We are teams and partners because we choose to invest our capabilities with sincere motivation to help improve the Western Balkans higher education condition – with special focus on research and science, by utilising the connections with the EU institutions we have been part of, as well as translating the learnings and experiences into WB context.

Vision:  Establish WBAA researchers as significant contributor in the academic landscape and economies in Western Balkans and Europe.

Mission statement:  Alleviate the engagement and academic impact of WBAA researchers through the WB and EU (2020-2021)

Head of team: Renata Petrevska Nechkoska, asst. prof. dr. University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bitola, North Macedonia & PostDoc Ghent University Belgium

Regional Board Liaison: Arber Hajrizaj

Deputy of head of team: To be elected as soon as possible

Ideally, we would look like a graph with nodes and links – a network of interrelated entities that act with great independence, build functional connections and grow and co-evolve the entire network. There is no hierarchy, everyone acts within own professional & personal judgement and highest standards, and the network learns from within, while thriving the context too.

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