The Danube:Future White Paper was prepared in a bottom-up process involving around 50 researchers in the humanities and natural and social sciences, during the First Danube:Future Workshop in Klagenfurt, on 8-10 April. It deals with research and capacity building needs as well as with challenges and opportunities for the development of a sustainability-oriented knowledge society of the Danube River Basin.
The main international forum on molecular biology of small DNA tumour viruses, the 46th DNA Tumour Virus Meeting, took place in Trieste on 21-26 July.
The event, organised for the 16th year in a row by the Economic Policy Institute, gathered 34 young experts from public institutions, research centres and think-tanks from 9 CEI Member States (Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine) and Turkey. The main goal of the Seminar is to build a training hub among the region’s future decision-makers in order for them to improve their professional skills and establish fruitful mutual cooperation for the years to come.
Students and experts, in clinical engineering from the CEI region, i.e.
More than a hundred participants from CEI countries included in the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) participated in the third Workshop for Networking and Cluster Development in Danube Region, held on March 10-11, 2015 in Vukovar, Croatia.
Public and private institutions registered in a CEI Member State as well as international and regional organisations are invited to apply to the CEI Cooperation Fund for innovative actions favouring mobility and networking. Proposals need to focus on capacity building by transferring and sharing know-how, in particular from EU CEI Member States to non-EU CEI Member States. The activities can take the form of conferences, seminars, workshops, and training activities.
The CEI Cooperation Fund, financed by all Member States, supports small-scale projects mainly taking the form of seminars, workshops, short training courses or other kinds of events. Within the Call for Proposals 2014 the CEI is co-funding 59 projects with an overall approved amount of 466.350,00 EUR and an average grant per project of around 7900 EUR. All of the activities will be implemented in 2015 in the CEI region.
On 8-10 April 2015, the Danube:Future project is organising in Klagenfurt its first International Workshop on “Challenges and potentials for a sustainable development in the Danube Region: Contributing to HORIZON 2020”, with funding provided by the Alpen-Adria-Universität-Klagenfurt and the Central European Initiative (Cooperation Fund 2014).
About 120 lecturers and participants from 10 countries (Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Bulgaria) attended the 6th CEI South East Europe Health, Wellness and Spa Conference - Regional Chances and Challenges, on 18 November, 2014 in Belgrade. The Conference was organised by the Health, Wellness and Spa Cluster Serbia (Wellness Cluster) with the support of the CEI and the Serbian Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications.
Thirty-four students from 20 countries participated in the 2014 Edition of the EU and Legal Reform Summer School held on 13-18 July in Igalo, Montenegro. Fifteen students came from 7 CEI Member Countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine), whose mobility was co-funded through the CEI Cooperation Fund, contributed by all CEI Members.
Around 30 participants, including young social scientists from 16 countries of Central and Eastern Europe, are taking part in the 11th DRC Summer School on Regional Co-operation, in Novi Sad, Serbia 6-13 July. This year, the Summer School is dedicated to the 100th anniversary since the start of the World War I, with special focus on “chances and challenges for the Danube region”.
The CEI Cooperation Fund, financed by all Member States, supports small-scale projects mainly taking the form of seminars, workshops, short training courses or other kinds of events. In 2013 the CEI co-funded 57 projects with an overall approved funding amounting to 506.560,50 EUR and an average funding per project of around 8000 EUR.
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