6th Ministerial Meeting of the Western Balkans Platforms on Education and Training & Research and Innovation was held in Belgrade on September 28-29, 2017. Meeting in Belgrade was a continuation of initiative launched in 2012 in Danilovgrad in the field of education and training in the Western Balkans region. These meetings are is aimed at identifying joint priorities at regional level, as well as possibilities for further elaboration of these ideas, that may serve as topics of interest for potential joint projects supported by EU funds.
Meeting was organized in form of panel discussions of ministers of education and ministers of science, as well as alumni who are drivers of regional alumni association. This association as such is one of the products of previous ministerial meeting, and is aimed at encouraging youth to use mobility programmes, as well as to encourage marginalized students` group to use mobility opportunities. European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics actively participated in this panel.
The main objective of HERE seminar was to enable discussion on planning and design of doctoral programmes, structures to support the organization of doctoral studies, such as doctoral schools, funding of doctoral education, quality assurance in doctoral education and international collaboration and networks in doctoral education, as well as generally building research capacity.