Recent developments have established new ICT R&D co-operation opportunities with Eastern Europe & Central Asia and Western Balkan countries.The aim of the networking session is to enhance co-operation between researchers from the EU and Eastern European & Central Asian (EECA) and Western Balkan (WB) countries. The floor will be given to researchers to present and promote their ideas, and bilateral meetings between researchers from EU and EECA/WB countries will be held to discuss future joint research activities.
The session will also host the award ceremony of the Western Balkan countries’ ICT idea competition. Six winners will be rewarded for their excellent ICT research ideas and given the opportunity to present their proposals. The session is jointly organised by seven EU-funded actions: ISTOK-SOYUZ, SCUBE-ICT, EXTEND, WINS-ICT, ICT-WEB-PROMS, IncoNet CA/SC and IncoNet-EECA.