EU and Canada celebrate 20 years of STI Cooperation Agreement
The 13th Meeting of the EU-Canada Joint Science and Technology Cooperation Committee (JSTCC) was hosted by the European Commission in Brussels on the 14th June, 2016. The meeting took place in the context of 20 years of cooperation under EU-Canada Science and Technology Agreement and 40 years since the opening of EU diplomatic representation in Ottawa.
A high level Canadian delegation was led by Louis Marcotte, Director General, Investment and Innovation and the European Union delegation was chaired by Maria Cristina Russo, Director for International Cooperation, DG Research and Innovation. Both parties recognized the importance of cooperation in Research and Innovation, the advantages in reinforcing the links between industry and research and fostering the innovation process to stimulate job creation, economic growth and social welfare. It was agreed to continue and foster cooperation in key areas like Marine and Arctic research, Health Research, Aeronautics and ICT research, Agricultural research and Research Infrastructures. While as new area for cooperation security research has been agreed, Climate Change related research will be further exploited between the services involved.
The EU and Canada signed an Administrative Arrangement, intending to facilitate participation of Canadian actors in Horizon 2020 projects.TOP