Science Policy

Grid: the Key to Scientific Collaboration

UNESCO assists its Member States in formulating their S&T policies, strategies and plans as well as in the reform of their S&T systems by bringing to light policy options for the governance of S&T systems in the new context, supporting participatory policy formulation and/or reviews to improve the management of S&T effort at the national level.

This is done by means of providing guidelines and methodologies, technical advice and guidance on formulation, implementation, monitoring, and a review of policies and plans concerning national S&T activities.

Reconstructing the Science Systems in SEE

For the past decade, the ‘Venice process’ has been rebuilding scientific cooperation among Southeast European countries. Named after the Italian city which hosts UNESCO’s Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, the Venice Process has dual aims: on the one hand, it sets out to heal some of the wounds inflicted by the violent break-up in the 1990s of the former Yugoslavia, once a major player in European science; in parallel, the Venice Process sets out to build scientific cooperation between the sub-region and the rest of Europe, in order to prepare countries for integration into the European Research Area. - More

Ministers of South East Europe to speak with one voice to further regional science agenda

© Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina – Family photo

Meeting in Sarajevo on 23 November for a Ministerial Roundtable on Science, Technology and Innovation organized jointly by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe (Venice, Italy), the ministers issued a declaration in which they commit to coordinating their positions prior to meetings at the European Commission in Brussels, in order to push through macro-regional agendas.

Info note | Announcement | News | Programme | Joint Declaration

Science and research in Southeastern Europe

Since 2001, the following Ministerial Conferences have been held :

Other events

Science Policy Studies series

In recent years, the Venice Office has published a series of monographs on science in South East Europe within UNESCO’s Science Policy Studies series.

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