OUR PROJECT

GreenFORCE

GreenFORCE aims at fostering excellence in the "Western Balkans' green transition" scientific research and innovation of Co-PLAN (Albania), CEA (North Macedonia), and UB-GEF (Serbia), as a means to enhancing their research profile, strengthening research and management capacities of their staff, and contributing to convergence between Western Balkans (WB) and EU research capacities, as well as to wider policy initiatives for the WB region.


The project’s objective is reached through the twinning partnership of five organisations that will work closely to produce territorial knowledge through exploratory research and institutional learning; will transfer and exchange knowledge among partner organisations through applying the knowledge management cycle; and will engage in networking for sharing, crossfertilizing and amplifying knowledge at the societal level.

Ultimately, the ambition is to transcend from individual learning to enabling institutional learning, making sure that research and research management practices become institutionalised within the recipient organisations. GreenFORCE will contribute to the impacts of the destination “Improved access to excellence” by enabling pathways of cooperation, exchange, co-design, co-creation with academia, civil society and policy-makers at the regional level.

Research in ALBANIA

Net-Zero transition for Post-Communist Urban Neighbourhoods

Research in SERBIA

Sustainable Mobility – Transitioning Public Transportation at Local Level

Research in NORTH MACEDONIA

Implications of Transition in the Energy Sector at the Regional Level

Research in MONTENEGRO

Waste Management sector transformation and its impact towards JGT

Research in BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

Assessing local economic and employment impact of JGT

Our Partners

Twinning Partners

The GreenFORCE objective is reached through the twinning partnership of five organizations that will work closely to produce territorial knowledge through exploratory research and institutional learning; will transfer and exchange knowledge among partner organizations and will engage in networking for sharing, cross-fertilizing and amplifying knowledge at the societal level.

The 5 partner organizations are:

Project’s Achievements

Results and deliverables

GreenFORCE contributes to five wider impacts of the destination as a twinning project that makes use of a knowledge-creation and management cycle of actions to develop scientific research capacities and research management and administration skills for the primary benefit of three WB partner organizations but also for the benefit of the two EU partners.

  1. Increased science and innovation capacities for all actors
  2. Higher participation success in Horizon Europe and more consortium leadership roles.
  3. Strengthened role of the Higher Education sector in R&I
  4. Greater involvement of regional actors in R&I process
  5. Improved outreach to international scale for all actors
Project deliverables

GreenFORCE WorkPackages

To ensure the effective management, coordination and eventually achievements of the project outcomes, GreenFORCE project will be implemented through the following work packages:

1. Project Management and Coordination (WP1). 2. Strengthen the organization and institutional capacities of WB partners to carry out research and increase the policy relevance (WP2). 3. Enhance research skills & mainstream ‘WB green transition’ into teaching (WP3). 4. Asssessing just green transition impacts and costs in the WB (WP4). 5. Dissemination, Communication, Exploitation and Sustainability (WP5). 6. Ethics Requirements (WP6).
Latest Event List

The second International Summer School “Communicating Just Green Transitions - Navigating the Path to a Sustainable Future”

This event involves up to 20 students from the universities of UB-GEF, POLIS and POLITO. Participants will partake in a series of lectures, workshops, and online sessions, delving into the challenges and potential solutions surrounding sustainable development.

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