12.04.2012 [News]

Final version: White Paper on Opportunities and Challenges in View of Enhancing the EU Cooperation with Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and South Caucasus in Science, Research, and Innovation

The final version of the 'White Paper on Opportunities and Challenges in View of Enhancing the EU Cooperation with Eastern Europe, Central Asia and South Caucasus in Science, Research and Innovation' is now available.

This comprehensive document provides a picture of the S&T landscape in EU and in EECA and, moreover, on a series of Challenges and Recommendations to address jointly in the frame of the EU-EECA International S&T cooperation.

It was first presented at the 4th EU-EECA Polcy Stakeholders' Conference in Warsaw in November 2011 in a draft version. The discussions at this conference were complemented by an extensive consultation process, in which the interested public was invited to contribute to the recommendations of the White Paper. This feedback was used to consolidate the document.

The final version of April 2012 is available both for download and in print.

  • White Paper (PDF, ca. 4 MB)
    – State of Affairs of Science, Technology, and Innovation Policies
    – Challenges and Recommendations on Enhancing EU-EECA STI Cooperation
    – Short-term Implementation Scenario
    – Joint Implementation Roadmap
    – White Paper Impact Assessment

  • Annex (12 country reports) (PDF, ca. 9.5 MB)

    - Current State of S&T & Major Policy Challenges
    - Current Trends & Challenges in International Cooperation

      As part of the consultation process a EU-EECA Project Coordinators Meeting was held as a web conference in February.
      The results of this event have been compiled in an Online Annex 'Comments to the White Paper'
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      Online Annex to the White Paper not yet available.

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