16.06.2023 - 17.06.2023 | Athens, Greece

Stakeholders Conference "EU – EECA S&T; cooperation: The way forward"

The partnership between the countries of the European Union and Eastern Europe/Central Asia (EECA) is of utmost importance for the political, economical, and social development of both regions. There is a need for an in-depth exchange of views among policy makers and representatives of the science community of both EU Member States and the EECA Countries. In this context, the International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS) organizes the conference “EU – EECA S&T; cooperation: The way forward“ which will be held in Athens on 16.-17. June 2009.
The conference “EU – EECA S&T cooperation: The way forward“ is organized in the context of the “S&T International Cooperation Network for Eastern Europe and Cental Asia – IncoNet EECA”, a large project funded by the European Commission to support the bi-regional S&T cooperation, coordinated by ICBSS.

The aim of the conference is to allow an informal dialogue of senior experts from ministries and research organisations from both, the EU and Associated Countries and the EECA. The dialogue is thought to focus on the state-of-the-art and the perspectives of EU-EECA S&T cooperation. Participants of different related projects will have the opportunity to make the results of their activities visible to a wide range of political decision makers and representatives of research and funding organisations.

The preliminary program of the conference contains three sections:

  • EU-EECA perspectives: This section will provide a view about the role of the European Commission as well as a description of the eastern point of view on the EU-EECA cooperation.
  • The current landscape: Under this topic two practice examples will be presented. Furthermore in this section the reflection of the science community on the impact of EU-EECA cooperation will be described.
  • The way forward: On 17th June the organizers plan an open structured discussion about the future common challenges within the EU-EECA cooperation.


Preliminary Programme


Dr. George Bonas, S&T Advisor,
IncoNet EECA - Project Coordinator
4 Xenophontos Str.
10557 Athens Greece
Tel: +30 210 3242 321
Fax: +30 210 3242 244

Mr. Dimitrios Filippidis
Project Manager
Tel: +30 210 3242 321