Chisinau (MD) - 08/11/10 - 09/11/10
JRC workshops in the Republic of Moldova
A JRC information exchange event was held in Chisinau, Moldova, on 8 November 2010, followed by a workshop on foresight on 9 November. Both events were organised together with the Academy of Sciences of Moldova that serves as the ministry of science in the country. The objective of the information event was to deliver an insight on the JRC's activities with specific focus on metrology (IRMM) and identify possible areas of collaboration. The foresight workshop reflected the Moldovan request to inform the national experts on foresight methods with a view of initiating such an exercise in the future.
The JRC Information Exchange Day was opened by the President of the Academy of Sciences, Academician Gheorghe Duca. Both days were well attended with about 90 participants including young researchers in the first day, and 27 experts for the foresight exercise. In parallel, a visit to the University of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, the Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology, the Institute of Chemistry as well as the Institute of Electronic Engineering and Nanotechnologies, took place on 9 November.
The JRC is playing an important role in providing scientific and technological support for the EU enlargement and integration process. On the basis of its mission of supporting EU policies, JRC is actively supporting also the European Neighbour Policy Partner countries on an ad hoc basis. The Republic of Moldova is a partner country within the European Neighbourhood Policy and the JRC is looking to develop closer relationship with Moldova.