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Abstract

The Science and Technology Co-operation Agreement between the European Union and the United States, originally signed in 1998 and renewed in 2004, brings a pan-European dimension to transatlantic S&T co-operation to complement the many bilateral arrangements with individual Member States and between individual scientists. The S&T Agreement is itself multi-dimensional in scope, and actions are undertaken notably through implementing arrangements on the following topics: Environment,Metrology,Materials Science (including nanotechnology), Non-Nuclear and Renewable Energy (including Hydrogen). There is also a Task Force on Biotechnology.
The 2006-2013 EU-US Co-operation Programme in Higher Education and Vocational Education Training aims to promote understanding between the peoples of the European Union and the United States of America and to improve the quality of their human resource development.
The Agreement covers two major programmes: ATLANTIS, a co-operation programme to support multilateral partnerships of EU and US institutions for the purpose of developing joint study programmes - including joint/dual degrees - and transatlantic exchanges of students and faculty; and the SCHUMAN-FULBRIGHT fellowship scheme. These co-operation programmes are managed and funded jointly by the European Commission and US Department of Education and US Department of State. European Commission plans to allocate up to 46 million Dollar to the implementation of the agreement over the period 2006-2013.

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Record Number: 8443 / Last updated on: 2007-03-15
Category: MISC