The project encourages early-career scientists from seven non-EU CEI Member States in Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans - i.e. Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Moldova, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Ukraine - to participate in ICTP's Programme for Training and Research in Italian Laboratories (TRIL). TRIL offers valuable, hands-on experience to early-career scientists by placing them in one of hundreds of Italian laboratories that participate in the ICTP programme.
The initiative has been developed in the framework the CEI “Trieste Declaration on Science” - unanimously adopted by CEI ministers in charge of research, innovation and higher education in December 2019 – where mobility of researchers is singled out as an essential action to foster, international scientific cooperation and science diplomacy.
Both organisations see this new initiative as a joint contribution to the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development, approved by the United Nations General Assembly for 2022.