Agreements

 

Agreements concluded with the states and state entities of the former Yugoslavia

In pursuing its statutory capacity to negotiate and conclude agreements with the relevant national, regional and international institutions and organizations relating to the execution of its mandatory tasks and objectives, the European Center for Peace and Development concluded the following agreements with the states/state entities of the former Yugoslavia:

Government of Host-Country

The Agreement regarding the establishment of the Headquarters of the International Regional European Center for Peace and Development, on the 22 October, 1984;

The Agreement was ratified by the Yugoslav Assembly, in July, 1985.

Following the legal succession of SFR Yugoslavia and State Union of Serbia and Montenegro, the Government of Serbia, accepted and assumed all international obligations.

Government of Montenegro - Agreement on Long-Term Cooperation in the International Transfer of Knowledge System of 28 July, 1994.

In accordance with the provisions of this Agreement, the ECPD elaborated, inter alia, the program of efficient transition of Montenegro to a society of democratic institutions and free market economy; numerous ECPD international specialist courses and postgraduate studies programs were organized and carried out in Montenegro and a comprehensive research project titled “Development Trends of Montenegro as an Ecological State” was conducted.

On April 23, 2006 in accordance with the Agreement, the ECPD Council brought the Decision to establish the ECPD Mediterranian Institute in Podgorica, Montenegro.

Government of the Republic of Srpska (BiH entity) the Agreement on Long-Term Cooperation in the Transfer of Knowledge Systems for the Republic of Srpska Development in April 1999.

The Agreement stipulated building three main pillars of development of the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina:

·         Improvement of the organization and functioning of public institutions;

·         Economic development, including of SME development; and

·         Social development.

Government of Macedonia, the Agreement on the Establishment of the ECPD Regional Institute for Development Studies Seated in Skopje. The Institute is tasked to focus on the following:

The Institute performs its tasks and objectives by organizing and carrying out postgraduate studies at specialist and master’s levels: ECPD organizes its specialist courses through this Program Unit, and seminars, research activities, consulting and publishing activities. In the meantime, a dozen of postgraduate specialist courses and seminars in the academic year 1999-2010 a series of postgraduate programs and research projects was implemented, while in 2004/2005  several round tables and conferences were held in Skopje.

The ECPD pays special attention to cooperation with other states, former Yugoslav republics. In that respect, on January 27 - 28 2003, a team of high ranking ECPD officials, consisting of Prof. Dr Norman Scott, President of the ECPD Executive Board, Dr. Negoslav P. Ostojić, ECPD Executive Director, and Dr Živojin Jazić, ECPD Special Advisor, visited the President of the Republic of Croatia, Mr. Stjepan Mesić. During their discussion, a general agreement on the opening of ECPD office in Zagreb was reached:

·         The possibility of opening an ECPD office in Zagreb;

·         Cooperation in organizing the 4th World Scientific Banking Meeting (WSBM) in Dubrovnik;

·         Organization of ECPD International Postgraduate Studies in Management in Zagreb, Croatian University Center; or some other

Cooperation in the above mentioned matters is still under consideration.

Agreement and Protocols Concluded with National and International Organizations, Academic and Scientific Institutions, Municipal Governments and Others

The European Center for Peace and Development, concluded cooperative agreements and protocols with more than 200 national and international organizations, universities, academic and scientific institutions from different countries. Some of them are listed below:

Agreement on Cooperation, concluded with the Yugoslav Chamber of Commerce, 12 May, 1986.

Agreement concluded with the University of Zagreb on carrying out the ECPD International postgraduate studies. In accordance with this Agreement of June 20, 1989, the Assembly of Zagreb University brought the decision to accept the ECPD as an associate member of the University.

Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Traditional Medicine, concluded with the International College of Acupuncture and Electrotherapeutics, New York, USA, 1989.

Agreement concluded with the Serbian Medical Association, June 6, 1990.

Agreement on Long - term Cooperation in the Field of Traditional Medicine and Biomedical Studies, concluded with the Hellenic Hippocrates Foundation, Athens, Greece, October 10, 1990.

Agreement on cooperation in the field of traditional medicine and acupuncture concluded between the ECPD and the WHO Collaborating Center for Traditional Medicine – Acupuncture Institute of the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine;

Annex to the Agreement concluded with the WHO Collaborating Center for Traditional Medicine – Acupuncture Institute of China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine – China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center, February 2, 1991.

Agreement concluded with the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, January 1, 1992.

Agreement on Long-Term Cooperation in the Field of Traditional Medicine of the Russian Academy of Science, concluded with the Scientific and Research Center of Traditional People's Medicine of the, Moscow.

Annex to the Agreement concluded with the Scientific and Research Centre of the Traditional People's Medicine of the Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, 5 March, 1992.

Protocol on Mutual Understanding with the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, 1993.

Agreement concluded with the Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad, for cooperation in the realization of the program, “ECPD Long-Term International Scientific - Research and Educational Program in Medicine, with Particular Stress on Biomedical Research, New Technologies in Medicine, Management of Health - Care Institutions, Traditional Medicine and Health Psychology”, May 27, 1994.

Agreement on Long-Term Cooperation in International Transfer of Knowledge Systems, concluded with the Government of Montenegro, August 30, 1994.

Agreement on Long-Term Cooperation concluded with the Technical Faculty, UniversityNovi Sad, November 22, 1994. 

Annex 1 to the Agreement concluded with the Government of Montenegro for the International Transfer of Knowledge Systems.

Protocol on Cooperation concluded with the “Vasile Goldis” University, Arad, Romania, March 31, 1995.

Agreement concluded with the China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Centre, October 17, 1995.

Protocol on Cooperation concluded with the Foundation of the “Black Sea” Univesity, Constanza, Romania, March 18, 1996.

Agreement concluded with the Liaoning Overseas Chinese Corporation of Economic Trade and Labour Service – Liaoning Overseas Institute of New Medicine, February 27, 1997.

Agreement on Long-Term Cooperation concluded with the Faculty of Mechanical Engeneering of the University of Belgrade, 1997.

Agreement with the ICN Corporation on the Elaboration of the Research Project “Reengineering the ICN – Eastern Europe Corporation”, August 15, 1997.

Agreement on Long-Term Cooperation concluded with the Faculty of Physical Culture, University of Belgrade, February 5, 1998.

General Agreement concluded with the National Sports Medicine Institute of the United Kingdom, April - May, 1998.

Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Traditional Medicine in Primary Health Care, concluded with the Federal Public Health Institute, SFR Yugoslavia, November 7, 1998.

Agreement on Long-Term Cooperation, concluded with the Government of the RepublicSrpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina) on the International Transfer of the Knowledge System for Development of the Republic of Srpska, March 23, 1999. of

Protocol on Understanding concluded between the ECPD and the University of Podgorica, Republic of Montenegro, October 24, 1999.

Agreement concluded between the ECPD and International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT), Rome, on organizing in the ECPD International Postgraduate Studies in European Union Law and International Business Law, in Belgrade, January 30, 2001.

Agreement concluded between the ECPD and the Federal Academy of Public Administration – VAB International, Vienna, Austria, on the realization of the ECPD research and educational project “Balkan in the 21st Century – The Ways Leading to Building Peace and Stability in the Balkans”, October 10, 2001.

General Cooperation Agreement concluded with the John Hopkins University (CIEDRS), July 30, 2001.

Agreement concluded with the University of Veliko Trnovo, Bulgaria, September 21, 2001.

Agreement concluded with the Technical University of Grabovo, Bulgaria.

Agreement on Cooperation concluded with the Institute of Mental Health, Belgrade, January 10, 2002.

General Cooperation Agreement concluded with the International Law Institute, Washington, DC, 2002.

Memorandum of Understanding signed with the International Development Law Institute, Rome, Italy, on 28 the of January, 2002

Agreement on Cooperation concluded with the Diplomatic Academy of Austria, Vienna, Austria, January 22, 2002.

Agreement on Cooperation with the University of Trieste, Italy, 2002.

Agreement on Cooperation concluded with the International Development Law Institute, Rome, Italy, January 28, 2002.

Agreement on Cooperation concluded with the Law Faculty, University of Nis, Serbia, June 26, 2002.

Agreement concluded with the Municipal Assembly of Novi Pazar, Serbia, for establishing the ECPD International Program Unit for the ECPD international postgraduate studies in Novi Pazar, November 9, 2002.

Memorandum of Understanding signed with the University of West England, Bristol, UK, 2002.

Agreement on Cooperation with the University of Kragujevac, Serbia, December 11, 2002.

Agreement on Cooperation with the HELP, German International Relief Organization, 2003.

Agreement on Long-Term Cooperation with the Institute for International Relations, Zagreb, Croatia, 2003.

Agreement on Cooperation with Enajsta Academy, Ljubljana, Republic of Slovenia, 2003.

Agreement on Cooperation with the Faculty of Sport, Ljubljana, 2003.

Agreement on Academic cooperation, concluded with the University of Pristina, Kosovska Mitrovica Branch, May 20, 2004.

Agreement concluded with the Municipal Assembly of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina Federation, for the International Transfer of Knowledge Systems, for the Zenica – Doboj district development.

Agreement concluded with the municipal authorities of Leskovac, Serbia, 2004.

Agreement concluded between the ECPD and the Regional Government of Sombor, Serbia, for the establishment of the ECPD Program Unit in Sombor, February 24, 2005.

Agreement concluded with the Municipal authorities of Gornji Milanovac, Serbia, for tourisam development in Gornji Milanovac and Surrounding Area, for the elaboration of the research project, “Strategy of Long-Term Tourism Development of Gornji Milanovac and the Surrounding Area”, May 11, 2005.

Memorandum of Understanding between the ECPD and the University of Pristine, Kosovo, 2006.

The aims of the Memorandum is to explore goodwill that exists between the two parties for the establishment of further specific agreements and forms of cooperation, as well as to commit themselves to mutually beneficial collaborative projects in teaching, research, consulting and educational programs. Concluding this Memorandum was suggested and supported by the UMNIK, Pristine Office.

Agreement on the Establishment of the ECPD Regional Center for International Postgraduate Studies and Development Research with Headquarters in Prizren, Serbia Municipality of Prizren. (Kosovo) was concluded between the ECPD, UNMIK and Municipaliy of Prizren.

In accordance with the Agreement, the ECPD Regional Center organizes international educational programs of postgraduate studies (specialist, masters and PhD levels) and programs  of postgraduate professional advanced (seminars, courses, summer schools and the like), as well as development research projects. The ECPD Regional Center, started organizing international postgraduate studies in Prizren and Pristina in the areas of: Management, Technology of Solving Development Problems, Law of the European Union and International Business Law, and in Economic Diplomacy in the academic year of 2006/2007.

Agreement on Long-Term Academic Cooperation between the ECPD and University of Tuzla (B&H Federation), 2007. The Agreement stipulates, inter-alia the signatories, to cooperate in the field of education.

Research and consultative activities, including:

·         Postgraduate studies (master’s, PhD and post PhD levels);

·         Postgraduate professional and advanced training (organization and conduct of international postgraduate schools, courses, summers school and seminars);

·         Elaboration of research projects.

Agreement for Academic, Scientific and Cultural Cooperation between the European Center for Peace and Development and the Diplomatic Academy of Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation, 2007  for:

·         Joint research activities in areas of mutual interest;

·         Exchange information in areas of mutual interest;

·         Exchange of professors, researchers and students to carry out joint projects in the fields of cooperation that are established.

Memorandum of Understanding signed on December 13, 2007, between the United Nations Interim Administration in Kosovo acting of behalf of the Provisional (Self-Government) Institutions in Kosovo (Ministry of Education, Science and Technology) and the European Center for Peace and Development. The Memorandum was signed by Agim Veliu, Minister of Education, Science and Technology and Anil Vasisht for UNMIK on behalf of the PISG, and H.E, Prof. Takehito TOGO on behalf of the ECPD. The Memorandum stipulates the establishment of the ECPD Regional Center for Postgraduate studies and Development Research in Kosovo. The ECPD Regional Center located in Prizren will organize international postgraduate studies in the following areas:

·         Master Studies in Management;

·         Master Studies in Technology of Solving Development Problems;

·         Master Studies in Law of the European Union and International Business Law, and

·         Master Studies in Economic Diplomacy.

The Center is authorized to organize and conduct specialist advanced training as a form of postgraduate education in the mentioned areas.

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING, signed between the European Center for Peace and Development and University of Vaasa, Finland

The Memorandum was signed on January 29, 2007 by Prof. Matti Jacobson, Rector of the University andby Dr Negoslav P. Ostojić, ECPD Executive Director on March, 2007. In accordance with the Memorandum, the two parties 'recognized the goodwill already existing between them, as a dynamic element of facilitating development and additional specific agreements and forms of cooperation'.

The Memorandum stipulates the scope of cooperation in teaching, research, consultancy and postgraduate educational programs, as well as the ways of its implementation, modes of cooperative management, financial and legal responsibilities and the like.

ANNEX to the MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING on Academic and Scientific Cooperation between the ECPD and the University of Vaasa, Finland.

The Annex stipulates additional cooperation provisions prescribed in the above mentioned Memorandum in the following:

  1. The ways of organizing joint education and teaching activities;
  2. Commitment of the signatories to make joint efforts in finding funds for granting scholarships and other organizational and logistic matters; and
  3. Creation of a Parity Committee tasked to develop common policies and programs, determine the joint tasks and objectives, etc.

Memorandum of Understanding (General Bilateral Agreement) signed between the European Center for Peace and Development and Instituto di Sociologia Internationale di Gorizia, Italy, on October 28, 2007. The signatories committed themselves to explore mutually beneficial collaborative projects in teaching, research, publishing, consultancy and educational programs, including the exchange of professors and experts.

Cooperative agreement concluded between the Miontenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts and the European Center for Peace and Development, on 25 July 2007. The Provisions of the Agreement stipulate, inter-alia, the organization of the joint teams, expert groups, and/or other forms of organized works regarding the development and elaboration of research projects and studies, as well as the organization and holding of international meetings, programming and conduct of postgraduate studies.

The AGREEMENT for Academic and Scientific Cooperation between the European Center for Peace and Development and University of Belgrade, Republic of Serbia.

The Agreement was signed by Prof. Branko Kovačević, Rector of the University, and Prof. Dr. Takehiro Togo, President of the ECPD Council on June 20, 2008. It stipulates long standing links between academic staff groups of two institutions and goodwill developed throught the existing contacts, exchange of information about postgraduate studies and research projects. The text of the Agreement also prescribes the aims and the ways of cooperation, cooperative management, corresponding financial aspects, and the like.

The AGREEMENT on Long-Term Academic Cooperation between the European Center for Peace and Development and the Faculty of Philosophy of St. Cyril and MethodiusUniversity in Skopje, Macedonia.

The Agreement stipulates  cooperate in the fields of educational and research activities, specifying that the 'educational activity should be deemed to mean:

  1. Postgraduate (specialist, master's and doctoral) studies;
  2. Postgraduate training (postgraduate schools, specialized seminars, course, etc);
  3. Establishment of the joint doctoral studies, research centers and specialized research institutes.

The AGREEMENT on the Establishment of the ECPD Regional Institute for International Postgraduate Studies and Development Research with the seat in Montana (Bulgaria), concluded between the European Center for Peace and Development and the Montana Municipality on October 6, 2008. The Agreement stipulates inter alia, the organization and conducting of postgraduate studies in Montana.

The Agreement also prescribes more precisely forms of cooperation in both fields and states that the signatories will prepare special ANNEXES to the Agreement concerning the joint postgraduate studies and postgraduate training, which will be integral part of the Agreement.

The Agreement on Academic, scientific and cultural cooperation between the European Center for Peace and Development (ECPD) and the Complutence University of Madrid, Spain on October 23, 2008. The Agreement stipulates cooperation in the following activities.

·         Joint education and research in the areas of mutual interests

·         Exchange of information in the area of mutual interest for both Universities;

·         Exchange of professors, researchers and students in order to carry out joint projects in the relevant fields.

The Agreement on Long-Term Academic Cooperation, concluded between the European Center and the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics,  University of Podgorica, Montenegro, on March 13, 2009. The Agreement is based on the Agreement concluded between the Government of the Republic of Montenegro on the Long-Term Cooperation in the International Transfer of Knowledge Systems on July 28, 1994, and the Protocol of understanding concluded between ECPD and the University of Montenegro on October 24, 1999. The Agreement stipulates cooperation between the two parties in educational and scientific-research activities, including the organization and conduct of: 

§  Postgraduate studies at master's and doctoral levels;

§  Specialist advance training (specialist schools, innovative courses, seminars and the like)

§  Scientific research aimed atr: a) improving of instructions at the Faculty, and b) Planning of the integral sustainable development of the Montenegro.

Agreement on Long-term cooperation concluded between the Office for Sustainable development of the under-developed areas if the Republic of Serbia and the European Centre for Peace and Development (ECPD), of February 3, 2009. Signing this Agreement, the two parties expressed their good will to establish and sustain continuous cooperation in achieving main aims and objectives of the "Strategy of the regional development of the Republic of Serbia 2007-2012" and its implementation.

In accordance with the Agreement, the main areas of cooperation include organization and conduct of postgraduate studies at master's and doctoral levels, as well as the organization and conduct ov advance training, that is specialist courses, seminars and the like with the main objectives – contribution to achieving sustainable development in the under developed areas as a prerequisite for stable peace and stability in the country and its surroundings.

The Memorandum of Understanding between the European Center for Peace and Development and International Centre for Promotion of Entrepreneurship, Slovenia, signed on May 24, 2010. According to this MoU, the parties committed themselves exploring mutually beneficial collaborative projects in teaching, research, consultancy and postgraduate educational programs, including the exchange of expert and teaching staff of both institutions. Projects are expected to focus on the activities to support and enhance the process of transition, development, stability and reconciliation in South-Eastern Europe, and other European and Mediterranean areas, with particular attention to the Western Balkan states.

The Agreement between the Government of Kosovo and the European Center for Peace and Development (ECPD) for establishing the ECPD Regional Program Unit in Nova Gračanica, Kosovo. The Programs to be delivered at the University will be in accordance with the best international practices and complementary to the current programs and courses of universities in Kosovo, taking care of the long-term social, human and economic development of Kosovo and the region, as well as of the European integration process. As for the students composition and teaching process, the University will be multi-ethnic and multi-lingual. The Agreement was signed on May 26, 2010, when it also came into force.

The Agreement Concluded between the European Center for Peace and Development and the Municipality of Nova Gračanica. This Agreement is based on the Agreement concluded between the Government of Kosovo and ECPD, on May 26, 2010.

The Memornadum of Understanding concluded on May 31, between  the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Government of the Republic of Srpska, Municipality of Banja Luka, and the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Srpska, on one side, and the European Center for Peace and Development (ECPD), Foundation "Health and Heart" and the Unicredit Bank on the other side. The MoU stipulates inter-alia, the definition and realization of the "Jonit Venture" Program, which is realized by the "Health and Heart" Foundation in cooperation with the European partners - the Development Programs and European Charter/Millenium Declaration.

The Agreement on Academic and Scientific Cooperation concluded on September 6, 2010, between the European Center for Peace and Development and the MT&M College, Republic of Bulgaria. The main aim of the Agreement is to extend and deepen the already established cooperation between the signatories in the fields of education and research.

The Treaty signed on October 20, 2010, by the Rector of the Juraj Dobrila University, Pula, Croatia, and the ECPD Executive Director, whose provisons stipulate cooperation between the two institutions in carrying out postgraduate studies in Euopean Union Law and International Business Law.

The Agreement on Academic and Scientific Cooperation concluded between the European Center for Peace and Development of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The aim of the Agreement is to strengthen and deepen the already existing academic and scientific ties between the two institutions, placing emphasis on all areas of mutual interest, educational and research programs. 

The Treaty concluded on November 11, 2010, between the Faculty of Health, University of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina Federation, and the European Center for Peace and Development for the organization and conduct of under-graduate and master studies. The Treaty is based on the Agreement - long standing cooperation concluded between the Government of the Zenica Canton and other relevant treaties and stipulates cooperation in the organization and conduct of under-graduate and master studies within the Faculty of Health, University of Zenica.

The Agreement concluded on November 30, 2010, between the International Slavjanski Institute "G.R. Deržavin", Republic of Macedonia and the European Center for Peace and Development for longstanding mutual cooperation. The Agreement stipulates, inter alia, cooperation in the organization and conduct of advanced training and the elaboration of research projects.

Agreements Concluded with Academic Institutions of Other European and Some Non-European Countries

The European Center for Peace and Development has established cooperation with renowned universities and institutes in a number of European countries. Thus, for example, the ECPD has concluded agreements on academic cooperation in postgraduate studies and scientific research with, inter alia, the Universities of Cranfield, Hertfordshire, Bradford and University of West England (UK); Black Sea and Arad University (Romania); Trieste University; International Institute for Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) and University of Trento (Italy); "Leonardo da Vinci" University and University of Paris I (France); "Lomonosov" University (Russia), Universities of Kyoto and Osaka University (Japan); Federal Academy of Public Administration, (Diplomatic Academy of Austria and Center for Legal Competence, Vienna (Austria); Johns Hopkins University - Center for International Emergency of Disaster and Refugee Studies, International Law Institute, Washington, D.C. (USA) and Castilla - La Mancha University, Toledo (Spain), etc.

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