The most recent assessment of the progress made by EU Members in reaching the goals of the Lisbon Strategy shows that, as expected, the key objectives were not met so far. However, Croatia and Montenegro have achieved better results than the lowest-ranked Member States. Moreover, the FYR of Macedonia and Turkey have outranked Bulgaria, the EU state with the lowest rank.
The World Economic Forum’s study is the fifth and final review in a biennial series that assesses the progress made by EU Member countries in the far-reaching goals of the EU’s Lisbon Strategy of economic and structural reforms. In addition to assessing the performance of 27 existing EU Members, it also measures the competitive performance of EU candidates and potential candidate countries.
Within the activity T.6.4 of the EU project FP7–REGPOT-2008-1: Unlocking the Croatian Textile Research Potentials under the auspices of the Textile-Science Research Centre (TSRC) the competition for the award for the most successful scientific or artistic research work in the field of textiles (theme: the protective materials, clothing or footwear) has been announced.
The following documents are available:
Coordinator of the FP7-REGPOT-2008-1-229801 project:
Prof. Sandra Bischof Vukusic, PhD
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WBC-INCO.NET project organizes a brokerage event for participants from Europe and Western Balkan Countries on EU FP7 Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials & New Production Technologies on 18 June 2010, in Çeşme, İzmir, Turkey.
In the frame of the annual Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Conference in Turkey, NANO-TR-VI 2010, which will be held between 15-18 June 2010 at Izmir Cesme Altınyunus Hotel, a brokerage event on the EU FP7 Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials & New Production Technologies, sponsored by WBC-INOC.NET project, will be held on 18 June 2010, Friday, with the participation of researchers from Europe, Turkey and Western Balkan Countries.
An accord has been signed by the government representatives, employers and trade unions to form a Social Council for Textile, Leather, Footwear and Rubber Industries. This is the first ever council in Croatia wherein social dialogue will be carried out at industrial level.
The council will include seven representatives each from the Ministry of Economy, Labour and Enterprise, the Associations of the Textile and Leather Industries within Croatian Employers’ Association (HUP) and the trade unions of textile, leather, footwear and rubber industry workers.
At the WIRE2010 (Week of Innovative Regions in Europe - http://wire.econgresos.com/), held at 15-17th March in Granada, Spain University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology participated in the Category 3, Connecting Research Centres from all over Europe (REGPOT) with the poster presentation No. 49 entitled: : Unlocking the Croatian Textile Research Potentials.
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