The 9th meeting of the JINR-Serbia Joint Coordination Committee on Cooperation (JCC) took place on 30 November at Vinča Institute pf Nuclear Sciences, Belgrade as part of the visit of the JINR delegation to the Republic of Serbia.
The JINR delegation represents Dr. S. Nedelko – Chief Scientific Secretary, Prof. B. Gikal – Directorate, Dr. D. Kamanin – University Centre, coordinator, Prof. A. Bugay – Laboratory of Radiation Biology, Dr. O. Culicov – International Cooperation Department, Ms. Yu. Polyakova – International Cooperation Department, JCC Secretar.
Director of the Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences Snežana Pajović and head of the JINR delegation Sergey Nedelko welcomed the JINR delegation and participants of the meeting. The visit continued with a working meeting that brought together 33 leaders of ongoing and new joint projects from Belgrade, Novi Sad, Niš, and Kragujevac. The Coordinator for Cooperation with JINR Ljupčo Hadžievski summed up the results of the year. The participants of the meeting put forward a number of initiatives aimed at developing cooperation and discussed organizational issues related to project financing, student participation, involvement of third parties, and evaluation of the effectiveness of projects. All parties showed active interest in continuing and deepening cooperation.
The final session of the Committee included a meeting with State Secretary Vukašin Grozdić at the Ministry of Science, Technological Development and Innovation of the Republic of Serbia. The State Secretary confirmed the Ministry’s intention to further strengthen scientific ties with JINR, particularly in the field of education and personnel training. The participants of the meeting noted the good results of this year’s joint research projects and the noticeable progress in the development of overall scientific and technical cooperation. One of the practical results of the 9th session of the Joint Committee was the summing up of the collection of applications and the launch of 12 new projects.