The projects aims at the development and evaluation of mitigation/adaptation policy portfolios and at the prioritization of research needs and gaps for twelve countries - Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine, characterized as emerging. The achievement of these aims is ensured through :
- Evaluation of available data and information,
- Choice and implementation of models,
- Scenarios and policy portfolios,
- Evaluation of policy portfolios,
- Prioritization of research gaps and needs,
- Training Dissemination.
The overall strategy is based on Development, Implementation, Evaluation and Knowledge Transfer towards scientists and decision makers of both public and private sectors from the aforementioned emerging economies; scientific research needs and gaps will be identified and listed in an inventory as well.
The knowledge transfer (training dissemination) includes a combination of training and of a continuous flow of information to decision makers of the public and private sectors of the participating emerging economies. Training includes teleteaching and one case study seminar (in-situ) plus the provision of the necessary means (data base, software licenses plus the instruction material that will be developed during the relevant tasks of the project). Scientists and decision makers of both the public and private sector will be encouraged to participate in the training procedures and benefit from the projects dissemination activities.
A close cooperation, at regional and national level with the BSEC Permanent Secretariat (PERMIS), the Business Council (BC-BSEC), the relevant ministries and local market forces (Industry, SMEs, banking sector, NGOs, etc) will enhance the socio-economic impact of the project.
Additional efforts will be carried out for coordinated action with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and other international programs in the region.