey)25. APRE (Italy)26. MCA (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

  • Partners in WBC-INCO.NETWBC-MinistriesEU-MS/AC-Ministries

    1. ZSI (Austria)- Coordinator2. MOES (Albania)3. MZOS (Croatia)

    4. MON-MK (FYR of Macedonia)5. MPIN (Montenegro)6. MSTD (Serbia)

    7. SUS BiH (Bosnia and Herzegovina)8. MPI (Serbia)9. Ivo Pilar (Croatia)

    10. KEC (Kosovo/UNMIK)11. CIVET (Albania)12. SBRA (Slovenia)

    13. SEERC (Greece)14. UNU-MERIT (Netherlands)15. JRC (Belgium/Spain)

    16. PT-DLR (Germany)17. FFG (Austria)18. TBITAK (Turkey)

    19. GSRT (Greece)20. MHEST (Slovenia)21. BMWF (Austria)

    22. BMBF (Germany)23. MES-CRA (Bulgaria)24. TURBO (Belgium/Turkey)25. APRE (Italy)26. MCA (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

  • Partners in WBC-INCO.NETWBC-MinistriesWBC- Support InstitutesEU-MS/AC-Ministries

    1. ZSI (Austria)- Coordinator2. MOES (Albania)3. MZOS (Croatia)

    4. MON-MK (FYR of Macedonia)5. MPIN (Montenegro)6. MSTD (Serbia)

    7. SUS BiH (Bosnia and Herzegovina)8. MPI (Serbia)9. Ivo Pilar (Croatia)

    10. KEC (Kosovo/UNMIK)11. CIVET (Albania)12. SBRA (Slovenia)

    13. SEERC (Greece)14. UNU-MERIT (Netherlands)15. JRC (Belgium/Spain)

    16. PT-DLR (Germany)17. FFG (Austria)18. TBITAK (Turkey)

    19. GSRT (Greece)20. MHEST (Slovenia)21. BMWF (Austria)

    22. BMBF (Germany)23. MES-CRA (Bulgaria)24. TURBO (Belgium/Turkey)25. APRE (Italy)26. MCA (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

  • Partners in WBC-INCO.NETWBC-MinistriesWBC- Support InstitutesEU-MS/AC Support Inst.EU-MS/AC-Ministries

    1. ZSI (Austria)- Coordinator2. MOES (Albania)3. MZOS (Croatia)

    4. MON-MK (FYR of Macedonia)5. MPIN (Montenegro)6. MSTD (Serbia)

    7. SUS BiH (Bosnia and Herzegovina)8. MPI (Serbia)9. Ivo Pilar (Croatia)

    10. KEC (Kosovo/UNMIK)11. CIVET (Albania)12. SBRA (Slovenia)

    13. SEERC (Greece)14. UNU-MERIT (Netherlands)15. JRC (Belgium/Spain)

    16. PT-DLR (Germany)17. FFG (Austria)18. TBITAK (Turkey)

    19. GSRT (Greece)20. MHEST (Slovenia)21. BMWF (Austria)

    22. BMBF (Germany)23. MES-CRA (Bulgaria)24. TURBO (Belgium/Turkey)25. APRE (Italy)26. MCA (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

  • Dialogue activitiesWBC-INCO.NET supports the bi-regional dialogue on Science and Technology

  • Steering Platform on ResearchRegular meetings conveyed byEuropean CommissionCouncil PresidencyWestern Balkan countriesCurrent co-chairs are EC, Czech Republic, AlbaniaMembers: EC + EU27 + AC with responsibility for S&TLaunched during Austrian presidency in May 2006Adopted Guidelines during the SP meeting in Thessaloniki October 2007Meets regularly during each presidency

  • ResultsPlatform Conclusions

  • Other dialogue activitiesSupporting regional dialogue (e.g. on IPA and Research, Regional Research Strategy)Dialogue with EC Cooperation DGs (on priorities)Coordination of activities with other policies in the European Commission: DG Enlargement, DG Enterprise, DG Education Close cooperation with SEE-ERA.NET (PLUS)Established contacts with several thematic ERA-NETsCooperation with other INCO-NETs e.g. in the field of research to tackle global issues Contacts with COST, RCC, etc. established Dialogue with OECD, EUROSTAT, UNESCO

  • Priority setting activitiesWBC-INCO.NET identifies RTD potentials and priorities

  • Priority setting activitiesObjectives:Input to the workprogrammes of FP7 in selected themesOrganisational learning, identifying suitable processes for stakeholder involvementSEE-ERA.NET PLUS call to be launched in autumn 2009Regional Research Strategy: Generic activities to be implemented at regional level

  • Organisation of consultation processICT in Serbia on December 10, 2008 cooperation:

    Agriculture, Food, Biotechnology in Montenegro on January 15-16, 2009 cooperation:

    Health in Albania on May 12 and 13, 2009 (confirmed)Transport in Bosnia-Herzegovina on May 19 and 20, 2009 (confirmed)Environment in the FYR of Macedonia on June 16 and 17, 2009 (confirmed)FirstphaseSecondphase

  • Capacity buildingand networking activitiesWBC-INCO.NET enhances participation of researchers from the region in European projects

  • Outlook support activitiesBenchmarking and supporting NCPsSupporting statistical offices to gather reliable S&T statisticsStudy barriers to cooperationEvaluate access to infrastructureSurvey cooperation patternsTraining for research managers on FP7 and financial issuesBrokerage eventsRepresentation of WBC at major research conferences

  • Dissemination ActivitiesWBC-INCO.NET website: news, documents, event calendar, organisation database, who-is-who, regular newsletters

  • Information exchange

    www.wbc-inco.net

    office@wbc-inco.net

  • Thank you for your attention!

    Elke DallCentre for Social Innovation (ZSI)Linke Wienzeile 246A-1150 Wiendall@zsi.at +43-1-4950442-62

    ****Ministries from European Union Member States such as Austria, Germany, Greece, Slovenia, Bulgaria as well as Turkey, an important actor in many INCO-NET projects and especially in this region*In the last two years, several initiatives have impacted on progress of S&T relations between WBC and EU, WBC-INCO.Net takes into account:Steering PlatformHighest political level of coordination but limited implementation capacityMeetings held in Vienna, Berlin and Thessalonikinext meeting will be held in Slovenia on June 13, 2007 priority of the Slovenian EU presidency!Information Office of the Steering Platform Terminates in April 2008 No transition conflict- both are coordinated by the ZSISEE-ERA.NET almost all partners of SEE-ERA.NET are also partners of WBC-INCO.NetTaken into account when drafting and calculating the proposalLooking for synergies in developing common dissemination strategies, use of priority setting exercise, etc.Specific Support and Coordination ActionsERA WESTBALKAN and ERA WESTBALKAN +SEE-INNOVATION, IS2WEB, SCOREBalkan Agro Food Network, EU-FAB-NET

    Future of Balkans lies in Europe

    *26 partners in the project from the region and important institutions such as ministries, agencies, research institutes from outside the region*ALL ministries from the WBC integrated in the projectBosnia Ministry for Civil Affairs having the national responsibility for science*Ministries from European Union Member States such as Austria, Germany, Greece, Slovenia, Bulgaria as well as Turkey, an important actor in many INCO-NET projects and especially in this region*Institutes to support the activities in the region National Contact Point organisation in BIh, Mihailo Pupin Institute, etc.*Further operational institutions from other countrieshighlighting: National Contact Point organisations and agencies e.g. DLR from Germany (represented in all 6 inco-nets), FFG from Austria (coordinating institution of ERA WESTBALKAN projects), representations in Brussels such as TURBO and SBRA and MERIT and JRC-IPTS as institutions setting the European Standards anda specific qualified institution SEERC for quality assurance of all deliverables

    Coordinator, a non-profit research institute which provies analytical capacities and competences as well as strong networking capacities experience with the coordination of see-science.eu project as well as SEE-ERA.NET, involved in SCORE, IS2WEB, SEE INNOVATION, active in the region in close cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research*****Prof.dr Sreten kuletic Vice Rector for International Relations University of Montenegro Cetinjski put bb 81000 Podgorica MONTENEGRO Tel. + 382 81 241 777 or 241 888 Fax. + 382 81 242 301 e-mail: skuletic@cg.ac.yu

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