On 6 July 2012 a regular meeting of the Joint Russia-EU Science and Technology Committee was held in Moscow.
The Russian delegation led by Deputy Minister of Education and Science Igor Fedyukin considered together with its partners headed by Director-General of the European Commission for Research and Innovation Robert-Jan Smits the results of joint work on implementation of the Russia-EU Agreement on Cooperation in Science and Technology. The participants discussed main areas of bilateral cooperation and development of a real partnership in the field on research and innovation, including within the framework of the Partnership for Modernisation with the use of already operating mechanisms and those under development for financing research and innovation until 2020.
The reports presented at the meeting highlighted the results of Russia-EU research cooperation and outlined thematic areas of major interest. The parties exchanged proposals on intensifying joint efforts aimed at implementation of the coordinated research projects.
The event proved the effectiveness of the Committee in addressing the current issues and the high interest of the partners in the bilateral mutually beneficial cooperation as well as optimal use of the existing mechanisms of collaboration.