A structured list of projects and organisations involved in EU-Ukraine cooperation in science, technology and innovation.
InnoPolicy - Enhance Innovation Strategies, Policies and Regulation in Ukraine
The EuropeAid-funded Innopolicy project was implemented in Ukraine between 2009 and 2011 in order to support the formulation of the Ukrainian innovation and research policy on the governmental and regional levels, to support improvement of the regulatory and legislative environment for Research, Innovation and intellectual property rights in Ukraine and bring the Ukrainian legislation in compliance with the best European practices. The project also aimed to support state departments in Ukraine that are dealing with innovation and IPR issues. Key documents of the project available via http://innopolicy.com.ua/materials?lang=en are:
- "INNO-Policy TrendChart - Innovation Policy Progress Report" (June 2011)
- "Innovation Policy - European benchmarking for Ukraine" (October 2011, 3 volumes)
PROMITHEAS 4 - Knowledge Transfer and Research Needs for preparing Mitigation/Adaptation Policy Portfolios
The project's aims are the development and evaluation of mitigation/adaptation (M/A) policy portfolios and the prioritization of research needs and gaps for 12 countries (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine) characterized as emerging economies. The overall strategy is based on Development, Implementation, Evaluation and Knowledge Transfer towards scientists and decision makers of both public and private sectors from the aforementioned emerging economies. Scientific research needs and gaps will be identified and listed in an inventory.
IncoNet EECA - S&T International Cooperation Network for Eastern European and Central Asian Countries
This project, which ended in June 2012, addressed STI policy stakeholders from the EU, its Member States and Associated Countries (MS/AC) and Eastern European/Central Asian (EECA) countries. Its aim was to establish an STI Policy Dialogue Platform between the EU MS/AC on the one side and 12 Eastern European and Central Asian countries (incl. Ukraine) on the other side. To achieve its goals the project organised five successful Policy Stakeholders' Conferences and undertook comprehensive analytical work, which fed into a White Paper on chances and challenges for future cooperation. All project results continue to be available from the project's website.
Exemplary thematic EU-Ukraine cooperation projects:
LCOIR-UA: Low-Carbon Opportunities for Industrial Regions of Ukraine
The project aims at encouraging and facilitating the practical implementation of activities on clean coal technology and technology of carbon capture and storage (climate technologies) in Ukraine, as well as contributing to initiating of cooperation in this domain between Ukraine and the European Community.
PESI - A Pan-European species-directories infrastructure
PESI provides standardised and authoritative taxonomic information by integrating and securing Europe's taxonomically authoritative species name registers and nomenclators (name databases) that underpin the management of biodiversity in Europe.
COMPOSITUM - Hybrid Nanocomposites and their applications
The project aims to establish or reinforce long-term research co-operation through a coordinated joint programme of exchange of researchers for short periods, and in particular strengthening European position in the research activities related to nanosciences, nanotechnologies and nanomaterials. It also supports the strategic objective of the PEOPLE programme to make Europe attractive to the best researchers from outside the EU.
INTAS was an international association which promoted co-operation with scientists in the New Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (NIS). It was set up in June 1993 as an independent organisation. As a non-profit, charitable association, based in Brussels and tax exempted, it was funded primarily through the Fifth Framework Programme, and carried out a large part of EU research activities with the NIS. INTAS was not continued in FP7. Its former website domain is now in commercial use not related to the original organisation.
The Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU) is an intergovernmental organization dedicated to the prevention of the proliferation of expertise related to weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The STCU vision: for a safer and better world, to assist former WMD experts in the transition to self-supporting, peaceful activities in the international science and business communities. Since 1993, private companies and government agencies from the European Union, United States, and Canada have used the STCU to manage over 1,100 R&D projects, worth over 166 million dollars.
S&T Gate UKR.EU
In March 2010 the S&T Gate UKR.EU was launched by the BILAT-UKR project (the predecessor of BILAT-UKR*AINA), which aimed to identify and analyse the S&T Potential of EU-Ukraine Cooperation. S&T Gate UKR.EU is an information platform designed to intensify international cooperation in science and technology, facilitate the networking of research organizations and institutions in the Ukraine and the European Union, and promote the scientific dialogue between Ukraine and EU Member States. The portal provides detailed and up-to-date information about the political development of research and technology in the Ukraine and information about collaborative projects, programmes and potential partner organizations.
incrEAST – Country Report Ukraine
incrEAST is designed as a one-stop information platform on international STI cooperation between the EU, its individual Member States and Associated Countries and 12 countries in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the South Caucasus. The portal's aim is to facilitate the networking of research organizations and to promote a sience ad research policy dialogue between EECA countries and the European Research Area. incrEAST provides information about current developments, events, cooperations, funding opportunities, active sooperation projects, useful databases and more. A quarterly newsletter complements the online information. The Country Report on Ukraine offers general information, as well as specifics on the country's science and techgnology landscape, STI indicators, research policies and current developments. incrEAST country reports are being updated annually.
ERAWATCH provides information on European, national and regional research systems, policies, and programmes in the EU and beyond. It currently covers 61 countries: the 27 Member States of the European Union, 14 countries associated with the European Community's Research Framework Programme and 20 third countries. It also provides an overview of the European Union. The national research profile of Ukraine provides comprehensive information about research policies, impact of EU developments, structure of the research system and more.
Delegation of the European Commission to Ukraine
The Delegation of the European Commission to Ukraine was opened in the centre of Kyiv in September 1993. It is one of over 130 European Union Delegations around the world. The Delegation has the status of a diplomatic mission and officially represents the European Union in Ukraine. It's mandate includes the promotion of political and economic relations between Ukraine and the European Union by maintaining extensive relations with governmental institutions and by increasing awareness of the EU, it’s institutions and its programmes; monitoring the implementation of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and Ukraine; information about the development of the EU and to explain and defend individual EU policies; and participation in the implementation of the European Union's assistance programmes.
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(published September 2014) (URL: http://www.bilat-ukr.eu/_media/bilat-ukraina-leaflet_4.pdf)