Research Projects implemented within ECREB:
The project “Transnational cooperation for research consolidation through knowledge and innovation transfer – KnowReset” benefit from a €86 675 grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants.
The aim of the Project is to create and develop a transnational incubator for advanced, exploratory and interdisciplinary research in the socio-economic environment, by increasing and strengthening the institutional cooperation between Romania and Iceland at the level of higher education sector and research institutes, in order to support innovation and improvement of educational offer, teaching and research, transferring innovative approaches between partner institutions, approaches oriented to human capital development in order to meet the need for international competitiveness.
The Project Beneficiary is West University of Timisoara – East-European Center for Research in Economics and Business, with two partners, Romanian Academy – Institute for Economic Forecasting and University of Iceland – Institute of Public Administration and Politics.
Through the EEA Grants and Norway Grants, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway contribute to reducing social and economic disparities and to strengthening bilateral relations with the beneficiary countries in Europe. The three countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA).
For the period 2009-14, the EEA Grants and Norway Grants amount to €1.79 billion. Norway contributes around 97% of the total funding. Grants are available for NGOs, research and academic institutions, and the public and private sectors in the 12 newest EU member states, Greece, Portugal and Spain. There is broad cooperation with donor state entities, and activities may be implemented until 2016.