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Summary of Treaty

Official Title Agreement on cooperation in science and technology between the European Community and the Government of the Russian Federation
Type of Agreement Bilateral
Place of Signature Brussels
Date of Signature 16/11/2000
Date of Entry Into Force 10/05/2001
Duration Definite
Agreement Suspension Justification
Objective of Agreement
To enable the Community and Russia to benefit, on the basis of mutual benefit, from scientific and technological progress made in the framework of their reciprocal research programmes via the participation of the Russian scientific community and industrial sector in Community research projects and via the independent and non-subsidised participation of organisations based in the Community in Russian projects.
Renewal of the Agreement for a further period of 5 years as from 20 February 2009 (see OJ L92 of 04/04/2009, p.3).
Renewal of the Agreement for a further period of 5 years as from 20 February 2014 (see OJ L32 of 01/02/2014, p.1).
This Agreement seeks to formalise and strengthen scientific and technological cooperation links between Russia and the Community based on a series of themes linked to the Vth Framework Programme for RDT, for the duration of the Programme (i.e. up to 31/12/2002). The Agreement is renewable for periods of five years. The areas of scientific and technological cooperation are: - environment and climate research, including earth observation; - biomedical and health research; - agriculture, forestry and fisheries research; - industrial and production technologies; - materials research and metrology; - non-nuclear energy; - transportation; - information society technologies; - social sciences research; - science and technology policy; - training and mobility of scientists. Other areas may be added to this list upon review and recommendation by the Joint Community-Russia Committee set up under the Agreement. The Agreement also lays down the forms of cooperative activities. These include: - involvement of legal or natural persons (including official scientific organisations or agencies) in the other party's research projects; - free access to and shared use of research facilities, including installations and sites for monitoring, observation and experimentation, as well as data collections, relevant to the cooperative activities; - visits and exchanges of scientists, engineers, or other appropriate personnel for the purposes of participating in seminars, symposia and workshops relevant to cooperation under this Agreement; - exchange of information on practices, laws, regulations and programmes relevant to cooperation under this Agreement; - other activities as may be mutually determined by the Parties in accordance with the applicable policies and programmes of the Parties. As a rule, each Party shall bear the costs of discharging its responsibilities under this Agreement, including costs of participation in meetings of the Committee. There are two annexes which deal with indicative features of a technology plan and intellectual property rights respectively.
OJ Reference L299, 28/11/2000, p. 15
Nature of Agreement scientific and technological co-operation agreement
Depositary Council of the European Union
Contracting Parties European Community, Russia
Authentic Texts Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Subject Matters Eastern Europe
Research and Innovation
Amendment and review Article 12 (d) Agreement
Duration (Conditions) Article 12 (b)-(c) Agreement
Entry into force conditions Article 12 (a) Agreement
Settlement of disputes Article 12 (e) Agreement
Territorial application Article 11 Convention
Management Joint Community-Russia Committee on cooperation in the field of science and technology
Ratification Status NOT
Conclusion Decision Council Decision of 16 November 2000 concerning the conclusion of the Agreement on cooperation in science and technology between the European Community and the Government of the Russian Federation; OJ L299 of 28/11/2000, p.14
Reserves A declaration of EU competence exists for this treaty. To consult the text click on "to load all the summary data of the treaty".
Competence Exclusive
Financial Provision of Agreement
Legal Basis Treaty EC: Article 170
General Comments

Last Update :   19/02/2014