Official launch of the China-EU Science & Technology Year and the Science Policy Forum: “Cooperation for sustainable mutual benefit”
"It is my pleasure to attend the Opening Ceremony of the China-EU Science and Technology Year, and the Science and Technology Policy Forum. As one accomplishment of the China-EU High-level Forum for S&T Strategy in May 2005, the Science and Technology Year is to last from October 2006 to September 2007, according to the joint decision of the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research. It receives great attention and support from leaderships of both sides and is a major event of China-EU S&T cooperation and exchanges, as well as a record of significance in the history of China-EU relation. We expect such an event to fully facilitate the interaction between China and the EU countries in the S&T field, and further consolidate and strengthen our comprehensive strategic partnership."
Chinese vice-minister WU
"It gives me great pleasure to launch the China-EU Science and Technology year today with my Chinese counterparts. This is the fruit of a good idea and commitment from both sides. It is also a recognition that, in seeking answers to today and tomorrow's world, more unites us than divides us. In our globalised world, alliances can produce more than rivalries. The EU and China have recognised this in a series of agreements, covering many areas, signed to date. I am pleased that now we have the China EU Science and Technology Year to showcase our cooperation in the area of science and technology."
DOCUMENTS PREPARED FOR THE LAUNCH OF CESTY AND THE POLICY FORUM
- Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the Government of the People's Republic of China PDF: 136 KB
Scientific & Technological Cooperation with China began in the second half of the 1980s. A new impetus was given by the signature of the S&T Agreement, the first ever with an Asian country, and its entry into force in 2000. After a positive independent assessment, this Agreement was renewed in December 2004 for another period of 5 years.
- Impact assessment of the S&T agreement concluded between the European Community and the Government of the People’s Republic of China PDF: 448 KB
DG RTD of the European Commission contracted an expert Panel to conduct an assessment of the impact of the Agreement on EU-China S&T cooperation. The Panel, made up of representatives from the EU and from the People’s Republic of China, was engaged between November 2003 and July 2004. The Panel stated that the EU-China STA should be seen as a success and recommended that the Agreement be renewed without any particular textual changes.
- Seventh EU Research and Development Framework programme: fact sheets PDF: 2 MB
International Cooperation in FP7 aims to:
- Support competitiveness through strategic partnerships with third countries in selected fields of science
- Address specific problems facing third countries on the basis of mutual interest and mutual benefit
- Use S&T cooperation to reinforce the Community’s external relationsand other relevant policy
- Joint Declaration on EU-China Research Cooperation: Building a Knowledge for Growth Pact (13 May 2005) PDF: 20 KB
The European Commission and the Government of China held a High Level Forum on S&T Policy and Development in Beijing on 12/13 May 2005. This major event coincides with the 30 th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and the European Union. Both sides agreed on guidelines for the future cooperation in research and technological development (RTD), thus giving a further boost to the rapidly developing strategic partnership.
- Communication actions for enhanced participation of Third countries in FP6 - Promotion Bureau for EU-China Research collaboration PDF: 2.6 MB
To implement the AGREEMENT for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the Government of the People's Republic of China , the “China-European Union Science & Technology Cooperation Promotion Office” (CECO) was established as a non-profit organization to offer consultation services and guidance to Chinese research institutions, enterprises, companies and scientists for participation in the Framework Programme.
- Success stories PDF: 3.4 MB
The two success stories outlined here illustrate tangible and practical outcomes in the fulfilment of policy aims for cooperation in science and technology:
- one is the CECO presented above and
- the other (EFBIC) concerns a particular field of scientific research activity – biotechnology – which might well be seen as a future model for fostering cooperation in specified fields of scientific activity
SPEECHES AND PRESENTATIONS DISPLAYED DURING THE POLICY FORUM
- Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, European Commission, key note speech: 'EU-China cooperation in science and technology: scientific responses to global challenges' PDF: 68 KB
- Vice Minister WU of Science and Technology, China, key note speech: "Innovation: China’s New National Strategy" PDF: 108 KB
- EU-CHINA MOBILITY OF RESEARCHERS
- EU perspective: Mr. GRUMBACH, Director of Liama
- China perspective: Mr. GAO Runsheng, Director, Ministry of Education
- HEALTH-RELATED RESEARCH
- China perspective: Prof. ZHAO Hongwem, Chinese Institute of Sanitation Economy
- EU perspective: Mr QUINTANA TRIAS Octavio, European Commission, DG RTD, Director
- NON NUCLEAR ENERGY
- EU perspective: Mr. PEREZ SAINZ, European Commission, DG RTD, Head of Unit
- China perspective: Prof. WANG Zhifeng, Institute of Electrical Engineering, CAS
- China perspective: Prof. ZHOU Lingxi, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences
- EU perspective: Mrs. Elisabeth LIPIATOU, European Commission, DG RTD, Head of Unit
- BIOTECHNOLOGY, AGRICULTURE, ANIMAL HEALTH AND FOOD
- EU perspective : Mr. HALL Timothy, European Commission, DG RTD, Head of Unit
- China perspective: Mr. ZHANG Lubiao, Director General, CAAS
- Agriculture, animal health and food: China-EU Scientific Cooperation on Agriculture (Soon available)
- PRE-NORMATIVE RESEARCH & STANDARDS: THE CASE OF TRANSPORT
- China perspective: Mr. FEI Weijun, Vice-President, Waterbone Transportation Institute
- EU perspective: Mr. VAN ZYL Arnold, CEO of ERTICO
- Experience of CO-REACH ERA-NET: Mr. REMØE, Svend Otto, Research
- Council of Norway and CO-REACH Member
PRESS CLIPPING INDEX
List of articles published in the press after the event (per country / media and date) PDF: 61 KB