Agreement On Science And Technology Cooperation

NOTE that the European Community, referred to as the `Community`, and Canada are implementing research and technology programmes in a number of areas of common interest and that there may be a mutual benefit if the parties facilitate further cooperation; The activities under the agreement are based on the following principles: IN ANREGUNG, according to which, under the framework agreement on trade and economic cooperation signed in 1976 between the European Communities and Canada, active cooperation and exchange of active information took place in a number of scientific or technological fields; The agreement does not affect the rights and obligations of a party arising from other international instruments in which it participates. The agreement establishes a formal framework for cooperation to promote, develop and facilitate science and technology activities. The parties encourage, develop and facilitate cooperation activities in the field of science and technology for peaceful purposes in areas of common interest and on the basis of equality and mutual benefits. The federal report on research and innovation, published annually by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), clearly outlines the objectives of the S-T agreements: “Participation in international research programmes to solve global problems, develop and improve bilateral relations and access interesting areas of research are three main objectives of the Science and Technology Cooperation Agreements (STC). These agreements also aim to stabilize policies, support development, export technologies and open new markets, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises (source: BuFI 2014). The objective of this agreement is to promote and facilitate cooperation between the Community and Canada in areas of common interest in which the parties support research and development activities to promote science and/or technology that support these areas of interest. The agreement entered into force on October 14, 2002 for an initial five-year period. It has been renewed three times, the last time in 2020 for an additional five years. The agreement was renewed four times, the last time in 2018, for an additional five years. The second enlargement contained an amendment that would include security and space research in the list of areas of cooperation. In order to create a formal basis for cooperation in the field of scientific and technological research, which expands and strengthens the implementation of cooperation activities in areas of common interest and promotes the application of the results of this cooperation for economic and social purposes, German research policy aims to be particularly important in countries where scientific and technological resources are of strategic importance.

Dynamic developing countries with future markets are considered to be particularly important from a strategic point of view. This report examines the 35 years of cooperation between the United States and China in the fields of science and technology (S-T) since the signing, in 1979, the Scientific and Technological Cooperation Agreement concluded on 17 October 2016 between the European Commission and the Government of the United States of America on cooperation between researchers financed separately from the European Union and US framework programmes for research and innovation.