WINS-ICT News - Western Balkan



  • creation date: 12/01/2011

    New Ministry for Science established in Montenegro on 29/12/2010

    NEWS:EU membership is top priority; battle against corruption, rule of law are in focusNew Ministry of Science established to promote Montenegro’s research and development capabilities Prime Minister Luksic pledges fiscal discipline, overhaul of business regulations, development in energy, touris...

  • creation date: 17/12/2010

    Forum on Research for Innovation in ICT for the Western Balkan Countries

    At Invitation of the Ministry for Telecommunications and Information Society and Ministry of Science and Technology Development of the Republic of Serbia and DG INFSO, key relevant ministerial representatives from the Western Balkan countries met in Belgrade on 30 November 2010, in order to discu...

  • creation date: 16/12/2010

    WINS-ICT meets with WB national ICTC delegats

      The WINS-ICT project among the various policy support actions it implemented, organized a meeting with the national ICTC delegates of the Western Balkan Countries, that took place in Brussels on December the 3rd 2010 to discuss the role of the national delegate in the ICT Programme Committee (I...

  • creation date: 04/11/2010

    Zagreb: Conference on Internationalisation of Business and Innovation

    The Croatian Chamber of Economy - Enterprise Europe Network and BICRO are organising a conference on internationalisation of business and innovation in Croatia to be held on November 24th, 2010.  The goal of the conference is to offer a wide spectrum of information on entering foreign markets wit...

  • creation date: 25/10/2010

    Catalogue of “ICT research organisations in the Western Balkan Countries

    A catalogue with several profiles of research organisation / companies in the Western Balkan Countries (Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia) has just been prepared by WINS-ICT.The introduced organisations are looking for ICT cooperation and research partners, ...

  • creation date: 21/10/2010

    WBC ICT policy communications - new documents available

    WINS-ICT introduces ICT policy aspects in the Western Balkan countries through a series of brief communications addressing priorities, barriers and actions currently being implemented in the Region.To learn more please visit the section "[http://www.wins-ict.eu/document/wins-ict_deliverables_and_...

  • creation date: 20/10/2010

    CALL FOR APPLICATIONS for the participation of 10 Higher Education experts from SEE / WBC

    CALL FOR APPLICATIONS for the participation of 10 Higher Education experts from Southeast Europe/Western Balkans in networking meeting  „The Role of Universities in Innovation and Education for Sustainable Development in Southeast Europe“ at 5th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Educat...

  • creation date: 13/10/2010

    International conference on digitalization and sustainability of public broadcasting in South East Europe to commence in Sarajevo tomorrow

    A two-day international conference on digitalization and sustainability of public service media in South East Europe will open in Sarajevo tomorrow, under the auspices of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).The conference “Addressing Europe...

  • creation date: 12/10/2010

    WINS-ICT successfully participated in ICT 2010 and now looks forward to the next and final events

     The WINS-ICT project team has recently come back from the ICT 2010 event, where it has successfully promoted the existing cooperation opportunities with the WBC and has also organised a networking event with face-to-face meetings, together with its sister project ICT-WEB-PROMS and other support ...

  • creation date: 09/09/2010

    Visa-Free Travel for Albanian and Bosnian Citizens Coming Up

    The European Parliament's (EP) foreign affairs committee adopted a draft report Monday (September 6th) that recommends lifting the EU visa regime for Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The European Parliament rapporteur on visa liberalisation for the WBC, Tanja Fajon, said that EU visa req...

  • creation date: 11/03/2010

    Second round of Training, Coaching and Mentoring workshops starts next week in Croatia

    WINS-ICT’s second round of FP7 ICT training, mentoring and coaching workshops has started. The events are conceived as a logical follow-up to the introductory events held in 2009 and will thus expand upon the concepts presented then. The final goal is still to foster an increased successful parti...

  • creation date: 11/11/2009

    International Workshop on Using ICT to Link Up With the Scientific Diaspora

    The Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office in Ljubljana in cooperation with the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), the UNESCO Venice Office and the Center for eGovernance Development for SEE (CeGD) in Ljubljana organised a workshop on ICT and the scientific diaspora in Sarajevo, Bosnia and...

  • creation date: 08/09/2009

    [Call Announcement] FP7 Research Potential / Western Balkan countries regions

    Aug 18, 2009This Activity will improve the Western Balkan Countries' (WBC) participation in the 7th Framework Programme, will favour brain-gain environments through trans-national two-way exchanges of research staff between research entities established in the WBC and elsewhere in EU and the Asso...

  • creation date: 08/09/2009

    Call Announcement: FP7 Research Potential / convergence and outermost regions (including WBC)

     The General Purpose of FP7 Research Potential:Stimulating the realisation of the full research potential of the enlarged Union by unlocking and developing existing or emerging excellence in the EU's convergence regions and outermost regions, and helping to strengthen the capacities of their rese...

  • creation date: 08/09/2009

    Updated SEE-ERA.NET Joint Action Plan and Deliverables available for Download

    The [http://www.see-era.net/ SEE-ERA.NET] project, coming to an end on August 2009, has updated its Joint Action Plan 2009 for Cooperation beyond SEE-ERA.NET.Some of the proposed actions of the Joint Action Plan have already have been implemented since the Joint Action Plan was first published as...

  • creation date: 08/09/2009

    EC Commissioner Olli Rehn: "Croatia Could Complete EU Talks in 2010"

    Croatia may conclude accession talks with the EU by mid-2010, the bloc's enlargement commissioner, Olli Rehn, says.  "If Croatia meets the outstanding benchmarks in time, especially in relation to the judiciary and ICTY [International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia] cooperation, and ...

  • creation date: 09/07/2009

    WINS-ICT.EU: the portal is online

    WINS-ICT.EU, the project portal for WINS-ICT, is now online.WINS-ICT “Western Balkan Countries Inco-Net Support in the field of ICT” is an initiative funded by the EC 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development under the ICT theme of the Cooperation Programme. The project i...

  • creation date: 09/07/2009

    Preannouncement: SEE-ERA.NET PLUS Joint Call for European Research Projects

    As a continuation of the successful cooperation within the SEE-ERA.NET project, a Joint Call for European Research Projects will be published on September 1, 2009 within the SEE-ERA.NET PLUS project. The participating countries are: Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cr...

  • creation date: 09/07/2009

    New National CORDIS Services for the West Balkans

    CORDIS, the Community Research and Development Information Service, has announced the launch of ten new National Services, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Ukraine.The National Services pr...

  • creation date: 06/07/2009

    ICT-WEB-PROMS: Researchers from WBC invited to fill ICT Questionaire

    All visitors to the ICT-WEB-PROMS website from the Western Balkan countries (WBC) are invited to complete the online questionnaire on Information and Communication Technologies in the WBC.With this survey the project will contribute to the policy dialogue in the region and provide governments in ...

  • creation date: 30/06/2009

    Conclusions of meeting of Steering Platform on Research for Western Balkan Countries

     "The Steering Platform for Research for the Western Balkan Countries met in Liblice on 28 May 2009. The Platform was co-chaired by the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union – which hosted it – the Republic of Albania on behalf of the Western Balkan Countries, and the European Com...

  • creation date: 30/06/2009

    Dialogue Forum launched in Belgrade on 21/05/2009

    The Dialogue Forum on ICT Research for the Western Balkan Countries was officially launched in Belgrade on 21st May 2009. Being conceived and supported within the FP7 funded Project WINS-ICT [#_edn1 [i]]Western Balkan Countries Inco-NET Support in the field of ICT the Dialogue Forum is created in...

  • creation date: 29/06/2009

    EU Visa Restrictions To Be Axed

    "Qualifying countries in the Western Balkans could have visa-free status across the EU by the end of the year.The EU Council of Ministers meeting in Luxembourg have green-lighted the European Commission's scheme of removing visa restrictions for countries in the Western Balkans who meet their cri...

  • creation date: 03/06/2009

    EC Releases Schengen White List Scorecard for Western Balkans

    On May 25, 2009, the European Commission presented the latest progress report on efforts by Western Balkan countries to meet criteria for joining the EU's visa-free travel area.The set benchmarks were “document security”, “illegal migration and readmission”, “public order and security” and “exter...

  • creation date: 03/06/2009

    Potočnik Puts European R&D at the Service of Sustainable Development

    Opening a conference on sustainable development in Brussels on May 26, 2009, European Commissioner for Science and Research, Janez Potočnik challenged a mixed audience of scientists, representatives from NGOs and industry and R&D policy makers to put European R&D at the service of sustainable dev...

  • creation date: 03/06/2009

    Bosnia and Herzegovina joins the COST family

    Bosnia and Herzegovina joins the COST family as a full member.Researchers from Bosnian institutions have already played an active role in COST Actions as near-neighbouring country participants. So far, they have contributed to Actions in the Individuals, Societies and Cultures and Health (ISCH) a...

  • creation date: 18/05/2009

    Western Balkans pin hopes on lifting EU visa restrictions

    As their prospects of early European Union membership appear to have faded, Western Balkan countries are pinning their hopes on joining the EU's Schengen visa-free travel area, diplomatic sources told EurActiv.Hoping to avoid another surge in nationalism and fend off anti-European resentment amon...

  • creation date: 04/05/2009

    SCORE successfully terminated its activity passing the witness to WBC-INCO.NET and WINS-ICT

    The FP6 SCORE project has recently ended and, according to the review report, it successfully managed to contribute to the strengthening of the strategic cooperation between the EU and the Western Balkans in the ICT research field.The FP6 –IST project lasted two years and aimed at identifying and...

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