Private sector development

Human capital development and innovation in the Western Balkans


The Western Balkans Regional Competitiveness Initiative aims to strengthen the long-term competitiveness of the Western Balkan economies through improving human capital development and boosting innovation. The Steering Committee is the primary oversight body for this initiative.

Working Group on Human Capital

Using good international and regional practice as a benchmark, the Working Group provides a platform for exchanging views, peer learning, and developing new ideas on how to face common challenges in skills development.  It helps transfer knowledge to the region on how to design and implement skills gap analyses and supports policy makers in devising appropriate policy responses to bridge these gaps.

Working Group meetings:

October 2012: Agenda l Participants list l Conclusions
March 2012: Agenda l Participants list l Conclusions
June 2011 Summary Record


What is the human capital component of the Initiative's different projects?




Working Group on Innovation

This working group provides a platform for the exchange of good practices on issues such as formulating innovation policies, creating voucher schemes, establishing competence and technology centres, launching business plan competitions and fostering Triple Helix partnerships between science, business and local government.

Working Group meetings:

June 2012: Agenda l Participants list l Conclusions
June 2011 Summary Record



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