28.09.2006 -

Why Invest In Science in South Eastern Europe? Ljubljana, Slovenia. 28-29 Sept. 2006

© UNESCOScience Policy series N°5: Why Invest in Science in South Eastern Europe?

International conference and Ministerial Round Table organised by the UNESCO Office in Venice, the Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office in Ljubljana (ASO) and the Slovenian Ministry for Higher Education, Science and Technology

The main aim of the conference is to contribute to a better understanding of the interrelation between investments in science and knowledge and socio-economic development in general, as well as specifically with regard to present situation in South-Eastern European countries. The conference shall provide the knowledge base for policy-makers to improve allocation of funds for investments in science and research and to identify accompanying measures which will lead to enhanced socio-economic development in SEE countries as well as in other parts of the world. The Conference will convene in two days and discussions will be organised into 4 sessions:

I. Science, innovation and wealth generation: state of the art and best practices
II. Globalisation vs. marginalisation of innovation systems in SEE: country and comparative perspective
III. European and International co-operation for science and innovation in SEE
HIGH-LEVEL ROUND TABLE: Science and Innovation policies in SEE and in Slovenia

The Organizing Institutions are :

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UNESCO Office in Venice UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe – BRESCE
(with the financial support of the Italian Government)
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Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office (ASO) in Ljubljana
(with the financial support of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture – bm:bwk)
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Slovenian Ministry for Higher Education, Science and Technology

Download the proceedings.
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For information on the Conference programme: Iulia Nechifor (
i.nechifor(at)unesco.org); Slavi Krušič (slavi.krusic(at)gov.si); Miroslav Polzer (polzer(at)zsi.at)
For organisational details:  Gorazd Weiss (
weiss(at)zsi.at)




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