Priority Area 07 "To develop the Knowledge Society (research, education and ICT)" is coordinated by Slovakia and Serbia, with the involvement of a wide network of key players.

Find out about main activities, projects and actions in the field of knowledge society in the Danube Region, latest news and upcoming events on the topic.

News & Announcements

International Conference „Danube – Connecting Serbia with Trans-European Transport and Energy Networks“ in Novi Sad, Serbia

Posted by Dijana S, Wednesday, 6th April 2016 @ 4:13pm

  • International Conference „Danube – Connecting Serbia with Trans-European Transport and Energy Networks“ will be held on April 19th 2016 in Novi Sad, Serbia (Тhe Gallery of Matica srpska).

    This conference is organised by European Movement Serbia (local council in Novi Sad) in cooperation with Forum for International Relations, Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence and Faculty of European Legal and Political Studies, with support of the Provincial Secretariat for Science and Technological Development.

    The event will gather participants from Austria, Hungary and Serbia, officials of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Provincial Government of Vojvodina, representatives of the diplomatic corps, civil society and the media.

    The agenda of the conference can be found here


ERA Fellowships Programme launched by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Posted by Dijana S, Monday, 21st December 2015 @ 12:27pm

  • As part of the national strategy for the European Research Area (ERA), Germany is expanding its collaboration with the EU13 member states. Against this background, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research has launched the “ERA Fellowships” programme. The programme aims at building up capacities of key actors in the field of science management from EU13 science organisations. The objective is also to strengthen networking and cooperation between research organisations, research funding organisations and higher education institutions in Germany and the partner countries.

    The following countries are addressed: Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

    Applications for participation in the ERA Fellowships programme can already be submitted. The call deadline will be on 29 February 2016.
    The German host organization is to submit the proposal. Please refer to the website for further information.

    You can find all relevant information at http://www.era-fellowships.de/en/index.php in English language and at http://www.era-fellowships.de/index.php in German language.

    There are two parts of the programme:

    Guest stay: During a guest stay at a German science organisation or higher education institution, the EU13 fellows gather practical experience in science management. They will get in-depth insights and exchange views on scientific management procedures and processes on an expert level. Before a fellowship begins, a structured training concept will be agreed with the German host institution.

    Campus weeks: In addition to the guest stay at a host organisation, the ERA Fellowships programme features a theoretical part. An attractive programme awaits the participants on campus: Structured in "thematic days" on, inter alia, knowledge transfer, EU research funding, or internationalization, the campus weeks will provide opportunities for learning, the exchange of experiences and intensive networking. German experts will lead discussions and study trips. The weeks on campus are part of the programme, so participation is obligatory for the EU13 fellows. Colleagues from the German host organisations are welcome to participate in the activities subject to the availability of seats.

    If you have any questions related to the programme, please refer to the service section of the website at http://www.era-fellowships.de/en/ansprechpartner.php

4th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region

Posted by Member 176f63b, Tuesday, 10th November 2015 @ 1:55pm

  • The 4th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region took place from 29 - 30 October 2015 in Ulm, Germany. The main aim of the forum was an exchange of information on progress made in the implementation of the EUSDR and ist goals.

    PA7 has been present at the Forum with two Workshops and one Panel discussion: „DO IT - Cross-cutting cooperation for the facing of the main societal challenges” “Paving the way for joint actions in the Danube Region: Sharing good practices and identifying synergies in research and innovation support” “The way forward in aligning transnational R&I funding and activities in the Danube Region”

    Interst and participation have been high and we succeeded in getting relevant stakeholders involved in our sessions.

    For the reports of the workshops/panel discussion please see our "Files" section.

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