A strategic European framework for international science and technology cooperation adopted by the European Commission.
The European Commission (EC) presented the strategy for international cooperation in science and technology (S&T) on September 24, 2008. The strategy sets out a framework for a European approach to international cooperation in S&T.
The strategy outlines also core principles which should underpin European cooperation with the rest of the world and proposes specific orientations for action to:
- strengthen the international dimension of the European Research Area (ERA) by integrating Europe's neighbours into the ERA and fostering strategic cooperation with key third countries through geographic and thematic targeting;
- improve the framework conditions for international cooperation in science and technology and for the promotion of European technologies worldwide. This includes the joint development of global large-scale research infrastructures (such as GEANT), support to mobility of researchers or management of intellectual property.
The Commission also recommends strengthening the global position of the EU's ICT industry and other advanced technologies that would, thanks to EU regulatory principles, improve the investment environment and anticipate the convergence between electronic communications and media. It also plans to monitor non-tariff barriers and regulatory hurdles faced by EU industry on third markets.
inserted by Jana MACHACOVA on 2008-10-07 11:02:15