Quality education, research and innovation are the foundations of a competitive and successful economy. While the Western Balkan economies have significantly improved in terms of innovation performance over the last ten years, the region still lags behind the European average.
But the potential is there, and the talent is there! The EU is already behind many initiatives that support young researchers and enable cooperation between research and business, and across borders – and is increasing support and collaboration opportunities to unlock talents across the region.
Education is the backbone of a competitive workforce and economy. The EU is behind many initiatives to improve the skills base and support quality education in the Western Balkans.
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The College of Europe has launched a postgraduate programme "Master of Arts in European Transformation and Integration – The EU and Southeastern Europe" to be offered at their newly established campus in Tirana, Albania. The Master of Arts in European Transformation and Integration has been conceived to address the increasing demand for experts who exhibit a thorough understanding of the enlargement process of the European Union and a well-rounded, critical perspective on the salient challenges of the 21st century, with a particular emphasis on the Southeastern Europe and EU-Western Balkans relations.
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