Mistra Urban Futures (MUF) addresses one of today’s key societal challenges: How can sustainable urban development be achieved within our planet’s boundaries? Project vision is to achieve sustainable urbanisation where cities are accessible, green and fair. Mission is to generate and use knowledge for transitions towards sustainable urban futures through reflective co-creation at local and global levels.
Intersection actively participates at the biggest regional forum of economy and development, the Kopaonik Business Forum 2018, known also as “Serbian Davos”. Aleksandra Drecun, the President of Intersection, discussed with the Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development Mladen Šarčević, the President of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts Vladimir Kostić, and the Rector of the University of Belgrade Vladimir Bumbaširević, the future of Education and Science Policy in Serbia.
Aleksandra Drecun, the President of Intersection, will be the member of the group, nominated by the Minister for Education, Science and Technological Development. The task of the Group is to prepare a new framework for scientific research in line with the Strategy for Scientific and Technological Development of Serbia (2016-2020) and the Action Plan for its implementation, with the focus on the new model of research funding and establishment of a competitive procedure based on excellence and wider societal impact of research and innovation.
Aleksandra Drecun, the President of Intersection, will participate at two panel discussions at the Science Program of EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) in Toulouse, France, the biggest European open forum on science and innovation. Moreover, Intersection participates in the Final debate under the DEBATE SCIENCE! Youth Parliament project with five young finalists from Serbia that will, together with the selected finalists from all over Europe, discuss the most relevant scientific topics of today.
DEBATE SCIENCE! Youth Parliament project is for the third time coordinated by Intersection in Serbia. This successful project aimed at promoting evidence based policies and involvement of young people in democratic processes is recognized by the European institutions and selected for funding by the EC DG R&I H2020 program.
Intersection participates at the ECSITE Annual Conference “Creative Collisions” panel discussions on 7-9 June 2018 in Geneva. Intersection president Aleksandra Drecun will be a speaker at the session “Coordinating national initiatives of science communication”.
Aleksandra Drecun, President of Intersection and the Board Member of European Science Engagement Association (EUSEA) participated in EUSEA Annual Conference 2017, in Leuven. The conference was held under the motto “Beyond HORIZONs – Framing the Future” and gathered around 80 participants from all across Europe, as well as from Egypt, Korea and Russia in an inspiring and dynamic event.
On the occasion of Europe Day, we invite you to the Conference, to be held on 8 May 2017, organized by FEFA and Intersection as a co-organizer. This year, our attention is focused on the development of creative industries in Serbia. We will have the opportunity to listen to and discuss with a number of prominent people from various domains of creative work – art, science and innovation. The Conference is supported by the Delegation of the European Union to Serbia, TEMPUS program and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, as well as by numerous partner organizations.
Capacity Building Symposium for Policy Makers organized by the COST Targeted Network genderSTE was held on 24th November 2016 in Belgrade. Intersection’s vice-president Divna Vučković was one of the trainers on the topic of Gender in Horizon 2020 programmes. COST genderSTE (Gender, Science, Technology and Environment) is a network of policy makers and experts committed to promoting a fairer representation of women and better integration of gender analysis in research and innovation.
Aleksandra Drecun, Intersection’s president, participated in the Conference “SECID – Spreading Excellence and Crossing the Innovation Divide Conference” in Brussels. The overall objective of SECID 2016 conference was to provide a platform for stakeholders to have an in-depth discussion on the role of excellence in European research and innovation as well as opportunities presented through Horizon 2020 and ESIF (European Structural & Investment Funds) for crossing the innovation gap between countries, regions, research institutions, universities, and enterprises.