26.05.2011 - 27.05.2011 | Astana, Kazakhstan
3rd EU-EECA Policy Stakeholders' Conference: 'Evaluation approaches in S&T policy making'
After the successful Policy Stakeholders' Conferences in Athens and Moscow, the third event of this kind brought together high ranking experts and S&T policy makers in Astana upon invitation of the Kazakh Ministry of Industry and New Technologies. This year's focus has been on evaluation approaches in S&T policy making.
The Policy Stakeholders’ Conference 'Evaluation approaches in S&T policy making: sharing good practices', which was held in Astana on 26-27 May 2011 upon invitation of the Kazakh Ministry of Industry and New Technologies, was the third of its kind. Decision makers and experts at ministerial level as well as key persons from research and science organisations in EU- and EECA-countries were invited to this exchange that meant to trigger new momentum for cooperation.
The agenda featured a number of current issues regarding bi-regional cooperation. A special focus was laid on analytical methods of policy advice such as the evaluation of research institutions, international benchmarking processes and the joint assessment of political strategies and concepts.
- Presentations Session I: "EU-EECA Cooperation in S&T Policy Making"
- EU research and innovation policy - International dimension and cooperation with CASC, Elisabeth Lipiatou, European Commission
- New Strategy of Innovative Industrial Development of Kazakhstan, Nurmukhambet Abdibekov, Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of Kazakhstan
- International S&T cooperation strategy of Uzbekistan towards EU – Expectations of the country, Odilkhuja Parpiev, Committee for Coordination of S&T Development, Uzbekistan
- Enhancing the EU-EECA policy dialogue - raising its full potential, Ion Guceac, Academy of Sciences of Moldova
- Role of joint policy learning in EU–EECA S&T cooperation – Expectations of an EU Member State, Jean-Luc Clément, Ministry of Higher Education and Research, France
- Presentations Session II: " The Current Landscape"
- Presentations Session III: "Joint Policy Learning - Analytical Methods - Part A"
- Tools for RTD policy advice: concepts and approaches with emphasis on international benchmarking and on mix peer reviews, Klaus Schuch, Centre for Social Innovation, Austria
- Lessons learnt from the academic reform in Poland, Dominik Antonowicz, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland
- Policy mix reviews in Estonia, Erkki Karo, Tallinn University of Technology
- Expectation from a policy mix review in Moldova, Ion Guceac, Academy of Sciences of Moldova
- Presentations Session IV: "Joint Policy Learning - Analytical Methods - Part B"
- Presentations Session V: "The Way forward"
- Closing Session
2nd Policy Stalkeholders' Conference "Best practices in S&T and Innovation policies", Moscow, 7-8 April 2010
Presentations and cocnclusions of this conference were published on the IncoNet EECA website.
1st Policy Stakeholders' Conference "EU-EECA S&T cooperation - the way forward", Athens, 16-17 June 2009
The conclusions of this event are presented in a 12 page brochure, which can be downloaded from the right hand sidebar. For more information on the conference, please visit the respective article on incrEAST.