The project aims to support the EU’s external relations with the target region by significantly contributing to ongoing bi-regional and regional Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policy dialogues, and by increasing the knowledge base about the EU’s external environment. It also stresses to stimulate bi-regional STI cooperation and to strengthen the EU’s economic competitiveness as well as to contribute to the establishment of supportive framework conditions by facilitating the pooling of resources and by identifying challenging thematic areas for mutual STI cooperation.
The project was kicked off in Bucharest, Romania in March 2015. It is coordinated by Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI GmbH) from Austria and involves 18 partners from all Black Sea countries and a number of EU member and associated countries. It will run until January 2018.
February 2015 – January 2018