07.04.2010 - 08.04.2010 | Moscow, Russia

2nd Policy Stakeholders Conference: “Best practices in S&T and Innovation policies”

The 2nd Policy Stakeholders Conference was held in Moscow in the frame of the 11th annual HSE International Academic Conference, entitled “Modernisation of the Economy: Productivity and the Human Factor”.
After the successful 1st Policy Stakeholders Conference "EU-EECA S&T cooperation - the way forward" in Athens, June 2009, IncoNet EECA now organizes a similar event in Moscow. The second in an upcoming series of Policy Stakeholders Conferences was titled "Best practices in S&T and Innovation policies" and embedded in the 11th annual HSE International Academic Conference, hosted by the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.

1st Policy Stakeholders Conference "EU-EECA S&T cooperation - the way forward", Athens, 16-17 June 2009

The conclusions of this event are now presented in a 12 page brochure, which can be downloaded from the right hand sidebar. It offers concrete recommendations on how to adress current and future challenges for S&T cooperation between the EU and Eatsern Europe/Central Asia and points out open questions that need further reflection.

For more information on the conference, please visit the respective news item and/or the IncoNet EECA Intranet (restricted to project participants).

2nd Policy Stalkeholders Conference "Best practices in S&T and Innovation policies", Moscow, 07-08 April 2010

The second S&T stakeholders´ conference on “Best Practices in Science, Technology and Innovation Policies”  was held in Moscow on April 7th and 8th, 2010.

This conference addressed representatives of S&T policy makers as well as the scientific community in the European Union, Associated Countries (AC), Eastern European and Central Asian (EECA) countries.

This Stakeholders´ Conference was embedded as dedicated session in the 11th International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development. This international conference (organized by HSE, with the participation of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund) was devoted to "Economic Modernization: markets, firms, and structural changes" and "Preserving the Nation: demographic, socioeconomic, and political context".

The 2nd Stakeholders Conference objectives were:

  • to highlight selected challenges in science, technology and innovation (STI) policy;
  • to present and discuss contribution of scientific communities of EU, AC and EECA countries to development of STI policy;
    S&T International Cooperation Network for Eastern European and Central Asian Countries 
  • to analyze EU-EECA S&T cooperation framework and outline the way forward.

Issues for discussion were:

  • identification of research priorities: interaction between policy makers and scientific communities;
  • achievements and present trends in the reform of the STI sector: lessons learnt from the reform;
  • the impact of international S&T cooperation for knowledge based economies;
  • new trends in the global governance of science facing present challenges;
  • Is there room for enhancing the cooperation? The S&T potential of the EECA region versus present cooperation patterns?
  • Which cooperation instruments does national S&T policy offer?

Representatives of national ministries, agencies and institutions from EU Member States, AC and EECA countries as well as from the European Commission responsible for development and execution of S&T and innovation policy were invited to actively contribute to a discussion on a shared vision for enhanced EU-EECA S&T cooperation.