Tirana (AL) - 06/05/08
EU Research Information Event in Tirana, Albania
Towards Integration into the European Research Area
The objective of this event is to inform the Albanian scientific and business communities about the opportunities offered by the recently signed association of Albania to the Seventh EC Research and Technological Development Framework Programme (FP7), and to encourage dialogue, identify potentially interested partners and pave the way for further collaboration within the Research Framework Programmes.
Representatives from the European Commission's Directorate General for Research will provide information, examples of specific work programmes as well as explain practical aspects of participation in FP7 calls.
The Joint Research Centre (JRC), which provides scientific and technological support for the EU policy-making process, will present its activities in areas of priority for Albania, such as environment, food and metrology.
COST is one of the longest-running European instruments supporting cooperation among scientists and researchers across Europe. COST is also the first and widest European intergovernmental network for coordination of nationally funded research activities.
The participation of high representatives from the European Commission and the Albanian Government, make this event a unique opportunity to discuss the role of the Research policy for the integration of Albania in EU.