The previously announced one-day seminar ”Prospects for Participation of Government Authorities, Enterprises and Organizations of Belarus in the EC Baltic Sea Region Cooperation Programme 2007-2013” took place in Minsk on 27 March 2008. The event was organized by the Office of the European Commission in the Republic of Belarus.
Experts from the EU informed the seminar audience about potential funding allocations from the EU meant to support the project activity in the following sectors: fostering of the innovation-oriented research in the region; enhancement of the transport and IT sectors; handling the Baltic Sea as a common resource; promotion of attractive and competitive regions and cities.
Besides, the seminar provided the information about the terms of preparation and submission of project proposals, about the scopes and technical features required of the project proposals. Furthermore, there was a discussion of the project ideas that would involve Belarusian partners and stakeholders as requested by the Baltic project developers.
The agenda and materials of the Seminar are posted here.
A summary of the EU supported Programme has been included in the manual “Funding of Technology Commercialization Projects”. The manual has been developed under the Project “Strengthening the National System for Technology Transfer in the Republic of Belarus on the Basis of Information and Communication Technologies” implemented and funded by the Government of Belarus, with co-funding and under the aegis of UNDP and UNIDO.