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University of Primorska
Science and Research Centre of Koper (SRC Koper)

 Contact data
StreetGaribaldijeva 1 
ZIP, City, State 6000 - Koper (Other) 
Phone00386 5 663 77 13 
Emailsebastjan.rosa@zrs-kp.si 
Webwww.zrs-kp.si 
 Contact person

Mr. Sebastjan Rosa (Project management staff)
 Activities in Research and Development

 RTD sectors:
» Food quality and security     
» Food industry     
» Agriculture     
» Socioeconomic sciences     

 Area of expertise (keywords)
» research
» publishing
» international collaboration in EU projects in the fields of food
» agriculture
» olive growing
» environment
» biodiversity
» genetics
» humanities
» social sciences
 RTD Experiences

 Description of RTD activities
The Science and Research Centre of the Republic of Slovenia, Koper (SRC Koper), was founded on 1st December 1994. It started with activities in the same year. For the Government of the Republic of Slovenia the Ministry of Science and Technology carries out the rights of the founder, co-founders were further the Community of the Communes of the Littoral area and the Slovenian Academy of Science and Arts.
The sphere of activity of SRC Koper are Mediterranean studies with an emphasis on the research of Slovenian Istra with interdisciplinary approach of humanistic, social and natural sciences or more precisely: basic and applied research, expert advising and consulting, education, organising meetings of scientists and experts, publicising and publishing, documentation and librarianship.
Research and educational activities of SRC Koper are focused on study of cultural peculiarities and historical development of Slovenian Istra and contemporary issues arising from its situation between state and national borders, multicultural relations in the Mediterranean and in Istra.
SRC Koper takes part in international co-operation in the fields of science and technology and links up with similar organisations in the world. SRC Koper in co-operation with the Centre for University Studies in Koper, provides the necessary academic structure for a potential development of high educational institutions in the Littoral. This is why special attention is paid to employing junior researchers, who gradually will form the nucleus of the future University of Primorska region. SRC Koper has well-organized publicistic and publishing activity.
In the 1999 SRC Koper successfully applied for tender of EC, DG Enterprise on enlargement of EIC network in Slovenia. EIC Koper started its activities in 2000 with tight co-operation with host organization SRC Koper. EIC Koper has been involved as a partner in several Phare CBC projects. In the near future a lot of activities will be undertaken to create a base for our specialisation on environment protection and sustainable development.
In the end of year 2000 under the host organization SRC Koper the National secretariat for INTERREG III B CADSES was established.
Staff members of the SRC Koper are about 50 researchers and associates.
Basic Research activities of SRC Koper:
- Institute for Mediterranean Humanities and Social Studies
- Institute for Biodiversity Studies
- Institute for Mediterranean Agricultural and Olive Growing
- 6 infrastructural units of SRC Koper: Publishing house Annales SRC Koper, Library SRC Koper, Information resource centre, Public opinion Centre SRC Koper, Laboratory SRC Koper and Euro Info Centre Koper.

 Experiences in international Programmes
I. INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS

INTERREG PROJECTS

JOINT PROJECT/APPLICANTS
Interreg IIIA Slovenia / Hungary / Croatia 2004-2006
Heart of Istria (Heritage and Art of Istria): the formation of cross border tourist itineraries and the scientific valorisation of cultural heritage, intended to strenghten and form new tourism destinations in the cities and rural areas of Istria - HEART OF ISTRIA
Duration: 1.10. 2005 - 31.8.2007

JOINT PROJECT/APPLICANTS
Interreg IIIA Slovenia/ Italy 2000-2006
»Olive pomace composting«- TROPLO
Duration: 1.1.2005 - 31.12.2007

JOINT PROJECT/APPLICANTS
Interreg IIIA Slovenia/ Italy 2000-2006
»Innovative systems for joint management in the agrocultural sector and the joint use of the cross-border network for agricultural and environmental monitoring«-SIGMA
Duration: 1.1.2005 - 31.12.2006

JOINT PROJECT/PARTNERS
Interreg IIIA Slovenia/ Italy 2000-2006
»Identification, valorisation and marketing of typical products of Obalno-kraška region « - VALOPT
Duration: 1.3.2004 - 31.12.2007

JOINT PROJECT/PARTNERS
Interreg IIIA Slovenia/ Italy 2000-2006
»Revitalization of fig cultivation in Istria« - RGFI
Duration: 1. 10. 2005 – 30. 9. 2007

PROJECT/PARTNERS
Interact
»Ionian and Adriatic cities and ports joint cooperation«-IONAS
Duration: 1.5.2004 - 31.10.2006

PHARE PROJECTS

Integra SME - Integration of support institutions for SME
Duration: 1. 1. 2003 – 31. 12. 2004

Identification, valorisation and marketing of typical products of Obalno-kraška region Project
Duration: 1. 1. 2003 – 31. 12. 2004

Establishment of regional development networking structure in the Slovenian-Italian border region.
Duration: 10. 1. 2001 – 31. 12. 2002

From enterpreneurs needs identification to business matching co-operation
Duration: 1. 1. 2000 – 30. 4. 2001

Phare Ecos Ouverture Oleum nostrum.
Duration: 1. 7. 2000 – 18. 10. 2002



6TH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME

UP SRC-PROJECT PARTNER
MEDA GO TO EUROPE-Enhancing the participation of Mediterranean countries in the area of Food Quality and Safety in the Framework Programme 7
Duration:1.1.2006-31.12.2008

UP SRC-PROJECT PARTNER
Projekt EU AGRI MAPPING- Mapping and foresight of the European agricultural and food research capacity
Duration:1.1.2006-31.12.2007

UP SRC-PROJECT PARTNER
ECTIST Economic and Technological Intelligence in the field of Surface Technologies
Duration:1.3.2004-28.2.2007

UP SRC-PROJECT PARTNER
SMEs go LifeSciences
Duration:1.3.2004-28.2.2007

DAPHNE PROJECTS

The Risk Group of Unaccompanied Minors: Protection Measures in the Enlarged European Union
Project Holder: Univerza na Primorskem, Znanstveno-raziskovalno središče Koper, project manager: dr. Simona Zavratnik Zimic
Partner: Berliner Institut fuer Vergleichende Sozialforschung
Partner: Università degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Scienze dell`educazione (DSE), Italy
Duration: 1.1.2006 - 1.1.2007

Hei RAT III
Female Marriage Migrants-Awareness Raising and Violence Prevention
Project Holder: Univerza na Primorskem, Znanstveno-raziskovalno središče Koper, project manager: dr. Simona Zavratnik Zimic
Partner: Berliner Institut fuer Vergleichende Sozialforschung
Partner: Università degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Scienze dell`educazione (DSE), Italy
Partner: Landsorganisation at Kvindekrisecentre i Danmark
Partner: University of Surrey Roehampton, Newham Asian Womens Project
Duration: 31.5.2005 - 31.5.2006

CULTURE 2000 PROJECTS

The Heritage of Serenissima
Project Holder: Univerza na Primorskem, Znanstveno-raziskovalno središče Koper, project manager: ddr. Mitja Guštin
Partner: Università Ca Foscari, Venezia
Partner: Leopold-Franzens University Innsbruck
Duration: 1.4.2004 - 28.12.2004, 1.7.2005 - 28.2.2006

From underwater to public Attention
Project Holder: University of Vienna, Vienna Institute of Archeological Science
Partner: Univerza na Primorskem, Znanstveno-raziskovalno središče Koper, project manager: Peter Čerče
Partner: University Hannover, Institute for Urban Planning and Regional Architecture
Duration: 20.09.2004 - 8.12.2005

European fluvial heritage
Project Holder: National Cultural Office of Hungary
Partner: Univerza na Primorskem, Znanstveno-raziskovalno središče Koper, project manager: dr. Andrej Gaspari
Partner: Service régional d`Archeologie de Poitou-Charentes
Duration: 1.9.2004 - 1.4.2005

EUROPEAN COMISSION CALLS FOR PROPOSALS PROJECTS

Ere-Enterepreneurial regions in Europe
Project Holder: Chambre régionale de commerce et dindustrie de Bretagne , EIC Rennes, France
Partners: University of Primorska, Science and Research Centre of Koper
N Bank, EIC Hannover , Germany
Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Upper Normandy, EIC Rouen , France
Federation of Industries of Northern Greece, EIC Thessaloniki , Greece
Consorzio Eurosportello Confesercenti, EIC Firenze , Italy
Enterprise Centre, EIC Malta , Malta
Agder Research, EIC Kristiansand , Norway
Fundacja Kaliski Inkubator Przedsiebiorczosci, EIC Kalisz , Poland
The Association of Entrepreneurship Promotion, EIC Rzeszow , Poland
Timisoara Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, EIC Timisoara , Romania
Brasov Chamber of Commerce and Industry, EIC Brasov , Romania
län AB, EIC Jönköpings , Sweden
Business Link Hertfordshire, EIC St. Albans, United Kingdom
Duration: 1.1.2006 - 31.10.2006

Job instability and Changes in Family and Household Trends
Project Holder: Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini, Italy
Partners: University of Primorska, Science and Research Centre of Koper
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Germany
Institute of Statistics and Demography, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
Department of Demography, Faculty of Statistics of the University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
Department of Economics, Faculty of Ststiatics of the University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
Duration:1.12.2005 - 30.11.2006

Look-East NET
Project Holder: INFORMEST Service and Documentation Centre for International Economic Co-operation, EIC Friuli-Venezia Giulia , Italy
Partners: University of Primorska, Science and Research Centre of Koperr, EIC Koper, Slovenija
KWF Kärntner Wirtschaftsförderungsfonds (Carinthian Economic Promotion Found), Austria
Kavala Chamber of Commerce and Industry, EIC Kavala , Greece
Cluj Chamber of Commerce and Industry , Romania
Kopernikusz Innovációs Egyesulet - Innovation Association Kopernikusz , Hungary
Vratsa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, EIC Vratsa , Bulgaria
Duration: 8.4.2003 - 7.5.2005

Enlargment now
Project Holder: University of Primorska, Science and Research Centre of Koper, EIC Koper, Slovenija
Partner: Mariborska razvojna agencija, EIC Maribor
Partner: Pospeševalni center za malo gospodarstvo, EIC Ljubljana
Duration: 29.4.2003 - 28.4.2004

E-business promotion campaign
Project Holder: Pospeševalni center za malo gospodarstvo, EIC Ljubljana
Partner: University of Primorska, Science and Research Centre of Koper, EIC Koper
Partner:Mariborska razvojna agencija, EIC Maribor
Duration: 1.7.2001 - 31.11.2002


CARDS PROJECTS

ERNIC-The establishment of EICC relay network in Croatia
Project Holder: Hrvatska gospodarska komora, EIC Zagreb, Croatia
Partner: Univerza na Primorskem, Znanstveno-raziskovalno središče Koper, EIC Koper
Duration: 23.12.2004 - 23.12.2005


LEONARDO DA VINCI PROJECTS

Customisation Experts: Forging New Professional Profiles for an Emerging Challenge Project Holder: Fondazione Giacomo Rumor, Centro produttivita Veneto Partners: University of Primorska, Science and Research Centre of Koper, EIC Koper
The Nottingham University , United Kingdom
RKW -Rationalisierungs und Innovationszentrum der Deuschen Wirthshaft , Germany
CIEF – Consulting Integral en Formaciòn , Spain
Unione Regionale delle Camere di Commercio Industria Artigianato e Agricoltura del Veneto (Unioncamere
Veneto ), Italy
Provincia di Vicenza -Settore Formazione Lavoro Immigrazione, Italy

Duration: 1.10.2003 - 30.9.2005



STABILITY PACT FOR SOUTH EASTERN EUROPE

Twinning Programme 2005
Appliers: University of Primorska, Science and Research Centre of Koper, EIC Koper
Mariborska razvojna agencija, EIC Maribor
Duration: 1.4. - 15.10.2005

Twinning Programme 2004
Appliers: University of Primorska, Science and Research Centre of Koper, EIC Koper
Mariborska razvojna agencija, EIC Maribor
Duration: 16.9. - 29.10.2004

Twinning Programme 2002
Appliers: University of Primorska, Science and Research Centre of Koper, EIC Koper
Mariborska razvojna agencija, EIC Maribor

Duration: 15.9.-15.11.2002

 Inserted / Updated
2007-12-11 / 2010-01-21