Press releases

  1. 29 Jun 2009

    Today, Janez Poto nik, European Commissioner for Science and Research, will participate in the EU Research Information Event in Belgrade. He will address scientists, business representatives and representatives from Serbian Ministries on the importance of increasing Serbia's research cooperation, especially within the European Research Area (ERA), and he will announce a special call for proposals for the Western Balkan region. The event will be a unique opportunity for Serbian scientists and business representatives to receive detailed information about the funding opportunities offered by the 7 th European Framework Programme for Research (FP7) and to strengthen dialogue and networking opportunities in view of facilitating Serbia's integration into the European Research Area. During his visit to Belgrade Commissioner Poto nik will meet with Božidar Đelić, Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia, responsible both for the European integration and Science and Technology, to discuss in more detail Serbia's national strategy for research and its contribution to the ERA objectives. Commissioner will also have meetings with Serbian President Boris Tadić and the Prime Minister Mirko Cvetković.

  2. 10 Apr 2008

    Today the State Secretary in Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Radovan Fuchs, and the Director General of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), Roland Schenkel, opened an information event on collaboration possibilities within the 7th EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7), which covers the period 2007 to 2013 with a total budget of over 50 billion EUR. Nearly 300 representatives from the Croatian government and scientific community met with JRC experts who provided insights into the opportunities for participation in various EU research programmes and discussed ways to further enhance the collaboration between Croatian research bodies and the JRC on scientific and technical aspects of EU legislation.

  3. 6 Jul 2007

    Today, 06 July, 2007 a high-level conference on EU-Polish research perspectives took place at the Wroclaw University of Technology. The focus of the conference – hosted by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education – was on four research areas of high relevance to Poland where new Collaborative Agreements were signed: food and feed safety and quality; energy; nuclear safety and security; and human exposure (to chemicals).

  4. 26 May 2008

    A high-level research conference on the role of research in support to other policies has taken place today in Ljubljana. The event underlined the role of research in support to the conception, development, implementation and monitoring of policies at EU, national and regional level in areas such as environment, energy, food, agriculture, health etc. Ongoing research activities in these areas of vital importance for the quality of life and safety of citizens were presented.

  5. 12 Jun 2007

    Today, 12th June 2007, the European Commission and the Serbian Ministry of Science organised an information event on the opportunities offered by the recently launched 7th EU Programme for Research and Technological Development 2007 - 2013. Several experts from the European Commission's Directorate General for Research (DG Research) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) outlined the opportunities and practicalities for participation in various EU research programmes. Serbia is in the process of associating to the 7th Framework Programme, with signing of the agreement to take place on 13th June 2007 in Brussels.

  6. 18 Nov 2008

    Today, 18 November 2008, a high-level conference on EU-Bulgarian research co-operation with the European Commission's Joint Research reviewed current and future perspectives on topics of particular importance to Bulgaria, such as:

  7. 15 Dec 2006

    A new research centre will be officially opened by European Science and Research Commissioner Janez Poto nik today that will provide training and opportunities to share knowledge for scientists from across South Eastern Europe. It will focus specifically on the field of the chemical and bio-analytical measurements required for the implementation of EU legislation in areas such as environmental monitoring. The Slovenian-European Natural Sciences Research Centre (SENARC) is based in Maribor, Slovenia, and is funded from the EU’s Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance and Structural Funds, among other sources. The opening will also be attended by the Slovenian Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Jure Zupan.