On 3 May 2018, HERAS conducted the selection board meeting with regard to the funding of research projects within the frame of its 2nd call. The meeting was prepared and lead by the consortium member, Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI), whereas the selection board was composed of representatives of Austrian Development Agency (Chairperson of the Selection Board), Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Republic of Kosovo (MEST) and Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (bmbwf).
The board reviewed the submitted applications and decided to fund 4 research projects that aim at promoting international scientific cooperation and networking between Austrian researchers, researchers from Kosovo and researchers from the Western Balkan region in the specific thematic areas. Before the selection board made their decision, the projects were reviewed by two independent experts. This was the second and last call that is foreseen within HERAS whereas the implementation of the granted research projects will last for 12 months.