Aida Glavinić, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Sarajevo, is a dedicated professional in veterinary medicine and animal reproduction.
In June, she applied for a WBF Move Grant to attend the prestigious 1st Symposium of Animal Reproduction in Nantes, France.
Believing that her mobility would bring tangible benefits to the development of veterinary medicine in the Western Balkans Region, we decided to support her proposal.
Now, shortly after the finalization of the project, we had the opportunity to meet again and discuss how her presence in France helped Ms Glavinić to gain valuable insights and knowledge that can be applied to improve equine reproductive practices in our Region.
Dear Aida. Can you describe your project and yourself shortly to our readers. Why was this project important to you, and what you aimed to reach with your project?
First of all, thank you for your remarkable support and interest in my project and me. I am Aida Glavinić, a teaching assistant at the University of Sarajevo-Veterinary Faculty.
I work at the Department of Clinical Sciences in Veterinary Medicine. My project focuses primarily on acquiring expertise in the latest advancements, best practices, and research findings in animal reproduction.
By participating in one of the biggest symposiums on this topic, I aimed to expand my professional network, establish collaborations, and bring back valuable knowledge to elevate the field of animal reproduction in the Western Balkans by sharing it with students and colleagues.
This project is deeply important to me because I firmly believe in the importance of sharing expertise and transferring acquired knowledge to contribute to the development of veterinary practices and educational programs in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the wider Western Balkans Region.
What have you achieved with the implementation of your proposal?
With the implementation of my proposal, I have achieved significant milestones. I have managed to participate in the European College of Animal Reproduction annual summer school and the 1st Symposium of Animal Reproduction in Nantes, France, in September 2023 as a delegate.
Valuable connections and relationships were established with professionals, researchers, and experts in the field of animal reproduction. These connections will serve as a solid foundation for future collaborations, knowledge exchange, and joint initiatives. The next step is the dissemination of the acquired knowledge and networks in the Western Balkans.
How do you think your project impacts the regional level? Does it help to enhance cooperation and people-to-people links in the Western Balkans?
The impact of the project on a regional level has been substantial. It has played a vital role in enhancing cooperation and strengthening people-to-people links in the Western Balkans. By meeting up with colleagues from the Region of Western Balkans at this conference, we have fostered a sense of unity and collaboration in the Region. Furthermore, future exchanges have been planned.
Applying for funding from the WBF was a well-structured and straightforward process. While it required dedication and effort, it was not overly challenging. The transparency of the application process and the availability of resources made it more than manageable.Aida Glavinic
How would you describe the cooperation experience with WBF Move Grants? Are you eager to apply again with another idea?
The cooperation experience with WBF Move Grants has been exceptional. The support and guidance provided by the WBF team have been instrumental in the success of this project. I am incredibly eager to apply again with another idea, as the partnership has been highly fruitful and beneficial.
Was it hard to apply and obtain funding from the WBF?
Applying for funding from the WBF was a well-structured and straightforward process. While it required dedication and effort, it was not overly challenging. The transparency of the application process and the availability of resources made it more than manageable.
Would you recommend WBF to others, and what would you say to other potential applicants in the future?
I wholeheartedly recommend WBF to others who are seeking funding for projects in the Western Balkans. My advice to potential applicants in the future would be to thoroughly research the funding opportunities and guidelines provided by WBF.
Additionally, it’s essential to clearly articulate your project’s objectives and potential impact. With dedication and a well-defined proposal, WBF can be an excellent partner in bringing your ideas to fruition and contributing to regional development and cooperation.