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Transport EU-Western Balkan Network for Training, Support and Promotion of Cooperation in FP7 research activities

Objective

The overall objective of this project is to improve and promote closer Scientific and Technological (S&T) cooperation opportunities between Europe and the Western Balkan Countries (WBCs) in the area of Surface Transport. The project seeks to establish an EU-Balkan Transport network of researchers and universities among these countries in order to improve and/or enlarge the research capacity of Western Balkan centres of competence in transport in terms of improving their research programs, and scientific and technical human resources. The project aims to fulfil the following specific goals: • Identifying the existing capacities and specific needs of surface transport researchers in the Western Balkan countries in terms of FP7 funding opportunities; • Training and support in FP7 knowledge and best practices. Enhance the readiness of Balkan transport research community to participate in the European RTD programmes (FP7). • Setting up a matching tool - “Project Lab” - supporting the creation and preparation of efficient and innovative project proposals; • Implementing expert study visits between the WBC partners and EU partners in order to expand the scientific relationships and networking between the two regions; • Stimulating various partnering schemes and national collaboration between researchers and industry in the surface transport sector in the Balkan region. Expected activities and tangible results of this project will include, among others: a Roadmap for research capacities and funding opportunities in WBCs transport research, 150 researchers informed and stimulated towards FP7, a database with 100 R&D results, 10 national idea generation events (2 per each WBC + Bulgaria), 50 new project proposal ideas and 5 events in the Balkan countries linking transport researchers and industry.
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Coordinator

APPLIED RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATIONS FUND

Address

Alexander Zhendov Street 5
1113 Sofia

Bulgaria

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 96 043

Administrative Contact

Zoya Damianova (Ms.)

Participants (8)

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Ss. CYRIL AND METHODIUS UNIVERSITY IN SKOPJE

North Macedonia

EU Contribution

€ 48 150

HIGHER SCHOOL OF TRANSPORT - TODOR KABLESHKOV

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 39 162

Automotive center – Centar za vozila, Sarajevo

Bosnia and Herzegovina

EU Contribution

€ 37 985

UNIVERSITETI POLITEKNIK I TIRANES

Albania

EU Contribution

€ 40 125

MINISTERIE VAN ECONOMISCHE ZAKEN EN KLIMAAT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 54 570

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 63 986

INTEGRATED RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (IRM) COMPANY LIMITED

Malta

EU Contribution

€ 52 751

FAKULTET ZA MASINSTVO I GRADJEVINARSTVO U KRALJEVO UNIVERZITETA U KRAGUJEVCU

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 50 076

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 218699

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2009

  • End date

    31 December 2010

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 495 328

  • EU contribution

    € 482 848

Coordinated by:

APPLIED RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATIONS FUND

Bulgaria