MEP to recommend adoption of scientific agreement with Ukraine

December 13, 2002

Brussels, 12 Dec 2002

Spanish MEP and member of the Parliament's Committee on industry, external trade, research and energy, is to recommend the approval of a scientific and technological cooperation agreement with Ukraine on 17 December.

The agreement is based on the principles of mutual benefit, reciprocal opportunities for access to programmes and activities, non-discrimination and the effective protection of intellectual property.

Areas for cooperation are:
- environment and climate research, including earth observation;
- biomedical and health research;
- agriculture, forestry and fisheries research;
- industrial and production technologies;
- materials research and metrology;
- non-nuclear energy;
- transportation;
- information society technologies;
- social sciences research;
- science and technology policy;
- training and exchange of scientists.

The initial agreement will be valid until 31 December 2002, after which, it will be renewable by common agreement for additional periods of five years.

CORDIS RTD-NEWS/© European Communities, 2001

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