Brussels, 14 May 2003
The Council adopted the Decision approving the signing of the Agreement on the Scientific and Technical Cooperation between the European Community and the State of Israel.
The Agreement aims at facilitating the mutual access of the research entities of both parties to research and development activities in Israel, and to the Community's framework programmes for research and technological development. This Agreement is envisaged for the duration of the EC 6th Framework programme (2002-2006)
By means of this Agreement, Israel shall be associated in the EC 6th Framework programme concerning the participation of undertakings, research centres and universities and for the dissemination of research results. Complementarily, the cooperation between Israel and the European Community may include regular discussions on the orientations and priorities for research policies, discussions on cooperation prospects and development; provision of information concerning the implementation of programmes and research projects and visits and exchanges of research workers.