TRENDS AND PROSPECTS IN MEDICINAL AND PHARMA BIOTECHNOLOGIES IN EUROPE

Objectives

Main objective was to update the knowledge among scientists and entrepreneurs of participating countries focusing on CEE countries in the field of Med/Pharm BT with particular focus on the next planning period of upcoming FP9 EC program period 2021-2027 and to strengthen the cooperation among European countries with the specific focus on CEE in the field of Med/Pharm BT. Another objective was to increase the role of international centres, especially ICGEB, JRC-EC, CEI in strengthening and coordinating of cooperative programs in CEE regions especially towards next planning period (FP9 EC, Interreg, others). Focus was also on preparation a draft plan of join follow-up initiatives oriented on cooperative projects relevant to upcoming period and discuss and prepare a setting-up of a cooperative platform and regional CEE network including research institutions and innovative and high-tech companies in Med/Pharm BT to act in concerted action with international centres.