Serbia has been actively engaged within the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programsince 2007. Backe by NATO's grants, scientists and experts from Serbia are working to address a wide range of security issues, notably in the fields of energy security, counter-terrorism, and defense against CBRN agents.
The newest project was granted in mid 2017 in order to help Serbia's scientists to develop the commercial production of biofuel from algae. The pioneering three-year project is supported with €400,000 and is carried out by Belgrade’s Institute for Multidisciplinary Research in cooperation with Manchester University in the United Kingdom and Baylor University in the United States.
Previous NATO SPS projects have helped produce seismic charts for the Western Balkan countries, improve the protection of the Sava river water resources, while Serbian and German continue developing a decontamination and demining robot called T-Whex. Aslo, in a recent series of SPS-funded workshops led by Serbia and the United States, experts have developed a tool to assess how NATO and partner countries are mainstreaming gender in military operations in accordance with the UN Resolution 1325.
For more information about the SPS projects in Serbia see the following map and fact sheet.