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Fifth International Academic Conference on Foresight and STI Policy held in Moscow

The fifth International Academic Conference on Foresight and STI Policy took place at the Russian National Research University – Higher School of Economics (HSE, Moscow) on 18-20 November 2015. The conference was organized under the auspices of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. Among the speakers of the conference were officials and experts from Russia and other countries.

A broad range of topics related to setting and implementing S&T development priorities, international S&T cooperation, development of foresight methodology, and improving S&T policy tools were covered during the event. In the framework of the conference, a dedicated Information Day on the Horizon 2020 programme was organised, during which the officially appointed Russian National Contact Points (NCPs) made thematically focussed presentations about cooperation and funding opportunities for Russian researchers in the various thematic areas of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017. The EU Delegation to Russia participated in the Information Day with an overview presentation of the Horizon 2020 programme and the co-funding mechanism which has been put in place by the Russian authorities.

Source: International Research, Issue 61