10.03.2010 -

UNESCO Venice Director speaks of the Transition of STI Systems in South Eastern Europe at Sarajevo Policy Workshop

UNESCOVENICE news (BiH) 9-03-2010 : In the framework of the project commissioned by the Delegation of the European Commission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) on 'Capacity building and institutional strengthening of Science and Research in Bosnia and Herzegovina', Technopolis Group (Belgium), in consortium with LOGOTECH SA (Greece), Zentrum für Soziale Innovation (ZSI, Austria) and European Profiles (Greece) organised the Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Workshop on 29 January 2010 in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

The event was hosted by the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MOCA) of BiH, in the BiH Parliament building in Sarajevo.

In total, more than 25 delegates from the State level (MoCA, etc.) and ministries responsible for science and education, both at entity and cantonal level, attended this one-day event. The academic world was also represented by vice-rectors responsible for research, as well as the presidents of the academies of science.

The objectives of the policy workshop were to present international experience on STI policy formulation in countries of major social and economic transformation, and to discuss selected key topics in relation to the implementation of the strategy and the action plan.

The workshop consisted of two sessions where presentations were made by international experts. Both sessions gave chances to participants to question the presenters and debate the issues raised.

Engelbert Ruoss, Director of the UNESCO Office in Venice opened the first Session on "Science policy formulation and STI funding – Lessons for countries in economic and social transition" with a presentation on the Transition of STI Systems in South Eastern Europe. Download powerpoint presentation EN [PPT; 5,3MB].

Photo credit : Technopolis group

related links :

- Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Workshop - Sarajevo, 29 January, 2010 - More

- Project : Capacity building and institutional strengthening of Science and Research in Bosnia and Herzegovina - More

 




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