On February 9 th, 2017 at the Institute of Genetic Resources, University of Banja Luka a meeting was held with Mr. Bernhard Fabianek, Policy Officer in the Research and Innovation Directorate-General of the European Commission. Mr. Fabianek resided in Banja Luka on February 8-10, 2017 to attend the First EU-BiH sub-committee for Innovation, information society and social policy for the IPA program. Mr. Fabianek has more than 20 years of experience in the framework program Horizon 2020 and on this occasion shared his vision on improving the success rate of application to this program from BiH.
In addition to Institute of Genetic Resources members, the meeting attended representatives of the Agricultural Institute of Republic of Srpska. The meeting was used to exchange ideas and experiences in application process and participation of both institutions in projects funded by the European Commission. Activities of both institutions were also presented. The meeting was concluded with laboratory tour of Institute of Genetic Resources, University of Banja Luka.