First Joint Science Conference meets at the German National Academy Leopoldina
Wednesday, 22. July 2015 - Following a consequent path towards the European Union membership is an important prerequisite for the further positive development of the science systems in the Balkan countries. This in one of the results of the first Joint Science Conference Western Balkans, which was held at the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in Halle and in Berlin from 15 to 17 July 2015. The conference is part of the Intergovernmental Initiative Western Balkans, which was brought into life by the German Federal Government, with the participation of the Southeast European countries including Croatia and Slovenia, as well as Austria, France, Italy and the EU Commission. The initiative aims at developing strategies for international cooperation in and with the Western Balkans in the areas of politics, economy, science and society. In agreement with the German Federal Government, the Leopoldina has taken over the initiative in the priority area dedicated to science and society.