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Turkey's opinion on the consultation paper "science and technology, the key to Europe's future-guidelines for future European union policy to support research", published by the EC [...]

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Abstract

The decisions adopted by the European Council at the Lisbon Summit in March 2000 are aimed at making the EU the world¿s most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based society and increasing the share of research and development in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to 3% by 2010. As of January 2003, Turkey has been officially included with the status of Associated Candidate Country in the 6th Framework Programmed which is to be the main implementation tool for the creation of the European Research Area (ERA), forming the basis of scientific and technological research and development (R&D) in EU. The participation of Turkey in FP and therefore in ERA, is based on the decisions made at the meeting of the 6th Supreme Council of Science and Technology held on 13th of December 2000. Moreover, it has been concluded that the project entitled "Vision 2023, Science and Technology Strategies", expected to play an important role in determining and shaping the future scientific and technological policies in Turkey, should be initiated under the coordination of "The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TÜBÝTAK)".
The aim of this project is to form the scientific and technological vision of Turkey. This project will also plan and develop the national scientific and technological policies to be implemented within a period of 20 years. One of the targets determined by the Supreme Council of Science and Technology is to increase the share of R&D in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to 2% by 2010. It is expected that the anticipated increasing of resources in research and development efforts in both the national and ERA level will further encourage private sector to increase their efforts in R&D. From this point of view, EU's plan to increase R&D share of industrial investments to two thirds is welcomed by Turkey. European research and industrial policies, complementing each other, should conform to national policies.

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Record Number: 7119 / Last updated on: 2005-11-04
Category: POLI
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