The Specific Support Action "Medical Research Initiative South East - MedResIn" has been set up to strengthen scientific & technological interaction and co-operation in biomedical research between the EU and South Eastern Europe, especially the Western Balkan countries.The clear aim is to facilitate future participation of Medical Universities/Faculties and Schools from Western Balkan countries in the Thematic Priority 1 of Framework Programme (FP) 6.Moreover,this proposal is targeted towards creating a perfect platform for the transition to FP7 in order to provide best possible starting conditions for biomedical research in Western Balkan countries, thus supporting their integration into the European Research Area (ERA).By applying the methodology described, the MedResIn proposal will - increase visibility & accessibility of biomedical research communities from Western Balkan countries in Europe; - increase the access of Western Balkan countries biomedical research communities to the FP by providing tailor-made capacity building measures following their specific needs; - support the development of joint EU research projects including partners from Western Balkan countries related to Thematic Priority 1 in FP6 and the respective succeeding programmes in FP7; - build up a sustainable network of institutions which will keep up co-operation and mutual exchange beyond the duration of this proposal. - better, faster and balanced implementation of Life Sciences and biomedical research-related priorities of the FP in Western Balkan countries. The MedResIn proposal will achieve its objectives by generating 250 profiles of biomedical research institutions in Western Balkan countries, 3 information & training events, 3 proposal building events and 15 proposals to be submitted to the FP.The MedResIn consortium consists of partners from 7 countries, including Western Balkan participants as well as Slovenia and Austria as two EU member states.
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