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EEC established Scientific and Technical Council under Board’s Chairman

EEC established Scientific and Technical Council under Board’s Chairman

9/10/2020

​​Scientific support of strategic directions for developing the Eurasian integration and prospects for implementing interstate programs and innovative projects were discussed on September 10 at the first meeting of the Presidium of the Scientific and Technical Council under the Chairman of the Eurasian Economic Commission’s Board Mikhail Myasnikovich.


The Scientific and Technical Council was established as an open discussion and consultative platform for discussing relevant matters of integration and further development of the Eurasian Economic Union. The Council's Presidium comprises the EEC Ministers, Heads of the Union countries’ public authorities in the field of science and higher education as well as Heads of National Academies of Sciences.

The Scientific and Technical Council plans to form strategic directions of scientific and technological progress, lay out priorities and launch the relevant programs in order to eventually reach breakthrough innovative projects that will ensure modernization and increasing the efficiency of the entire Union’s economy.

As Mikhail Myasnikovich has noted, the Union’s success is problematic without focusing on scientific thought. "There are certain best practices in science and requests from the real economy, but often this is not connected in a single chain," the Chairman of the EEC Board stated.

In his opinion, the interaction in science and technology should start with innovative activities and pilot projects. "Science is like the sea, it is spontaneous. The real economy is like the land, it is firm. The academic, education and research community is the ship that should reach the land and enrich it with relevant projects. Therefore, we need a pier - the innovative infrastructure that ensures integrating science and the real economy," Mikhail Myasnikovich pointed out.

Sergei Glazyev, EEC Minister in charge of Integration and Macroeconomics and Deputy Chairman of the Scientific and Technical Council, told about finalizing the Strategic Directions for Developing the Eurasian Economic Integration until 2025. He has mentioned key areas in which the Commission requires scientific support.

"Forming scientific and technological policy and priority areas of scientific and technological progress, increasing innovation activity and the competitiveness of our economies is a fundamentally new topic needing your support," Sergei Glazyev noted.

The meeting attendees have expressed their proposals on interaction in science and technology in the EAEU countries.

Aleksandr Sergeev and Vladimir Gusakov, Heads of the Russian and Belarusian National Academies of Sciences, have shared their experience in successfully implementing joint interstate programs within the Union State of Belarus and Russia and building up a system of efficient management and financing of joint cooperation projects in science and technology. Murat Zhurinov and Murat Dzhumatayev, Presidents of the National Academies of Sciences of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, have shared their vision of forming a single scientific space of the Union.

Sergei Lyulin, Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of Russia, has focused on the use of mechanisms for targeted assistance to economic development as well as the opportunities of using the Russian experience in forming interstate science-production chains in the EAEU. The idea of expanding commercially oriented interaction between science and business within the EAEU was supported by Miras Daulenov, Vice-Minister of Science and Education of Kazakhstan, Pazylbek Turbayev, Vice-Minister of Science and Education of Kyrgyzstan, Artur Movsisyan, Vice-Minister of Science and Education of Armenia, and Alexander Shumilin, Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology of Belarus.

Artak Kamalyan, EEC Minister in charge of Industry and Agriculture, told about the experience of developing the EAEU interstate program in the field of rendering space and geoinformation services based on Earth remote sensing data.

The Presidium’s members have approved the composition of the expert group and discussed the mechanisms and directions of expert evaluation of initiatives for developing the Eurasian integration ties.​