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Summary of Treaty

Official Title Agreement between the European Community and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on Scientific and Technological Cooperation
Type of Agreement Bilateral
Place of Signature Brussels
Date of Signature 30/11/2011
Date of Entry Into Force 29/03/2011
Duration Indefinite
Objective of Agreement
The objective of the Agreement is to encourage, develop and facilitate cooperative activities between the Community and Jordan in fields of common interest where they are pursuing research and development activities in science and technology.
The Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, on the one side, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, on the other, entered into force on 1 May 2002. Article 64 of this Agreement identifies scientific and technological cooperation as an area of particular interest and potential, and provides, amongst other things, for the establishment of permanent links between the Parties' scientific communities.
Cooperative activities shall be conducted on the basis of the following principles:
— Promotion of a knowledge based society to foster the social and economic development of both Parties;
— Mutual benefit based on an overall balance of advantages;
— Reciprocal access to the activities of research programmes and projects undertaken by each Party;
— Timely exchange of information which may facilitate cooperative activities;
— Appropriate exchange and protection of intellectual property rights;
— Participation and funding in compliance with the relevant laws and regulations of the Parties.
Annex I lays down the terms and conditions for the participation of legal entities established in EU Member States and in Jordan in the respective research and development programmes. The principles on the allocation of intellectual property rights are to be found in Annex II.
Cooperation can take the following forms and means:
— Regular discussions on the orientations and priorities for research policies and planning in Jordan and the Community;
— Discussions on cooperation, developments and prospects;
— Timely provision of information concerning the implementation of programmes and research projects of Jordan and of the Community, and concerning the results of work undertaken within the framework of this Agreement;
— Joint meetings;
— Visits and exchanges of research workers, engineers and technicians, including for training purposes;
— Exchanges and sharing of equipment, materials and testing services;
— Contacts between programme or project managers of Jordan and the Community;
— Participation of experts in seminars, symposia and workshops;
— Exchanges of information on practices, laws, regulations, and programmes relevant to cooperation under this Agreement;
— Research and technological development training;
— Reciprocal access to scientific and technological information within the scope of this cooperation;
— Any other modality that would be adopted by the European Community-Jordan Joint Scientific and Technological Cooperation Committee and deemed in conformity with the policies and procedures applicable in both Parties.
The Agreement is provisionally applicable as from the date of signature.
OJ Reference L 159, 17/06/2011, p. 108
Contracting Parties European Community, Jordan
Authentic Texts Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian , Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish
Subject Matters Middle East
Research and Innovation
scientific cooperation
technical cooperation
Authentic Texts Article Final Provision Agreement
Duration (Conditions) Article 7(4) Agreement
Entry into force conditions Article 7(2) Agreement
Provisional application Article 7(2) Agreement
Settlement of disputes Article 7(1) Agreement
Suspension / Termination Article 7(3) Agreement
Suspension / Termination Article 7(5) Agreement
Territorial application Article 7(6) Agreement
Management European Community-Jordan Joint Scientific and Technological Cooperation Committee
Ratification Status R
Conclusion Decision Council Decision of 10 November 2009 on the signing, on behalf of the Community, and provisional application of the Agreement between the European Community and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on Scientific and Technological Cooperation; OJ L159 of 17/06/2011, p.107
Competence Exclusive
Representation in Management Bodies European Commission as executive agent.
Voting Right(s)
Other: consensus, no provision Agreement
Financial Provision of Agreement
Article 5 Financing The reciprocal participations in research activities under this Agreement are set according to the conditions defined in Annex I and are subject to the legislation, regulations, policies and conditions of implementation of the programmes in force in the territory of each Party. When one Party provides financial support to Participants of the other Party in connection with indirect cooperative activities, any grants and financial or other contributions from the funding Party to Participants of the other Party in support of those activities shall be granted tax and customs exemption.
Legal Basis Treaty EC: Article 170
Treaty EC: Article 300(2)

Last Update :   14/10/2013