Authorities from the NATO Science for Peace and Stability (SPS) Programme met with reps of the scientific group of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo on Tuesday (17 January 2023). Officials and researchers from main universities across the region collected and exchanged sights on additional chances for cooperation, at an “SPS Details Day” held at the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The occasion, organised in cooperation with NATO Headquarters Sarajevo, highlighted the substantial participation of scientists from Bosnia and Herzegovina in regional and worldwide investigate efforts. In the past 10 a long time, about a dozen routines have been designed with Bosnia and Herzegovina inside the framework of NATO’s Science for Peace and Stability Programme, in these types of subject areas as cyber defence, counter-terrorism and the detection of explosive dangers in cooperation with gurus from NATO and husband or wife nations. These functions have assisted to create the capability to tackle cyber and hybrid challenges in Bosnia and Herzegovina and throughout south-japanese Europe, and to produce ground breaking equipment and methods to counter terrorism and violent extremism.
“Our cooperation aligns with our evolving partnership and with an at any time-shifting stability landscape, and is increasingly focusing on the application of technologies to deal with new and rising difficulties,” said Dr. Claudio Palestini, a Senior Advisor with NATO’s Science for Peace and Security Programme. At the event, three Bosnian researchers discussed their latest involvement in SPS-supported exploration and improvement tasks, presenting their attempts to enhance explosives detection through synthetic intelligence and digital actuality to boost the protection of communications by using quantum know-how in 5G networks and to optimize gas cells. The event was also an chance to check out new collaborative things to do, including a multi-12 months project on emergency reaction and administration.
“Today’s meeting is just just one case in point of the actions we are endeavor in cooperation with NATO, precisely with the aim of more strengthening and enhancing our mutual cooperation. We require to optimally use the opportunities presented within just the NATO SPS programme and collectively be substantially additional energetic, do investigation and find new revolutionary options for a wide assortment of challenges,” stated Dr. Selmo Cikotić, Minister of Protection of Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the opening of the party.
The NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme continues to be open to study and scientific exchanges involving researchers and gurus from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Options for cooperation are declared as calls for proposals, which can be located on the SPS internet site or by subscribing to the SPS mailing record.