Russia- Netherlands Year 2013
In 2013 the Netherlands and Russia celebrate their special bilateral relation. A wide-ranged programme has been shaped to strengthen the cooperation between the two countries in the fields of economics, culture, sports, education, science and civil society.
A number of ministries and organisations have been involved in the set-up of the programme. In the framework of the Netherlands-Russia Year the Vavilov Institute of General Genetics and the University of Groningen (Netherlands) signed an agreement to create a joint Center for Science, Innovation and Education on stem cells research on the basis of Skolkovo.Website of the Netherlands-Russia Year 2013 Source: Maria Balashova, Russian National Contact Point on Biotechnology