The EU-funded multi-beneficiary project ‘Cross-Border Institution Building (CBIB+) Phase II’ will publish a contest to award three prizes for research papers in relation to the cross-border cooperation programmes between beneficiary countries (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo*, Montenegro and Serbia), financed under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (2007-2013 IPA). In addition to the prize, the three best research papers will be published, on the CBIB+ Phase II project expenses, in a scientific journal in the contestant’s country of establishment and the authors of the papers will be invited to participate in a CBC Regional Consultative Forum, where they will present their research findings.
The rules of contest, application form and all the information regarding this competition will be published on 22 July 2016 on the following website: http://www.cbibplus.eu/news-and-events.
Contestants will have at least 6 months to submit research papers from the date of publication of the rules of contest. Contestants will also have a possibility to address questions or request additional information on the contest via the email address indicated in the rules of contest.*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence