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Summary of Treaty


GENERAL DATA
Official Title Agreement on scientific and technical cooperation between the European Community and the State of Israel
Type of Agreement Bilateral
Place of Signature Brussels
Date of Signature 10/06/2003
Date of Entry Into Force 12/05/2004
Duration Definite
Objective of Agreement To associate Israel with all the activities of the specific programmes of the sixth framework programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities.
Remarks The Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States, on the one part, Israel, of the other part, which entered into force on 1 June 2000, established that a closer cooperation may be implemented by means of separate agreements. This agreement is a 'separate agreement' to intensify cooperation in scientific and technological matters. Since August 1996, Israel is the only non-European country that has been fully associated to the EU Framework Programme for Research and Development: * 06 August 1996, signature of the 1st Agreement for Scientific and Technical Co-operation between the European Community and Israel, associating Israel to "FP4" (1995-1998); * 08 March 1999, signature of the 2nd Agreement for Scientific and Technical Co-operation between the European Community and Israel associating Israel to "FP5" (1999-2002); * 10 June 2003, signature of the 3rd Agreement for Scientific and Technical Co-operation between the European Community and Israel associating Israel to "FP6" (2002-2006) as from 16 December 2002. By virtue of these S&T cooperation agreements, Israel brings a financial contribution to the FP's budget (Euro 150 millions in FP5 and around Euro 200 millions in FP6). Israel's share is calculated on the basis of the % of its GNP compared to the total GNP of all contributing EU countries. In return Israel benefits the same participation rights as any EU Member State and Israeli organisations, which take part in joint EU-Israel selected projects, can receive a financial contribution from the Commission consisting of the reimbursement of the eligible costs incurred. The agreement is concluded for the duration of the sixth framework programme (2002-2006).
OJ Reference L154, 21/06/2003, p. 80
Depositary Council of the European Union
Contracting Parties European Community, Israel
Authentic Texts Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew , Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Subject Matters EC cooperation agreement
Israel
Research and Innovation
scientific cooperation
technical cooperation
Clause(s)
Duration (Conditions) Article 5 Convention
Territorial application Article 5 Convention
Management EC-Israel Research Committee
EU PARTICIPATION
Conclusion Date 04/05/2004
Ratification Status NOT
Conclusion Decision 2004/576/EC: Council Decision of 29 April 2004 concerning the conclusion of the Agreement on Scientific and Technical Cooperation between the European Community and the State of Israel; OJ L 261 of 06/08/2004, p.47
Competence Exclusive
Legal Basis Treaty EC: Article 170



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