Economic conference Montenegro 2017: meeting with Montenegrin scientific diaspora

The Seventh Regional Economic Conference, organized by the Chamber of Economy of Montenegro in cooperation with the Ministry of Science of Montenegro, was held on November 2 and 3 at the hotel Splendid in Budva. The theme of the gathering that brought together about 500 representatives of governments, the business community, scientific and professional public from the Balkans was the "Challenges on the Path to the European Union", with a special emphasis on the inextricable link between economy and science.

Among the participants of the conference were found 35 distinguished scientists and researchers from the Montenegrin diaspora whose presence was facilitated by the Ministry of Science through the project "Higher Education and Research for Innovation and Competitiveness" - HERIC. The scientists had the opportunity to exchange experiences and opinions on future models of cooperation at the two-day conference and to meet Ms Sanja Damjanovic, PhD, Minister of Science at the margins of the conference.

The event was also an opportunity to present the Initiative for the establishment of an international scientific institute for sustainable technologies in South East Europe, as well as the steps that have been taken so far to achieve this Regional Project. Minister Damjanovic took the opportunity to talk with Montenegrin scientists about cooperation on this project, but also other modes of cooperation in the future. In an open conversation, the minister invited diaspora scientists to actively participate and point out ways in which the effectiveness of state measures can be increased, and suggests concrete ventures through their experiences.

Participants are pleased that the Ministry of Science recognized the importance of networking with the scientific community and expressed their desire to participate actively and contribute to the improvement of scientific research capacities in Montenegro.

 

You can download the Information Booklet on Montenegrin Scientific Diaspora from the link: Dokumenta

You can access the photos from the Conference from the following link: Galerija/Konferencija o ekonomiji Montenegro 2017.