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28 Oct 2022 | STUDY

In line with the Common Regional Market (CRM) Action Plan 2021-2024 and the Western Balkans Agenda on Innovation, Research, Education, Culture, Youth & Sport (WB Innovation Agenda), Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) aims to assist the development of Research and Innovation (R&I) infrastructure by creating the first Western Balkans Roadmap of Research and Innovation Infrastructures (WB Roadmap). WB Roadmap is a strategic policy document that sets out an overall vision for research and innovation infrastructure in the Western Balkans (WB) and the major steps needed to achieve it. It identifies R&I capabilities and opportunities for increasing interconnectivity, promotes the WB as a reliable partner in R&I and sets out the key recommendations to reach the long-term vision.

The main purpose of the WB Roadmap is to identify the potential for collaboration between the WB economies in the area of R&I. Given the limited R&I capacities of individual economies, the joint efforts of the Western Balkans economies have the potential to enhance the overall R&I potential of the region and of individual economies. The WB Roadmap highlights existing R&I resources and infrastructure that can support the launch of joint initiatives by the WB economies in R&I.

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