Aleksandra Drecun, the President of Intersection, will moderate the panel Women’s role for a cohesive society at a seminar event For a Cohesive Europe: Gender Equality and Women’s Rights. The event the will be organized by the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council in collaboration with the Embassy of Finland and the Embassy of Croatia, as part of the EU Trio, in cooperation with the Council of Europe and UN Women.
Intersection joined the Horizon 2020 project SeeRRI (Building Self-Sustaining R&I Ecosystems in Europe through Responsible Research and Innovation) that aims to develop a framework and actions for building responsible regional development policies in Europe. Intersection became the part of the Network of Affiliated Territories (NAT) with the objective of contributing to its replication in South-Eastern Europe and other R&I ecosystems across Europe.
European Science Engagement Association (EUSEA) Board meeting was held in January in Vienna, Austria, at Campus Vienna Biocenter. The Board discussed EUSEA’s activities for the next period with the special focus on the EUSEA Annual European Science Engagement Conference to be held in Vienna in May 2019.
Intersection is the co-organizer, with the Temple University, USA, and the Mathematical and Archeological Institutes of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, of a very important regional science event: US-Serbia and West Balkan Data Science Workshop, to be held in Belgrade 26-28 August, 2018.
The Intersection Youth Team of six great high school students represented Serbia at European Student Parliament project in Toulouse, at the of parliamentary science debate, which was held as part of the largest European Open Scientific Forum, ESOF (Euroscience Open Forum).
Representatives of Intersection met in Toulouse with Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation of the European Commission, and discussed with him current issues of today’s science, involving young people’s involvement in making important societal decisions, as well as the participation of Serbia and other Western Balkan countries in the scientific programs of the European Union.
Intersection Youth team and the Intersection leadership will meet Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation on Monday in Toulouse, and hand him over the resolution on “The Future of Mobility”, as the conclusion of the debate in the European Student Parliament. This European Commission Horizon 2020 project involves 70 high school students from 10 countries across Europe, and Intersection’s young team represents Serbia.
Intersection participated at the high-level Horizon 2020 conference that has showcased the dialogue between contemporary European society and the most promising innovations in the field of Cultural Heritage that European policies and funds have supported.
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.