The Institute has signed its first research contract for young researchers with the University of Zagreb. The study will be about “Prediction of cash flow timings and patterns in international bank accounts” and will last one year.

This is the first research contract with a Croatian university. It further illustrates the development of the Knowledge Programme cooperation with universities of new EU Member States, following another STAREBEI research grant this year with the Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE) and a series of courses launched at Sofia University (Bulgaria).

This is the 56th research contract for young researchers signed by the Institute and the seventh signed in 2020 following those with the European University Institute (Florence), the Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE), University of Leeds, University of Luxembourg, Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) and Johns Hopkins University (Bologna).

STAREBEI (STAges de REcherche BEI-EIB research internships) is a programme that provides grants to universities in order to finance junior researchers carrying out research projects proposed by the EIB Group (EIB and EIF) under the joint supervision of a university tutor and an EIB or EIF co-tutor. To date, 61 young researchers from 40 universities in 14 European countries have benefited from the STAREBEI programme.