|Programme objective(s)||Our project corresponds to the general program objective because we propose to organize an advanced joint research network in the field of environmental protection. The results obtained within the project contribute to the sustainable development of the Romanian-Serbian cooperation at the border area. This network can be further developed by adding new partners from the two countries meaning new collaborations between Romania and Serbia.|
|Priority Axis||This project corresponds to the Priority Axis 1 (Economic and Social Development) because the results expected to be obtained contribute to the sustainable development of the Romanian-Serbian border area.|
|Priority axis objective(s)||
The project assures the completion of the following objectives of the Priority Axes 1:
- Increasing the overall competitiveness of the economy in the border area;
- Improvement of the quality of life for the communities of the border area.
|Measure||The project corresponds to Measure 1.4. (Support increased levels of R&D and innovation in the border region) because it supposes the research development in the cross-border area by creating a joint research network in the field of environmental protection with common research activities and scientific events where we make transfer of knowledge and expertise. The obtained results could allow a technological transfer to some industrial partners assuring joint initiatives for collaboration between research and economy.|
|Rationale regarding consistency with programme strategy and the objectives of the priority axis||
In the two countries, Romania and Serbia, there is a common preoccupation regarding the environment protection and sustainable development. Within this context, our project is devoted to create a common and competitive network within this field starting with two poles: the West University of Timisoara (UVT) and the Mining and Metallurgy Institute Bor (MMI). The sustainability and development of this network is assured by further addition of other Romanian and Serbian institutes, respectively. Like this, UVT and MMI become reference poles in research, evaluation and remediation of the regions polluted with organic pollutants and inorganic ones. The two research poles are intended to become research bases with multiple users and reference centres for the two countries.
The technological transfer of the results obtained within this project contributes to the achievement of a less polluted environment assuring thus the increase of the quality of life in the cross-border areas.
Moreover, this project supposes to perform some common research activities and also some scientific events (e.g. round tables, workshops, conferences) and contributes to a better connectivity within the two regions, the development of the cross-border collaboration and inter-human relationships, and socio-economical development, respectively.