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1st meeting of the EU-WBC Advisory Group

Published: 26-04-2012

The 1st meeting of the BALCON Advisory Group was successfully organised on 19/3/2012 in Athens, Greece. Aiming to facilitate an open dialogue on the research collaboration potential among EU and Western Balkan Countries in the broader field of Monitoring and Control (M&C), the BALCON partners presented their findings and offered the participants a unique opportunity to:

  • Discuss on the M&C research areas of common interest and high collaboration potential for both sides; and
  • Exchange ideas on indicative actions to overcome barriers and enhance EU-WBC cooperation under FP7/HORIZON2020 programmes.


The high interest of the participants was evident from the constructive discussions addressing various aspects of the involvement of Western Balkan research teams into EU-funded research activities. The main recommendations towards research teams from the Western Balkans were:

  • Exploit several ‘international collaboration instruments’ (beyond the ICT Theme under FP7 and HORIZON2020)
  • Mobilise and create incentives for young scientists.
  • Organise brokerage/networking activities to promote the research competencies of WBC M&C actors and support building international research consortia
  • Ask assistant in preparing proposals for EU-funded projects


The outcome of the discussions is available here.

The EU-WBC Advisory Group is comprised of experts in the design, development and implementation of systems and applications for Monitoring and Control from both regions.


  First row (from left to right)
M. Krstic, M. Malek, L. Gavrilovska, M. Stankovski, E. Curkovic, F. Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue, M. Di Benedetto, S. Klessova, A. Konstantellos, I. Delioglanis, G. Rakocevic

Second row (from left to right)
M. Colnarič, D. Petrovački, Z. Vukić, N. Nosović, Z. Ban, S. Engell, G.Stojanovski, N. Prljača, G. Dimic, D. Ristov, T. Wittig, Z. Ðurović,, G. Kvascev, A. Salihbegović, N. Filipovic, D. Milicev, K. Pelivanoska, V. Milutinovic



All participants

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Serbian delegation

Croatian delegation

Bosnian delegation

FYROM delegation

EU gelegation

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