1. Regional Development and Policy Research Unit (RDPRU), Dept of Economic Sciences, University of Macedonia, (head of the team Prof. L. Labrianidis)


2. Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies, University of Luton, United Kingdom (head of the team C. Kalantaridis, Head of the Centre)

3. Department of Sociology, State University of Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk, Russia (head of the team Prof. Z. Kalugina, Head of the Department)

4. Academy of Public Administration and Management, Bashkir State University, Ufa, Russia (head of the team Prof. A. Makhmutov)

5. Department of Economic Theory, Uzhgorod National University, Uzhgorod, Ukraine (head of the team Prof. M. Pityoulych, Vice Rector of the University)