The purpose of this project was to support the implementation of the Multi-annual Action Plan for a Regional Economic Area (hereinafter: MAP) endorsed at the Leader’s Summit in July 2017 in Trieste, Italy, by providing expertise on removing obstacles to mobility of students, researchers and academics through joint policies, measures and instruments aimed at increasing academic and research mobility and cooperation.
The objectives and scope of the project were:
a) to guide the preparation and draft tailor-made Open Access policies for 30 selected Research Infrastructures in the Western Balkans in close cooperation with their management, administrative and research staff, and
b) to train management, administrative and research staff to introduce principles of Open Access to 30 selected Research Infrastructure in the Western Balkans, specifically, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*1, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia.
Further information on the Western Balkans support programme can be found here.