RESINFRA@DR – project of the Danube Region

Facilitating macro-regional scope and link up to socio-economic actors of research infrastructure in the Danube Region

Danube Transnational Programme 2017-2019

ERDF - European Regional Development Fund, IPA - Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance) 

The main objectives of the ResInfra@DR project (2017- 06/2019) are to enable a dialogue between key actors in the Danube macro-region; support the development of a practical ex- ante evaluation methodology to avoid duplication of investments and allow better synergies of funds; contribute to a monitoring framework for RI; develop a peer-review approach and test the developed guidelines and methodologies in pilot activities to meet the current challenges, and finally to provide practical recommendations for the involved research infrastructures (RI) and their parent organisations.

Two pilot peer-learning activities will be part of this project. The aim of these pilot actions is to find and identify good practices, new approaches, and critical success factors of RI processes and describe and testify their transferability. To do so, international peer learning teams will review the participating RIs in up to nine countries during 2-day on-site visits using a "critical friends approach".

The peer learning actions will provide:

  • unbiased recommendations and action plans for your RI, focusing on long-term effects and socio-economic impact;
  • mutual learning for the robust footing of your RI;
  • the connection with long-term needs and interests of regional and macro-regional economy and ways of engaging relevant users;
  • broad learning potential for your organization and opportunities for starting macroregional cooperation;
  • inspiration for solving specific challenges such as your RIs' sustainability through networking and sharing success stories.

List of the partners of the project RESINFRA@DR

Partners financed from ERDF (European Regional Development Fund):

–Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI) - AUSTRIA

–University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) - AUSTRIA

–Applied Research and Communications Fund (ARC Fund) - BULGARIA

–Ministry of Education and Science (MES) - BULGARIA

–Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (MSES) - CROATIA

–Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences, (The Centre for Science, Technology, and Society Studies) (STSSCZ) - CZECH REPUBLIC

–Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (CERS HAS) - HUNGARY

–Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information (SCSTI) - SLOVAKIA

–Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI) - ROMANIA

Partners financed from IPA (Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance):

–Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Srpska (MSC) - BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

–Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development (MESTD) - SERBIA