Results of the Call "Research Projects – Slovenian-Croatian Bilateral Projects"

Pursuant to the Cooperation Agreement between the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) and the Croatian Science Foundation, in December 2019 the Foundation published a call for financing the Croatian part of Slovenian-Croatian bilateral research projects (IPS-2020-01).

The joint research project should include a Slovenian and a Croatian research group, headed by the Slovenian Principal Investigator. The Slovenian PI was tasked with submitting the joint project proposal to the ARRS Call, whose deadline was 29 January 2020.

A total of 966 proposals were submitted to the ARRS Call, 940 of which were referred to the evaluation procedure. Of this number, 40 project proposals were bilateral Slovenian-Croatian projects.

The Board of the Croatian Science Foundation, at its 178th session, held on 25 September 2020, on the basis of the evaluation conducted by ARRS, approved co-financing for eight Slovenian-Croatian joint research projects. The list of the approved projects is given below:

Project title

Scientific field

Principal Investigator (SLO)

Organization (SLO)

Principal Investigator (HR)

Organization (HR)

Structural characterization of factors involved in DNA-protein crosslink repair

Biochemistry and molecular biology

Marjetka Podobnik

National Institute of Chemistry

Marta Popović

Ruđer Bošković Institute

Modulation of fruit polyphenolic profile by sustainable postharvest physical treatments


Klemen Bohinc

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Health Studies

Davor Kovačević

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science

Development of building blocks for new European quantum communication network

Technology driven physics

Anton Ramšak

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Mario Stipčević

Ruđer Bošković Institute

Investigation of oxidative stress occurrence, causes and harmful effects induced by the use of fixed orthodontic appliances


Jasmina Primožič

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine

Gordana Čanadi Jurešić

University of Rijeka, Faculty of Medicina in Rijeka

Nanopore high-throughput sequencing for resolution of problems in plant pathogen epidemiology and diagnostics


Maja Ravnikar

National Institute of Biology

Dijana Škorić

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science

Quality of living in the housing estates of the socialist and post-socialist era: A comparative analysis between Slovenia and Croatia


Richard Sendi

Urbane Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia

Anđelina Svirčić Gotovac

Institute for Social Research in Zagreb

Urban Futures: Imagining and Activating Possibilities in Unsettled Times


Saša Poljak Istenič

Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Valentina Gulin Zrnić

Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research

Models and Practices of Global Cultural Exchange and Non-aligned Movement: Research in the Spatio-Temporal Cultural Dynamics


Architecture and Design

Barbara Predan

University of Ljubljana. The Academy of Fine Arts and Design

Ljiljana Kolešnik

Institute of Art History

We would hereby like to congratulate the Principal Investigators and wish them success with their projects.