International Cooperation of Serbian research
organizations is facilitated by International S&T
Cooperation Department of Ministry for science and
technology development of government of Serbia. Its
role is to support, coordinate and facilitate international
science and technology bilateral and multilateral
cooperation, EU programs and projects in R&D, relations
with UN organizations and agencies and other foreign
government and non-government scientific and professional
organizations, as well as Serbian scientists and experts abroad.
Focus of departments work is at international cooperation in scope
of programmes, such as COST, EUREKA, NATO, bilateral cooperation,
regional initiatives and FP7.
As national COST coordinator, ministry of science supported and promoted
56 COST actions so far, also with co-financing in areas of travel costs, memberships
in Domain Committees and overhead for Action Management. As a host of national
EUREKA office, ministry also promoted and supported total of 30 EUREKA projects.
In scope of bilateral cooperation, Ministry of science and technological development negotiated bilateral agreements with 8 countries: Greece (25 actions), France (MFA-12, CNRS-13), FYR of Macedonia (7), Slovakia (13), Slovenia (47), Switzerland (SCOPES-11), Croatia (21) and India (the programme of cooperation is recently signed). Also, currently, bilateral agreements on cooperation with Austria, Bulgaria, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Hungary, Romania, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, China, Israel, USA, Japan, Cuba and Argentina are under negotiation.
Finally, Ministry of science is actively supporting regional collaboration initiatives, such as Central European Initiative – CEI, Black Sea Economic Cooperation – BSEC, Danube Region Business Conference and German Regional Programme of Cooperation in Central and Eastern Europe – CEEC.
To find out more on participation of Serbian research organizations in Framework Programme activities, click on a link below.