Agreement on cooperation in science and technology between the European Community and the Government of the Russian Federation
Type of Agreement
Place of Signature
Date of Signature
Date of Entry Into Force
Objective of Agreement
The objective of the agreement is to enable the Community and Russia to 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.
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.
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).
Joint Community-Russia Committee on cooperation in the field of science and technology
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