Western Balkan Countries Development Studies
The ministry of foreign affairs has allocated totally NOK 24 million to cooperation in research and higher education with the Western Balkan Countries for the period 2010-2013.
The aim of the Western Balkan Countries Development Studies is to provide insight into development challenges by supporting regional social science research in the Western Balkans that focus on sustainable economic development and institutional and democratic reforms that are important for the process in these countries’ Euro-Atlantic integration. Projects that study the effects of environmental changes in this region may be considered.
Following the key objective of the NORGLOBAL programme the Western Balkan Countries Development Studies will integrate researchers from the Western Balkan Countries into research projects under this programme. Priority will be given to cooperation with Bosnia & Herzegovina and Kosovo, - while Albania, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia are also qualified for support.
The projects can include PhDs and Post Docs from the Western Balkan Countries that cooperate closely with the Norwegian institutions. The Western Balkan Countries Development Studies can also support conferences and workshops with the aim to contribute to networking between institutions from Norway and the Western Balkan Countries.
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