The Science for the Carpathians (S4C) initiative is a regional science network targeting at supporting and streamlining mountain research in the Carpathian Mountains. The S4C activities include organization of the Forum Carpaticum, creation a conducive environment for research and also integration of science and practice in the region.


With roots going back to the initiation of the Carpathian Convention in 2001, the S4C network was formally established during the launching workshop in May 2008 at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.


In due consideration of global trends and guided by policies implemented at the European level, the preliminary priority topics for current activities in the Carpathian Mountains have been listed in the Research Agenda for the Carpathians: 2010-2015. A new agenda is under development see more details on New S4C Research Agenda 2015-2020


More information about the Science for the Carpathians (S4C) initiative can be found here.