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Journal article: International Negotiations and Domestic Change in the EU’s Eastern Neighborhood

Deconstructing Antidiscrimination Reforms in Moldova by Axyonova et al.

Democratic reforms, or lack thereof, in countries addressed by the European Union’s (EU’s) Eastern Partnership initiative (EaP) have attracted considerable scholarly attention. Yet many studies approach these countries’ political and policy developments through the lens of external actors’ (especially the EU and Russia’s) engagements. This article lends agency to the domestic actors by scrutinizing the antidiscrimination reform process in Moldova. Read more

Journal article: The EU Accession Process, Chinese Finance and Rising Corruption in Western Balkan Stabilitocracies

Serbia and Montenegro by Soyaltin-Colella

As front runners in the EU accession process, Serbia and Montenegro have failed to control corruption yet managed to advance along the path to EU integration. Although they have stronger state capacity compared to other Western Balkan countries, the two have recently reverted to previous poor governance practices after initial headway meeting EU good governance conditions. Read more

Journal article: Scenario analysis of PM2.5 and ozone impacts on health, crops and climate with TM5-FASST

A case study in the Western Balkans by Belis et al.

The Western Balkans (WB) is a region in South-East Europe where the alignment of national legislations and policies with those of the European Union (EU) is in progress with the prospect of achieving the EU membership. Such process is crucial for air quality management considering that the levels of air pollution in this area are among the highest of Europe and affect neighbouring regions. With the aim of informing the design of air quality policies in the WB, the TM5-FAst Scenario Screening Tool (TM5- FASST) was used to estimate the trends of air quality (PM 2.5 and ozone) impacts on health, crops yields and climate from 2000 to 2050. Read more

Online article: Climate change in the Western Balkans and EU Green Deal

Status, mitigation and challenges by Knez et al.

The European Commission (EC), based on the European Green Deal (2019) and the Recovery plan for Europe (2021), envisages investing 30% of the budget in climate neutral region by 2050. Activities are also planned for countries that are not members of the European Union (EU), which require complex changes in the field of legislation, strategic planning, implementation, and monitoring. To successfully plan short-term and long-term activities on these grounds, it is necessary to have a realistic picture of the state of climate change in each country—as they spill over into the entire region of Europe. Read more

30/11/2022 Call for Proposals: TNC23

TNC23 will take place from 5 to 9 June 2023 in Tirana, Albania – the European Youth Capital 2022 with a vibrant community of students and young workers.

TNC is the largest and most prestigious research and education networking conference which usually attracts a diverse audience of over 800 participants from more than 70 countries and offers a unique collaborative experience. TNC23 will take place from 5 to 9 June 2023 in Tirana, Albania – the European Youth Capital 2022 with a vibrant community of students and young workers.

Serving all #DigitalGenerations is a challenge that National Research and Education Networks face. The conference in Tirana will reflect on how we engage them. For further information, please see the source page of this call.

Deadlines:
🗓️ 30 November 2022 – Single presentations, workshops
🗓️ 2 February 2023 – Demonstrations – read more

8/12/2022 Georgia: grant competition for start-up social enterprises

The call aims to support initiative groups and start-up social enterprises to get additional funding for implementing their ideas through innovative and sustainable ways.

The Centre for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG) is inviting initiative groups and start-up social enterprises to participate in a grant competition.

The call aims to support initiative groups and start-up social enterprises to get additional funding for implementing their ideas through innovative and sustainable ways.

The requested grant funding must not exceed €14,000. At least 10% of the requested funds should be cost-shared by the applicant.

The deadline for applications is 8 December. The application should be submitted in Georgian. Read more

15/12/2022 Calls for experts: Training for proposal writing and project management for Horizon Europe – Kosovo

Riinvest is seeking external expert services (one expert) for supporting the training of researchers for proposal preparation and writing, including issues related to project management and administration.

The POLICY ANSWERS project implements a Capacity Building Programme in the Western Balkans. In the frame of the Task 3.3. (WP3) Capacity building and support for implementation in Kosovo (WPCBK), the project partner Riinvest Institute is in charge of implementing the programme. One of the key actions is to increase the capacities of faculties/universities and research institutes for project/proposal preparation and administration and ensure quality applications at Horizon Europe.

Riinvest is seeking external expert services (one expert) for supporting the training of researchers for proposal preparation and writing, including issues related to project management and administration. Read more

09/02/2023 CALL OPEN: Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND)

The Marie Sklowdowska-Curie Actions Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND) 2022 call is open.

The Marie Sklowdowska-Curie Actions Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND) 2022 call is open. The deadline for submission of proposals is 9 February 2023.

Under this call, the European Commission will award €95 million to support regional, national and international training and career development programmes.

COFUND projects can take the form of

  1. Doctoral Programmes
    • offering doctoral candidates research training activities to develop and broaden their skills and competences
    • leading to the award of a doctoral degree
  2. Postdoctoral Programmes, funding individual advanced research training and career development fellowships for postdoctoral researchers – read more

15/12/2022: Research Team Leader ‘Health&Care’

The European Centre has a vacancy for a Research Team Leader to design, manage and carry out research and policy projects in the areas of health & ltc.

The European Centre has a vacancy for a Research Team Leader to design, manage and carry out research and policy projects in the areas of health and long-term care in an international comparative perspective in the UNECE region.

Please send your CV and letter of motivation by 15 December 2022 at the latest. Read more

10/12/2022 CfA: Fellowships at REWI Graz

The Faculty of Law of the University of Graz is offering Fellowships to ambitious early-stage-career researchers and senior researchers with outstanding international reputation.

The Faculty of Law of the University of Graz is offering fellowships to ambitious early-stage-career researchers and senior researchers with outstanding international reputation. Fellows are given the opportunity to gain experience in an international scholarly environment and to benefit from the excellent know-how at the University of Graz while living in the “knowledge city Graz”, which provides a high quality of life and a dynamic as well as scientifically and culturally vibrant environment. Read more

The call for applications for the fellowships is open until 10 December 2022.