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Second Meeting of Balkan Linkage - all presentations 5/30/12

23 – 24 April 2012
in Plovdiv – Bulgaria

at Maritsa Vegetable Crops Research Institute,
32 Brezovsko shosse Str.
Conference room


DAY 1 - 23 April 2011


Financial support of horticultural science – success stories in Europe; problems and perspectives for Bulgaria and other Balkan countries     

Keynote-speech 1

“Funding for agricultural science in Bulgaria. Possibilities and problems”
Dr. S. Masheva, Director of Maritsa VCRI


Keynote-speech 2

“How to collect successfully EU funds. Lessons from 20 years running around.“
Dr. Hans De Steur, Ghent University
Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
Department of Agricultural Economics
Division Agri-Food Marketing and Chain Management, Belgium      

Keynote-speech 3

"Spinning-off or Spinning-in: When (Not) Leaving Parent Research Institution is Advantageous?"
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ivan Tchalakov,
Dep. of Institutional and Applied Sociology, University of Plovdiv
Senior research fellow at Dep. Science, Education and Innovation, IIOZ – BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria       

Keynote-speech 4

“Experience of the Institute for Vegetable Crops, Smederevska Palanka regarding financing/self-financing of vegetable researches”
Dr. Milan Zdravkovic
Director of Institute for Vegetable Crops, Smederevska palanka, Serbia        

Keynote-speech 5

“Ways for financial support and self-support of horticultural science in the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops in Novi Sad, Republic of Serbia”
Dr. Janko Cervenski
Vegetable breeder in Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, Novi Sad, Serbia

Keynote-speech 6

" Sustainability of science in the frame of the Faculty of Agriculture - University of Goce Delchev - Shtip"
Prof. Ilija Karov,
„Goce Delcev” University – Stip, Faculty of Agriculture, Republic of Macedonia       

Keynote-speech 7

"Challenges and limitations for financing the horticultural research in Albania”
Prof. Astrit Balliu,
Agricultural University of Tirana, Faculty of Agriculture, Horticultural Department        

Keynote-speech 8

"Current status and perspectives for financial support of scientific investigations at Dobrudja Agricultural Institute”
Assoc.Prof.Dr Ivan Kiriakov,
Director Dobrudzha Agricultural Institute, Dobrich       

Keynote-speech 9

"EU soil policy. International and national funds for investigations”
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Totka Mitova
Director of Institute of soil science "Nikola Poushkarov", Sofia       

Keynote-speech 10

“Financial support for scientific investigations in plant biotechnology – problems and perspectives”
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rossitza Bachvarova
Director of Agrobioinstitute, Sofia

DAY 2 - 24 April 2011   


EU strategy for the Danube region – opportunities and perspectives for collaboration; Prospects for future collaboration within Balkan linkage

Keynote-speech 1

“Priorities regarding the conservation of biodiversity and implementation mechanisms of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region"
Tihomira Slaveikova, Junior Expert Biological Diversity Department, National Nature Protection Service, Ministry of Environment and Water.

Keynote-speech 2

“Bulgarian funds for scientific investigations”
Prof. Dr. Jivko Danailov, National Science Fund, Ministry of education, youth and science      

Keynote-speech 3

“Vegetables Genetic Conservation Activities in Romania”
Dr. Danela Murariu, Plant Genetic Resources Bank, Suceava, Romania