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News article10 March 2023Directorate-General for Research and Innovation

Progress in the implementation of the Western Balkans Agenda

Photo from the event
Family picture: Western Balkans Steering Platforms on Education, and Research and Innovation

The Western Balkans Steering Platforms on Research and Innovation and Education and Training met in Skopje, North Macedonia on 15-16 February 2023, kindly hosted by the Ministry of Education and Science of North Macedonia.

The meeting was a successful opportunity for the stakeholders to meet and exchange on the achievements made and future outlook for the region in Education, Research and Innovation as well as start the preparation for the Ministerial event taking place in Skopje on 5 June 2023.

The Western Balkan participants, European Commission, representatives of the EU Member States, and other related stakeholders, discussed the main policy developments and cooperation in implementing the Western Balkans Agenda on Education, Training, Youth, Research and Innovation.

Member States representatives, as well as a number of stakeholders from the European research and innovation ecosystem presented a number of initiatives on strengthening R&I capacities in the region, new opportunities emerging within the European Education, Research and Innovation Area, as well as the different funding programmes at EU and bilateral level.

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Publication date
10 March 2023
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation